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Hyundai Azera Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • snaglepussnaglepus Posts: 160
    :)

    There's a local dealer in Southern California who is advertising new 2008 Azeras
    with the Ultimate package for $24,995. The MSRP is listed as being $30,690. ;)

    One car is Black Obsidian; The other being Dark Green Emerald Metallic.
    There are three others listed with one being Powder White Pearl.
    They have a total of five '08 Azeras in stock.

    The dealer is Harbor Hyundai-Chevrolet located in Long Beach.

    Sonatas are also low-priced at $17,995 with their MSRP being $23,430.

    Worth checking out if you are in the market for either wouldn't you say?

    HTHs

    :D
  • it was a good deal, but with the price and the service i was very happy. This is the third Hyundai i have had. I also had a 05 Elantra that i traded in for a 07 Entourage gls. This was by far the best experience i have had. Also the best deal!!!
    As for the the color it is a deep burgandy like red. On the invoice it is listed as RED. So i don't know the name of the exact color.
  • wobbly_earswobbly_ears Posts: 160
    I haven't seen a red Azera as of yet. But if Azzy's cousin Sonata is any indication, then Red is a sharp looking colour for Azera.

    I do have one suggestion for you. Do yourself a favor & buy a set of Weatherguard floor mats. The stock floormats are nice but get dirty very easily. Also, the door speaker covers are cloth. So, while they look upscale, they get dirty very easily from your shoes hitting them while you exit. So, keep it clean & just make sure that you don't hit the door speaker with your foot & scuff it.

    BTW, did you get the Easy Exit & Auto Door Locks programmed?
  • As it is my wife is a little peeved at me for my obsesive nature when it comes to my cars. So she does not understand the need to buy weatherguard mats when i already have new good looking mats. So i will do what i have been doing for a couple of years now. I vacuum the car and mats every week, then i have a carpet shampooer for my house, that i use to shampoo the mats every other week or as needed. When the mats can no longer get clean i can convince her for the need of new mats. As to the easy exit , yes to the programing, and the auto locks engage when i put the car into drive, which is good for me.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    We live about a mile away from this store and my daughter was there recently to test drive the Elantra which she will probably buy when she graduates this summer.
    Nice to know that you had good luck at the dealership, as that's where we plan to buy. Prefer to buy from a local store, we bought our Mazda 3 in Coconut creek also.

    The Sandman :)
  • Sandman46,
    i had a great experience thier. If you want you can email me and i will give you the name of the salesman i worked with , and tell you where i got the cheapest online qoutes so that you have a good idea of what you can get price wise around here. Plus to be honest if i recommend you to the salesman i get a $100 from them. Either way let me know how it goes for you
  • snaglepussnaglepus Posts: 160
    :)

    Over on another forum listed under "General Azera Talk" by Doug, find:

    http://www.azeraforum.com/ or See:

    http://greathyundai.com/img/ebay/8A328481/pic-8.jpg :surprise:

    :D
  • i will post a picture of mine this weekend after i clean and take some pics.
  • When I decided on a 2007 Azera several weeks ago, I spent hours talking to dealers in several states, tracking down ten Azeras matching my want list. Now that I'm ready to purchase, I discovered seven of them have been sold. The remaining three are program cars with many miles on them (none under 6,000 miles). Sure, I still could buy a 2007, but without driving more than two states away, I would have to buy one with thousands of miles already on it, or settle on color choice (I'm insistent on black leather interior) or give up the Logic7 audio system (not gonna happen). Dedicated to my decision to own a new Azera Limited Ultimate with Logic7, I decided a 2008 is the only way to go.

    So, after some back-and-forth negotiating with three dealers, I ended up selecting a 2008 Azera Limited Ultimate without NAV in Silver with black leather interior. I pick her up this Friday. The deal I struck resulted in $24,894 for the car (includes the $2000 rebate), and $27,165 out-the-door. And, the dealer threw in the first two oil changes for free. Fortunately, the dealer I'm buying from is the same one that I will be taking the car to for service, since it's the one closest to where I live. And since I'm buying the car there, I get a free loaner when I take mine in for service. Although I originally had my heart set on a 2007, I'm happy with my decision and with the deal I got on an amazing vehicle that stickers for $30,595.
  • Congrats on the new car and great deal. I to started looking at the 07. However i decided that i did not want to have to settle, for anything. So with the limited selection in 07, i went for an 08 with out having to settle. i got everything i wanted in my car. Has not been a week yet and i am still shocked everytime i see it in my driveway. Again Enjoy your cari and good job on the negotiated deal.
  • keitha3keitha3 Posts: 124
    Yeah, I'm tempted by the 2007 Azera Limited Ultimate as well. I'd be pushing forward my time to buy (and perhaps my ultimate choice), but they're going for $23,997 locally right now and that's very invititing.
  • pegasus17pegasus17 Posts: 536
    For only 2400 more you can get an 08. I would think that is a better deal from a TCO (total cost of ownership) standpoint. Price quote here in OH for a 30.9 sticker vehicle is 26.4 (includes 250 doc fee). recent posts here on the 08's are even better than that...
  • nmooneynmooney Posts: 3
    My sons turned 16 (twins) and took over my 2004 XG350 (which I encouraged because it has so many safety features.) Given my complete satisfaction with Hyundai, I started looking for an 06 Ultimate Azera. I wanted an 06 because I drive very long trips and wanted the cassette (not on 07 or 08) for increased access to books on tape. After looking for about 2 mos. I bought a beauty at Mercedes Benz of Augusta, Ga., some 250 miles from my home in Tallahassee,FL. It is Cypress Green, black interior, 5500 miles, $17,000.00 OTD (but that did not include $1200 FL tax because they don't collect that in Ga.) I never drove an Azera until after I paid for it and drove off the dealership (in all of about fifteen minutes.) It was prepped and waiting, and I wasn't concerned about this dealership or the car, and my lack of concern has been justified. The car is great, larger and simultaneously more economical than I expected. The dealership was great: they pulled no punches. I don't think I could have done better anywhere for this model & year in this condition.

    I think Hyundais are terrific, but I'd never buy new again, as I did my XG. the depreciation is just too steep. For that one, stickered at $26,000.00, I paid $21,700.00 and thought it was a great deal. But a year off the lot it was worth $16,000. This Azera's sticker is $30,100.00, and comparing apples to apples I paid the dealer $16,400.00 after some poor bugger had it only 15 mos. and put merely 5500 miles on it! To me, this is the only way to go.

    One negative observation, not a complaint. From the moment I bought the XG I was amazed at the unbelievably high quality of the interior materials. The most noteworthy example is the dashboard and glove box. It's hard to imagine a more serious and expensive item: maybe you have to check out the weight and thickness of the glove box door to understand what I'm saying. So when I first opened the Azera glove box and it dropped down like any other cheap hard plastic glove box, I was surprised. Nope, it doesn't matter at all and after two weeks with this car I haven't seen another suggestion of cutting corners significantly, and it surely enhanced fuel economy to lighten up. But that ole' XG glove box always impressed me and made me think I had a real Asian luxury car.
  • congrats on the fine deal and great car. As far as the depreciation on a new car i am not worried. I had my previos car Mustang gt for about ten years, when i sold it, she still looked new and drove great. i got a good price considering the year and milliage. So i plan to have the Azzy for about the same time, no need to worry about the depreciation.
    As to your glove box door, i think yours might be broken, becuase mine glides open, it does not drop.
    Enjoy the Azzy i know i am. :D
  • hjc1hjc1 Posts: 183
    My 07 glove box is damped and opens smoothly. I'll bet someone replaced the cabin filter and broke something in the process of replacing the filter (which is located behind the glove box).
  • gamlegedgamleged Posts: 442
    "So when I first opened the Azera glove box and it dropped down like any other cheap hard plastic glove box, I was surprised..."

    Check to see if the damper is attached to the right-side of the box, it might just be disconnected and hanging almost out of sight...
  • elrlawelrlaw Posts: 20
    In Oct '07 paid dealer's invoice price on car and on all options less 1/2 the dealer holdback less all the applicable mfg incentives plus the freight charge. If I'm remembering right that came to $24,300 or $25,300 but in any event that was the formula. I recall the sticker price was about $31,000. No sat radio or nav system but everything else. We have the beige leather. Nice looking but hard to keep clean during the Chicago winter. Gregory Dodge in Highland Park was easy to work with and I get oil changes for the life of the vehicle at no charge. The car's great, especially at that price.
  • kd44kd44 Posts: 3
    Thanks for your all help (timely email reply and answers of my quetions). I bought cars from Chicagoland dealer (Howard Hyundai, elmuhrst, IL). We bought two Azera limiteed yesterday.

    New Year 2008 Azera limited edition with ultimate packge with floor mats plus wheel locks (MSRP $30645).

    The price is $24,325 + TTL. for each car [including $2500 rebate from Hyundai]

    My color is black exterior and Biege interior.
    My friend's car should be delivered today so I am not disclosing its color.

    Thanks
    Kalpesh Dave
  • kd44kd44 Posts: 3
    We bought two same Azera cars with ultimate package. I negotiated with many Chicago land dealers and this is how I rate them (1 is the best and 5 is worst)

    1) Howard Hyundai [not easy to get a good price from internet but easy to work with personally to get the deal]. I bought two Azera from this dealer

    2) Elgin Hyundai [not easy to get a good price from internet but easy to work personally to get the deal]. They don't have good inventory but can negotiate what they have on their lot. I bought three car for my brother, his wife and father.

    So, visit no 1 and 2 only after doing your home work

    3) Pugi Hyundai (very good in email reply and nice to work with via internet but she didn't offer the best price)

    4) Rosen Hyundai (very good in email reply and ok to work with via internet but he does not negotiate price very well)

    5) McGrath and Patrick Hyundai didn’t give me good price on the internet in the past, so I didn't even contacted them this time.

    I have experience of buy 5 Hyundai in last two years (1 Elantra year 2006, 2 sonata year 2007 and two Azera year 2008). It was hard for me to find the info on internet for Hyundai cars compare to Toyota and Honda, so I thought I should share my research on the net to save other people's time.

    Good luck on your Hyundai car purchase.
  • Thanks for your all help (timely email reply and answers of my quetions). I bought cars from Chicagoland dealer (Howard Hyundai, elmuhrst, IL). We bought two Azera limited yesterday. This one was to Dealer Locate and got on last Tuesday....4/29/2008

    New Year 2008 Azera limited edition with ultimate packge with floor mats plus wheel locks (MSRP $30795).

    The price is $24,507 + TTL. for each car [including $2500 rebate from Hyundai]

    My color is Pearl White exterior and Biege interior. :)

    Thanks..
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  • jssh1jssh1 Posts: 6
    Someone is selling their 2007 Azera with Ultimate package which they bought late last summer (10350 miles). There is no DVD/Navigation, but it does have the Infinity stereo system. It is dark grey with black leather interior. They are asking $18,700. I know that Carmax has offered them $17,500. It looks like it is in very good condition. With the 2009 Azera and Genesis coming out, I thought perhaps the 2008 Azera would go down in price later this year. Should I wait or what should I offer for this car? They are leaving the country next Tuesday but want to sell the car by today.

    Also, do I need to pay the excise tax on a used vehicle from a private party? I live in Maryland. Thanks!
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    Why not start at this price and work up till y'all reach the target price that you have in mind. To offer what Carmax offrers might just make it easier for them to go there and get 'er done. But by offering more than Carmax, the more likely hood that you will snag the car . You're in a good position though, you like the car but they must get it sold. By offering a bit more makes it a win/win for both sides.
    Nice car in a great color with low miles...who could ask for more!

    The Sandman :)
  • We just bought a 2008 GLS Azara with the premium package - leather, sunroof, + bluetooth - pearl color - very nice looking car - I have bought a few Hyundai's at Rt 2 and they are a great dealership - We got a great deal on this one - under 24K - MSRP was 28+K - not sure of the exact number - it is in the car. They may have had incentives, but who cares if they pass it on to the buyer.

    We are very impressed with the ride and audio system - it is the base system but very nice - drove down to Circuit city to change out the speakers as I always do- by the time I got there I ws not in a hurry to change them. I will wait on this swap.
  • frank_1frank_1 Posts: 4
    I was in the market for a Hyundai because of the quality and price (and these boards). However, I will no longer buy because I just discovered how ignorant I have been.
    In this weeks WSJ, there are two articles about how South Korea is anti-American with our products and our people! They are currently protesting the opening up of trade with US beef sellers. Lies are being spread that we will ship the Koreans mad cow disease meat, since "Americans will not even eat their own meat!". The article states that in fact the US consumes 96% of its own meat. However, large populations of Koreans are protesting.
    Then, another article mentions how the the Korean government has sheltered Hyundai and Samsung from outside competition (American cars are not allowed to be sold in Korea!), and that Blackberry just struck a deal to come in. Of course, the Koreans are up in arms about this too.
    This i snot free-trade. How can American companies compete in a pseudo free-trade environment when Hyundai doe snot have to compete in its own back yard? All that saved money is used for other purposes that gives it an unfair advantage in the market place.
    I have children, and I want them to have a future in this country. Therefore, my money will not go to Korea and stimulate more hate and economic destruction for Americans. (Hyundai North Americafired all the American senior managers and replaced them with Koreans, how blatant is that?!?!)
    I will buy any other brand but Hyundai or Kia.
    And before someone mentions that some Hyundai's are built in the US, that means very little in today's world. Manufacturing is not a profit center. For example, Ipods are built in China, but Apple in California (HQ) where the innovation and design took place, is collecting the billions of dollars and not China. Same is true for Hyundai.
    I hope you will check my facts if you are not convinced.
  • epithermepitherm Posts: 2
    As a Korean living in America, I cannot but point out how superficial your points are. Check my comments below....
    In this weeks WSJ, there are two articles about how South Korea is anti-American with our products and our people! They are currently protesting the opening up of trade with US beef sellers. Lies are being spread that we will ship the Koreans mad cow disease meat, since "Americans will not even eat their own meat!". The article states that in fact the US consumes 96% of its own meat. However, large populations of Koreans are protesting.
    => Some of you guys have tendency to drive things in one direction like "those guys are anti-American" when someone complains about things. The reality is this. Currently, American people are not eating beef that is from cows that are more than 20 months old as they are more prone to mad cow disease. Also, you are not consuming parts that are susceptible to mad cow disease. The stupid Korean president, however, quickly agreed to import beef regardless of age and of susceptibility of mad cow disease. Are Korean people angry? Yes. They are angry at their president and current administration because they don't seem to care about wellness of their own people. What do they want? They want to consume exactly the same beef as you (American citizens) are eating. I do not see any anti-American feeling in here.

    Then, another article mentions how the the Korean government has sheltered Hyundai and Samsung from outside competition (American cars are not allowed to be sold in Korea!), and that Blackberry just struck a deal to come in. Of course, the Koreans are up in arms about this too.
    => You are utterly ignorant. American cars have been sold in Korea more than 15 years. The import of American cars were allowed at the same time as those from other countries. But, the sale of American cars has always been slow while those of German and Japanese cars continued to grow. Do you know what Korean government did to make people buy more American cars? Korean government purchased about 100 Taurus to use highway patrol cars, which was about 8~9 years ago, to urge people to buy American cars and to avoid trade conflict. Do you know any country (among those that make their own cars) that use foreign cars as police cruiser?
    Also, Blackberry? Give me a break! As for cell phones and electronic stuff, Korean companies are really competitive. Nokia withdrew from Korean market several years ago. And, market share of Sony-Ericsson and Motorola are really really low not because Korean government is giving disadvantage to these companies but Korean people do not buy them. Lots of foreign companies withdrew or changed their way of doing business (e.g., Philips is no longer selling TVs in Korea. Instead, they are concentrating on coffee machine and shaver. I think they are smart). Maybe, it took Blackberry a while to analyze their marketeability in Korea.

    If Korean government is doing so unfair business, do you think American government would keep quiet about it? Do you know what FTA is? This free trade deal was agreed between Korean and American government, but, unfortunately, it is being delayed because American senate and Korean national assembly have not approved it.
  • cdmuilecdmuile Posts: 152
    Nice post. Very informative. World trade is just that. WORLD TRADE. International companies are just that. International companies. There is a web of manufacturing facilities that circle the globe. You really have to search to find a manufactured item or food product that 100% domestic. Everyone is a winner because of free trade.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,457
    But... let's stick to prices.. :)

    regards,
    kyfdx

    MODERATOR
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  • jssh1jssh1 Posts: 6
    Thanks, Sandman.
    My husband wanted to offer $17,600 since he thought they would take anything over what CarMax would offer. I disagreed as selling to me is more of a hassle - needed to check up on title, lien release-all that good stuff and since they are leaving the country next week - I don't think they wanted to be really bothered (they are selling their 2003 Corolla to CarMax with 45K miles for $5,500. So I offered $18,200 and they accepted. I have never bought a used car before - this is only my second car in 14 years - I bought a 1994 Camry new which now has almost 200,000 miles - so I hope this car will serve me well for the long haul. I am still working out the payment/insurance and I hope I can take possesion of it later today or tomorrow.

    By the way, in response to frank_1, I asked these sellers, who happen to be Korean, if American cars are sold in Korea. He thought I was crazy to ask such a question and said of course. Knowing a lot of Korean-americans, they really like their BMWs and Mercedes-Benzes.

    thanks!
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    Still don't understand why you offered so much for the car. I'm with your husband on this...$17.7k up to $17.9k would've been all the money. That Corolla was a steal for Carmax...they gave the car away.

    The Sandman :)
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