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Hyundai Elantra Lease Questions

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  • When leasing a vehicle, can the lesee choose the options and accessories on their vehicle of choice?
  • Absolutely davo07. Leasing a vehicle is just like financing or paying cash for one in that consumers are free to get their vehicle equipped any way that they would like. Any factory installed options can be residualized and included in your vehicle's monthly lease payment.

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  • Hyundai has never had a lease program on Elantra. You would have to lease through an outside company and the payment would be ridiculous. There is talk of possible lease programs for the re designed 07 model. You can however lease a sonata.
  • Those of you who are interested in leasing a Hyundai Elantra are in luck. To start the year Hyundai Finance began offering leases on all Hyundai models. Its lease program on the 2007 Elantra is not special, Hyundai Finance's money factor of .00325 is equivalent to an interest rate of around 7.8%, but at least it has a lease program on it now. One might still be able to get a better lease payment by leasing this car through an independent bank, but the fact that Hyundai is at least now offering a lease program on this model bodes well for the possible introduction of an attractive lease on it in the future.

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  • firstbmw_gafirstbmw_ga Posts: 13
    edited April 2010
    Hi Car_man,

    Elantra GSL has a lease option that expires at the end of month for $159/month (24 months) + 1840 down, for a car with an MSRP of $17,615.

    I'm not keen on buying the car after 2 years, so residual value is not that important to me.

    Two questions
    - When the manufacturers offers specials like these, is this the best a consumer can get from the dealer ? or there are any other incentives that dealer can do to sweeten the deal ?
    - How does these numbers compare with best money factor rate / interest rate / buying prices you have seen for Elantra.

    Appreciate your input.

    Thanks.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hi firstbmw_ga. Manufacturers' official advertised lease payments usually aren't bad, but they also usually leave a little meat on the bone so to speak. It makes sense of one thinks about it. Dealers would be more than a little annoyed if automakers advertised the cheapest possible deal on a vehicle. Savvy consumers in an area that has a decent level of competition who comparison shop are usually able to beat the selling prices that were used to arrive at official advertised payments.

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  • firstbmw_gafirstbmw_ga Posts: 13
    Hi Car_man,

    Thanks for your input... That's precisely what happened in my case.. I found another advertised special ($2595 down + $99/month), and was able to find another dealer to beat that...

    I leased a Hyundai elantra for $2495 + $92/month ($99.6 including local taxes). So far, I've been very happy with the car.

    Thanks.
  • hfranklinhfranklin Posts: 3
    edited May 2010
    Hi,

    Would you mind sharing with me/us where you got that deal? I am in the market for that car right now and it sounds good to me!!!

    Thanks.
  • firstbmw_gafirstbmw_ga Posts: 13
    I live in Atlanta metro area, and leased this car from Hyundai Mall of Georgia.

    Good luck on your next purchase / lease !!
  • hfranklinhfranklin Posts: 3
    firstbmw_ga,

    I just drove my new 2010 Elantra GLS home, and the first thing I want to do is I want to say THANK YOU for your post, and everyone else that posts here. You gave me a mark to shoot for, and I'm sure it would have been far worse without it.

    I got a 2 year lease and they required $2645 down. So I paid a bit more there. But I got them to up the limit from 12K miles per year to 15K miles per year, and my payments with taxes comes to $105.month.

    Another dealer here in Florida wanted $2995 down and a $595 dealer fee (yes, I said $595) so I did not even bother going there. They advertise $99/mo. but they don't tell you about the $595 dealer fee up front.

    If I had not found this forum, I KNOW it would not have went well like it did today. I am very pleased. I have a brand new, dependable vehicle for a couple of years, gets 35 m.p.g. highway, has Sirius satellite radio (first 3 months free) CRUISE CONTROL which I never had before, and A/C, power windows and door locks. Cheap, good, dependable transport for what I consider to be a very low, low, payment.

    THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!
  • firstbmw_gafirstbmw_ga Posts: 13
    Hi hfranklin,

    Congratulations on your new car... 3K milesper year extra is pretty sweet deal.

    I couldn't agree with you more on the value of these forums at Edmunds.

    Thanks.
  • acer925acer925 Posts: 1
    My Uncle had told me I could lease an Elantra for $95 per month with $1500 down, I think he had that offer. I didn't see anything close to that online so just wondering what other people have come across. I live in NY, Long Island.(11758). It seems great if its actually there. Any info.?
  • Acer,

    Don't know about NY, but go to this website:

    http://www.fitzmall.com/

    Click they Hyundai symbol at the bottom of the page. You will see a drop-down box appear advertising the Elantra for $69/month, but this is at a dealership in Maryland. I don't know the details on what they want down, or anything like that. But it is a start. You can call them and start asking questions if you want, maybe even drive down there if they are willing to deal.

    Good luck.

    PS - Make a screenshot of the drop-down box in case they say it isn't so.
  • Could anyone please tell me the money factor and residual for Sept for an Elantra GLS? Is it different for the PZEV (which seems to be all that's available)? I need to lease a car for my mother-in-law to use so I'm trying to get the best price with what seems like an excellent car. I need to lease it ASAP since she has no other vehicle anymore. Thanks so much!!!
  • Hi ruthg3. It appears as though Hyundai is currently only running 2-year leases on the Elantra.

    Hyundai Motors Finance's current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24 month lease of a 2010 Elantra GLS with 15,000 miles per year are .00010 and 60%, respectively.

    When negotiating the deal on this car, make sure to take advantage of the $2,000 cash incentive that Hyundai is currently providing on leases of it through Hyundai Finance.

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  • noesysnoesys Posts: 1
    What are the current residual value, money factor, and incentives for a 2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring SE?

    Also, is this information available from any of the buying service web sites? I don't see anything on ConsumerReports, here on Edmunds, or TrueCar. Apparently, you have access to information about incentives that even these sites don't know about.

    As I'm looking to switch vehicles I'd rather not bother you each time I look at a different car to get a feel for what the costs might be.

    Thanks!
  • Hello noesys. Here's the information that you're looking for. Hyundai Finance's October buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24 month lease of a 2011 Elantra Touring SE with 15,000 miles per year are .00092 and 65%, respectively.

    Hyundai is not providing any cash incentives on leases of this model at this time.

    Unfortunately, I am not aware of any website that provides consumers with accurate information on manufacturers' current lease programs to the general public.

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  • Hi Everyone,
    Thank you to all who have posted either their great questions or their very helpful & informative answers in these forums. I feel much better about going into the purchasing process after reading hundreds of these posts. Can Car_man (or anyone else who may have the info) please give the Money Factor & Residual for the 2010 Hyundai Elantra SE PZEV? If I wanted to go longer than the 2 year lease offered by Hyundai Finance, can anyone offer other places for me to go look for a longer lease contract? Has anyone used the site Auto Leasing Direct to get lease quotes? Has anyone used software such as Expert Lease Pro to help them with the process of leasing a car? Thank you for any help with these questions.
  • You're very welcome, chipchiperson. I'm glad that you find this forum so helpful.

    Hyundai is currently supporting two year leases on the Elantra. Hyundai Finance's November buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 24 month lease of a 2010 Elantra SE with 15,000 miles per year are .00023 and 58%, respectively.

    In addition to this special money factor, Hyundai is currently providing a $2,000 cash incentive on leases of this car.

    You might be able to lease an Elantra for longer than 24 months, but it wouldn't make sense to do so because you would be missing out on a lot of lease support.

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  • Thank you Car_man!
    I've been away a couple of times in the past couple of weeks but finally got back to car shopping. We ended up getting a 2010 Elantra GLS with only floor mats, ipod cord & a sticker on the rear bumper that they call "rear bumper protection" lol for options. We can return it in 3 days if we don't agree with the deal. I wanted to let my attorney cousin look at the contract as I would anything major that I sign. But I wanted to see what people here think of the deal as he doesn't really know if the deal is good, just if the contract is OK. Here is the "sign & drive" deal we got: $199.00\month payment for a 36 month lease with 15,000 miles\year and we put zero down (they paid the first month so we only have 35 payments actually to pay out of pocket).
    MSRP: 17,795
    Cap cost: 15586
    Residual Value: 9253
    Interest: 832

    Thank you for any opinions on whether this is a decent deal, or if I'm totally getting ripped off.
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