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Hyundai Veracruz Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Rosered11,

    I noticed your reply - have you had the dealer check your fuel pump? I have seen a couple of posts going both ways i.e. My VC stalls - fix was to replace the TPS per the TSB, my VC stalls - fix was to replace the fuel pump and fuel filter, check the fuel line for any issues.... hope this helps, I haven't had a lot of issues with DW and mine yet, other than the TPS - also, when they fixed the TPS at the dealership, they not only replaced the TPS but reflashed new firmware to the ECM, there was a noticeable difference in how the car drove before and afterword - our 2008 VC has always been a slight bit sluggish from idle, but the new setup has a good bit of pickup right off the idle. My 2010 VC actually feels even more responsive (admittedly this could be subjective on my part, as the 2010 IS MY VC, not the DW lol). I have 550 miles on it now, and this morning I was getting 23 mpg average on a mostly hwy 40 mile drive to work. This is awesome for TX, I am forced to use 10% ethanol gas due to EPA, so usually we are app 5 - 10% less in mpg than other states not using ethanol. The 2008 and 2010 are supposedly the same car engine, transmission, etc. but to me there is a (good) difference in the 2010. YMMV - you are driving a 2007? from what you posted above?
  • rosered11rosered11 Posts: 7
    edited April 2010
    Ez shooter,

    In addition to my TPS being replaced, I have had had the EMC reflashed at least twice. Problem still continues. Vehicle has stalled on me three times while going above 45MPH (the other times I was going under 25 MPH). Each time steering locks up with no acceleration. Vehicle has been with the dealer since Tuesday. The dealer is having an engineer (out of state) from Hyundai Corp. running tests on it. I have no idea what the outcome will be. I will mention the fuel pump to the dealer because in all the times I have had the VC in the shop, no one has replaced or mentioned the fuel pump.
  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 7,859
    Local dealer has two 2010 Limiteds on the lot with about 5K miles. Neither has ever been titled.

    Any thoughts on further discount I should consider on either of these units for the mileage?
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,018
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  • billfryebillfrye Posts: 5
    I just left a dealership in Atlanta, GA, where I was told that they had zero VC remaining. I balked and said in this economy no one is playing that game with customers. The dealer went to the Manager, who then informed me that the VC had been discontinued.
    Has anyone else heard this?
  • jimbob1jimbob1 Posts: 70
    I'm outside of Philly, and a search shows 29 within 30 miles of me.

    That said, Hyundai has certainly treated it like a model on life-support. No advertising TV or print, and very low stock levels.
  • focus530focus530 Posts: 10
    edited June 2010
    This model is on its last leg and expect it to be discontinued or replaced in a year or two. The sales numbers are on the downhill for past couple of years. According to Hyundai's May sales numbers:

    VERACRUZ May 2010: 634
    May 2009: 1,043
    2010 year/date 2,745
    2009 year/date: 6,294

    Year-to-date sales are down almost 60% compare to 2009. There is no way Hyundai can sustain a model that sell only 5K units/yr.

    As anyone heard about future of this model? Any info. about 2011 model updates or when it is going to be redesigned?
  • natinanatina Posts: 1
    Just bought a '10 Veracruz Limited base model for $32,300 (prior to $1000 rebate), then added a couple of after-market options like bluetooth and a 3rd party dual headrest dvd player system, for total cost to me of $33,300 (after rebate). It took over an hour of negotiation and then me leaving to go get lunch for them to take me seriously, but it was worth it! Have to thank some other car buying advice sites for helping me understand how car negotiations and pricing work (beatthecarsalesman, carbuyingtips).

    I had also considered/test drove: Volvo XC90, Subaru Tribeca (love my Forester), Acura MDX. But the Veracruz was the nicest ride, quietest (road noise really bothers me), and loads of nice features! Very happy! Have previously owned an Elantra GT that I drove for nearly a decade and loved.
  • Ever wonder how much time Hyundai dealers spend on this site pretending to be typical car buyers? This is true about the so called customer reviews for the Veracruz's on this and many other sites. I wonder if they are paid by Hyundai to write them. This is especially true of the early customer reviews that read like ads-Just traded my 2008 Pathfinder for the Veracruz. I was worried about blah blah but it turns out to be the most fantastic car on earth. Pleez..at least make them sound real. In truth, I did sell my 2003 Murano SL and bought a 2009 Veracruz fully realizing that it was downward mobility. The Murano had a ton of features missing on the Veracruz. The Murano was beautiful inside and out. It pooped out at 140,000 miles and I did not want to be upside down again so I settled for less. That is ok but lets not pretend otherwise. I miss the leather heated seats, pretty interior, 6 disk changer w/bose, remote starter, etc. I think the Veracruz will be hardier-it certainly looks like it should be!
  • And also, there are more posts by people buying Veracruz Limiteds than there are Limiteds sold in the US. Look, the Veracruz is fine for the money but it is just not close to a volvo, saab, Lexis, Infinity. I've owned volvo, saab, 2 Vws, Nissans. I loved my Saab, hated my Volvo, loved my VWs. I will probably like the Veracruz ok. But, lets be realistic here. It simply is not on par with most of the others mentioned. The posts saying the Veracruz trumps Lexis, Acura, Murano, or Subaru are simply not credible and they are far enough from truth to suggest that the writers are not what they seem-not really people who just purchased the car-rather they seem written by those wanting people to buy them--since a child could make the comparison easily enough and conclude that the Veracruz does not match the others in terms of quality, luxury, features. On the other hand, it is simply cheaper and the warranty drop for the second owners makes it even cheaper as a used vehicle since it depreciates so well. I am sure the Veracruz will be fine and it is cheaper--and there lies its virtue. Please don't pretend it is a Murano or Acura and don't pretend you think that it is. too bad that the honesty issues that plague the car industry in the showrooms also seems to plague on line sites. Too bad!
  • Ever wonder how much time Hyundai dealers spend on this site pretending to be typical car buyers? This is true about the so called customer reviews for the Veracruz's on this and many other sites. I wonder if they are paid by Hyundai to write them. This is especially true of the early customer reviews that read like ads-Just traded my 2008 Pathfinder for the Veracruz. I was worried about blah blah but it turns out to be the most fantastic car on earth. Pleez..at least make them sound real. In truth, I did sell my 2003 Murano SL and bought a 2009 Veracruz fully realizing that it was downward mobility. The Murano had a ton of features missing on the Veracruz. The Murano was beautiful inside and out. It pooped out at 140,000 miles and I did not want to be upside down again so I settled for less. That is ok but lets not pretend otherwise. I miss the leather heated seats, pretty interior, 6 disk changer w/bose, remote starter, etc. I think the Veracruz will be hardier-it certainly looks like it should be!

    I'm hardly a Hyundai dealer. Had a Murano SL AWD w/ leather, etc., and I currently have an '08 Veracruz Ltd. I don't see the downward mobility issue at all. I really liked the Murano, and especially liked the handling. But the VC is a different beast.

    I really like the quietness. It has the 6-CD changer and XM. Neither of mine had/has the remote start, and the VC handling isn't in the same realm as the Murano. But, the 3rd row seating is very useful for me, and the VC has plenty more cargo space than the Murano, at least in the stuff I've hauled.
  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    Wow! I'm the first person in a year and a half to buy a Veracruz? No matter, we love our 2011 Veracruz GLS "executive car"/demo (6k miles) that we bought last week.

    Yes, we knew the model was being discontinued. But wife really like all the features, ride, handling, power, style and comfort.

    We paid $27,000 for the GLS with Premium package. MSRP was roughly 32,000. We got about 2 grand more than trade in book value for our 2004 Mazda MPV ($5,500). Edmunds private party is $5,600, so we did really well with our trade in. Everything together I think our actual cost was around $25,000.

    Probably could have come within a couple thousand of that price if we bought a 2012. We really liked the demo car, so we decided to buy.

    Curious as to why these suv's don't sell better, as it is a great suv at a great price. :confuse:
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