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Hyundai Elantra Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 4,139
    Was it one of Rick Case's stores? Just guessing here. We live across the street from Coconut Creek Hyundai, have already bought from them a few years ago, and their new supply seems to not sit very long at all. I pass the area where they start the PDI process and cars don't sit there much.
    The wife and I also talked about the new Accent earlier and she prefers the sedan but I prefer the 5 door. Think she'd be happier in the Elantra but we'll have to wait & see. Hoping to squeak out another 6 to 12 months if possible. But the a/c has been acting up lately and the tires are starting to look a bit worn. We're already past 92k and we'd really like to get it over 100k. Due to the small amount of compact & sub compact models available, getting these things fixed will probably become necessary at some point. Again, we'll have to see how lucky we are. We still love the Mazda though.

    The Sandman :) :sick: :shades:

    2015 Audi A3 (wife) / 2015 Golf TSI (me) / 2009 Nissan Versa SL Hatch (daughter #1) / 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS (daughter #2)

  • cdm770234cdm770234 Posts: 6
    FWIW, we test drove Accent Sedan and Elantra back to back. My wife and I both felt that the Accent did not have adequate power even while driving on flat roads. Acceleration is very labored and pick up is unacceptably slow with 4 passengers. Once it reaches highway speed, then it was OK. Also, the suspension is quite good compared to the previous generation Elantra. We have ruled out Accent; we will be buying Elantra if we can get it at a reasonable price.

  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    the name of the dealer is william lehman hyundai-mitsubishi-subaru located near where i live in north miami beach,fla.i don't know what became of the 2 people involved in the shouting match over the elantra.and i don't blame you for not wanting to pay full msrp especially a hyundai that despite what you may have read or heard do not have very good resale value.atleast when you pay full msrp for a honda or toyota you get the good resale value guranteed..with a hyundai,it's a roll of the dice.......
  • bigdogbitubigdogbitu Posts: 39
    Hard to believe people fighting over a Hyundai!

    Before this car became popular, my wife and I were looking at a white GLS and a desert bronze Limited with navigation in our dealer's backlot back in December. Both cars were side by side unprepped with tan interiors! We bought the Limited! Would have bought both if the white was a Limited with navigation! Got a great deal too!
  • im_brentwoodim_brentwood Posts: 4,883
    Toughest ones are still the Limited Navi cars, but that GLS with the Preferred package is just as tough.

    FWIW, MSRP isn't really that much over invoice... last I checked on a GLS it's about $400 give or take depending on accessories.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 63,370
    Long time, no see!


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  • I just bought a basic model, 6sp manual with the comfort package (Air, Cruise, Tel steer, 16" wheels, carpet floor mats & Ipod cable) for $17,200 after destination fee's. We are adding a sunroof to the car in a couple weeks and will be paying $995 extra for that. We didn't buy any of their extended warranties but did purchase the "window hardener" package they had for about $550 (not even sure what it is but it's suppose to be like perminant rain-x plus hardens the glass to avoid rock chips). We'll see if that works. We paid nearly full MSRP (Hyundai doesn't have much of a markup but they did make some money) because my wife had to have the stick shift and it was the only one in within 200 miles and we didn't want to deal with a dealer trade. So far the car seems like a good deal (45mpg on the dash, but haven't refueled yet to get real reading). Feel free to ask questions if you'd like. Matt :)
  • I would. I just bought a 6sp manual with comfort package for $17,200 minus floor mats and Ipod cable. We were short on 6 speeds in the area but it was worth it to my wife (still beat her corolla price by $2500).
  • marko711marko711 Posts: 8
    window hardener are you serious? :sick:
  • hordeallhordeall Posts: 1
    edited June 2011
    I purchased a 2012 elantra automatic GLS w/preferred package, floor mats, ipod cable, trunk net for 18,300 + tax title etc = 20,000 out the door in IL. It was $150 under invoice I believe. I called almost every dealer in IL and IN and most wouldnt budge on most have notcied.

    Rule one when purchasing a car is to never go to the dealership first and work with a salesman because the internet always ALWAYS will get you the better price.

    I used USAA car buying service and it was easy, free, and didnt need to haggle.

    ( My sales tax is a beast at like 7.5% )
  • reddy7reddy7 Posts: 1
    hi everyone, i am new here and registered today to share my buying experience of 2012 elantra limited with nav. first of all i am very thankful to this forum which helped me a lot on price estimation.
    regarding my price

    purchased in maryland and registered in virginia

    21800 - 400 graduate discount = 21400 msrp

    tax & others - 1000

    total - 22400.

    i dont know its a good deal or not. i relied on USAA and this forum for an estimate before going to the showroom. what i feel is price on USAA is of the dealers website has this car on sale for 18700 and i know its not the real price so when i called them they told it that its the price after all available rebates (500 -military,1000- disability, 400 graduate,760 frieght)even after adding all those its around 21360 ,so i thought its a good price and went to the showroom with the print out from the website. but they showed me their website which say its their official website which shows price as "contact dealer". i told them i got this from, dealers inventory search. the sp had some 30 min discussion with the manager finally came out adding 500 to it and said its the final price they can give. so the final price is 21860 before graduate discount of 400.finally i said ok. at the end what i feel is it can be easily a couple of hundred less. but thats ok i am happy with what i got since its my first car. any questions welcome
  • I purchased a 2012 elantra automatic GLS w/preferred package, floor mats, ipod cable, trunk net for 18,000 + tax title etc = 19040 out the door in VA. It took me 1 hour to get this price on the phone. Very good experience gave a deposit $500 at 10am and picked my car at 6pm after work. Financial manager was able to match my PenFed offer at 2.49% for 60 month.
  • im_brentwoodim_brentwood Posts: 4,883
    It's been a while! I'm at Hyundai now :)

    BTW, since I wrote that post we got 6 Elantras in. 4 gone, 2 washed up and awaiting delivery.. I haven't seen a car this hot in the 16 years I've been in the business! Saw a used one at the auction... both left doors painted, 8k miles, it broke $17k!
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    so your saying that a used one that had both doors painted probably due to a accident still fetched $17,000.00...?????...when your hot,your hot......
  • efpat4efpat4 Posts: 5
    I was offered the following this morning at a dealer in Northern NJ.

    2012 Elantra GLS with preferred package $17985 plus tax and tags. The Limited is $2000 more.

    I was stunned that this was the opening offer. The GLS is $950 below MSRP. With all the messages on this board saying most dealers were selling at MSRP I was surprised. The offer includes 1 year of free maintenance. The opening offer for my trade was also great.

    The only reason I didn't buy was because I wanted to sit in and test the Limited. The only 4 Elantras they has were GLS with preferred. I want the Limited and needed to make sure the head room with the sun roof was ok. Luckily, I was able to drive our friends Limited which they bought a few months ago. The head room is fine. So I am going to call up the dealer tomorrow and see how long it will be get a Limited.

    Thanks to the board for the great information.

  • im_brentwoodim_brentwood Posts: 4,883
    Curious what dealer this was? Nobody in the district is showing 4 unreported GLS preferreds...
  • drew11mdrew11m Posts: 85
    hey IM_brentwood..

    From a dealer perspective, what would a 2011 Elantra Limited (no nav) bring as a trade in . 8K miles, no damage, a few scratches.

    I am considering trading up, but not if I cant get a good deal back on it.
  • i_n_ki_n_k Posts: 4
    My fiance and I just bought a 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS A/T with Preferred Package (Floor Mats, iPod Cable, and Cargo Net thrown in) for $16,900 +++. We are absolutely ecstatic about the deal and very much in love with the car.

    We emailed every Hyundai dealership within a 200 mile radius (turned out to be a about 24 dealerships) and had them competing with one another for the best price. We found the method to be very low hassle and very effective. It took one day for us to reach that price, and they even delivered the car to our front door (saving us a 3 hour road trip).

    Cheers to my fellow Elantra owners!
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    this is the best price iv'e seen so far on this forum when you consider that others here have paid either full msrp or not that much below that.congrats on what i believe to be is the best deal on this forum....
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,905
    Which dealership? Or did they make you promise not to tell anyone? ;)
  • i_n_ki_n_k Posts: 4
    Thanks guys! They didn't swear me to secrecy, so I'll say that it was Hyundai of St. Augustine. Their internet sales department was a pleasure to deal with. The Internet sales manager said that his GM was very motivated.

    After we sent our initial mass email (and after some negotiating), we had a standing offer for 17250 which the Internet sales manager at St Augustine said that he would match. I told him that I would have to get back to him. He then went to the GM, who went down to 17000 (which was our initial starting point for negotiations in the email). Eventually we got them down to 16,900, and like I said, they were a pleasure to deal with -- there was no animosity or belligerence from the sales team whatsoever.
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    with a deal like that i might just drive up to st.augastine from where i live in hallandale beach,fla to work a deal like that..about a 5 hour drive north.
  • mikeystoy5mikeystoy5 Posts: 56
    We bought a new Elantra in april. It was a GLS, with preferred an nav.. Sticker was 20,300. After putting 1500 down, we financed 17200. Really don't think we got a bad deal at all.
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    just returned from local hyundai dealer to look at a 2012 elantra gls in black with auto tranny and base model no prefered package.msrp was $18,395.00...i offered 17,500.00 and dealer refused so i left the dealership.
  • i_n_ki_n_k Posts: 4
    Two things: 1) From what I understand, it's much better to purchase towards the end of the month. A few of the dealerships that I spoke with said that they were trying to eclipse their previous month's record so they were very motivated to sell. 2) I would definitely recommend using the internet to try to get offers from dealerships. It's a great way to get a number of offers quickly without having to go through the interpersonal hassle of high-pressure salespeople.
  • im_brentwoodim_brentwood Posts: 4,883
    Tough to say.. haven't see a single one sell at auction yet.

    Most 2011 GLS Automatics are bringing in the high 15s to mid 16s at auction depending on color and miles so I'd have to be $500 back of auction hammer price at least.

    I'd think... tough to say but probably 17k should be safe, depending on color.
  • stirwheelstirwheel Posts: 4
    New to this. So have a few questions.

    How do you collect the email addresses of all the dealerships in the 200 mile radius ?

    What do you email them, so that you get a response ?

  • mikeystoy5mikeystoy5 Posts: 56
    I just went and it'll ask you for your zip. When given, all the dealers in my area came up. I just sent them a e-mail telling them what I was interested in after viewing their inventory. We set up a appointment to test drive one, an bought one that we didn't notice on the list. Good Luck
  • drew11mdrew11m Posts: 85
    Great thanks,

    I figured for the 11 Limited I could get at least 17 in trade, but probably above 18 in private sale.

    It's a great car, just miss a bigger engine with more torque. If they had a nice turbo in this car putting out 170 or 180hp, it would be a dream
  • chicagiochicagio Posts: 1
    edited July 2011
    Hey Hordeall -

    What dealer did you go to? After looking around, out-the-door in 20k is what we were looking at, too.
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