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Hyundai Elantra Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,906
    The GLS with PEP includes fogs also.
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  • cerkel1cerkel1 Posts: 7
    I am starting to get at my wits end!. I want to purchase a 2008 Elantra GLS and was offered what I feel is a fair price (based on Edmunds TMV). .SECOND offer was for 12,988 (incentive and rebate included) plus tax and tags (no trade in) for the 2008 GLS. When I first spoke to the salesman (on the phone) he quoted me 13,361 OTD. So after he told me that price I realized THAT was a great offer and then when I talked to him again and he told me 12,988 because I didn't qualify for the active military and college grad (no kidding , I am a 55 yr old grandmother) and we already discussed how much of an incentive I was qualified for during our first conversation. Do you think I have some negotiating power here? Could he have seriously made a mistake when he quoted me the first price? (in my area a 2008 Elantra GLS automatic, basic features is 13,101 plus tax and tags. Please help!! Thanks so much
  • cerkel1cerkel1 Posts: 7
    Well, after many long weeks today was the day I finally bought my new 2008 Elantra GLS. I purchased it for $13,871.66 out the door. I am 99.99% sure it was the best price. Actually, another dealer was selling it to me for $13,000 OTD but didn't get there fast enough, he had sold out. I bought the car in Washington, PA outside of Pittsburgh, PA.. :D
  • Purchased a new 2008 Elantra GLS today (Option Package 02; everything but the sunroof). Sticker was $17,395. Got $4,000 in rebates and cash back bringing total down to $13,395 and then negotiated it down further to $12, 800. $12,800 plus 6% tax and $500 in fees and doc/reg/state fee for a total OTD price of $14,041.

    Purchased in CT if that makes a difference. How did I do? :blush:
  • bhmr59bhmr59 Posts: 1,601
    Sounds pretty good.

    What CT dealer? My son is looking for a used Sonata.
  • cerkel1cerkel1 Posts: 7
    Sounds like a good price to me! Which $4000 in rebates did you qualify for? I only qualified for the $ 2000 rebate. Sales tax here in PA is 7%.
  • Got it at Torrington Hyundai in Northwest CT. It's actually the third car I've purchased there and the one I got yesterday was for my mom who is 72 and never had a new car! She was very excited to get a new one.
  • Because it was an '08, there was a $2000 rebate from the manufacturer (cash to customer, which we used for the down payment) and then the dealer was offering another $1000 and somewhere during the negotiations there was another $1000 being offered ; I believe it was because we financed through Hyundai credit but I'm not sure. Total rebates/cash was $4000 and then I negotiated it down further.
  • himself1himself1 Posts: 3
    Central Auto Group in Plainfield CT has about 30 new 08 GLS, automatic with popular equipment package that they are listing on ebay for $12,500 which includes document fee. They auctioned one last week which went for $12,150 and the reserve price on the auction was $12,000. At that price you can afford to pay for shipping considerable distance and they are listing several out of state sales, as far as California.
  • jbratterjbratter Posts: 15
    the ebay ad says the doc fee is not included. How much is the doc fee? Is that negotiable?
  • himself1himself1 Posts: 3
    The doc fee is included in the price. They are listing at $12500 including the doc fee but you might be able to negotiate down to $12000, since this is their auction reserve price. They are also offering $500 active military discount in addition. Can't beat that.
  • cerkel1cerkel1 Posts: 7
    Yesterday I got another call from a hyundai dealer who said they were offering new 2008 Elantra's that were used as demo cars with a $4000 rebate, but I am afraid to ask what the total cost would have been with tax and fees since I already bought mine on Saturday!..
  • mkosovermkosover Posts: 9
    Thanks for pointing to this dealer. The doc fee is NOT included in $12500. I just bought Elantra from Central Auto Group in CT. The deal advertised on ebay 12500 + 399 Doc fee.
    I was able to get them down to following deal:

    I had to finance through Hyundai to get the deal.
    Car $11800
    Doc fee $399
    Free floor mats + Free trunk mat
    Tax + Title + Reg fees (all standard fees)
    They tacked on $75 loan initiation fee, otherwise you can pay off the loan in 2 month with no prepayment penalty. The interest rate was 8.5%.
    good luck guys,
  • himself1himself1 Posts: 3
    For the first car they advertised on ebay, the doc fees were included, for the second car they weren't. The second car didn't sell - highest bid was $11000 and I think the reserve is $12000. Anyway they are obviously willing to deal around the $12000 mark including fees so it is a great price while they still have vehicles to sell.
  • rprcarrprcar Posts: 6
    Hyundai California dealer in city of Roseville- March 31 deal struck: 2008 Elantra GLS with Popular Equip pkg including pwr sunroof : $16,100 minus $2,750 rebates = $13,350 (I believe rebate consisted of $1,500 general rebate, $500 owner loyalty, and $750 for finance with Hyundai @ 4.9% for 5yrs) + $55 doc fees + $199 dmv licensing fees (standard), +$1171 sales tax (7.25% calif tax); no money down other than rebates applied to down. They had several other 2008's to get rid of still.
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  • hontoyhontoy Posts: 13
    I am looking to purchase a 09 Elantra SE with auto transmission. Please share information on price if you have purchased one recently.
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    hi folks,iam getting close to purchasing a 09 elantra gls with the prefered package and sunroof.msrp for this vehcle is 18,600.00 and includes the prefered package which includes fog lights,172 watt stereo with xm radio,and some other stuff as well as the sunroof.the salesmen keeps calling me off the hook as iam sure that they are starving for buisness.what should i pay for this car?? any help here would be appreciated.thanks steve
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    hello,i just recieved a email quote from a local hyundai dealer for a 09 elantra gls.
    it's for a 09 elantra gls auto with the popular equipment pack plus sunroof.pop equipment package includes fog lights,cruise,172 watt stereo with xm radio,lighted vanity mirrors ect..msrp is 18,689.00 dealers quote is 15,495.00 plus tax,tag,dealer this a good price??
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    hi folks,i just recieved a quote from my local hyundai dealer for a 09 elantra gls auto with the popular equipment package with sunroof.popular equipment pack includes fog lights,cruise,172 watt stereo with xm radio,lighted vanity mirrors ect.
    msrp is 18600.00 and dealer quote is 15,495.00 plus tax,tag,dealer this a good deal??
  • aksebnaksebn Posts: 15
    I am purchasing a 09 Elantra GLS with popular option package and blue tooth and floor mats for $11,200 on monday. msrp is $17,965 we are trading in a 2000 pontiac montanna with 105,000 miles on it and many problems. are we getting a good deal or could we do better?
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    is this a demo elantra or a brand new one?if it's brand new then you are getting a great deal considering the fact that i just got a email quote a few days ago for a brand new 09 elantra gls with the popular equipment package and sunroof for
    $15,500.00 plus TTT .you must have gotten some great rebates and a huge dealer discount to get to a price of $11,200.00..that's a steal if you ask me.
  • hontoyhontoy Posts: 13
    I think that you're getting a very good deal. I am still looking in the Seattle area - the best ballpark estimate I have gotten so far for Elantara SE is around 14,000 OOD price. WA state has nearly 10% tax, so the price before tax is around 12,800.
  • unclebauncleba Posts: 1
    Bought Elantra GLS 2009 / Auto/AC/popular package
    central ohio, yesterday
    6 miles
    manufactured January 2009
    MSRP 17965
    Invoice 17464
    Price paid 14588 after 1500 rebate and before TTT & doc.fee
    Hope it help
  • aksebnaksebn Posts: 15
    It is brand new 23 miles on it. we are in pittsburgh pa. the bowser dealership has about 200 of these and i guess needs to move them. i went to 2 other dealers who could not or would not beat the price. im sure hoping this will be a good car. this was our first time negotiating on a new car.
  • gak2gak2 Posts: 2
    We just bought an 2009 Elantra GLS automatic with the Popular Equipment Package for our daughter. Hillsboro OR, $14,188 for everything. MSRP with the options was $17,690 + registration, etc.

    I think we're pretty happy with this deal.
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    i just recieved another price quote from a local hyundai dealer for a 09 elantra gls with the popular equipment package inlcuding sunroof..msrp is 18,600.00 and quote is $15,000.00 plus T.T.T....popular equipment package includes 172 watt stereo with xm,cruise control,fog lights,lighted vanity mirrors ect.after reading all of the positive reviews for this car i am getting close to purchasing one.this dealer who gave me the quote seems really anxious to get my buisness.they keep calling me and emailing me non-stop which i guess is to my advantage when it comes to negotiating the best deal on the car.
  • hontoyhontoy Posts: 13
    Please provide the breakup for the $14,188 price you paid - thanks!
  • scdelanscdelan Posts: 10
    That's part of the car buying process - every dealer is going to go crazy trying to get you in the show room to purchase the car.

    The price they're quoting you is high. I've been monitoring this thread for the past month and checking prices from local dealers. You should be able to get at least $500 cheaper, maybe even $1k. Don't tell them the price you're willing to pay - that gives them a ball park number to negotiate with. Just tell them that whatever number they come back with is too high - go lower. Be prepared to wait a lot (my suggestion is when they walk away to just explore the showroom more). They want to wear you down so you eventually settle. Don't settle.

    Also, look at 08 GLS Elantras if they still have them on the lot. They have a $500 higher rebate and are pretty much the same as the 09's. You should be able to push for 13.5-13.75k on those. All this before TTT of course.
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