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Hyundai Azera vs Toyota Avalon vs Ford Taurus vs Chevrolet Impala



  • rysterryster Posts: 564
    That makes no sense. Hyundai may be offering only lease incentives on the Genesis (current incentive in Long Island is $399/month), but if you walk in with cash or a pre-arranged loan the dealer would be foolish to turn you away.

    The reverse is true for the Azera. Hyundai is offering only financing incentives on the Azera. You could probably find a bank or credit union from whom a lease could be arranged. Azeras have poor residuals. Dealers here are selling '08 Azera Limiteds with only 8,000 miles on them for $19,000. That's a $13,000 drop in only 1 year. You would be better off purchasing an Azera than leasing one. If it is being purchased for all business use, you should be able to write-off some of the depreciation.
  • hc106hc106 Posts: 10
    When I went shopping for a new car in 2007, after doing my online research, I had decided it would be a Hyundai Azera Limited or a Toyota Avalon . At the time my sister owned a new Avalon, and I drove it before going shopping.

    Since I had driven the Avalon, I went to the Hyundai dealer first. The list price on the Avalon was $5000 more than the Azera; after driving the Azera, & finding it comparable in handling, ride comfort, etc, to the Avalon, I didn't even bother going to the Toyota dealership as it would have been a waste of time.

    I have not regretted the decision. I am extremely happy with my Azera Limited and will replace it with another Hyundai when the time comes. I would also like to note that I found the transaction at Baytown Hyundai in Baytown, TX, very pleasurable. The salesman and personnel were curtious, knowledgable and informed. Above all, they wanted to sell cars and we were able to negotiate a price that was around $400 over invoice. I have had the car service there since purchase, and have been very happy with the service department also.
  • tonycdtonycd Posts: 223
    Dealers here are selling '08 Azera Limiteds with only 8,000 miles on them for $19,000. That's a $13,000 drop in only 1 year.

    Perhaps this is quibbling, but nobody on earth is paying anywhere near the $32,000 loaded MSRP for an Azera -- any Azera. Chances are it's a drop of more like $8,000 than $13,000 from the actual purchase price, which is bad but not unique.

    As for thegraduate's comments on an insurance total, if you paid $7,000 less to begin with and then get $7,000 less from the insurance company when it gets totaled, how would you have saved by paying more up front?
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    It would be nice if insurance worked in a fair manner like you lay out in your post( by the way, couldn't agree more about the Azera "price drop" comments ) but for discussion's sake I'll leave it at our last posts on the issue. :)

    My girlfriend just bought herself a Hyundai. 2007 Santa Fe GLS with heated leather and the 2.7L, 14,000 miles, and only paid $13,500. It was a local-bank-owned repo that blue-booked for over $16,000. She tickled with it. It's quite a nice ride!
  • I lucked out and got an AWESOME deal on my 07 Azera. I did not purchase it until 09/2008 but it was an 07 that never sold. It only had 450 miles on it. The Azera Limited where listing at $32,000.00 and I only paid $21000.00 for mine that is fully loaded except navigation. It is a GREAT car. I love it. This is the second Hyundai that I have purchased. My first was a 2001 Sonata that I have for 7 years and put 125,000 miles on it. I did not even replacfe a head lamp on this car until it 90,000 miles. They have both been great cars and Hyundais are definiately moving up.

    MY NEXT WILL BE A GENISIS COUPE!!! Very fun little car to drive.
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