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Hyundai Elantra Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    hi crafty, i have to agree with you here in that you didn't get a very good deal at girlfriend down here in hollywood florida just purchased a few weeks ago a 2012 elantra gls with the prefered package for $17, trade-in involved plus TTT....i guess it might depend on what area of the country you live in to get the best deals and also where supply and demand are the highest.
  • craftyk9craftyk9 Posts: 3
    Well, I guess at this point the car isn't in yet and I've only given them a deposit. I'm still going to do some searching to see if I can find a better deal somewhere else then. I guess I should be grateful I didn't drive the car home yesterday!

    Thanks for the info steven39.
  • phxvickphxvick Posts: 2
    I am also looking for GLS with preferred package and got similar quote from one of the dealer today in Phoenix. If we go together and buy 2 cars, will they bulge and give better pricing? If it is possible do me offline ping and we can talk about it :)
  • craftyk9craftyk9 Posts: 3
    edited March 2012
    Well, doing a bit of research helped a bit. My car is the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS with Automatic transmission without the preferred package, but includes the floor mats, cargo net, auto-dimming mirror, iPod cable , and rear bumper protector.

    Here is what the new info should be like when I sign papers again and I didn't qualify for any of the incentives going on right now (military and graduation):

    MSRP: $18,815
    Sale Price: $17,919
    Trade-in: -$525
    Documentary fee: $75
    State and Local Taxes (MN): $1,150.41
    Total License and Fees: $533.94

    Delivered Price (OTD): $19,153.35

    I ended up saving about $200 which is better than nothing and is fine by me. I really don't understand how people are getting better deals than this. Maybe things are different here in MN than in Florida or Virginia, but this was as good as it got where I'm at. I'm happy for those of you who got a better deal. I'm dumbfounded, but extremely happy that you found them.

    Hopefully this will help someone out with their pricing. Good luck!
  • gman4911gman4911 Posts: 43
    edited March 2012
    >>>I really don't understand how people are getting better deals than this.

    Different dealer, different levels of greed. I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that one dealer near me is adding $800 dealer markup because the car is so hot. But, I don't know if people are actually paying it or if the dealer is using it to give customers the illusion that they're getting a good deal by paying retail. I know I wouldn't pay it.
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    in 1986 i had one of the first hyundai exel cars that was sold in this country when i lived in california at the that time they couldn't give hyundai cars away to anybody thats how bad they we are talking about adding 800 bucks to the price of a hyundai car because it is a hot seller.25 years ago i would have laughed in your face about this.i guess hyundai has come a long way since those early days and you have to give them credit.
  • quasionequasione Posts: 1
    edited March 2012
    Bought my wife a 2012 Elantra GLS in automatic. I live in BC, Canada. I Got it at $20,500 + DD + Levies + taxes. I got the first service thrown in as well for a really hassle free negotiation. I know there isn't a ton of room for movement from what I've read and what my brother in law paid on his. She wanted white so she has to wait a few weeks but other then that was pretty damm painless as far as car sales go.

    I was actually looking at a Matrix 1-2 years old but with what people want for them and the interest rates you can get right I would have been crazy to go used.
  • Where did you purchase. I am looking to get one. How do you like it??
  • alex148alex148 Posts: 2
    springfield hyundai in springfield, pa. try e-mailing dealerships. i think some in delaware might go lower. and do the motozuma so you can save $500. wish i would've known about that before i bought mine. more info on hyundai website under special offers. you get a lot of car for the money. i'm really enjoying mine. good luck!
  • ksternosksternos Posts: 14
    What is the motozuma?
  • wlbrown9wlbrown9 Posts: 867
    Motozuma dot com . You can open an account there. Folks can 'dontate' money to help you buy a car. Also, some manufacturers have a program to match your deposts up to $500. I got that back in October when I bought my Elantra GLS. I deposited $20 to open the account, $480 a month later then bought the Elantra. Hyundai matched that $500 so it was like getting a $500 rebate. The account has to be open for 30 days to get the match, but you don't have to make the full deposit until a few days before you purchase. Check it out... I used it without problem at my Hyundai Dealer in Memphis.

    Current Motozuma web page shows Hyundai $500 match until 1/2/2013. Don't know if any other mfg is doing this.

  • drew11mdrew11m Posts: 85
    ironically i ended up not getting the Accent SE. Terrible communication from the dealer, car was delayed several weeks, then they sent it to the wrong dealership and they put it up for sale.

    I ended up with a 2012 VW Jetta Diesel with manual transmission. Ended up getting 17300 for the 2011 Elantra Limited with 18K miles.

    So I guess in the end you were right, moved forwards and not backwards. Cost more but I love driving it a lot more.
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    while i was getting my elantra's oil changed a few weeks ago i was walking around the lot looking at the cars..i seen a 2012 accent with the premium package in mocha bronze color which looked really nice.msrp was $17,700.00 which is not a bad deal considering the options that it came with..
  • pochuckpochuck Posts: 1
    I think I did pretty good on the price of my 2012 elantra.i emailed the dealership and negotiated the was listed at 19250. The car was sky blue.i asked for lowest price and said I was in contact with other dealerships.( wich I was not). After several emails I was quoted a price of 18350. The next day I called the salesman and they had sold the car.he tried to sell me other cars with less options but I said no.i told him I wanted an elantra with rims,not hubs, and fog lights,in sky next choice was silver then maybe black.he said he had none and tried to sell me cars with less options and I said I'll just wait till more come was march 30th.i got a call saying he somehow found in the back of the lot a black gls with preferred package,rims,cargo liner,fog lights,mud guards,for the 18350. I said I really wanted blue but I'll think about it.i got a call 5 minutes later with a price of 18150.i jumped on it.its a great car and I'm happy with the price.they are selling fast but if you wait till the end of the month you'll get the best deal.i signed the papers on April 1 st and they asked to write march 31 st on the check.the dealers have incentives to sell a certain amount of cars in a month and are eager to sell even if they don't make as much to meet their numbers.
  • cptwlkrcptwlkr Posts: 4
    Here's the deal on this 2013 Hundai Elantra Limited lease? Seems to me that Money factor is a bit high, residual is ok for 48 months, paying MSRP but no additional fees built in other than delivery and acquisition. NYC/NJ Metro Area. Please share any thoughts?

    MSRP $22045
    Sell $ 22795
    Term 48 months/12K miles per year
    Residual 56%
    Acq Fee 595
    Money .00190 (4.56%)
    Taxes $1001
    Monthly $298

    0 down, 0 money on deliver, lic fees, doc fees are all being 'shorted' by dealer
  • drew11mdrew11m Posts: 85
    Gotta love car dealers. Got 17300 for my 2011 Elantra Limited with 18K in very good condition. This was the autotrader and blue book values. So im happy with what I got.

    Dealer just detailed and did a full cleanup, and have listed it on their website for 23K. Not even certified

    For a used Elantra. Why would anyone pay that much when the new ones are the same price?
    I am guessing they listed it high, so they could drop the price a couple thousand and get someone to feel like they are getting a great deal.

    Gotta love the car business
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  • sjung1sjung1 Posts: 2
    edited April 2012
    I got OTD $20316 for 2013 elantra +preferred package + floor mat, cargo tray, cargo net, Ipod cable,mud guard,rear bumber protection? (I didn't want these accessories but it comes together)

    Is that right price?

    Tax is 6.59%
    I dont know how much is title,registration and document fees.

    and target price from true car is 19194.

    dealer said this is the lowest price they can give.
    but I feel $20,316 is little expensive
  • anubhav1anubhav1 Posts: 4
    Is $18150 your OTD price?
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  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    plus,you'll get better mpg with the diesel as well.
  • drew11mdrew11m Posts: 85
    Very true. First two tanks got 40mpg in mixed driving and engine isn't broken in yet.
  • dc_driverdc_driver Posts: 712
    Yeah, but you have to consider the cost of diesel vs regular gas. I just checked gas buddy. Cheapest regular fuel is $3.51 per gallon in my zip code. Cheapest diesel is $4.05.

    That is a big difference.
  • mmadisnmmadisn Posts: 1
    Purchase Date April 18
    2013 Elantra Sedan GLS A/T
    GLS Preferred Package
    Cargo Tray
    Floor Mats

    $18100 - (+TTL)

    Quite Happy with the deal.
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    wow,didn't think the 13's were out got a great head start for the next year.enjoy the car!!...
  • I paid $18,500 OTD for 2013 elantra +preferred package +wheel Locks in Boston area over the weekend(4/29).
    tax:6.25% doc fee+reg+sticker:450.
    I might have gotten it cheaper because it was month-end?
  • steven39steven39 Posts: 636
    what was the final negotiated price before TTT??iam looking for the same car down here in south florida.thanks.
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  • $17,000 before TTT.
  • gman4911gman4911 Posts: 43
    Wow. Good job. That's about $1600 off invoice. Is the Elantra not popular in your area?
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