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Suggestions please: 2017 certified Hyundai Elantra vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

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Suggestions please: 2017 certified Hyundai Elantra vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

I am looking for my second family vehicle as daily commute car. I am living in Ottawa area. Tried both 2017 certified Hyundai Elantra and new 2019 Toyota Corolla. Need your kind suggestions. Here are some numbers to compare.

2017 certified Hyundai Elantra GL: off lease 30~40 thousand kilometres mileage comes with Hyundai dealer certified warranty. Price tag is CAD 18000 tax included. Like the upgrade features such as Android auto app by google, Alloy wheel, mirror singal, blind spot detection system, fog lights. Will pay cash.

2019 new Toyota Corolla LE: Price tag is CAD 25500 tax included. Like the feature of collision prevent system. But no android auto app, blind spot detection and alloy wheel. 0% lease through loyalty program CAD 300 per month for 40 month, buyout is 11870 plus tax at lease end.

Plan to keep the vehicle 5 years at least. Not quite sure yet the difference between them for insurance. Possibly no big difference. Will make the purchase tomorrow.

Your kind advise will be appreciated. Thanks.

BTW: Why so many used cars selling by dealers at Ottawa came from Quebec?
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17 Elantra GL is overpriced for $18K OTR (IMO, it would be overpriced by $2500)

You can get a 18 brand new one for $21.6K OTR ... that's without factoring in any dealer side discount. With dealer side discount, you are probably looking at $20,500 OTR

https://www.hyundaicanada.com/en/shoppi ... ra/gl-auto
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Thank you for your suggestion. I did not consider 2018 Elantra due to bad reviews and prediction at consumer report.
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If you want the 17, then you will need to negotiate harder so you don't overpay for a car known to depreciate much worse than say Corolla. If you buy the Hyundai, keeping for 5 yrs and then sell it, you are really looking at getting maybe $4000 by then, if lucky.

btw, being certified does not mean the car has new brakes and tires. At nearly 40,000km, those wearable items are 75% gone and you will be looking to replace them in about 1.5 - 2 yrs time (if you are using the car very lightly in mileage), therefore, do factor in these costs too.
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booblehead wrote:
Nov 11th, 2018 8:04 am
If you want the 17, then you will need to negotiate harder so you don't overpay for a car known to depreciate much worse than say Corolla. If you buy the Hyundai, keeping for 5 yrs and then sell it, you are really looking at getting maybe $4000 by then, if lucky.

btw, being certified does not mean the car has new brakes and tires. At nearly 40,000km, those wearable items are 75% gone and you will be looking to replace them in about 1.5 - 2 yrs time (if you are using the car very lightly in mileage), therefore, do factor in these costs too.
Yes, you are right. Resale value is big concern for Elantra.
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Without question, get the Corolla.
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if it's my call I would get a used corolla
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Jigsaw wrote:
Nov 11th, 2018 9:01 am
if it's my call I would get a used corolla
Used corolla is much more expensive. With the same budget, I can find 2015 corolla with mileage 62,000 Kilometres. It is almost 4 years old car and will need some replacement .
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xzhvirus wrote:
Nov 11th, 2018 9:14 am
Used corolla is much more expensive. With the same budget, I can find 2015 corolla with mileage 62,000 Kilometres. It is almost 4 years old car and will need some replacement .
Replacement like what at that mileage? Brakes are cheap, tires are cheap. Only buy Korean if you plan to keep it till it dies otherwise buy the corolla.
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Plan to keep the vehicle 5 years at least.
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EP32k2 wrote:
Nov 11th, 2018 10:33 am
Replacement like what at that mileage? Brakes are cheap, tires are cheap. Only buy Korean if you plan to keep it till it dies otherwise buy the corolla.
Thanks for the info. Will go with corolla.
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xzhvirus wrote:
Nov 11th, 2018 9:14 am
Used corolla is much more expensive. With the same budget, I can find 2015 corolla with mileage 62,000 Kilometres. It is almost 4 years old car and will need some replacement .
I wouuld Buy a 3 to 5 year old Hyundai/Kia for 50% of MSRP.
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cn_habs wrote:
Nov 11th, 2018 10:48 am
I wouuld Buy a 3 to 5 year old Hyundai/Kia for 50% of MSRP.
and end up with 100% of the problems...
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xzhvirus wrote:
Nov 11th, 2018 10:42 am
Thanks for the info. Will go with corolla.
Before or after negotiation??
2019 new Toyota Corolla LE: Price tag is CAD 25500 tax included.
2020 Corolla is coming out soon.
https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.carscoo ... er-16/amp/

I'll wait a bit to see any announcement for better connectivity. More leverage for better price. Last model year vehicles usu. have worse resale value than redesigned model. Once 2020 arrives, 2019 would take a massive hit.

Edit: what's wrong with the 2018 Elantra??
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