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Suggestions please: 2017 certified Hyundai Elantra vs 2019 Toyota Corolla

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  • Dec 19th, 2018 1:32 am
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Jan 9, 2009
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Househunter007 wrote:
Nov 11th, 2018 7:21 pm
I got a 2019 Elantra Preferred OTR for 19k brand new.
Can I assume that this would be for manual transmission?

Right now this is what I'm pricing a 2018 GL Auto for OTR (before purchasing or negotiation):

$19,367 (dealer invoice for 2018 model - MSRP = $20 349)
- $3000 cash discount from Hyundai
+$387 dealer profit (2% over invoice cost, maybe 1% better)
Freight & tank of gas: ~$1500 (a guessed value)
PDI cost (often $0.00 to $75.00 for dealers)
AC Tax: $100
Ontario Tire Tax: $18
OMVIC Fee: $10
(total before tax = $18389)
+13% tax
Total = $20780 (OTR) = 2.1% over MSRP

Do you have a cost break down for your newest 2019 Elantra and did you negotiate in person or via an email blast & multiple dealers?
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May 24, 2017
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rcl wrote:
Dec 17th, 2018 6:21 pm
Can I assume that this would be for manual transmission?

Right now this is what I'm pricing a 2018 GL Auto for OTR (before purchasing or negotiation):

$19,367 (dealer invoice for 2018 model - MSRP = $20 349)
- $3000 cash discount from Hyundai
+$387 dealer profit (2% over invoice cost, maybe 1% better)
Freight & tank of gas: ~$1500 (a guessed value)
PDI cost (often $0.00 to $75.00 for dealers)
AC Tax: $100
Ontario Tire Tax: $18
OMVIC Fee: $10
(total before tax = $18389)
+13% tax
Total = $20780 (OTR) = 2.1% over MSRP

Do you have a cost break down for your newest 2019 Elantra and did you negotiate in person or via an email blast & multiple dealers?
I sent email blasts but did not get many responses. I started calling around and was inquiring about a different car when this deal presented itself.

It was actually new 2019 Preferred Auto. When I got to the dealership they basically just offered me 16,888 X Tax and $10 OMVIC fee. No freight or PDI.

I was very surprised and didn’t really believe it till I took ownership of the vehicle.
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Househunter007 wrote:
Dec 17th, 2018 7:22 pm
I sent email blasts but did not get many responses. I started calling around and was inquiring about a different car when this deal presented itself.
It was actually new 2019 Preferred Auto. When I got to the dealership they basically just offered me 16,888 X Tax and $10 OMVIC fee. No freight or PDI.
Wow, that is quite unbelievable. I will not step on your toes and ask where you got this deal. I will try both approaches to see where I get with Hyundai on a similar car. I am under the impression right now that a similar 2018 model would be at least $20500 or more. You definitely got a RFD deal for sure.

Could I assume that the dealership wasn't from your email blast list? Since I am about to start this same email blast + in-person process immediately, would you recommend just visiting a dealership or just calling and chatting with someone in person? I'm expecting everyone to give me their usual sales pitch and over-inflated prices. I've been taught, as with most people, "never to go near a dealership" after which they'll put their claws into you and bring out the 'big guns' sales manager. I've bought one new car and one used car before, at a dealership, but had never used a RFD approach before.

Thanks for responding so quickly.
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Househunter007 wrote:
Dec 17th, 2018 7:22 pm
I sent email blasts but did not get many responses. I started calling around and was inquiring about a different car when this deal presented itself.
It was actually new 2019 Preferred Auto. When I got to the dealership they basically just offered me 16,888 X Tax and $10 OMVIC fee. No freight or PDI.
One other comment: could this have been a demo or Hyundai executive's car with low kms? I could see them offering the car at this price and without freight or PDI.
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May 24, 2017
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rcl wrote:
Dec 17th, 2018 9:20 pm
One other comment: could this have been a demo or Hyundai executive's car with low kms? I could see them offering the car at this price and without freight or PDI.
I think the deal I got was just luck for whatever reason maybe volume bonus whatever... not in the industry so I do not know. So I do not presume to tell you how to go about the purchase but ultimately it is a numbers game and i think you just need to walk away from Salespeople that are playing games with you. I think you have a good idea of the price you want just a matter of finding someone who will give it to you.

I don’t think the vehicle was demo but who knows? the vehicle had like 50KMs on it and still had plastic wrapping on mirrors and throughout so I really didn’t care. I sent you a PM.

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