New Car HELP!

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New Car HELP!

Peggi Peggi
So, for those of you who don't know (most of you) I was in a car accident a couple of weeks back *cue sympathetic "awwww"s and pouty faces*

I'm not really hurt or anything but they had to total my FAVORITE of our cars. I was seriously bummed because out of the vehicles we have, that car was my favorite and my #1 choice to drive ANYWHERE! So, I have been super down about it.

But the fact that I can get a new car is exciting! I LOVE getting new cars!

So I've been looking at the 2012 Hyundai Elantra in blue.

Has anyone owned/driven this car? I hear that the only issue is the road noise, which I can solve that issue but I'm curious about other comments on it.

AND for those of you who haven't owned/driven it, I'm looking to get the sticker price way down (as any car buyer should!) any other tips on how to negotiate a lower price? Sure I've done this before and do a great job but additional ideas on what to say are awesome
12/26/2011
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- Kira - - Kira -
Don't get a Hyundai!!! I don't have one but I have had many friends who have bought them. They last about a year and then start to break down. Once one thing breaks, the whole car deteriorates very quickly. Like, the window stops working and then suddenly there's a problem with the motor. It's very strange! I thought it was a fluke with one car, but it has happened with every Hyundai I've seen. They are cheap cars, but apparently there is a reason.
12/26/2011
Peggi Peggi
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Originally posted by - Kira -
Don't get a Hyundai!!! I don't have one but I have had many friends who have bought them. They last about a year and then start to break down. Once one thing breaks, the whole car deteriorates very quickly. Like, the window stops working ...
The ones we've had are the better quality, I wasn't looking at any other Hyundais because I know they have had low ratings, but the higher rated vehicles are luckily a lot better than that! Unfortunately, the ones that LOOK like they have the "cool" features are the ones that break down, you have to look at the materials, components, build and ratings.

If I don't get this one specifically, though, I don't see myself choosing any other car by Hyundai.
12/26/2011
KC Kitten KC Kitten
Personally, I don't like Hyundai's as a whole, however, the Elantra is incredibly well made and from what I've heard, the 2012 Limited Edition has all the condiments of the car world AND MORE. I did test drive one, and I felt that the road noise was excessive but could be fixed by changing the tires to a better brand than you get with the car.

I think that if you get the 2012 LE you will be making the BEST choice of all 2011/2012's. Plus, from what you said on another post about your car insurance, you won't need to worry about little defects!
12/26/2011
Illusional Illusional
I love Nissan, personally.
12/26/2011
Rossie Rossie
I don't know anything about Korean-made vehicles, but I've noticed they are becoming very popular in my area. Why don't you check Edmunds.com Car Forum to see what other owners said about Elantras from previous years.

Have you thought about getting a Honda? Although they'll cost more than a Hyundai, they are so much more reliable to drive, and will last for a very long time.
12/26/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Hyundai and Kia are both the same company, and all their cars usually last about 10 years. I have friends with Hundais that lasted them about that long, and that's about how long my Kia lived. Although my Kia was totaled in an accident with a deer after I sold it. Hondas and older Toyotas are a little more expensive it seems, but they're also the ones that last 200,000 miles too.
12/27/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Hyundai and Kia are both the same company, and all their cars usually last about 10 years. I have friends with Hundais that lasted them about that long, and that's about how long my Kia lived. Although my Kia was totaled in an accident with a ...
All of this. I would get a Honda or a Toyota before I would buy a Hyundai, but I've never really heard anyone complain about them. I love the Honda CRV, that vehicle is seriously awesome!
12/27/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I wouldn't get a brand new car. I'd get one a year or two off with lower miles. If anything goes wrong with a new car, it's usually under 10-20k miles.

I'd love to get another Honda. They hold their value like nothing else and live for about forever.
12/27/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I'm sorry your favorite car got totaled, but yay for new car! Honestly, I don't know much about Hyundai's. I've only owned Toyotas, but they have lasted forever! My parents had one from 1990 that was still going after more than 200,000 miles until someone hit it last year. I've heard good things about Honda's too. Honestly, I don't know much about Hyundai's.
12/27/2011
RonLee RonLee
When I totaled out my favorite car I wanted to buy another used one same year. My spouse at the time over ruled that choice and so I had to get the new model year. I've gotten used to it but still would have preferred the "01 to the "07 oh well.
I suggest get what YOU want.
12/27/2011
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