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Old 07-12-2019, 09:46 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Not calling you a liar, just saying I'd need to see evidence to be convinced.
I hope you & everyone else AREN'T convinced. I love walking into a Hyundai dealer & getting great deals on great automobiles........without any competition.

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Old 07-13-2019, 01:31 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Not calling you a liar, just saying I'd need to see evidence to be convinced. I accept it could have happened. What was the average sales price though? A 1-time deal isn't the basis for decision making.
I vaguely remember reading about this. Try as I might, I can't find any articles about it now, 10 years on, but there is this:

"Hyundai had an aggressive marketing campaign and matched the government's money with some of its own. Caldwell said that shoppers were getting $6,000 to $8,000 off cars that carried sticker prices of $14,000."
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Not calling you a liar
I got you, Red Point!

That guy is a liar! Liar!

[why is he a liar? ]

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Then there's the guy who called up his ex-wife and said "Sell the Porsche and send me the money."
There are over seven billion people in this world and billions more have lived and died since Porsche has been around.

It probably happened at some point.

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I vaguely remember reading about this. Try as I might, I can't find any articles about it now, 10 years on, but there is this:

"Hyundai had an aggressive marketing campaign and matched the government's money with some of its own. Caldwell said that shoppers were getting $6,000 to $8,000 off cars that carried sticker prices of $14,000."
Even if you got $8,000 off a "$14,000" car, you still didn't get a $7,000 car. There are too many taxes and fees on a new car.

I am surprised that anyone ever paid $7,000 for an apostrophe. I was stuck in a rental once and, in retrospect, it made my Mirage rental look almost as good as a Honda.

Who the heck says a Honda costs as much as a...weird little car?! I constantly see twenty year-old Hondas and not just in my driveway.

Where are the twenty year-old Hyundais?

Whatever. This thread is about bike pumps, not cars with Hs.

I drove down to Phoenix for work. Unfortunately, I am losing money on this, not to mention the weekend. I ran across my bike bump, but forgot to check my tires. I only got 38 MPG. I hate to think how much gas I waste if I am 5 - 10 PSI below sidewall maximum, although maybe when it is 113į I should give myself some cushion.
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:43 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Even if you got $8,000 off a "$14,000" car, you still didn't get a $7,000 car. There are too many taxes and fees on a new car.
Well, f you're including taxes and fees, it wasn't a $14,000 car to begin with. Also, the tax scales with price, so getting $8,000 off results in a similar percentage decrease in sales tax. (I also don't see why this matters unless you're comparing one car's price pre-tax with another car's price post-tax, which you shouldn't be anyway).
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I don’t know about the car market in Chambana, but I know I found an el-strippo Elantra manual at my local dealer during that time for around $11k. My city isn’t terribly into small cars, but it isn’t a terribly wealthy area, either. I’m sure it was a loss-leader, and I’m fairly certain the “2-for-$14k” cars were too. It’s hard to move loss-leaders. If they were allocated two of them, I wouldn’t be surprised if the salesmen had instructions to just move them the hell along.
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I donít know about the car market in Chambana, but I know I found an el-strippo Elantra manual at my local dealer during that time for around $11k. My city isnít terribly into small cars, but it isnít a terribly wealthy area, either. Iím sure it was a loss-leader, and Iím fairly certain the ď2-for-$14kĒ cars were too. Itís hard to move loss-leaders. If they were allocated two of them, I wouldnít be surprised if the salesmen had instructions to just move them the hell along.
Oh definitely--it seemed like just a gimmick to get people in the door. Note, that didn't happen here--I just remember reading about it somewhere.
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I found an el-strippo Elantra manual at my local dealer during that time(2009) for around $11k.
We got our 2016 manual Elantra for $12,800. Presently, our 2013 Elantra AND our 2016 Elantra have 136,000 total miles. Neither has ever needed a repair & both have hit 45+MPG. Our 2008 (bought in 2007) Accent, at 148,000 miles, looks good for 200,000+ miles (maybe 300,000 miles?). Yeah, that's the model that in 2009, sold "two for $14,000."
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