Thoughts on a 2007 Elantra

This is a pretty general request for opinions on the 2007 Elantra. My local dealer here in nothern Illinois has one for $13,800 (advertised), with manual transmission, cd and alarm. This seems like a good
starting price (yeah, I'm gonna haggle), and I'm wondering if anybody has any thoughts.
And a much more specific question: What is the dealer cost for the added 10yr bumper-to-bumper warranty? I'm debating it, but it's nice to know that they consider it to be worth "X" dollars and to point that out to them when they ask for more.
I've stopped by the dealership once and drove the car, but I was both pressed for time and hadn't done any homework yet, so I didn't start into any price negotiations.
Thanks for any input, Ben
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seems high for a manual.
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What are you wanting thoughts on - the price, or the car in general.
Although Consumer Reports is not everybody's favorite magazine, for better or worse, they just reviewed the new Elantra recently, and gave it very high marks (that one had an automatic).
Pricewise, you can do better.
As for the 100,000 mile warranty - an utter waste of money.

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Actually, both. I'm a fan of the Elantra (I have an 01 with 140K miles) but 07 was the 1st year of the redesigned body. I suppose it's a little early for them to be "notorious" for some problem, but I thought I'd ask.
As for price, I shouldn't have brought it up here yet since I haven't done any negotiations yet. The 13,800 was just the ad price. I'll come back after I've done some negotiation and see what's up. I found the dealer cost and that there's currently a rebate, so I'll see what I can get.
In retrospect it was a vague initial posting, but thanks for your input. I'm sure I'll be back soon with a more specific question.
Ben
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The vehicle is largely similar. The major differences are a new automatic transmission (which wouldn't affect the manual) and electronic power steering. The power steering does feel a little different, so make sure you drive one so you understand the feel before purchasing. A no-brainer improvement in my opinion. Remove pump, lines, all fluid. Seems like the system should be much more reliable.
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I have one and like it. It is the manual and is surpisingly nimble and fun to drive in my opinion. I would definately recommend the manual over the AT but that is just a personal preference. As far as the price I would have to ask if the model you looked at is GLS, SE, or Limited?
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It was the GLS. Yeah, that'd be a good price for the Limited, but unfortunately it was not the case.
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That being the case, I'd say that the 13 and change that was quoted is probably not completely unreasonable. Check www.edmunds.com.
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your area. You input the options and details it gives you a price which is an average of recent sales. I think they have some guidelines on what to pay for a warranty also on their site. But why buy more warranty with the factory 10/100,000 powertrain and 6/60,000 "bumper to bumper"?
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