Used 2006 Sonata LX

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Edwin Pawlowski wrote:


warranty, etc. Tough call, maybe the used is a better deal, but I'd buy new. I'm done with used cars after all the bad luck I've had with them.
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It comes down to drawing a line someplace in the checkbook. The OP had the line at about $15k. The choice it to buy a basic model at the price (still a good value) or buy the fancier model with all the fancy equipment, but used. There is no right or wrong, but a matter of personal preference. I've always bought the top model of a given car than the stripped down model of the next notch up at the same price.
If you hit the right used car, you can get a fantastic value. I fellow at work bought a new Hyundai LX for his wife. While they liked the car, it was "too fast" for her so they traded it in on a new Camry 4 cylinder. Whoever gets the LX with 5,000 miles get a phenomenal value. If was not even 9 months old.
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Bob wrote:

I am not sure where you came up with the 19071 number. I was not able to find one for cheaper than 21k. The LX model for 2006 was replaced by the Limited model for 2007. I called a few dealerships and one in Ohio that specializes in Internet Cheap Sales. I think a lot of places quote cheap deals, but then they add a lot of stuff to it...Dealer prep and so on. The place in Ohio quoted me the best price of $20,380, and they weren't adding sales tax because that will be paid in my state. Carsdirect.com was more at 21,202. On Cardirect.com they ask for your zip code, so perhaps your area made the 2100 dollar difference.
Pat
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Bob; I found your 19701 number. I entered the zip code for Moraga California into Carsdirect.com. The trim model you were looking at was an SE which has the V-6 engine, but cloths seats and is no where near as nice as the LX. The SE version for 2007 is the same as the GLS version for 2006. The LX version of 2006 is the same as the Limited version for 2007 and that is going for 20,702 in your area on carsdirect.com.
That is 5200 more than I am currently paying. The extra 5 year warranty is only for the power train, and it is rare that vehicles need a new engine. Thus I am gambling that I can replace an engine or trans for less than 5k. I am a mechanic and will do the work myself so I feel quite confident in my gamble.
Take care Pat
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komobu wrote:

Limited. Sounds like you've done your homework and are getting a good deal. And you've got the 5/60000 warranty if you need it. Enjoy!
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LOL...:-)
Ed;
I always appreciate your posts here and elsewhere like Alt.Home.Repair. You always add a fresh common sense prospective. Thanks and Take Care.
Pat
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