My dealer is having a special this month. They are offering 30% off
every Hyundai in stock. The 30% is off the dealer markup sticker and
NOT the Hyundai sticker.
When I got to the dealer, and expressed my interest in an Entourage SE,
all of a sudden the 30% off had exclusions, and one of them was the
Entourage. Only 10% off, plus the $1500 rebate from Hyundai.
It took me threatening legal action, since the radio commercial has
clearly NO exceptions mentioned, but I did get my 30% off.
Anyway, sticker was $29,890. Dealer sticker was $32,885 after $2995 for
pin striping and door guards (what a joke). Wound up paying just south
of $21,000. After taxes and tags, trading in our 2002 Elantra, and
$5,000 down, we financed around $12,000.
We wound up with a blue SE with the ~$3000 DVD/entertainment package.
Let me say that we were really looking to buy the GLS with the small
option package (no DVD and a ton of other stuff we didn't need or really
want), but without even one of them on the lot, they were unwilling to
negotiate on getting one that way.
I can't really offer too many impressions yet, except to say that it
really drives like a car. Build quality seems as good as, or slightly
better, than my 2006 Sonata. Oh, and the cup holders are plentiful and
On the negative side, I now own two vehicles (or make payments on two
vehicles) that get worse mileage than the two they replaced. Kind of a
step backwards. But with a somewhat rapidly expanding family, I think
it was a more energy-efficient choice than buying some other vehicles on
Well, more impressions to follow....once we figure out all the damned