Buying a new Tucson - NOT

Discussion in 'Hyundai Tucson' started by Neville MADDEN, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Hi everybody,

    I know that this newsgroup is predominantly US contributors and a few from
    the UK Australia and New Zealand...and maybe Hyundai Australia monitor this
    newsgroup.

    Well yester day I went into the local dealer to trade in my 2007 2.7L V6
    Tucson on a new one and they said " No...there are no longer any Tucsons
    coming to Australia and they hadn't seen a V6 for over 6 months." AND the
    proposed replacement would ( might) be here in April 2010 and may cost
    $8000 more than the present(?) Tucsons. Still couldn't even tell me if
    there was going to be a diesel option. WTF is going on?

    They tried to flog me a Santa Fe R Series but I looked at the price and
    didn't feel it was value for the money....plus they didn't even have one on
    the floor or owned by the staff that my wife and I could look at.

    So sadly after enjoying my experience with my Tucson I went to the Suzuki
    dealer down the road and the wife liked the Suzuki Grand Vitara. The deal
    offered was great so we signed a contract to buy one.

    Hyundai just lost a customer who was extremely happy with their vehicles
    and no doubt there will be more......

    Neville
    Queensland
    Australia

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    Neville MADDEN, Jan 1, 2010
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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    I just looked at the Hyundai USA website and they show the 2009 model, but
    no 2010 for both the Tucson and the SantaFe. They do show the higher price
    Veracruz as a 2010 though. They seem to sell a lot of the Tucson and would
    seem silly to drop them.
     
    Ed Pawlowski, Jan 1, 2010
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    Steve Oz Guest

    Google Hyundai X35 for the Tuscon replacement. Hope you enjoy the GV
    more than my neighbours (who now own a Ford Focus) did theirs.

    Steve
    Newcastle NSW Aust
     
    Steve Oz, Jan 1, 2010
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  4. Neville MADDEN

    Voyager Guest

    I can't speak for Australia, but in the US we are about to get a newly
    designed Tucson that is coming out as a late 2010 model. I was at my
    local Ford/Hyundai dealer yesterday to test drive the Ford Edge as I had
    just test driven the Chevy Equinox and Traverse and wanted to compare
    what Ford had to offer. He had no Edge's in stock, but said I might
    want to wait 2-3 weeks as he expected his first shipment then of the new
    Tucson. He showed me pictures of it such as shown here:
    http://blogs.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1034591_first-drive-2010-hyundai-tucson

    He said it is supposed to have a direct injection 4 cylinder much like
    the Chevy Equinox and thus get better mileage. I don't know if it will
    match the Chevy though, which is very impressive for an AWD vehicle
    (20/29 US EPA ratings). I'm not in a hurry to buy and the Chevy dealer
    is having a hard time getting Equinox vehicles and seemed unwilling to
    deal since it is currently so popular. So, I will wait to see what the
    new Tucson is like.

    As an aside, and I realize this is a Hyundai NG, but I was absolutely
    impressed with the new Chevy Equinox and Traverse. I don't need the
    size of the Traverse and want better fuel economy than my current Grand
    Caravan delivers. And the AWD is nice as I live on a hill in the
    boonies. The Equinox is an excellent vehicle that is well-designed and
    drives very nicely. I drove the 4 cylinder and it has plenty of power
    with the new direction injection Ecotec 2.4L engine. And getting
    highway mileage that is close to my Sonata is icing on the cake!

    However, I will wait to see how the new Tucson compares. I like the
    styling of the Equinox better than what I see in the pictures of the
    Tucson, but will wait to see one in person.

    Matt
     
    Voyager, Jan 1, 2010
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    Barry Guest

    I bought a new Tucson Limited, and love it....
    Barry
    Austex
     
    Barry, Jan 1, 2010
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  6. Neville MADDEN

    Voyager Guest

    2009??
     
    Voyager, Jan 1, 2010
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  7. Neville MADDEN

    Barry Guest

    2010
     
    Barry, Jan 2, 2010
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    Voyager Guest

    Is this the new design? Your dealer must be ahead of mine as mine is
    still awaiting his first delivery of the new model.

    Matt
     
    Voyager, Jan 2, 2010
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    Voyager Guest

    What other vehicles did you test drive to compare against the Tucson?

    Matt
     
    Voyager, Jan 2, 2010
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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    I'm impressed. None of the other dealers have them yet and the Hyundai web
    site does not show them as being on sale yet.
     
    Ed Pawlowski, Jan 2, 2010
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    hyundaitech Guest

    We received one at my place of employment last week. As far as I can
    tell, all being released at this time have the 2.4L Theta four
    cylinder with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The online service
    manual also has information for a 2.0L. We'll see whether it's
    forthcoming (or not).
     
    hyundaitech, Jan 4, 2010
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    Voyager Guest

    Is the 2.4L a direct injection design?

    Is the 2.0L gas or diesel? Is it direction injection if gas?

    The web sites lists a 6-speed manual transmission as well.

    I'm still waiting for one to arrive at my local dealer in upstate NY.
     
    Voyager, Jan 4, 2010
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    kaboom Guest

    **A fully-loaded Tuscon just arrived at my local northwest CT
    dealership. Dad saw it when he went in to work this morning, he said
    it was around $28K. It was black with duel sunroofs. He also added: It
    was gorgeous :)

    kaboomie
     
    kaboom, Jan 4, 2010
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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Yeah, I can imagine fighting over them.
     
    Ed Pawlowski, Jan 5, 2010
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    kaboom Guest

    **Har ;) Dual!

    kaboomie
     
    kaboom, Jan 5, 2010
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  16. Neville MADDEN

    hyundaitech Guest

    The 2.4 is direct injection.

    According to the shop manual, the 2.0 is simply a smaller version of
    the 2.4, so I expect that would be direct injection, too, presuming
    they even have 2.0L models for sale in the U.S.
     
    hyundaitech, Jan 8, 2010
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    Voyager Guest

    The first 2010 Tucson arrived yesterday and the dealer gave me a call.
    I took a quick look this morning (it was pretty cold and the car was
    snow covered so I didn't look long) and it seems very small to me
    compared to the Equinox. I'm guessing maybe the Santa Fe is more size
    comparable to the new Equinox, but is also price comparable so it looks
    like the Chevy is actually a pretty good deal.

    I will drive the Tucson, but am not interested in the Santa Fe as I both
    find it ugly and don't like the poor fuel mileage. However, first
    glance suggests that the Tucson is just too small and the styling didn't
    do much for me either, unfortunately.

    Matt
     
    Voyager, Jan 13, 2010
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    Don Allen Guest

    I saw my first 2010 Tucson on a city street today. Very nice looking,
    albeit somewhat Honda CRV looking, especially from the grille.
     
    Don Allen, Jan 14, 2010
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