Honda Bumper Backs Into Elantra Bumper

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by Robert Cohen, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Robert Cohen

    Robert Cohen Guest

    OUR 2003 ELANTRA BUMPER IS THE LEAST DAMAGED--minimal--the Honda is
    reportedly showing damage.

    This is not a controlled scientific test, while there should be some
    other smiling Elantrans seeing this note.
    Robert Cohen, Mar 6, 2006
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    zonie Guest

    They will not be smiling at trade in time. When they find out a Honda is
    worth 3 times what their Hundee is.
    zonie, Mar 7, 2006
  3. Robert Cohen

    Jody Guest

    hmmm save money now or later?
    ill take the saved $ now thank you mr smarty pants rather than pay more
    now, get a lil more later..
    live in the moment i say, way this worlds going it might not be here
    later... =-)
    Jody, Mar 7, 2006
  4. Robert Cohen

    Pete & Cindy Guest

    now that I find funny.. considering when I traded my 2000 Elantra wagon in I
    got almost what I paid for it 4 years later and they sold it for what it
    sold for BRAND new..;-) bought a 2004 Elantra GT and traded that in 18
    months later, again got almost what I paid for it and they sold it for what
    it sold for BRAND new.. bought a 2006 Santa Fe.. because the colour I
    bought is no longer available, I have been offered MORE Than I paid for it 5
    months ago. GO FIGURE.. and YOU say Honda's hold their resale BETTER than
    Hyundai???? hmmmmmmmmmmm might wanna recheck that..;-)

    Pete & Cindy, Mar 7, 2006
  5. Robert Cohen

    Matt Whiting Guest

    Depends on how long you keep your vehicles. I keep mine at least 10
    years or 200,000 miles and at that point they are generally worth next
    to nothing anyway. And three times nothing is still nothing.

    If you are one of those folks that trades for a new car every two or
    three years, then, yes, the trade-in value can be a significant issue.
    Even so, a Honda will hardly be worth three times more than a Hyundai.
    Maybe 1/3 more...

    Matt Whiting, Mar 7, 2006
  6. I've never had to worry about the 10 year issue before I hit the
    200,000 mark. :)

    Screwtape III, Mar 9, 2006
  7. Robert Cohen

    Jody Guest

    were at 160 000 and it runs great no oil use either, 99 'cent
    Jody, Mar 9, 2006
  8. Robert Cohen

    Bini Guest

    Hey Pete,
    Being an owner of a Hyundai Elantra 02 myself, I m happy to read this
    and would like to believe it to. But and do not say
    the same thing! They show the values depreciated by at least 50% after
    4 yrs! My Elantra 02 is as clean and well-maintained as it can be. Only
    has some dents on the sides from the doors of cars parked adjacent to
    mine in the carport (can't help it!!!) Any suggestions on what you did
    to get such a good trade-in price?
    Bini, Mar 14, 2006
  9. Robert Cohen

    Pete & Cindy Guest

    well I traded it in on an 06 Santa Fe from the same dealer I bought it
    from... and was the 3rd I had bought from them so they prolly gave me a
    above average trade in...

    Pete & Cindy, Mar 14, 2006
  10. Robert Cohen

    Matt Whiting Guest

    And often you pay more for the vehicle you are buying when you have a
    trade so you lose a little on that end of the deal also.

    Matt Whiting, Mar 14, 2006
  11. Robert Cohen

    Pete & Cindy Guest

    well considering I got it less than list price, I doubt it..;-) it was to
    make me feel better after the Elantra.. had 14 problems with it in 18
    months.. including having a new clutch put in it at 12,000 Kilos... bent
    throughout bearing.... 4 different stereo systems.. but the last straw was
    them telling me that the top end needed to be done at 21,000 thats when we
    decided to trade it in....

    Pete & Cindy, Mar 15, 2006
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