Hyundai Veracruz

Discussion in 'Hyundai Veracruz' started by dodomaster, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. dodomaster

    dodomaster Guest

    Has anyone driven or own the Veracruz?
    We are planning to buy a crossover or midsize
    SUV either this year or next. We are seriously
    looking at the Pilot (we have other Hondas in
    the garage - CRV, Civic) but I am always
    open to better deals and better cars.

    I have read the good reviews and the Motor Trend
    article pitting it against the RX350 and actually
    winning. I have also viewed YouTube videos and
    so far, everyone is raving about the interior/exterior
    and what you get for the money.

    So, for you owners, any second thoughts, any advise...
    Were you able to close the deal closer to the invoice
    prices? Hondas are notoriously arrogant in that
    sense as they always think everyone will pay MSRP
    for their cars.

    Any words of wisdom is appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
    dodomaster, Aug 1, 2007
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    Smee Guest

    I just picked up a '07 Nissan Murano SL AWD with VDC and Touring
    Package for $35,200 OTD through www.carsdirecr.com. I don't know if
    you need the third row or not, I don't and just throwing in my 2 cents.
     
    Smee, Aug 1, 2007
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  3. dodomaster

    Smee Guest

    thats www.carsdirect.com
     
    Smee, Aug 1, 2007
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  4. dodomaster

    dodomaster Guest

    Yep...we do need the third row, so the Murano will not do.
    congrats on your purchase though...seems like a nice one.
     
    dodomaster, Aug 1, 2007
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  5. dodomaster

    hyundaitech Guest

    Haven't driven one more than around the parking lot. Problems seem few and
    minor, but we don't have many over the curb yet either.

    The 3.8L engine is the same as in the Azera and very similar to the 3.3 in
    the Sonata and Santa Fe. By the time Veracruz production started, the
    timing chain tensioner problem was resolved, so you shouldn't let that
    worry you. Otherwise, as far as comparision, you should be able compare
    the vehicle engine-wise to the Sonata, Azera, and 3.3 Santa Fe.

    The 6-speed automatic is new to Hyundai, but the information I have is
    that it's an Aisin Warner transmission used by other manufacturers that is
    essentially bulletproof.
     
    hyundaitech, Aug 1, 2007
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  6. dodomaster

    dodomaster Guest

    Thanks for the info.

    Any news for the new 2008 Veracruz? I heard navi will now
    be offered. I was wondering if there were body changes
    and/or engine changes. It will be cool if they
    actually have an IPOD jack on the front console or maybe
    a Jukebox (hard drive) so one can download all their mp3s
    instead of discs.
     
    dodomaster, Aug 1, 2007
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    hyundaitech Guest

    I'm not really in the "new features loop." Hyundai offers classes when new
    models are introduced, but we're mostly left to figure out the minor
    changes for ourselves (with the aid of shop manuals, of course). Your
    local dealer's sales department may be able to give you an answer, though.
     
    hyundaitech, Aug 1, 2007
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    Zeppo Guest

    Have you seen anything on the Veracruz' towing capacity? I can't seen to
    find it on the Hyundai site specs.

    Thanks,
    Jon
     
    Zeppo, Aug 2, 2007
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  9. dodomaster

    hyundaitech Guest

    The only place I found it was at www.hyundaiusa.com. It's listed under
    Exterior Dimensions, where I'm sure everyone would expect to find it.
     
    hyundaitech, Aug 2, 2007
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    nothermark Guest

    You need to put a smiley on that! ;-)
     
    nothermark, Aug 3, 2007
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  11. dodomaster

    hyundaitech Guest

    Sometimes the whole implied sarcasm over the internet doesn't work very
    well.
     
    hyundaitech, Aug 3, 2007
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  12. dodomaster

    Zeppo Guest

    Ah, I see it now. Thanks, Hyundaitech.

    Jon
     
    Zeppo, Aug 6, 2007
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