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2019 Kona Ultimate AWD with carpeted floor mats, cargo net, cargo tray and rear bumper applique. $30,240 MSRP. Paid $26,829.50 plus $189.50 doc fee. $1,250 rebate from Hyundai. The rest was dealer discount. So 4.52% off invoice. Apparently I am supposed to get a $500 gift card if I complete an insurance application with Allstate. If that happens in my mind it will be 6.3% off invoice.
 

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I paid cash for it in full... haven’t had a car payment in 20 years...
C'mon so un-American:) In addition to making enough to make the minimum payment on ten maxed out credit cards, people now have the option of getting money before they even work for it, payday loans courtesy of your elected representatives.

Seriously now, respect to you, I hope the culture of not overextending and taking loans only for car and mortgage will propagate.
Same here FICO north of 800, 24/7 credit monitoring with non-stop fraud investigation to block credit checks unless I unlock my Equifax online.

BTW I am brand spanking new to this forum.

I had serious thoughts about an EV for my daughter but level 3 charging will ruin her battery, will get her a Kona Ltd. to carry her through college and last her until grandkids.
 

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Mine is leased but I'll put down my numbers anyway :)

State: CA
Trim: Ultimate FWD
Options:*Carpeted Floor Mats, *Cargo Tray, *Mud Guards, *Rear Bumper Appliqué
MSRP: $27,500+Freight&Handling (Window Sticker)
Price: $23,744.79 (Adjusted Cap. Cost)
Leased: March 2019. 12k/36mo.

Monthly payment: $302.52+tax
 

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We bought our first Hyundai, a new 2019 Kona Limited, FWD, Thunder Gray / Black/Gray/Lime interior, 2/28/2019.

It had port installed options of $390 (Carpet Floor Mats, Cargo Net, Cargo Tray, First Aid Kit, Rear Bumper Applique).

MSRP was $26,920 with port installed options and freight.

We paid $22,703.78 + sales tax, title fees.

Our discount including the Hyundai rebates, and dealer rebates, and reduction in MSRP by the dealer, was 15.7%.

We paid cash, so no financing or trade to mess with the reduction from MSRP to selling price.

Bottom line is simply getting a discount of ~15% off MSRP is very reasonable.
 

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State: MO
Trim: Limited
Options: came with the car...carpeted floor mats, tool tray, wheel locks, door guard
Price: $24,217
 

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Sorry to grave dig, I found this thread searching the forums. I've still yet to buy one but I'm offering 28K OTD for a Limited AWD or 30K OTD for an Ultimate AWD and so far the 2 dealers I've been to won't take it. These are for 2019s mind you, which are leftover stock now that 2020s are trickling out. After seeing some of the prices people paid here I now know for sure I'm being MORE than reasonable and the dealers are just being greedy...
 

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Around 13-14% off MSRP... many buyers are going for 0% or near 0% finance instead of the $1500 rebate.. but I read nothing but negative reviews about Hyundai Finance which worried me a bit... decided to stick with own bank.

Purchased Aug-5-2019
Year: 2019 Kona (White)
Trim: FWD Limited
Location: Dallas, TX
MSRP: $27,085 includes dealer window tint and wheel locks
Paid: $23,500 ($25,000 minus $1500 rebate)
Taxes & Fees: $1468 (TX) + Random fees appx $350
OTD: $25,364
 

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Around 13-14% off MSRP... many buyers are going for 0% or near 0% finance instead of the $1500 rebate.. but I read nothing but negative reviews about Hyundai Finance which worried me a bit... decided to stick with own bank.

Purchased Aug-5-2019
Year: 2019 Kona (White)
Trim: FWD Limited
Location: Dallas, TX
MSRP: $27,085 includes dealer window tint and wheel locks
Paid: $23,500 ($25,000 minus $1500 rebate)
Taxes & Fees: $1468 (TX) + Random fees appx $350
OTD: $25,364
Going by your numbers you got 9% off MSRP (if you don't count the rebate) which is what I'm going for. MSRP on an Ultimate AWD is 29995. 9% off that is 27,296. Taxes in NJ are 6.625% so that should bring the OTD price to 29.1. I'm offering 30K which gives an additional $900 in room for fees and whatever the **** the dealer wants to tack on. Yet all the dealers I see still wanna do the back and forth and say my offer is too low. It's so **** frustrating, I wish there was a site where you could just put your highest bid out there backed by a credit card and if both parties agree they are locked into the contract. Buying cars should NOT be this annoying...sorry for the rant.
 

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Going by your numbers you got 9% off MSRP (if you don't count the rebate) which is what I'm going for. MSRP on an Ultimate AWD is 29995. 9% off that is 27,296. Taxes in NJ are 6.625% so that should bring the OTD price to 29.1. I'm offering 30K which gives an additional $900 in room for fees and whatever the ** the dealer wants to tack on. Yet all the dealers I see still wanna do the back and forth and say my offer is too low. It's so ** frustrating, I wish there was a site where you could just put your highest bid out there backed by a credit card and if both parties agree they are locked into the contract. Buying cars should NOT be this annoying...sorry for the rant.
Try another state.. you’re offering a descent deal.. I would walk and tell them to call when they want a sale.. it’s only a matter of time before they will call.. did you try using the internet sales droid ? I always have a better “experience” via the internet sales ..
 

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Try another state.. you’re offering a descent deal.. I would walk and tell them to call when they want a sale.. it’s only a matter of time before they will call.. did you try using the internet sales droid ? I always have a better “experience” via the internet sales ..
Thanks for the feedback! I've been trying that just this weekend. I basically looked up on cars.com and autotrader ever dealer within a 200 mile radius that had 1 in stock and sent them the same offer saying I'm serious and ready to put down money TODAY, first person to accept gets my business. Problem is here in the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area all if not most of the dealers have the same greedy attitude, 200 mile radius might not even be enough sadly. I'll know come tomorrow or Tuesday because most of the places weren't open Sundays and closed early Saturdays.

Back when I bought my Evo IX I got a better NO HAGGLE deal from California that was thousands of dollars below what they wanted here. Even paying $1000 to ship it cross country still saved me a ton of money in the end. I was hoping I wouldn't have to do that again as the Kona is nowhere near a 'Halo Car' like the Evo was but it is looking more and more likely I might need to end up doing a long distance deal.
 

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Thanks for the feedback! I've been trying that just this weekend. I basically looked up on cars.com and autotrader ever dealer within a 200 mile radius that had 1 in stock and sent them the same offer saying I'm serious and ready to put down money TODAY, first person to accept gets my business. Problem is here in the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area all if not most of the dealers have the same greedy attitude, 200 mile radius might not even be enough sadly. I'll know come tomorrow or Tuesday because most of the places weren't open Sundays and closed early Saturdays.

Back when I bought my Evo IX I got a better NO HAGGLE deal from California that was thousands of dollars below what they wanted here. Even paying $1000 to ship it cross country still saved me a ton of money in the end. I was hoping I wouldn't have to do that again as the Kona is nowhere near a 'Halo Car' like the Evo was but it is looking more and more likely I might need to end up doing a long distance deal.
I'm in albany and started looking in a similar radius...seems like once you get outside 500 miles the deals finally start showing up. Ended up buying from South Charlotte Hyundai for $1500 lower than I could get up here (2018 AWD LTD for $26k OTD). Didn't really cost us anything extra because we had travel to NC already scheduled, but still would have been well worth the cost of a one-way flight. We were also looking later in the year (october). Good luck!
 

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Going by your numbers you got 9% off MSRP (if you don't count the rebate) which is what I'm going for. MSRP on an Ultimate AWD is 29995. 9% off that is 27,296. Taxes in NJ are 6.625% so that should bring the OTD price to 29.1. I'm offering 30K which gives an additional $900 in room for fees and whatever the ** the dealer wants to tack on. Yet all the dealers I see still wanna do the back and forth and say my offer is too low. It's so ** frustrating, I wish there was a site where you could just put your highest bid out there backed by a credit card and if both parties agree they are locked into the contract. Buying cars should NOT be this annoying...sorry for the rant.
Are all the negotiations you've done in person at a dealership? When I bought my WRX I was getting the 2018 literally as they were coming off the boat, so no one except for one dealer near me had it. I didn't want to go to that dealer unprepared and not get a deal and then have to wait till other dealers got their inventory.

So I emailed about 10 dealers, all out of state that either had 18's on the lot or had them incoming. Pretty basic email, something like "I'm in the market for a 2018 WRX Limited, here is a link to the one I want on your website. My local dealer has not gotten an allotment yet and I don't have the time off of work to spend days in NH negotiating with dealers. I want to purchase this exact vehicle for (made up numbers) $27,000. I saw that you have a doc fee of $350, and that tags/title is normally $135. Before taxes are you willing to sell me this exact vehicle for $27,485 completely out the door"

7 dealers would inevitebly respond with something like "you're dreaming" or blow me off. But 3 would respond favorably and there's always one that will do that deal. Print that email out bring it into your local dealership and say "I understand this dealer and I haven't signed anything and he could be blowing smoke up my ass, but I've read up on this dealer, they have a great reputation and it is simply easier for me and my work schedule to bring my business to you. Can you match or beat their offer" And at least with my WRX I asked them to beat it by $500 which was almost unreasonable, but they came back and beat it by $250. I drove the car home about an hour later. But if I went in there without documentation showing my work (like in grade school when you solve a math problem) I doubt it would've gone that smooth. Or worse yet, I would've gotten pissed off and walked out.
 

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I'm in albany and started looking in a similar radius...seems like once you get outside 500 miles the deals finally start showing up. Ended up buying from South Charlotte Hyundai for $1500 lower than I could get up here (2018 AWD LTD for $26k OTD). Didn't really cost us anything extra because we had travel to NC already scheduled, but still would have been well worth the cost of a one-way flight. We were also looking later in the year (october). Good luck!
Thanks for the feedback! Yeah NY/NJ/CT and even PA dealers have some serious issues with selling cars for thinner profit margins. NYC I can understand because their overhead might not allow for it, but rural dealers in Bumblefrig NJ...c'mon lol.
 

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Are all the negotiations you've done in person at a dealership? When I bought my WRX I was getting the 2018 literally as they were coming off the boat, so no one except for one dealer near me had it. I didn't want to go to that dealer unprepared and not get a deal and then have to wait till other dealers got their inventory.

So I emailed about 10 dealers, all out of state that either had 18's on the lot or had them incoming. Pretty basic email, something like "I'm in the market for a 2018 WRX Limited, here is a link to the one I want on your website. My local dealer has not gotten an allotment yet and I don't have the time off of work to spend days in NH negotiating with dealers. I want to purchase this exact vehicle for (made up numbers) $27,000. I saw that you have a doc fee of $350, and that tags/title is normally $135. Before taxes are you willing to sell me this exact vehicle for $27,485 completely out the door"

7 dealers would inevitebly respond with something like "you're dreaming" or blow me off. But 3 would respond favorably and there's always one that will do that deal. Print that email out bring it into your local dealership and say "I understand this dealer and I haven't signed anything and he could be blowing smoke up my ass, but I've read up on this dealer, they have a great reputation and it is simply easier for me and my work schedule to bring my business to you. Can you match or beat their offer" And at least with my WRX I asked them to beat it by $500 which was almost unreasonable, but they came back and beat it by $250. I drove the car home about an hour later. But if I went in there without documentation showing my work (like in grade school when you solve a math problem) I doubt it would've gone that smooth. Or worse yet, I would've gotten pissed off and walked out.
Yep I'm pretty much doing the same thing you did, I also did my homework thoroughly and explained clearly how I got my price. So far the replies I got were that 'It's not possible for that price, no dealer is gonna agree to that, blah blah blah'. I just don't have time to go back and forth with them, but the proof is in THIS forum and a bunch of replies I got from Reddit that dealers CAN and HAVE sold for my offer or less. Thanks for the feedback!
 

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So just a quick update for everyone, WE GOT ONE! 2019 Ultimate AWD in Thunder Gray. I ended up paying 30.3 OTD ($300 more than I wanted) but I got 0% APR for 60 months and the purchase was smooth and easy as can be. Got it from Bob Bell Hyundai in Balitmore. It was a 3 hour drive to go there but totally worth it.
 

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So just a quick update for everyone, WE GOT ONE! 2019 Ultimate AWD in Thunder Gray. I ended up paying 30.3 OTD ($300 more than I wanted) but I got 0% APR for 60 months and the purchase was smooth and easy as can be. Got it from Bob Bell Hyundai in Balitmore. It was a 3 hour drive to go there but totally worth it.
Congrats on your new ride ! I’m sure you enjoyed your 3 hour drive home !
 

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Congrats on your new ride ! I’m sure you enjoyed your 3 hour drive home !
I only drove it for less than an hour, my fiance took it back the rest of the way. I more so bought it for her, I'm going to take over her Yaris to use for daily driving duties. But when we got home she had the biggest smile on her face. Cheers!
 
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