Trade in unhappy


#1

I just purchased a 2011 Hyundai Tucson, I am not that happy with it, I really do not like all the digital stuff on the dash, and would like to trade it for a Sonata. I have only had it 1wk, how much money will I lose…


#2

Don’t ask us, we’d be guessing at best.
Quickly ask your dealer before too much time or mileage elapses.
Some have a short term satisfaction guarantee, some don’t.
some would be willing to do some horse tradin’, some won’t.


#3

Did you buy it sight unseen or take it for several long test drives? Sounds like buyer’s remorse to me. A friend (sales manager for Ferrari Denver) sold a customer a brand new 430. He drove it home, decided he did not like it and sold it back to the dealer the next day. Hopefully, you will not lose $35,000 as he did.


#4

My first new car was an 1983 Ford Mustang GT. It cost ~10600. I had buyer’s remorse also and went to trade it in a few week after I bought it. The best offer was $6800. I kept the Mustang and wish I still had it. They’re not kidding when they say a car depreciates 30% the moment it’s driven off the lot.

You are at the mercy of the dealer and will take a hammering if you trade it in.

Ed B.


#5

No did not take it for several long test drives… it just does not get the gas miles it should . Not really buyers remorse… but not happy real happy… I try to keep my cars a long time. 14 yrs . This is a Hyundai and it has that gurantee trade in in 2yrs… so I suppose I will just have to wait 2 yrs…


#6

you’ve only had it a week and it’s not getting the mileage you thought? How are you checking it? have you even filled the tank yet? Give the car a thousand miles or so and it should get to where the EPA estimates are.