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Old 01-09-19, 07:17 AM
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Not the LS460 but my ownership of it. I have been contimplating making a move for awhile now. I feel owning a car in Denver is a losing proposition. The streets are all potholes, ruts, manhole covers etc. I have found myself driving my wife's Jeep whenever she wasn't going anywhere. I was tired of crawling in and out of my steep driveway and scraping parking stops. I replaced every front end component and still could not stop all the noise. I love blind spot monitor and all the new technology but didn't have all that in a 2007. It was time so now for the bottom line. I bought a 2019 totally redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0 Turbo Ultimate. Loaded with everything no options even offered. MSRP $40,250 discounted to $35,000 plus tax. I loved the LS460 along with my LS 400 for the last 19 years and totally enjoyed these forums. I still plan on being a lurker and will probably chime in with only helpful or positive thoughts.
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Old 01-09-19, 08:28 AM
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Congrats on the new Sante Fe! Definitely a practical vehicle for Denver! I've owned lots of Hyundais over the years, and have always found them to be very reliable and well built (not quite a Lexus, but very trouble-free). Hope you continue to "lurk" and contribute to our forum.
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Old 01-09-19, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Kennyr44 View Post
Not the LS460 but my ownership of it. I have been contimplating making a move for awhile now. I feel owning a car in Denver is a losing proposition. The streets are all potholes, ruts, manhole covers etc. I have found myself driving my wife's Jeep whenever she wasn't going anywhere. I was tired of crawling in and out of my steep driveway and scraping parking stops. I replaced every front end component and still could not stop all the noise. I love blind spot monitor and all the new technology but didn't have all that in a 2007. It was time so now for the bottom line. I bought a 2019 totally redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0 Turbo Ultimate. Loaded with everything no options even offered. MSRP $40,250 discounted to $35,000 plus tax. I loved the LS460 along with my LS 400 for the last 19 years and totally enjoyed these forums. I still plan on being a lurker and will probably chime in with only helpful or positive thoughts.
Welcome to the "Lurkers Club". This active forum is something I miss with trading in my LS. Not much activity on the SHO forums. Congrats on the Hyundai!
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Old 01-09-19, 09:42 AM
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Nothing lasts forever...at 12 years old it was likely time. Congrats on the Santa Fe!
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Old 01-09-19, 11:19 AM
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Another sedan bites the dust... killed by an SUV
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Old 01-09-19, 03:00 PM
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Did you get much in trade in for the LS ??
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Old 01-09-19, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnyg66 View Post
Did you get much in trade in for the LS ??

Well I went to Car Max first and they offered me $7500. The Hyundai dealer gave me 8k after much negotiation and with the tax incentive it wasn't too far off trade value. I also traded my 2006 ML350 because I won't be needing that dripping in my garage anymore with two very new SUV's. I might have gotten more for private sales but besides being lazy everyone needs to make a living and I'm pretty well set. The Santa Fe is quite a deal considering it's about 10k less than the Japanese competition and at least 15K less than Euro cars. I feel good about the smooth outcome. The warranty is 5/60 and 10/100k for powertrain.

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Old 01-09-19, 05:36 PM
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I leased a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate sixteen months ago for my wife. We were looking at an Acura MDX and a Highlander. On a whim we stopped at the Hyundai dealer and ended up with the Santa Fe. What a great vehicle. Made me a Hyundai fan. I am a car guy so I am tuned into more things that others may not be.
I am on this forum because I have a 2012 LS. Super car.
By the way, subsequent experiences with the MDX showed me I wouldnít have gone with it anyway and I am a hugh Honda fan. Very happy with the Santa Fe.
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Congrats on the new car and I wish you good luck with it.

​​​​​​​Yes, please continue to lurk and contribute. You and Chris have been valuable resources to this forum.
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Old 01-09-19, 10:54 PM
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Congratulations with the new ride! These Korean cars are getting refined by the year. Santa Fe is nice. Unsure if you had a chance to see the Palisade. I just saw it at the LA Autoshow and man itís a sweet looking car with all the bells and whistles you would be looking for in SUVs for double the cost. Enjoy in good health!
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Old 01-10-19, 05:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikerx80 View Post
Congratulations with the new ride! These Korean cars are getting refined by the year. Santa Fe is nice. Unsure if you had a chance to see the Palisade. I just saw it at the LA Autoshow and man itís a sweet looking car with all the bells and whistles you would be looking for in SUVs for double the cost. Enjoy in good health!
I haven't seen it. Too big for me though. When the Genesis SUV's come out they will probably be awesome for a great price.
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Congrats on the new purchase. I too am contemplating getting something to replace my current LS. Always wanted the executive rear seat and now that i have it, its hard to let it go but with the cars age will need to come something new.
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Old 01-11-19, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by roadfrog View Post
Welcome to the "Lurkers Club". This active forum is something I miss with trading in my LS. Not much activity on the SHO forums. Congrats on the Hyundai!
Believe it or not the 2019 Santa Fe portion of the Hyundai forum is pretty robust. I was pleasantly surprised.
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Welcome to the "Lurkers Club". This active forum is something I miss with trading in my LS. Not much activity on the SHO forums. Congrats on the Hyundai!
I have strongly considered an SHO over the past few years and noticed there wasn't much forum activity either (especially lately).
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Old 01-11-19, 02:36 PM
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Congratulations on the new car! I too decided to sell my LS after dealing with the front end issues, it just got tiring...never could really get the thing right. But a great car overall. Best of luck with the Hyundai. They've come a long way...will miss your many contributions here.
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