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Hi from Nova Scotia, Canada. I'm thinking about to making the jump to a 2021 Hyundai Venue, Preferred trim.
I am wondering if there are any issues or concerns about the vehicle. Reading through the forum I haven't found any glaring issues so it seems all the members are happy with their choice, but thought I'd ask anyway.
Also how much do you think a buyer should be able to negotiate off the MSRP?
 

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I just bought a Venue SEL Premium and I like it a lot. I鈥檝e had it for over a month. No problems. It鈥檚 peppy, decent ride, very good fuel economy, handling and braking. I got $3000 off the sticker window price. For what I paid it鈥檚 a steal. You should be able to get at least 10-12% off asking price.
 

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I hate to give feedback with such little data, but I can鈥檛 help it this time.
About a month into my 21 denim and I love this little guy! Like the award says...best value winner, so if you get a couple of grand off the sticker, even better. I had to pay the man to get the denim from another dealership, but I have found over the long haul it鈥檚 always better to get a new vehicle EXACTLY the way you want it, and worry about money later. I did score my 1500 rebate with an excellent trade in price. I really don鈥檛 give a crap if I want it. 馃槣
IVT has a learning curve, but other than that this guy is a winner if it holds up. Love the tech and the smooth ride. Good on gas as well!
 

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Some tips: There are two types of discounts, the Hyundai Dealer discount and the Hyundai Manufacturer rebate. (USA at least)

You can probably get $1,500-$2,000 off from the dealer depending on how good looking you are .

Then, they will ask you if you want another $1,500 off from the manufacturer, or low financing from the manufacturer (0 to 2%). (They probably will not give you both. Some car brands do both)

You will want to pre qualify from your own personal bank or a third party finance so that you can opt to get the manufacturer discount instead. Or you can pay all cash to get the manufacturer discount.

You can also get additional discounts ($400-$1,000) if you are a student, military, recent grad, front liner and etc. as your occupation, but they need proof.

Lastly, if you buy through a wholesale club like Costco, you can get freebies like aftermarket discounts or gift card ($100-$200) from Costco.
 

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Man, I tried to get a better deal but no way. Only able to get the current offer of $500 Hyundai Canada discount. I tried other dealers in the Province. Nobody will budge on the price. Warranty is very different here than USA, in Canada it's 5 years/100,000 kilometers total, while in USA it's 5 years/100,000 kilometers bumper to bumper and 10 years/160,000 kilometers on power train and I heard 3 years maintenance included.
Anyway, my wife likes it so I guess were buying a blue preferred model next week.
 

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As long as you did your best to find the best price, that is all that matters.

You can pick a different car model, or brand, but you will feel like you compromised.
I could have gotten a Kia Seltos, or a Jeep Renegade, but I would probably kick myself over if I did.
 

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As long as you did your best to find the best price, that is all that matters.

You can pick a different car model, or brand, but you will feel like you compromised.
I could have gotten a Kia Seltos, or a Jeep Renegade, but I would probably kick myself over if I did.
The salesman I'm buying from is a life long friend of my neighbor. I had asked him for the best price he could give me. He got a little perturbed when I tried to get some more off, saying I already went as low as I can. He told me he could have gone $2000 lower in January when Hyundai had an incentive going.
I almost bought a Kia Soul. It was supposed to be a new 2020 Demo (leftover with 3700 km of "test driving" on it). I had actually made a deal on it.
Something in the back of my mind didn't sit right about it. It was bugging me so I ran a Carfax on the "New" car. Turned out my suspicions were right. The vehicle was registered for the road to somebody in January 2020 and for some reason landed up back in the hands of Kia in July 2020 when they recorded the odometer at 3500 km Then it sat at the dealership until now, gaining only 200 km. I was pushed towards it over the 2021 I was initially interested in. It was presented by numerous people at the Kia dealership as new, the bill of sale said "New 2020 Kia Soul" except, it wasn't new but I was paying a slightly less than new car price for a 15 month old used car.
The shocked look on the salesman's face when I laid the Carfax on his desk was priceless.The smooth talking crook was left speechless, caught. I got my deposit back and ran from that dealership. I was driving by there yesterday, they put it back in the lineup with the "New" cars, 2020 Demo sticker back in the windshield, waiting for the next unsuspecting mark.
 

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I really think that how good a deal you can get depends how many they have sitting on their lot. It is tough for me to tell with my transaction because I traded a car with problems, but the dealer had 16 Venues and made me an offer I really liked right from the get go. They are a brand new dealership that have a huge lot filled with everything except the hard to get models (no Venue Denims or Velosters). I told them I wanted a small, white, boxy hatchback and they had two white Venue SE and 2 white SEL, so they seemed VERY interested in making a deal!
 

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Should be the least expensive SUV available in Canada. It has more headroom than other sub-compact SUVs. Good MPG (31-34) and enough power to get around. You can also check out the Kia Seltos, Kia Soul or Hyundai Kona. Also nice is the Mazda CX-3. I would skip the Hondas and Toyotas.
 

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Yeah, looks kind of Mercedes Benz inspired grille.
We need our Korean or Canadian Venue members to hook us up!

Or I would get these from India. Turn on the LED Grille Emblem when doing some light trailing at night.
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I really think that how good a deal you can get depends how many they have sitting on their lot. It is tough for me to tell with my transaction because I traded a car with problems, but the dealer had 16 Venues and made me an offer I really liked right from the get go. They are a brand new dealership that have a huge lot filled with everything except the hard to get models (no Venue Denims or Velosters). I told them I wanted a small, white, boxy hatchback and they had two white Venue SE and 2 white SEL, so they seemed VERY interested in making a deal!
Our local dealer had zero inventory of Venues. Well, there was one in the service dept getting an oil change, lol. In fact, their entire lot was low on inventory. They just had like 3 each of Elantras, Sonatas, Santa Fes, Tucsons. I briefly checked their CPO lineup, but why pay $19k for a used 2018 Kona with 30k miles when I could get a brand new Venue which I prefer for about the same price.

My dealer's been selling cars like nuts plus chip shortage impacted supply. So I had to pay $20,500 for my Venue SEL. I think that's what it was. I forgot.
 

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The salesman I'm buying from is a life long friend of my neighbor. I had asked him for the best price he could give me. He got a little perturbed when I tried to get some more off, saying I already went as low as I can. He told me he could have gone $2000 lower in January when Hyundai had an incentive going.
I almost bought a Kia Soul. It was supposed to be a new 2020 Demo (leftover with 3700 km of "test driving" on it). I had actually made a deal on it.
Something in the back of my mind didn't sit right about it. It was bugging me so I ran a Carfax on the "New" car. Turned out my suspicions were right. The vehicle was registered for the road to somebody in January 2020 and for some reason landed up back in the hands of Kia in July 2020 when they recorded the odometer at 3500 km Then it sat at the dealership until now, gaining only 200 km. I was pushed towards it over the 2021 I was initially interested in. It was presented by numerous people at the Kia dealership as new, the bill of sale said "New 2020 Kia Soul" except, it wasn't new but I was paying a slightly less than new car price for a 15 month old used car.
The shocked look on the salesman's face when I laid the Carfax on his desk was priceless.The smooth talking crook was left speechless, caught. I got my deposit back and ran from that dealership. I was driving by there yesterday, they put it back in the lineup with the "New" cars, 2020 Demo sticker back in the windshield, waiting for the next unsuspecting mark.
Sounds like that car was bought back from Kia for being a lemon. I assume Canada has similar Lemon Laws where if a car can't be repaired in a certain number of visits, the manufacturer has to buy it back.

I was perusing cars online to help a friend find a car, and I ran across a Lemon buyback 2-year-old Chevy SUV. It was listed for full retail. I clicked on the CarFax and it clearly said the car was bought back due to lemon law. Sadly, a lot of buyers aren't savvy enough to check a CarFax. They see the logo on the website and don't click it, or they just show up at a dealer and are ushered into a vehicle without ever asking to see the CarFax.

I was sorta interested in a Kia Rio S hatchback, as it would've been $3k cheaper than the Venue with slightly better gas mileage. One of the reasons I decided not to was that I hate the local Kia dealership for lots of reasons I won't get into (wife used to work for them). You can't trust car dealers, so I make my own luck and just buy new cars, maintain them extremely well, and keep them for 10 years.

Also, the Venue has easier entry/exit due to ground clearance. I am glad I went with the Venue. Kia Souls are hideous. lol. I do like their cargo space, but it's not worth putting up with its hideous styling. I have a friend who bought a 3-year-old Kia Soul last year at that local Kia dealership, and she paid nearly new price (I am talking new retail Soul price) for a base model used 3 year old Soul.

And get this, it wasn't even Kia Certified with the 10 years/160k mile powertrain warranty even though it was 3 years/30k old and bought at a new Kia dealership. They sold her a highly profitable aftermarket warranty for like $2,500 that only covers the car until 75,000 miles. Sorry I am mixing KM and M. :)

Ignorance is costly. She could've bought a brand new Soul with a far superior warranty for less than the 3 year old one + plus aftermarket warranty cost.
 

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Sounds like that car was bought back from Kia for being a lemon. I assume Canada has similar Lemon Laws where if a car can't be repaired in a certain number of visits, the manufacturer has to buy it back.

I was perusing cars online to help a friend find a car, and I ran across a Lemon buyback 2-year-old Chevy SUV. It was listed for full retail. I clicked on the CarFax and it clearly said the car was bought back due to lemon law. Sadly, a lot of buyers aren't savvy enough to check a CarFax. They see the logo on the website and don't click it, or they just show up at a dealer and are ushered into a vehicle without ever asking to see the CarFax.

I was sorta interested in a Kia Rio S hatchback, as it would've been $3k cheaper than the Venue with slightly better gas mileage. One of the reasons I decided not to was that I hate the local Kia dealership for lots of reasons I won't get into (wife used to work for them). You can't trust car dealers, so I make my own luck and just buy new cars, maintain them extremely well, and keep them for 10 years.

Also, the Venue has easier entry/exit due to ground clearance. I am glad I went with the Venue. Kia Souls are hideous. lol. I do like their cargo space, but it's not worth putting up with its hideous styling. I have a friend who bought a 3-year-old Kia Soul last year at that local Kia dealership, and she paid nearly new price (I am talking new retail Soul price) for a base model used 3 year old Soul.

And get this, it wasn't even Kia Certified with the 10 years/160k mile powertrain warranty even though it was 3 years/30k old and bought at a new Kia dealership. They sold her a highly profitable aftermarket warranty for like $2,500 that only covers the car until 75,000 miles. Sorry I am mixing KM and M. :)

Ignorance is costly. She could've bought a brand new Soul with a far superior warranty for less than the 3 year old one + plus aftermarket warranty cost.
Nope, no lemon law here in Canada. Months later the Kia dealership still has that Soul on the lot, with the same Demo sticker on it.
 

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To OP, did the Preferred trim come with the 2 additional drive modes -- snow and sport? I am interested in trying out snow mode in our snowy Ohio and also Canadian winters. :)
Yep, the Preferred comes with the Snow and Sport modes.
 

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Our local dealer had zero inventory of Venues. Well, there was one in the service dept getting an oil change, lol. In fact, their entire lot was low on inventory. They just had like 3 each of Elantras, Sonatas, Santa Fes, Tucsons. I briefly checked their CPO lineup, but why pay $19k for a used 2018 Kona with 30k miles when I could get a brand new Venue which I prefer for about the same price.

My dealer's been selling cars like nuts plus chip shortage impacted supply. So I had to pay $20,500 for my Venue SEL. I think that's what it was. I forgot.
Seems that since Hyundai was forced to cut production due to chip shortage, inventories have been affected. The local dealer lot here has about 1/3rd the vehicles on the lot than usual. When I bought mine they had the regular lot and two overflow lots at separate locations full of Kona's and Venue's and they are both now empty.
 
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