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HELP! i30N Fastback..which Hy has to go?
« March 14, 2019, 01:00:05 »
I found out today that my local Hy dealer will be taking delivery of the new i30 Fastback within the next week or two.

This one captures my imagination and I am seriously considering rationalising my savings and making it my next car.

The local agent will ring me when the 2 demo Fastbacks arrive. Then I will have a serious 'optic nerve' and a test drive.

My dilemma:-
*I have an immaculate FD that I bought new in 2010. It is absolutely faultless and would almost pass for a new car! It has now done only 95K. I keep this one in a garage.

*My second car is a 2006 Getz that has done 165K and is in amazing condition. It too is a joy to own and drive. This one lives under a carport at the side of my house.

*I also have a Holden Combo that has been professionally converted to enable it to carry a person in a wheelchair. I use this one to take my 96 year old Mum to cafes, the beach etc. I keep it in Sydney (where my Mum is) in my sister's garage.


So many questions....
Should I go ahead with the Fastback? (This would mean 4 regos.)
Which one of the 2 Hyundais above should go?
Should I just try to forget about the new/blue one?
Should I build a new carport or garage for one of the Hyundais?

What should I do?



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Re: HELP! i30N Fastback..which Hy has to go?
« Reply #1 : March 14, 2019, 02:55:02 »
Id keep either the FD or Getz for shopping and trade the other :)

The Getz would likely be getting long in the tooth at 165k so maybe sell that one :undecided:
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Re: HELP! i30N Fastback..which Hy has to go?
« Reply #2 : March 14, 2019, 05:56:31 »
That's a hard one! I would definitely sell or trade one of the two Hyundais. I guess it depends on your finances and what you can get in a sale or trade. Why not put top dollar on both and see if you can score a win. I guess the Getz is worth about 3k and the FD about 6k? I would be leaning towards getting rid of the Getz I reckon. Even though I did love our little 2006 1.6 manual.
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« Reply #3 : March 14, 2019, 16:53:32 »
My pick is the Getz. Sell it , dont trade. And you can do better than $3k if you dont panic.

As I recall, the FD is diesel? A crdi in that condition is worth more than $6K and will be just as good in 10 years time. Keep it.

Inside running on the motor industry, currently its like real estate,  good time to pick up a bargain. But, its hard to impossible to sell and prices are low.

 So take your time to sell the car for cash, and screw the dealer down as the purchaser. We have seen too much here to pity a Hyundai dealer.

Currently the Oz economy is in limbo. People have deep or empty pockets.  They have no real government. The current bunch of dysfunctionals will be out on their ears, but not until mid-May.

Also banks are reluctant to lend. Everyone is nervous.
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« Reply #4 : March 14, 2019, 19:52:35 »

 So take your time to sell the car for cash, and screw the dealer down as the purchaser. We have seen too much here to pity a Hyundai dealer.

Currently the Oz economy is in limbo. People have deep or empty pockets.  They have no real government. The current bunch of dysfunctionals will be out on their ears, but not until mid-May.


Life is too short not to live how you want so if you like it and it will bring you joy go for it.

I too would get rid of the Getz. In excellent condition it is a great cheap car for a new driver and I would say pound for pound you will do better selling it, as it will be at the premium end of the entry price point (people will look at a lot of crap then see yours and stretch to pay your price).

There is no rush, there will be plenty of cars brought in so don't pay near full price for a just landed car. Hyundai might say there going like hot cakes, but there were plenty of N's to buy off the floor at the Hyunda dealer I visited recently. They were the base model, and Hyundai claims the premium is more popular, but hey it is the same car, albeit with less kit, but when they are on the floor, you can screw the stealer as they want them gone, especally if reports are that sales are slow.

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« Reply #5 : March 14, 2019, 20:13:59 »
but when they are on the floor, you can screw the stealer as they want them gone, especally if reports are that sales are slow.

Mate, Ive been self employed for circa 45 years, talking down the economy is just perpetuating the cycle, so Im slow to say too much.

Business profits usually go south when we have bad news, then usually recover overnight. But this is a doozy and its been getting worse over the past 3 years.
 My Remax mate has gone from 17 employees to just 3. My long term and smart friend ( hairdresser) has sold her car to stay afloat. West End markets  ( where cash is king) 30% closed.

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« Reply #6 : March 14, 2019, 21:02:51 »
We haven't had a recession in so long, were due unfortunately.

The next election could be a good one to lose...
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Re: HELP! i30N Fastback..which Hy has to go?
« Reply #7 : March 16, 2019, 02:06:22 »
Thanks for your inputs, guys!

I once had a 300ZX Nissan and took a new 350Z for a test drive. I came away thinking that my 300ZX was as good so walked away smiling.

I test drove a Veloster Turbo afew years back and valued my i30 diesel even more afterwards.



I know that I get great joy from driving both the Getz and the diesel, which is why I have 2 cars. I figure that neither of them owes me and I would rather have them than have the money that I could get for them.

Time will tell with the Fastback. The test drive is getting close now but still no word on its arrival.

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« Reply #8 : March 16, 2019, 02:30:40 »
I test drove a new Elantra a two or three years ago.
As much as I loved the shape, when it came right down to it, I realised it drove just like my five year old FD.
But driving it enabled me to walk away happy.

In the end I only changed the FD because I wanted something with a slightly higher driver's seat.
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Re: HELP! i30N Fastback..which Hy has to go?
« Reply #9 : March 16, 2019, 06:34:44 »
 :whsaid:

You'll have a better idea once you drive one.

When I drove the N Hatch, I realized that the SR suited me better...
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Re: HELP! i30N Fastback..which Hy has to go?
« Reply #10 : March 16, 2019, 17:41:27 »
Scenario # 34

Keep them all and just build another garage.  :happydance:
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Re: HELP! i30N Fastback..which Hy has to go?
« Reply #11 : March 16, 2019, 18:08:23 »
Scenario # 34

Keep them all and just build another garage.  :happydance:


NOW ya talkin'!!!!

Quietly hoping that my partner tires of her MX5 and it has to go...leaving a convenient space in the garage... :twisted:

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Re: HELP! i30N Fastback..which Hy has to go?
« Reply #12 : March 16, 2019, 22:56:11 »
Scenario # 34

Keep them all and just build another garage.  :happydance:


NOW ya talkin'!!!!

Quietly hoping that my partner tires of her MX5 and it has to go...leaving a convenient space in the garage... :twisted:
What was that? , the mx5 has a problem that could cost  a couple of grand to fix ?  :whistler:
  :idea:  Better sell it quick and get replacement   :mrgreen:
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« Reply #13 : March 16, 2019, 23:01:09 »
If its an early MX5 they don't have problems.

Theft? Insurance payout?  :goodjob:

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Re: HELP! i30N Fastback..which Hy has to go?
« Reply #14 : March 17, 2019, 00:16:46 »
 :rofl:

It has a flat battery (currently on the charge)...this could, however possibly become terminal...

(Did you see what I did there?..... Currently......Terminal)  :lol:


Nah....wouldn't do that. She has to come up with that decision herself.  :evil: :whistler:
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Re: HELP! i30N Fastback..which Hy has to go?
« Reply #15 : March 17, 2019, 19:00:18 »
If its an early MX5 they don't have problems.

Theft? Insurance payout?  :goodjob:

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« Reply #16 : March 17, 2019, 19:04:23 »





You should be charged for that last comment, Mick.... :lol:

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« Reply #17 : March 17, 2019, 20:08:58 »

@nzenigma
Your not helping   :lol:
After your post re: Tarago   :Shocked:


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« Reply #18 : March 17, 2019, 20:56:55 »

@nzenigma
Your not helping   :lol:
After your post re: Tarago   :Shocked:


@mickd

I look out through the asylum window and only see bored people. Just trying to Help.  :yahoo:
:laughter:  :goodjob:
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