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Decision Made

Post by mattcantwin » Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:53 pm

I've been kicking around a new car purchase for over a year; "torn" between the Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade...
with the Palisade always ahead.

Joined two forums and a FB group for each and have been keeping up with owners' feedback.

I planned to wait at least three or four more months more before purchasing one of the two vehicles.

Meanwhile, my '03 Suburban continues to have me worried about some impending catastrophe. A few weeks ago I shifted from 2-wheel drive to 4-wheel drive high and the truck wouldn't move. Shifted back to 2-wheel drive without issue.

So "Time Has Come Today".

I leased a white SE AWD Palisade (2nd row bench); chose the Palisade because I was more impressed with the Hyundai interior.

And I decided I could tolerate that enormous grille.



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I've never owned a white vehicle and never leased anything.

Figured as long as I'm leasing, and not buying, I can give white a try.


Feels good to have finally made a decision.
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Re: Decision Made

Post by toxicavenger » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:01 pm

I tested drove this model a few weeks ago. If I need an 8 passenger suv this would be the one I would pick. Congrats on it.

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Re: Decision Made

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:03 pm

Congrats Matt.

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Re: Decision Made

Post by mattcantwin » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:18 pm

Thanks :thumbsup:

I decided on the base SE, too many "bugs" in the various safety and convenience systems in the higher trim models.

However, I included in the lease installation of heat in the front seats (going back next week).



Some things are not worth doing without. :shifty:
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Re: Decision Made

Post by giosdad » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:34 pm

Congrats Matt
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Re: Decision Made

Post by aikiman44 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:58 pm

Best of luck with the new Hyundai. They make great cars
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Re: Decision Made

Post by mellonb1 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:06 pm

Congrats Matt. Looks real nice. White is a great color. Doesn't show the dirt like the darker colors :thumbsup:

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Re: Decision Made

Post by HapaHapa » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:19 pm

Looking forward to feedback in 12 months. Congratulations.
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Re: Decision Made

Post by 59yukon01 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:21 pm

I like it and the grill.... kind of Yukon like imo.

My Yukon is white, and even when dirty it doesn't look as bad as you'd think.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:34 pm

White is the best non-silver color for looking clean.

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Re: Decision Made

Post by dnslater » Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:28 am

Nice. Hyundai is killing it these days.

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Re: Decision Made

Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:23 am

That’s true. A veloster n is calling to me. Too bad it doesn’t have heated seats.

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Post by tattoo chef » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:52 am

Very nice. We are looking at getting the new Santa Fe next month.


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Re: Decision Made

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:14 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:23 am
That’s true. A veloster n is calling to me. Too bad it doesn’t have heated seats.
Not sure how they do it, but they are making the seats on mine into heated seats.

Salesman said they do it fairly often and the controls will not look like an aftermarket install.


I'll let you know how it works out.
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Post by 59yukon01 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:49 am

I've come to really appreciate a heated steering wheel, maybe even more than seats.

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Post by tattoo chef » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:38 am

mattcantwin wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:23 am
That’s true. A veloster n is calling to me. Too bad it doesn’t have heated seats.
Not sure how they do it, but they are making the seats on mine into heated seats.

Salesman said they do it fairly often and the controls will not look like an aftermarket install.


I'll let you know how it works out.
Most everything is modular these days, so it’s a fairly easy upgrade.


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Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:51 am

59yukon01 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:49 am
I've come to really appreciate a heated steering wheel, maybe even more than seats.
The Canadian veloster n has heated seats and wheel. The US model has neither.

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Post by Ryeguy » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:23 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:51 am
59yukon01 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:49 am
I've come to really appreciate a heated steering wheel, maybe even more than seats.
The Canadian veloster n has heated seats and wheel. The US model has neither.
Aren't you only about a 3 hour drive from the Canadian border there in Ithaca? Is there an issue purchasing a car in Canada and importing it into the United States?

Just to edit - I wonder if a US dealer could order a Canadian-spec vehicle due to the options (or do a dealer to dealer transfer).

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Post by TSD » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:47 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:23 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:51 am
59yukon01 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:49 am
I've come to really appreciate a heated steering wheel, maybe even more than seats.
The Canadian veloster n has heated seats and wheel. The US model has neither.
Aren't you only about a 3 hour drive from the Canadian border there in Ithaca? Is there an issue purchasing a car in Canada and importing it into the United States?

Just to edit - I wonder if a US dealer could order a Canadian-spec vehicle due to the options (or do a dealer to dealer transfer).
We can only import cars that are either 25 years old and exempt from DOT and EPA regs, or if it’s very similar to other models that are already manufactured in the U.S., there's the 'substantially similar clause' to bring in Canadian models of those cars. Not sure if the Veloster's speedometer reads kilometers, but things like that have to be converted to one that reads miles, and your registered importer might also be required to make headlight modifications, reflectors, engine, and emission modifications before it's eligible.

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Post by Ryeguy » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:21 am

TSD wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:47 am
Ryeguy wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:23 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:51 am
59yukon01 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:49 am
I've come to really appreciate a heated steering wheel, maybe even more than seats.
The Canadian veloster n has heated seats and wheel. The US model has neither.
Aren't you only about a 3 hour drive from the Canadian border there in Ithaca? Is there an issue purchasing a car in Canada and importing it into the United States?

Just to edit - I wonder if a US dealer could order a Canadian-spec vehicle due to the options (or do a dealer to dealer transfer).
We can only import cars that are either 25 years old and exempt from DOT and EPA regs, or if it’s very similar to other models that are already manufactured in the U.S., there's the 'substantially similar clause' to bring in Canadian models of those cars. Not sure if the Veloster's speedometer reads kilometers, but things like that have to be converted to one that reads miles, and your registered importer might also be required to make headlight modifications, reflectors, engine, and emission modifications before it's eligible.
Yeah, I read up a little bit on the process after I made the post.

I guess it might make sense on a very expensive car, but on a relatively affordable car the cost to import and potentially modify might be too much.

FWIW, I recently drove my father's Jeep Grand Cherokee with all those heated options (including steering wheel) and it was nice. My old Tacoma has none of those niceties, but I do know you can add heated seats fairly easily as an aftermarket item.

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Re: Decision Made

Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:07 am

Ryeguy wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:23 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:51 am
59yukon01 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:49 am
I've come to really appreciate a heated steering wheel, maybe even more than seats.
The Canadian veloster n has heated seats and wheel. The US model has neither.
Aren't you only about a 3 hour drive from the Canadian border there in Ithaca? Is there an issue purchasing a car in Canada and importing it into the United States?

Just to edit - I wonder if a US dealer could order a Canadian-spec vehicle due to the options (or do a dealer to dealer transfer).
People have brought in cars, usually high end exotics, but the three issues are taxes, emissions certification, and warranty. The first two aren't so bad but the USA branch of a company won't honor the Canadian market car's warranty. That's a pretty big bummer.

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Re: Decision Made

Post by ericf4 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:24 am

seems a beautiful SUV IMO....I also just saw the first Genesis SUV was unveiled, also looks great! WHen my Volvo XC60 lease ends i look forward to looking for the next...Likely same cast of characters as last time:

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Re: Decision Made

Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:38 am

Alfa makes a nice car. I'd never buy a Genesis if they are sold and serviced by a Hyundai dealer (as they are in Ithaca).

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Post by ericf4 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:50 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:38 am
Alfa makes a nice car. I'd never buy a Genesis if they are sold and serviced by a Hyundai dealer (as they are in Ithaca).
i think they are separate but not......I hear hyundai/genesis have good quality though....I wanted the Alfa last time, went to lease one and got sidetracked by the Volvo....
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Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:54 am

ericf4 wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:50 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:38 am
Alfa makes a nice car. I'd never buy a Genesis if they are sold and serviced by a Hyundai dealer (as they are in Ithaca).
i think they are separate but not......I hear hyundai/genesis have good quality though....I wanted the Alfa last time, went to lease one and got sidetracked by the Volvo....
My local dealer is a Hyundai/Subaru/Genesis dealer and it's about the quality of a shit used car lot. Hopefully Genesis is better represented in Chicagoland. If not, they will be out of business in five years.

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