I’ve noticed dealership ads on FB marketplace have updated PHEV listings for 2023 models from “preorder” to “order”. Maybe I’m reading too much into this but could it mean the portal is open?
You are right, i need to be more grateful, i will take good care of it.You have to feel good that your car is actually real now and on its way. The only noticeable difference between MY22 and MY23 is the larger infotainment screen. It’s the exact same vehicle otherwise. It’s not like the MY23 comes with gold plated wheels standard. You will now be a proud owner of a unicorn.
Thankyou Mediaman, i will use this checklist.Contact your salesperson before the car arrives and ask them not to put in a dealership sticker If you don’t want a dealership sticker affixed to your car. They aren’t paying you to advertise them. If they just put on branded license plate holders….don’t make a stink as you can change those out later.
Check to make sure they updated the vehicle to the latest software version. Check here for more information especially the “eligible vehicles” link for your software build number. it’s in the settings of the infotainment system.
Take along a bright flashlight (even in daylight) to inspect everywhere looking for scuffs, rips or markson the interior carpets and mouldings and trim. Open every door and check door edges for marks. Look long-ways down the body panels as dings or dents are easier to spot if they exist rather than looking flat on. Example. If you look at a wall flat on it looks pretty good but if you put your cheek against the wall and look along its length then you see all the defects.
check that the obvious works; power seats driver and passenger, lift gate works, headlights, tail lights, turn signals, power mirrors.
I never look under the hood. I’m not a mechanic so all I could verify is that there indeed is an engine.
This is your brand new baby and it should be handed over in pristine working condition with very, very low kms on it.
Personally I like to put front and rear mats in from day 1. Tuxmat.ca or weathertech. I also go to home desperate (depot) and get a section of the outdoor hallway mat to put in the rear cargo area. I did try the molded cargo trays once but everything just slides around on those.
this is the carpet. https://www.homedepot.ca/product/multy-home-concord-grey-45-ft-x-4-ft-2-inch-runner/1000122918
Enjoy the new unicorn. I ordered in January and lord knows when I will get one. Dealerships aren’t even guessing at this time.
I’m afraid to say that price and interest rate is determined upon possession. Contracts that are 91+ days can be canceled by either party. If it is a good dealer then they may try to do something for you but I am sorry to say that it will most likely be the new price and interest rate. I hope I am wrong.Got my monthly update. Hyundai confirmed that I will be getting a 2023 Santa Fe, 1.6T Hybrid rechargeable Luxury AWD and is scheduled to be built in November 2022.
I'm now worried that the dealer will not honour my bill of sale for the 2022 MY. Higher price, higher interest rate and less trade in value, perfect storm.
oh….one of the important things I forgot to mention….before you sign on the dotted line take the vehicle for a test drive. Listen for any sounds that should not be there, clunks, grinds, shimmeys, etc and ensure the car “feels” normal. When you get back and all seems well….sign on the dotted line and hand over your cheque. If the dealership says you can’t test drive before signing then ask for a policy reason in writing why you can’t. You just want to ensure your brand new vehicle has no obvious anomalies. If they say that’s what the PDI is for then smile and say “then I’m sure you won’t mind if we go for a short 10 minute ‘trip around the block’”Thankyou Mediaman, i will use this checklist.
There might be hope for you, last month the dealership showed me expected manufacturing to be in December 2022. Today's update was a total surprise, you might get yours soon!
Holy Crapweasel. That’s another 2 year wait in addition to the 1 year you (and I) will have waited already. That will be a 2024 model but may even be 2025. The Santa Fe you preordered won’t look anything like the new model that is upcoming which looks like a boxy older Land Rover.I've been following this forum for a while now, as we ordered our Santa Fe PHEV in March 2022. After many false timelines were given to us, we got a more realistic timeline last week: we should expect it to take 20-26 months after our car is put into the factory build queue. Our car is yet to even enter that queue. We were the 4th order for the Santa Fe PHEV at our dealership in 2022, but we all know that makes no difference if Hyundai won't open their order portal. If anyone hears anything else from their dealerships, let me know!
I think it’s great that you are getting your new vehicle. You deserve that new car smell. Enjoy it and I’m jealous.Hey guys, I got the call today that my car is here. I am scheduled to pick it up after its cleaning on 04-Nov-2022.
Yes took possession of the vehicle on the 4th of November. Inspected the whole car as per your recommendations. No 360 camera, but has all the other bells and whistles. Dealership people didn't know how to explain all the features as they hadn't seen a PHEV in a while... They told me to read the manual (which i will get to this week).I think it’s great that you are getting your new vehicle. You deserve that new car smell. Enjoy it and I’m jealous.
Nov 5 edit. Sazam? Did you get your new vehicle?