I frequent the local car dealers when they are closed and spotted an interesting car. A 2018 Elantra Sport with a stick the dealer just took in on trade.
The car has some minor body damage. A crack at the top of the front bumper and some minor creases on the hood. It looks like an object on the road hit it.
I doubt it caused any structure damage. The car has 19K miles and a clean Carfax. It shows being serviced 3 times.
Because of the damage and the detail crew not cleaning it yet, I went to the dealer when open and went directly to the sales manager.
I told him I'm interesting in buying it, the car is damaged, has a stick and your probably going to auction it off, so I'll buy it at auction price today and can pay by check or cash.
The manager had to dwell on it a few days and called me yesterday. Said it's $8000 firm. I bought it. It ended up being just over $9K with tax, title and document fee.
I'm taking it to a few body shops today for estimates. Hopefully I didn't shoot myself in the foot buying this. I'll keep you updated.
The car has 201HP and is peppy. It handles and rides better than my VW and the brakes feel fantastic.
It does have a 1.6L turbo direct injected engine. Unlike the other Elantras, the Sport trim uses an independent rear suspension.
Pic of my gorgeous wife at O'Reillys we went to buy a few detailing products.