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Hi Everyone,
Potential new Hyundai owner. I am looking to purchase a Tucson Hybrid or PHEV for my wife, but I am more than a little annoyed that the dealers are trying to get up to $3300 over MSRP for a PHEV. My second choice would be the Tucson Hybrid. I will be reading the posts in efforts to try to decide whether to purchase or not.
Thanks, Barry T
 

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I test drove the hybrid and eventually bought a PHEV. For me the engines are about the same, although the PHEV seems a little peppier. Both cars don't get great mileage. I haven't been able to charge mine regularly due to a busted charger in front of my apartment, but when I am able to charge and drive all electric, the car is starting to pay for itself. If you can charge regularly and drive less than 20 miles a day total, I think the PHEV will be better overall.

I paid 3k over sticker plus another 1500 in dealer add ons for the PHEV and I think it was completely worth it after the 6500 tax credit and 1658 in state rebates I got. Plus the added benefit of it being considered an EV means you can park in EV designated spots, solo driver HOV lane access where available, and other perks like free parking at meters if your city does that kind of thing.
 

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Is this a unique problem to the Tucson or all cars due to inventory / supply chain?
All cars really due to supply chain issues...though some don't have this problem (ie cars that are not in demand). A Tucson PHEV that isn't on the lot and is being bought before it's even delivered is getting marked up at least 10k in my area (Southern California). The Hybrid is getting 7-8k. The gas models are about 5. I looked at a base model Kia Niro and they were asking for 6k over plus thousands in dealer add ons since they only had 1 on the lot.

The dealer I bought from only charged me 3k over sticker and they were like, we're not trying to be as greedy as the other dealerships. We just wanna make up what we're losing due to only having 20 cars on the lot vs the 200 we usually do.
 

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If possible, it may be of benefit to widen the search to more outlying dealers that for whatever reasons are selling without either market escalation and/or 'dealer add-ons'. Upon discovery that our large metropolitan area's dealers abide by their collective association guidelines, it translated into all of them charging price hikes of $3-5,500. By just crossing the river into a different state our order was placed with an apparently more appreciative dealer at MSRP and NO dealer add-ons. I'll hopefully be reporting no subsequent 'malarkey' upon delivery expected in ~2 months.
 

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If possible, it may be of benefit to widen the search to more outlying dealers that for whatever reasons are selling without either market escalation and/or 'dealer add-ons'. Upon discovery that our large metropolitan area's dealers abide by their collective association guidelines, it translated into all of them charging price hikes of $3-5,500. By just crossing the river into a different state our order was placed with an apparently more appreciative dealer at MSRP and NO dealer add-ons. I'll hopefully be reporting no subsequent 'malarkey' upon delivery expected in ~2 months.
Definitely, stick with the appreciative dealer and leave the swindler behind!
 
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