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Ok so I've been patiently waiting to see this little truck for myself before I bought one and I finally got to test drive a sle trim and I loved it. unfortunately it's not the trim I want I much prefer the se trim. to me all the extra stuff the Sle brings just isn't worth the extra $4000 I'd much rather save the money and do without. Ok no problem I'll just go online and reserve one. nope for some reason Hyundai doesn't even have the SE trim listed anymore and they don't even give a price for the sel anymore.
What gives? seriously this is a big issue to me because I'm not spending anymore then 25k on a new vehicle. hard stop don't care how much I love it 25k is my limit. has Hyundai suddenly decided to not make the SE model anymore? maybe not enough people reserved one or something? I feel this would be a big fail for Hyundai if they did. because I will go get a maverick instead and save my money. what you guys think is going on.
 

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Ok so I've been patiently waiting to see this little truck for myself before I bought one and I finally got to test drive a sle trim and I loved it. unfortunately it's not the trim I want I much prefer the se trim. to me all the extra stuff the Sle brings just isn't worth the extra $4000 I'd much rather save the money and do without. Ok no problem I'll just go online and reserve one. nope for some reason Hyundai doesn't even have the SE trim listed anymore and they don't even give a price for the sel anymore.
What gives? seriously this is a big issue to me because I'm not spending anymore then 25k on a new vehicle. hard stop don't care how much I love it 25k is my limit. has Hyundai suddenly decided to not make the SE model anymore? maybe not enough people reserved one or something? I feel this would be a big fail for Hyundai if they did. because I will go get a maverick instead and save my money. what you guys think is going on.
The SE is certainly out there, here’s just one example. If you’re looking to get one, you’d have to go through your dealer… the reservation system seemed pretty broken, and now is kind of moot since cars are already shipping and at dealers.

Hopefully you can get a discount, because a basic SE with no accessories or anything is $25,175. And of course that’s before taxes and other fees (or market adjustments). Staying under a hard cap of $25,000 will be impossible.
 

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I'm ok with it being over a little over after TT and L I mostly don't want to spend more then 25k on the vehicle it's self I'll wait longer if I have to. the dealer I talked to said they would give me a $800 discount on what ever I buy so that kinda helps keep the truck itself under 25k before TTL. just got to avoid any unnecessary dealer fees. and I think it will be ok.
 

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Ok so I've been patiently waiting to see this little truck for myself before I bought one and I finally got to test drive a sle trim and I loved it. unfortunately it's not the trim I want I much prefer the se trim. to me all the extra stuff the Sle brings just isn't worth the extra $4000 I'd much rather save the money and do without. Ok no problem I'll just go online and reserve one. nope for some reason Hyundai doesn't even have the SE trim listed anymore and they don't even give a price for the sel anymore.
What gives? seriously this is a big issue to me because I'm not spending anymore then 25k on a new vehicle. hard stop don't care how much I love it 25k is my limit. has Hyundai suddenly decided to not make the SE model anymore? maybe not enough people reserved one or something? I feel this would be a big fail for Hyundai if they did. because I will go get a maverick instead and save my money. what you guys think is going on.
They updated the reservation system - with no explanation to people going to the page.

It appears that since the Santa Cruz are arriving at dealerships and somewhat available that they have stopped taking reservations - except for the SEL Premium & Limited FWD that weren't included in early production and will be released early next year apparently.
 

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I'm in your boat, they should bottle how jelly I am of our Hockey-Americans up North, as they get to equip a basic model with the turbo engine.
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I'm prejudiced against superfluous holes in my car, so actually really don't want a sunroof or rear porthole as I think the rear view is so much cleaner with just flat glass, as the way they implemented it, its both manual (would never use) and blocks a lot of view IMO:
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I dont even want the turbo engine lol the way I see it if I wanted to add a turbo I'll just do it myself aftermarket for way less and probably get better results. but turbos add another failure point in my head. and I don't completely trust a dual clutch transmission but I can get a base model with a regular transmission witch is one of the reasons I want a Santa cruz over a Maverick. simple engine and transmission thats been around for decades not much to go wrong. Maverick on the other hand that hybrid with a cvt has me worried add to the fact that it's a ford and made in Mexico and I definitely don't trust it to last long. I have major trust issues with the American brands they all have given me major problems in the past namely transmission issues.
 

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I dont even want the turbo engine lol the way I see it if I wanted to add a turbo I'll just do it myself aftermarket for way less and probably get better results.
Speaking from experience, no chance in ****! :ROFLMAO:

My advice, ALWAYS buy the higher power engine is available if you think you may want more power in the future. Way cheaper and more reliable.
 

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I dont even want the turbo engine lol the way I see it if I wanted to add a turbo I'll just do it myself aftermarket for way less and probably get better results. but turbos add another failure point in my head. and I don't completely trust a dual clutch transmission but I can get a base model with a regular transmission witch is one of the reasons I want a Santa cruz over a Maverick. simple engine and transmission thats been around for decades not much to go wrong. Maverick on the other hand that hybrid with a cvt has me worried add to the fact that it's a ford and made in Mexico and I definitely don't trust it to last long. I have major trust issues with the American brands they all have given me major problems in the past namely transmission issues.
Hyundai has been producing highly reliable Turbo GDI engines for years, nothing to fear.
 

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Hyundai has been producing highly reliable Turbo GDI engines for years, nothing to fear.
Have owned several turbo cars since 1979, the factory cars were never a problem. The one blemish was a Scirocco that I had an aftermarket stage 3 Callaway turbo installed; was great until the waste gate failed while racing a Datsun Z; was blowing the Z away till my engine also blew. Ex-wife was very happy when we got flatbedded home, and missed her relative's wedding that we were on our way to. Moral of the story? Stay factory.
 

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Hyundai has been producing highly reliable Turbo GDI engines for years, nothing to fear.
I love Hyundai, but with all of their engine recalls, I don't know that I'd describe them as highly reliable. This includes the 2.5T engine made in AL used in the Sonata/Santa Fe & K5/Sorento - recalled engines were used in production until just after the start of the SC production with the same engine.
 

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I much prefer the se trim.
I'm like you and I posted the following on the introduction forum:

Power heated seats:
I have a garage, so I dont need heat. More importantly, once I set my seat, it never changes, so why pay hundreds of dollars for a power seat?
Heated side mirrors: Again, garage, and dont drive that often in winter.
Heated steering wheel? Please, I dont live in Canada, although it snows here.
Auto windows: I HATE those things. When I press the button, I dont want my window to go all the way up or all the way down. I want the window exactly where I push the button to.
All that extra "safety stuff". I know how to drive, having driven for over 50 years. I dont need the car to drive for me, watch out for me, or make decisions on its own. When I drive, I DRIVE. I dont talk on the phone, I dont eat, and I dont watch any screen except the speed. So why would I pay thousands for these things I dont need or want?
There are a few other things that I dont need but cant remember right now, so I'm very happy with the SE and the money I saved. We are all guinea pigs testing a brand new vehicle, which is why a forum like this is SO important.
I normally wait at least a year to purchase an untested car, so this will be my first. Lets all hope that we spent our money wisely.
 

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I too have a garage, sadly it stays at home when I go to work, where the cars still gets cold, I live in a climate that at my age requires those extra creature comforts for +/- 4 months of the year, I do live in Canada, and yes I could live without them, but I can afford them, and they've been in my previous vehicles, so I've become spoiled -my windows stop where I want them to also. Hats off to you for you being happy, I don't regret my choice, do I need a 360 view camera? not in my previous 41 years of driving, but heck it's nice to have now, its no Tesla, it doesn't have auto pilot I wouldn't use it if it did, but it has aids should I choose to activate them that aid my driving. Hyundai gave us choices looks like we are both pleased and happy with our choice.
 

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Ok so I've been patiently waiting to see this little truck for myself before I bought one and I finally got to test drive a sle trim and I loved it.
Heck, I just found out today that my SE AWD has the same "power" tailgate that the top model has. I was really surprised at that. The dealer had a guy deliver my car from the next state so the driver knew nothing about the car, which means that I have to learn any bells & whistles on my own.
 

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Auto windows: I HATE those things. When I press the button, I dont want my window to go all the way up or all the way down. I want the window exactly where I push the button to.
Just for clarification, the auto windows usually give you the option of both. On my car you push down and you have manual up and down control, but if you push down past a "click" point that you can feel in the switch then it goes all the way up and down. Its a great feature, but again how much that is worth is subjective since you're merely saving seconds.
 

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Just for clarification, the auto windows usually give you the option of both. On my car you push down and you have manual up and down control, but if you push down past a "click" point that you can feel in the switch then it goes all the way up and down. Its a great feature, but again how much that is worth is subjective since you're merely saving seconds.
I agree, I go through two security checkpoints being MIL every day, on top of dimming my lights, turning down the radio, getting my ID out, etc. Its nice to just flick the button and have the window go down vs having to hold it there for what seems like forever, lol. You would also assume that I'd have that all ready to go before I pull up but getting to the gate at 0530 sometimes am spaced out and gotta scramble!
 

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On my car you push down and you have manual up and down control, but if you push down past a "click" point that you can feel in the switch then it goes all the way up and down.
See? Right there's what I'm talking about. There are SO many buttons and options in cars today that you just dont need. I dont need to learn how to put my window down because I've been doing it for 55 years. Just let me put my window where I want and stop. With all the other useless bells and whistles they put on cars today, the users manual is 2 inches thick, when it should be 10 pages tops.
 

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See? Right there's what I'm talking about. There are SO many buttons and options in cars today that you just dont need. I dont need to learn how to put my window down because I've been doing it for 55 years. Just let me put my window where I want and stop. With all the other useless bells and whistles they put on cars today, the users manual is 2 inches thick, when it should be 10 pages tops.
Got a Model T for sale if you want simple
 
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