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Hyundai is marketing the SC to younger, urban type folks who will seek adventure with the SC.

But as a 68 y.o. retiree, the SC is going to be perfect for my needs (when I get one!) and I'll be selling my old long bed F-150. :cool:

Something I realized yesterday on my way home from a doc appointment was how perfectly a powered wheelchair or mobility scooter would fit in the bed of the SC! :D

I can see it now... the "non-truck" Sport Adventure Vehicle taking up every handicapped space in a Walmart parking lot with a Rascal sitting in the bed! 馃お
 

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Hyundai is marketing the SC to younger, urban type folks who will seek adventure with the SC.
Younger folks don't buy cars... they bum rides off others :ROFLMAO:

Not sure how accurately this forum represents SC buyers as its just a smaller percentage, but we (collectively) are way older then Hyundai's silly marketing suggests. Of course as I've mentioned before nobody actively markets towards more "seasoned" people, well other then those mobility scooter companies and Jitterbug phone sales.

 

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Next, we'll have pix of SCs and mobility 'mini-me's with identical paint jobs! ;)
 
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We all know why they're marketing to that demographic, but I'm like you, Trucklet4 me. I'm ahead of you, though, at a young 76, but this is the truck I've been lobbying for for years, and I totally agree it's perfect for a LOT of us senior citizens! Gray Power rulez!
 

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Younger folks don't buy cars... they bum rides off others :ROFLMAO:

Not sure how accurately this forum represents SC buyers as its just a smaller percentage, but we (collectively) are way older then Hyundai's silly marketing suggests. Of course as I've mentioned before nobody actively markets towards more "seasoned" people, well other then those mobility scooter companies and Jitterbug phone sales.

I find it encouraging that according to our small poll we've got a pretty good spread of age groups that like/want this vehicle except for the 18 to 29 age group. I couldn't afford a new vehicle until I was in my early 40's so maybe that is why there are so few in that age group. Or maybe it just doesn't appeal to that demographic?? I know that my friends 20 year old son isn't interested in owing a vehicle because they cost so much to buy and the insurance for his age group is prohibitive.
 

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Young people will get into Santa Cruzs three years from now when they are off lease and cheaper. With wages having stagnated for so long and school debts increasing every year, most young people won't have the scratch yet.
I can see it now... the "non-truck" Sport Adventure Vehicle taking up every handicapped space in a Walmart parking lot with a Rascal sitting in the bed! 馃お
That would be a welcome change in Houston, TX, where every handicapped space in a Walmart parking lot is occupied by an able bodied middle-aged SNAP beneficiary. We can never find a handicapped space for my dad when parking. :(
 

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Honestly, I couldn't have put the SC in my budget a year ago. But a job change for me, a promotion for my wife in June, and no longer paying to put the child through a US boarding school with all the extras and flights back and forth can really change things up in a hurry. The timing on everything this year was just about as perfect as could be scripted.

What the SC has going for it in the US is the base trim and that ~25k price tag. A younger buyer could probably swing the base model in the US much more easily than the same buyer in Canada where our entry level is over $38k. Up here, that buyer has no option but to look at a Maverick.
 

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That would be a welcome change in Houston, TX, where every handicapped space in a Walmart parking lot is occupied by an able bodied middle-aged SNAP beneficiary.
Amen. Leeches on the social systems.
 

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"SNAP" - is that some kind of welfare, I'm guessing?
 

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....The timing on everything this year was just about as perfect as could be scripted.....
if i had my dithers, i would revise that "script" to have an MSRP of $35,000 for the limited.

EVEN when things calm down, i still will prolly have an issue plunking down over 40,000 for the limited, which is the ONLY trim i would consider, because unfortunately the Tucson LIMITED Hybrid i purchased a few months ago has spoiled me.

Even ITS 2022 price was $5,000 under the SC AND its a hybrid, has memory seats, blind spot camera's IN the dash, 360 camera AND has Smart Park, which is an amazing feature for us "seasoned citizens" : )

When & if they begin flowing, it'll be a tough choice FOR SURE to pay $5,000 more and lose memory seats, hybrid mpg's, AND Smart Park, BUT that doesn't stop me from pining over it...lol
 

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Hyundai should have a mini cruiser mobility scooter with real basket roll top cover. Color keyed of course. With lane assist for those long hallways with all the other scooter punks. (insert giggles here). The tailgate could hide a folding ramp accessible with the fob for those who want to make a fast getaway. Wire Jitterbug charging you ask? Standard!
Pudding/Fruit cup holders? Standard.
Life Alert? Standard
Other Dealer installed Items available?
One board blood pressure machine.
Chamber Pot with large drain valve.
$ 30 first aid kit. LOL a must for every "Senior Cruz" Model.

LOL LOL LOL!!!

disclaimer The Hyundai Senior Cruz with with SC mobility package is currently not available.
Casino mode in now way should be inferred the Hyundai or the Stealership endorse gambling.
 

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EVEN when things calm down, i still will prolly have an issue plunking down over 40,000 for the limited, which is the ONLY trim i would consider, because unfortunately the Tucson LIMITED Hybrid i purchased a few months ago has spoiled me.
Given its price the Tucson is by far a better value then the SC. With the SC you are paying for the bigger turbo (power!!!), the open bed and towing capacity. Yet they stripped out several great Tucson features like Smart Park, memory seats and some other stuff. I wonder if we'll see a SC Caligraphy that adds those goodies back. Guess that depends on how well the current versions sell. They could make a SC XRT and SC Hybrid as well to create a full line.
 

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On that Smart Park thing, I always wonder who would really WANT to squeeze their car/truck/SUV into a tight parking space? It's virtually guaranteed one of the other vehicles will ding or scrape yours, either with their doors or when backing out. If it's so tight you can't easily open your doors, the other guys aren't going to be able to either.

Nope, if the parking space isn't generous enough for me to easily pull into with room to spare, I'm going elsewhere!
 

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Nope, if the parking space isn't generous enough for me to easily pull into with room to spare, I'm going elsewhere!
I hear ya. I think the main use would be for pulling into a tight garage at home, but I could very well be wrong. Also, I'm not sure how that slow crawl would mesh with the DCT in the 2.5T versions. That's not the DCT's forte.
 
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