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Old 01-07-2013, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys!!!

New member here, bought a new Marline Blue 2013 Santa Fe in the SE trim in Montreal

i should be taking delivery this friday if all goes well.

I just had some questions and was hoping some one could may be provide some feedback or comments?

- RustProofing.
The dealer, is providing lifetime warranty on rustproofing for a charge of $599. The rust proofing will done using a black substance (i think its a wax related product) and it appears all the common areas (such as underbody, doors and trunks will be rust proofed). it will be a one time application and they will rechk it after 6 years.

Ill will be calling the dealer back to get more information on the material they will be using, but he did show me a sample of the product and it was black and sticky.

But i wanted to ask here if any one has had their cars rust proofed by the dealer? is it worth it or should i be looking @ the ppl like Krowns or RustCheck..?
I really just want to add some rust proofing to the undercoating of the car, so if i dont take the dealer's offer, is there a place in montreal (west island) that only does rust proofing for the car undercoating..?


- Did any one take the winter (tire and rim package) from the dealer or buy the steel rims from the dealer.?

I would have to get winter tires as soon as i take delivery of the car. The dealer is willing to give me a set of Toyo GSI-5 on Hyundai Black Steel rims for $1398.
The price is higher compared to other places, but the dealer claims that the rims are OE for Hyundai and not the Hubcentric or Universal ones. My alternative was to buy the hubcentric Steel rims from Costco for the Santafe and get tires from other stores.
So my question s there any difference between taking the Rims sold by the dealer or buying the rims from Costco..?

Thanks and very excited about picking my Santa fe
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I purchased my wife's SFS back in October and at that time, they didn't offer winter tires with purchase. In November though they had a special incentive where they gave out 4 winter tires with the purchase of a SFS. I'm not sure if this special still applies but I'd make sure they were included in the deal. I myself ended up buying steel rims ($200) outside the dealership along with a set of Toyo Tires GSI ($750)...saved me some $$ from the 1359 they quoted me because they refused to offer me free tires eventhough special came out a week after I took delivery of the vehicle.
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I had the rust proofing done by the dealer. However I negotiated it for $300 including the scotch guard and the paint protection.

Winter tires and rims I got for free from the dealer. Keep in mind that mine is a '12.
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I thought all Hyundai / Kia's had there whole frames dipped into an anti- corrosive bath? Saw the special on the Kia plant and how they assemble cars awhile back...

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dont buy the rims and tires from the dealer as they are way over priced! go on tire rack and see what you can get for the same price you will be surprised. mounted and shipped to Canada for about $1300 for 17 rims and winter tires. all you have to do is put them on your car.
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In general rust proofing from the dealer is not worth it. IMO Rust chek and Krown are both better. You will have to spend approx. $150/year but it should protect the whole car. I researched online and it seems Krown gets the best ratings. my uncle runs a used car dealer/body shop and he sees a lot of rusting, his opinion was not to get it at the dealer too. He recommended "Rust chek or an after market one". I don't think the factory rustproofing covers all the areas properly. The dealer cost is around 100-200 and they initially ask for $700. I told them i'd take it for $130 but they declined.

The dealership did not offer me winter tires and rims. After we negotiated a price I also asked for them to throw them in. They agreed and I have 17 inch black steels with GT Radial Savero tires. IMO these are not great tires, however they have performed excellent so far. I would not pay $1300+ from the dealership. You should be able to get a better deal with a tire place, or at least better tires for the same price. Don't be afraind to ask for a deal either. Also I would go with Nokian, Michelin or Bridgestone winter tires. I had toyo's on my last car and they were ok, but i think the above 3 are better. I control our fleet of vehicles at work and change or purchase tires for 13 vehicles a year so I do a lot of research.

I am in Canada as well by the way.
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thanks for info guys.

Yeah the dealer wasnt willing to deal on the tires, i did manage to get a pretty good price on the car and have the rubber mats thrown into the deal.

I wont be buying the winter tire package from the dealer. im thinking to pickup the hubcentric steelies from Costo ($50 per rim) and will then try to find the cheapest place for the tires.

For my summer car (infiniti) i bought tires from discount tire, but unfortuately their winter selection sucks. i checked Tire rack and their pricing is not bad, but after factoring in shipping on the xi2 and ws70 i think i will be saving abt 100-150 only. Might try to have the tires shipped to a place near the border, lets c.

Costco only has the Xi2 rite now that i would want (would want the Ws-70, but it seems costco canada doesnt have them in my size), so that could be another option, im still searching.

BTW what 17" winter tire size would you folks recommend. The dealer said go for 235/65R17, but most of the tire places are saying 225/65R17 is recommended.
Compared to the 235/55R19, the 225/65 has a 2.29% difference, while the 235/65 is only having a difference of 0.58%.
so not sure y most places are recommending 225/65.


For the rust proofing, the dealer wants 599 and he claims that its a foaming type susbstance that will be sprayed on the complete underbody, trunk, doors and the usual areas...im skeptical especially since its a one time application and they will not reapply until year 6. The only appeal for me here is, the car will be delivered with rust proofing and dealer is covering life time warranty against rusting.
ill look into Rust check, not a fan of the krown methods (drilling holes and dripping oil)

Thus far the only additional item im taking on is the "hyundai comprehensive extended warranty upto 8 yrs"...
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Try WalMart for tires and wheels they are 40% off in the current flyer.
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235/65/17 is what you need.
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235/65/17 is what you need.
This is what I have too.

Xice2 or Xice3 or ws-70's are the way to go, good choice there. I could only get a quote on Xice3's for my wife's mazda at costco as well. I ended up going with Blizzaks from the tire centre i go to.

Costco price is good so if you get the x-ice's there you should get a good enough price.

Krown does drill holes and I heard that s why they are ranked so highly, i too am a little concerned about that. My coworker said Rust Chek drills holes too? I did not hear that before I don't know if it is true or not.
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