Hyundai seems to be all over the place on what they consider to be eligible for the competitive vehicle.
e.g. I received this note from Hyundai Consumer affairs after I got tired being jerked around by a few dealers on the competitive rebate:
From: Hyundai Consumer Affairs [mailto:[email protected]
Sent: Monday, September 20, 2010 6:12 PM
Subject: Email Response from Hyundai Consumer Affairs /Competitive Vehicle Rebate, Hyundai Genesis Sedan
We appreciate your patience in awaiting our reply regarding what we consider a "competitive" vehicle for the rebate.
We have confirmed the primary set of competitive vehicles are as follows:
1. Chrysler 300C
2. Lexus ES350
3. Lincoln MKS
4. Cadillac CTR
The secondary set of competitive vehicles are:
1. Lexus GS
2. Infinity M
3. BMW 5-Series
4. Mercedes E-Class
We hope this information is helpful and have documented this additional information in your existing Case # 4055876.
Thank you for contacting Hyundai Consumer Affairs.
However, on the burnshyundai.com site, they post the following info regarding the competitive rebate
"Prices shown reflect all applicable rebates including $500 owner loyalty rebate on 2011 Sonata, $1500 owner loyalty rebate on Azera, $1500 owner loyalty/competitive rebate on Genesis sedan and $1000 owner loyalty/competitive rebate on Genesis Coupe - (must be a registered owner of a Hyundai or an immediate family member living in the same household for owner loyalty rebate. Must be a currently registered owner of any vehicle other than a Hyundai or Kia for competitive rebate
). Low APR financing may not be combined with these rebates/selling prices."
The burns hyundai language is consistent with what nhparks posted in the prices paid forum.