Norman and Margie Karp of Las Vegas and their family have owned four Hyundais and the time span between the purchase of the vehicles illustrates the dependability of the car along with the continual changes made by the automobile manufacturer.
While Norman Karp purchased a 2012 Elantra for himself last year and Margie Karp drives an ’08 Accent, the rest of the Hyundais purchased by the family include a 2003 Santa Fe driven by their daughter-in-law, Christia, in Studio City near Los Angeles, and a 2008 Sonata driven by their son Michael, a doctor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine.
All four vehicles have been purchased from Planet Hyundai at 7150 W. Sahara Ave.
“The first Hyundai we bought was the 2003 Santa Fe,” said Margie Karp, a retired social studies teacher from New York. “Our neighbor had one. They were friends of ours and they let us ride with them. We loved the car and my husband traded in his sports car for his own Santa Fe.”
Norman Karp also praised the Hyundai vehicles and especially the dealership’s service department.
“These cars are dependable and easy to drive,” said Norman Karp, a retired offset printer. “They give you great gas mileage and when you’re driving the Elantra, it’s like you’re driving a sports car.
“I have always had good service with my car. You call one day to get an appointment and they usually get the car done the same day.”
Their experiences have turned the entire family into dedicated Hyundai fans.
“We have stayed with Planet Hyundai despite the many choices Las Vegas offers,” Margie Karp said. “We love the cars. Hyundai provides the best value for a vehicle for the money. It’s a very reliable car. Also, we’ve worked with a couple of different sales people there over the years and have enjoyed the experience each and every time.”
Margie Karp said she especially likes their latest purchase.
“I love so many things about our new Elantra,” she said. “My husband drives the car and I’m the passenger, but it rides so well and looks so elegant. I don’t drive too far with my Accent, but it’s a nice little car and gets me to where I need to go. In addition, it gets great gas mileage and it’s so easy to park.”
Each Hyundai comes with a 10-year, 100,000-mile engine warranty along with a five-year, 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Other members of the locally owned umbrella of dealerships include Planet Hyundai Used Car Super Store at 7100 W. Sahara Ave. and Planet Hyundai Centennial at 6200 Centennial Center Blvd.
For more information, call 702-938-1400 (Sahara), 702-483-2200 (Centennial) or visit www.planetlv.com.