Renting Hyundai leads to purchasing one for local couple

Kym and Daniel Kean of Las Vegas weren’t in the market for a new car until they rented a Hyundai for a trip to Tucson, Ariz.

After what might be considered a 1,000-mile test drive, the couple decided to purchase a 2014 Hyundai Elantra from Centennial Hyundai at 6200 Centennial Center Blvd. in the northwest valley.

Through the mountains and the rest, the Keans put the Elantra through the toughest of tests in Arizona. In addition, the couple spent only $80 for the week’s fuel to get about 39 miles to the gallon.

“We rented the car for Thanksgiving weekend so we were planning to wait until after the first of the year to buy,” said Kym Kean, who is a paralegal for a local law firm. “We were thinking about getting a used car with about 30,000 miles.’

The couple waited until Memorial Day after a friend who formerly worked for Hyundai told them that some of the best deals were during the Memorial Day weekend.

“The Bluetooth is neat,” Daniel Kean said. “The touch screen, the backup camera is shockingly cool and so are the heated seats. We didn’t get all of the bells and whistles with the rental and we have everything now with our new car.”

Daniel Kean added that the buying experience was very good under the guidance of sales agent Nigel Daniel.

“We were in and out in only three hours,” said Daniel Kean, who is a leasing agent and understands the process. “It went incredibly well from the beginning of our sales person who really wanted to help us and went all the way to the finance guy.

“Nobody tried to up-sell us on anything. They let us make our own decisions.”

“(Daniel) was excellent,” Daniel Kean said.

‘We can’t say enough about him,” added Kym Kean. “He wasn’t pushy at all and he was wonderful. It was a great experience.”

Each new Hyundai comes complete with a 10-year, 100,000 powertrain warranty along with the 5-year, 60,000 full coverage warranty. The couple extended the warranty for only $8 a month creating a full 10-year bumper-to-bumper coverage.

Located at 6200 Centennial Center Blvd. in the northwest valley, Centennial Hyundai is part of a locally owned operation that also includes Planet Hyundai Sahara at 7150 W. Sahara Ave. and Planet Hyundai Used Car Superstore at 7100 W. Sahara Ave.

For more information regarding the dealerships, visit www.planetlv.com or by call 702-938-1400 (Sahara) or 702-483-2200 (Centennial). Visit the Centennial website at www.centennialhyundailasvegas.com.