Well, I had been eyeing trading in my trusty GT for a new 07 Santa Fe Limited, had preapproved financing, everything looked good...until the trade-in evaluation. I understand that my GT has 142,000 miles on it and wasn't expecting the moon for it, but I was shocked when I was only offered $1500 for it. In the Kelly Blue Book, trade-in value for my car in fair condition (which mine was pretty cherry) is at least $3000. Dealer said used Hyundais just don't sell unless they are dirt cheap. The name isn't up there yet with Toyota, Honda, and the other Japanese car makers as a name people turn to when buying used. I went to a Carmax and got the same thing, only A little more at $1800. I still owe $4000 on it, and was expecting to take a little loss, but not that much.
So ther verdict is I guess I just keep it, and drive it until the wheels come off. But, I may not buy another Hyundai until I know it will hold it's resale value a little better. It's a shame too since I've owned two Acuras and a Toyota, and my Hyundai has been as great a car, if not better in some respects than those.