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sandman; I promised on my (last) Post on this thread that I would attempt to refrain from anymore "Off Topic" comments. I`ll be brief since you asked. Since I`m retired and there is only my Wife, myself, and our 2 Golden Retrievers, we don`t need a roomy spacious vehicle. Spending much of our time in Key West, where streets are narrow and parking is at a premium, a Fiesta size B-Segment, ... Read More
Backy, Glad you were so impressed driving the 2012 Hyundai Accent GS. I think if you check both the interior and exterior measurements of the Accent and the 2012 Kia Rio5, I believe they measure up almost the same. Beauty, they say is in the "eyes of the beholder", that said, I personally think the Rio5 looks a hell of a lot better and more European and upscale, at least from ... Read More
You can't base subcompact resale values on past "cheap" models. The new crop of subcompacts (Fiesta, Fit, Accent, and Rio) with their upscale rides, interior volume, and content are really the "new" compacts so their resale value should adjust accordingly along increased demand and market share. I am not worried about resale value in these vehicles. My dilemma is that I waited for the Elantra, waited to see what Honda would ... Read More
My current mix of cars are a 2008 Mazda MX-5 (Miata) PRHT, a 2007 Honda CRV, and the 2006 Honda Civic. The only car that I might consider to replace the MX-5 is the upcoming Veloster. It has the same 1.6L GDI engine as the 2012 Accent/Rio so it should be spunky enough and a turbo version is lurking down the road. But that's another story. My first priority is to ... Read More
I currently own a 2011 Ford Fiesta SE hatchback that I`m very happy with since last July. I am also in the market to replace my aging 2006 Kia Rio5 Hatchback that I have almost 70K driven and has been an excellent vehicle but its time for replacement. I`m as anxious as you but I have no choice but to wait till the Fall and the arrival of the new 2012 ... Read More
Nice review, carfreak09. I appreciate it since I am considering purchasing one. When the 2011 Sonata came out, I was impressed with the overall design, powertrain, feature set and value. But I felt it was on large side. Then I got wind of the new 2011 Elantra and felt that it was perfect for replacing my aging 2006 Civic 4 door. But then I heard that a new and improved Accent ... Read More
Grumpy, I`m with you. I just turned 66 and (I) purchased a 2011 Ford Fiesta SE hatchback last July an love it! It certainly was not styled and designed for (my) demographics but I love it none the less. I pre-ordered it last Mar. 10`` and took the $595. cash credit instead of the radio SYNC upgrade and got the Power MoonRoof for only an extra $100. I don`t twitter/tweet, upload/download, ... Read More
Go ahead and pull the trigger. I`ve owned 2 and both have been great cars. 2006 Hyundai Sonata and 2006 Kia Rio5 Hatchback. Excellent fuel economy and superior quality fit and finish coupled with the best and longest warranty in the industry. Slightly lower resale values then other makes, but thats more then made up for by initial lower purchase price. Personally, I would opt for the upcoming Kia Rio5 Hatchback ... Read More
Well after deliberating for sometime now about what vehicle will soon replace my aging 2006 Kia Rio5 SX Hatchback, my decision has been made. I`m going to pass on the new Accent and continue with the new Rio5 Hatchback. Sure they share probably over 95% of the mechanical content down to the nuts and bolts but after seeing the massive styling improvement that Kia`s genius Peter Schreyer has done, the Kia ... Read More
The point of reference was Hyundai reporting 32 CTY & 36 HWY which now a year later has been changed to 28 CTY & 37 HWY.it's not that I ever expected to get 100% of the published estimates but 50 % below the published estimates for CTY millage from September 2006 is ridiculous. As I had stated on real HWY millage while I should complain I won't for being in the ... Read More
Our 2007 Hyundai Accent gets 40 percent worse mileage than it's supposed to. Since purchasing the car in December 2006, we've averaged 16.5 mpg in the city, instead of the rated 28 mpg. I know that mileage ratings are never as promised on the sticker, but our fuel efficiency seems excessively low -- and it's consistently low. Our Accent has 2,600 miles on it -- almost all city driving. Two other ... Read More
the problem with the accent numbers is the tiny sample size. Yet you had no problem in your earlier post making generalizations about Yaris vs. Accent fuel economy using this small sample size. So if it's OK for you to do that, I guess it's OK for me to do that. Anyway, I'm not just generalizing based on the small sample size on fueleconomy.gov. I am also using as a base ... Read More
the problem with the accent numbers is the tiny sample size. there is less evidence that as they break in the mileage goes up, rather as the sample size increases (example only 4 cars for 2006 accent and 30.6 mpg, whereas 7 cars for 07 accent and 26.6 mpg) the true numbers start to show. the 33.8 on the 07 manual accent is based on 2 drivers, just not credible enough ... Read More
A couple of things about the fueleconomy.gov numbers: * There are only 7 ratings for the 2007 Accent AT and 3 for the MT. Not very large samples, compared to the samples for the 2007 Yaris. The samples for the 2006 Accent (the same car as the 2007 but in sedan form only) are even lower. * Note that the mpg's for the 2006 Accents are significantly higher than for the ... Read More
I was really leaning toward the 07 Accent SE, from reading this review on the automobilemag.com; http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/hatchbacks/0609_2006_hyundai_accent_se/ I test drove a MT Accent SE, was impressed. Since the Toyota dealer was just down the street, I test drove a MT Yaris hatch as well. Here is what I came away with; Styling The Accent is better looking, IMHO, I like the rounded body shape, and rear "spoiler". The Yaris is more ... Read More
Go immediately to your dealership and insist that they run a computer diagnostic on your Accent. Then pray very hard that the following codes do NOT come up - P0300,P0303,P304,P0302 - these codes mean that there is a misfire in cylinders 3,4&2. If this is the case return your vehicle if you are able, if not immediately call Consumer Protection because you have been screwed. I purchased my 2007 Hyundai Accent ... Read More
And, just to clear up, Hyundai's resale values are not the worst, far from it, the company has actually made dramatic improvements. I think you meant that Hyundai's resale values are the worst. Edmunds 2006 Worst resale values: 1. Rio 2. Accent 3. Spectra 5. Elantra 7. Optima Where is the improvement? http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/list/top10/115613/article.html 2006 Cars.com Worst resale values 1. Rio 9. Accent http://www.cars.com/go/advice/Story.jsp?section=buy&subject=best_resale&story=lo- Residual&referer=&aff=national
OK... can we talk about the just-announced crash test results? http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/19/automobiles/19auto.html?_r=1&ref=business&CFID- =1131403&CFTOKEN=16801268&oref=slogin "The Hyundai Accent... was near the bottom among subcompact cars in simulated test crashes with sport utilities and pickup trucks." It's "safe" to say that the Yaris with side air bags is a much safer car in crash situations than the Hyundai Accent.
I have a MA in economics and working on my JD as we speak so I trump you ;) The reason why resale values are calculated in percentages and not by actual dollars lost is to account for percentage losses in individual's purchasing power. Thus, it is far more detrimental to an owner of a $10K car which loses 25% of its value yet only accounts for $2500 in actual loss ... Read More
Terrible resale values? Nope, no longer. 5 of the 10 cars on the top 10 worst resale value list are made either by Hyundai or Kia (2006 Accent being #2). http://www.edmunds.com/reviews/list/top10/115613/article.html No longer, huh? Hyundai has a long, long way to go. Let us compare the trade-in values of a used 2006 Hyundai Accent versus that of a used 2006 Toyota Corolla CE (no data on Yaris is available because it's ... Read More
I did go back and look at your post. Here it is: brettes23, "2007 Hyundai Accent v 2007 Toyota Yaris Lift" #179, 12 Dec 2006 2:46 pm As you said, this forum is for INFORMATION. So why the personal attacks, e.g. "know it all"? Good luck with the Toyota selling.
It seems you are finding it harder and harder to discuss the Yaris wrt the Accent on the cars' merits, and so are resorting to attacking the Hyundai brand and making sweeping generalizations about what people in a shopping mall think about Hyundai. Again, if you ask 100 people in a shopping mall, most likely only the Hyundai owners will testify anything positive with regards to the company. Well, at least ... Read More
OK, so then you have four Yarii on the ground at your dealership with ABS and side bags--that's great! But only 12 in your entire region inbound in the next 3 weeks?? How many dealerships are in your region? It looks like ABS and side bags will still be very hard to find on a Yaris for people like me looking for those safety features. Here's a few third-party (i.e. people ... Read More
TOP losers: Accent down a record 59%! Sonata down 13% Elantra down 30%! "September sales totaled 33,384, down 13 percent compared with September 2005 due to limited availability of all-new Accents and Elantras. Plant slowdowns this summer in Korea and strong worldwide demand for these vehicles contributed to this situation." Suuure. Because people are just waiting in line at Hyundai dealerships, salivating for an Accent sticked at $16.7K. Right. Fit, Versa, ... Read More
Again, if you consider that "many" problems, Hyundai has more than the "many" problems Toyota does: http://www.cnn.com/2006/AUTOS/06/07/jdpower_iqs/ If you want to make this a discussion about which manufacturer has more awards (even recent ones), let's go... ;) But I have a hunch you already know how it'll end up. And didn't you say not too long ago that you drove LESS than 10k per year? I think that's only fair to ... Read More
When you imply that the sentence you quoted was me saying Hyundai had never improved, yes, I think it was CLEARLY a mis-quote. Watch, here's a quote of yours: "You and everyone else can read as well as I can." Wow? Really? Seems like there was more to what you were saying there... but what do I know? But on to less trivial things... Yes, we DO poke fun at Hyundai's ... Read More
How could I have mis-quoted you when I quoted you verbatim--copied/pasted your exact text? You and everyone else can read as well as I can. But yes, there are games being played here re quotes. Maybe you are very proud of your Yaris. I wouldn't say I am or have been very proud of any car I've owned. I'm proud of my children; that's another thing entirely. I have had a ... Read More
I accept that you define predicted reliability as you stated. I think that it's more reasonable though to measure predicted reliability based on the actual car. So if a car is totally redesigned, as the Accent and Yaris hatches were for 2007, I think that has to be taken into account. Which is what CR does when it reports on predicted reliability for cars. Note that in their 2006 Annual Auto ... Read More
I'm not sure how you are predicting reliability for the Accent hatch, since it's a brand-new design. Not even Consumer Reports has taken a shot at predicting reliability for it yet. Maybe they realize that because it's a new design, and the reliability of Hyundais has improved with each new generation, they should wait until they have some data to make a prediction. How many Yaris hatchbacks have you seen at ... Read More
A 2006 Accent SE.
You guys have to check out this sweet test drive that Automobile mag did... wow. Anyone up for kicking up some dirt? And if you listen carefully at the end, they say it's BETTER than the Honda Fit! http://www.automobilemag.com/multimedia/video/0609_2006_hyundai_accent_se_3_door- /
Hello, Does anyone know what the maintenance schedule is for the 06-07 accent? I gather that the timing belt needs to be changed at 60k. I tried to find out at the hyundai website but it seems that the info is restricted to hyundai owners. FWIW I'll be looking into an 07 SE M/T when rebates kick in. Eric
My zip code is 95662. But right now I am leaning more towards a 2006/07 hyundai accent.
I've owned many stick-shift cars in the snow belt. Just never had to start them in 3rd gear. 2nd once or twice. C/D said several nice things about the Accent they tested. They even recommended to their readers that they should "take it for a whirl." I have not only driven the Elantra GLS and the GT, I've owned both of them at the same time for over 2 years, so ... Read More
You bet it is. For this thing to sell, it needs a $2K rebate. Anything less, and it won't move off dealer lots period. That's funny. With only a $1K rebate offered on the 2006 model, Hyundai managed to sell 43% more Accents last month compared to June 2005 (5,848 to 4,086). Yes, overall year to year sales of the Accent are down, but I agree with Backy that the addition ... Read More
"I think the timing belt replacement cost on an Accent is quite a bit less than $600-800." Check the Accent forums. That price is accurate. My Hyundai dealer charged me $200 for a measely 15K service (I checked with 3 other dealers, ALL charge this). $350-400 are routine for 30K services and $600-800 for the 60K w/ timing belt change. My friend paid $650 for her timing belt change on an ... Read More
I'm sorry but ABS has pretty much become a standard these days. There's not many people that want a car without 28 year old technology (ABS first introduced into production cars in 1978). SO, that means that if I want a 2007 Accent 3-door AUTO with ABS, I need to pay $15,495 (with dest.)??!! That's insane. WHy not purchase a Fit or Rabbit for less than $1K more? One can even ... Read More
$16,800 for an accent se, it seems to me thats a bit much. Precisely why I am waiting to see if Hyundai offers any rebates on the 2007 Accent. In my state there is a $1000 rebate on the 2006 Accent good through the end of July, but nothing available yet on the 2007 models. Patience, however, is not one of my virtues!
Kirstie, now that the 2007 Accents are out, should the title of this discussion be changed, maybe to "2006+ Hyundai Accent"?
Hyundai has record in 2006 june sold more than 44 thousand cars thats really good and it says that its a all time record in Hyundai history in U.S. I also seen Honda Fit sales Accent sold more than the Fit its problly because the 3 door hatchbacks are avalible right now. I saw one at the dealer it has a great looking interior and you can customize it with acceserios. ... Read More
Fact is that for the first half of the year Hyundai has not been shipping many 2 door models (always the most popular model). Considering availability and the fact that it was well known that a completely re-tooled 2007 2 door was on the way and the drop in sales is hardly surprising or alarming. I wouldn't look for a big rebound in the 2nd half of 2006 either as Hyundai ... Read More
Since Hyundai and third-party sources have already published the pricing for the 2007 GLS, they should be arriving soon. Don't know exactly when, though. You can use the New Car configurator here at Edmunds.com to get an idea of the list price of a 2007 Accent equipped the way your dad wants it, and the invoice price. Even though it's a 2007, I would try to negotiate down to invoice at ... Read More
After reading all the responses to your original post, I'm not sure if your question about the pricing of the 2007 Accent being lower was answered. Actually, for comparably-equipped cars, the GLS sedan is not priced lower. However, Hyundai has changed the packaging of the GLS for 2007, so it is possible to pay less money depending on the options you want. For 2006, ABS was standard on the GLS. For ... Read More
Of the entry-level economy cars on the market today, the 2006 Hyundai Accent is one of the most likable and offers excellent value. The above is a quote from Edmund's own review of this car...you should read it sometime (and also the Consumers Reviews section....seems like they all love it)... And i just did a check on Edmund's (for an est. price) theirs came out a bit higher then Cars Direct ... Read More
high cost and low quality. Hyundai is winning awards now for quality. My Kia's have both been great vehicles. The new Accent's are not world beaters but IMO they would get the transportation job done for a low price. My local dealer is offering a Polar White 2006 Hyundai Accent 4-door sedan with all the options(airbags in every corner and coming from every direction upon impact), A/C, stereo, etc., for $12,699. ... Read More
I would agree. Judging by the fact that the 2006 Accent WITH $1K in rebates isn't selling (sales down 26%), I'd imagine Hyundai will have to offer even greater incentives to move the 2007 Accent. But will people even care remains to be seen. Like i've said before, the ONLY way the Accent will sell is for Hyundai to price it at $12K for an AUTO trans fully equipped. Anything more, ... Read More
Thanks joe97 for the report on your experience with driving the car...Well, i can tell that the other posters that answered were mostly biased against Hyundai..so guess they have an "ax to grind" (lol)... I'm glad to hear your experience with it was a positive one...My dad's old Buick Century is falling apart and he is ready for a cute, small, good on gas mileage (his Buick get about 14 mpg...i ... Read More
I think it's rather obvious why it isn't selling well. 1. Hyundai's reputation (or lack there of). Many people assocoiate Hyundai with small, cheap, simple, and poorly put together cars. The Accent (being cheap and simple) are what people think of when they think Hyundai. The Azera and Sonata, and to some extent the Elantra can escape this mentality b/c they are larger, and more expensive cars. 2. Accent's reputation. Piss ... Read More
Appreciate the feedback...but kind of surprised at all the negative comments about the 2006 Hyundai GLS sedan...I knew people who owned the older Accents who absolutely love them (and some commute 100 miles to work each way)...and i figured that the newly designed version was even a marked improvement on the old one... All the reviews i have read on the web seem to agree...or have i only been getting comments ... Read More
The sales guy was probably right: CARLINE MAY/2006 MAY/2005 ACCENT 3,342 4,555 Down 26%+ from last year even with a new model. Those truely are awful numbers. It is surprising given that the circa 2006 Accents were awful little tin crashboxes. Then again, compared with the 52% decline that the Santa Fe has experienced, I guess it's not so bad. The only Hyundai model whose sales arn't in the toliet is ... Read More
Hi: My first posting on the forums...Here's the situation..my dad is interested in buying the 2006 Hyundai GLS 4 Door Sedan...Last week, he went into his local dealership in Deerfield Beach, Fla and was very suprised to see absolutely no vehicles of this model in stock, whatsoever...All he had in stock was 1 2007 2 door Accent. He told my dad that because the vehicle was overpriced by Hyundai, as is ... Read More
What is the problem getting the OCS sensor fixed? There was a recall for it. Go in and have the recall taken care of, like I did. (Actually, my dealer told me about the recall before I got the notice, when I came in for an oil change, and did the recall then. Maybe you need to find a dealer with a better service department?) I am curious... how many of ... Read More
My '01 Elantra was still in great shape cosmetically and mechanically when I sold it to my sister (brakes at 90% front, 85% rear for example) so I have no reason to think a '06 Accent would not last 4-1/2 years longer than that if it is maintained properly. And I just saw a 1995 or 1996 Accent the other day--looked quite good, at least on the outside. The reason I ... Read More
is the Hyundai Accent SE the 3-door hatch Accent for 2006? Because if it is my local dealer about a mile down the road from me has a metallic lime green Accent 3-door hatchback for sale. That same dealer is offering a white 2006 Hyundai Accent 4-door sedan, loaded with power everything and side and side curtain airbags for $12,699. That's after a $1,000 Hyundai rebate and a $161 dealer discount. ... Read More
You can't be wrong if you have actually seen the 2006 Accent with cruise! But it is not currently available as a factory option. A hybrid would be nice, and would compete directly with the rumored Fit hybrid. But I am not too interested in a hybrid that cannot run on its own on eletric power for a short distance. I drove the Accord hybrid and I was really put off ... Read More
I don't need to disclaim anything since you stepped right up and did it for me. Thanks. As for the Accent managing "only" 4 stars for frontal side impact with side bags, note that is as good or better than 2006 MY cars tested with SABs such as: Acura RSX and TL BMW Z4 Buick Lucerne Cadillac CTS and DTS Chevy Aveo Ford Taurus Honda Accord and Civic Hyundai Tiburon Jaguar ... Read More
You can bet that a decently equipped (with power toys and A/C) 2007 Elantra is going to cost you $16K+ (including destination). Look at the 2006 Accent...A decently equipped one ( and when I say decently equipped, all I mean is A/C and power) costs you an alarming $14,800. And thats for a fraking Accent! Edmunds didn't exactly find this class leading either in their recent review.
I drove the 2006 Accent GLS and it felt like a very solid car, no rattles or squeaks, and it was very quiet for a small car. But if like some people here (won't name names) you think I might be biased for Hyundai because I have owned some, read the reviews of the Accent and you will see they agree it is a solid, quiet car. As for long-term, my ... Read More
I hadn't thought about this car at all. I'm still shopping for a new car based on specs and working up a "gameplan" before I start to test drive cars at dealerships. Major factors for me in a new car are ability to play mp3s and as quiet a ride as these small cars can provide. The hyundai might be tops in the quietness category. From what I can tell it ... Read More
It doesn't appear they are selling too many. It seems Hyundai only cares about moving the Sonata in volume - maybe the Elantra to a lesser extent. Model APR/2006 APR/2005 CY2006 CY2005 ACCENT 3,491 4,022 8,256 13,269
I made a statement of fact, that someone had already sold their Fit because of an uncomfortable driving position. To that you replied: However, I seriously doubt that anyone has already "sold" there fit because it was uncomfortable. That, I find HARD to believe. When you "seriously doubt" and find "HARD to believe" someone when they have made a statement of fact, you are basically saying they are lying. A more ... Read More
Which year Accent did you drive? A 2006 GLS sedan, right? If so, you should have noticed it has 6 airbags and ABS with EBD standard, just like the Fit. So your comment about "lack of standard safety features" is very perplexing to me. If you must have a stick shift, I can see how you could eliminate the Accent just based on that. The Fit is superior there according to ... Read More
The Hyundai has good looking(if still not any more durable) interiors - as do all small cars. Nice amenities. Yet the lack of standard safety features and the dreadful maunal transmission are deal-killers to me. I looked - I drove. It wasn't as good as my very old(13 years) Volvo 240 - which has since passed on due to an accident. I wanted a low-cost more modern car and it was ... Read More
First, let's try to focus on the topic, Accent vs. Fit. (We know there are another 50-100 other discussions in Town Hall that cover the other topics mentioned in your post, the way Town Hall is segmented now.) * The Accent's 5-year, 60k mile bumper-to-bumper warranty transfers in full to subsequent owners. You like to forget that fact. You also like to forget that the Fit's bumper-to-bumper warranty is two years ... Read More
Millennium Hyundai, Hempstead: 2006 Accent(new model?)march 19 rebates: $2000 double rebate+ $500 military+ 400 college grad. My Toyota pickup (240,000 miles) was vandalized, so looking for "Best buy" mini. Wow, cant wait for the NY Easter car show to see & compare the new minis. Full support for thighs is crucial. Don't like not seeing nothing after the front windshield. The 2007 Accent GL 3 door seems to be the front ... Read More
Funny, before the 2006 Hyundia Accent was officially released (one day before winter) to make their earlier fall release date valid, this thread was jumping with questions on what options would ultimately be available and what the vehicle cost would be. The damn car gets released and poof, interest disappeared immediately. Looks like Hyundai got a real winner with little overpriced under powered car with but mediocre EPA city/highway MPG estimates. ... Read More
if you would please continue to add interesting tidbits about your 2006 Hyundai Accent as your ownership experience unfolds, OK? Congratulations! I hope to have either a 2006 Hyundai Sonata GL in 5-speed form or a 2006 Kia Rio5 in 5-speed form towards late January-early February of 2006. I want to get the maximum number of rebates, new grad discounts, sales, anything, etc. that I possibly can before I buy. If ... Read More
That is a low quote on that 2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 5-speed manual, $15,499 + tax, title and license. My concern there is that I want to save money on gas, I wonder how much worse the gas mileage will be on the Sonata than the Rio5. Kia gives mileage estimates on the Rio as 32/35. That is exactly what I want, as Idaho, Nevada and Montana have some very cool ... Read More
Accent, because that's what my 2006 Kia Rio5 is going to cost me towards the end of January, which I'm thinking will be when I trade in. I don't know if Kia will be rebating the '06 Rio's already by then, if I do find out about a rebate I might wait until it becomes effective. I'm also going to go for the new grad offer that Kia and Hyundai both ... Read More
The 2006 Accent 3-door hatchback has been available for awhile, but it is the Accent design from 2000-on, not the new design like the 2006 4-door sedan.
You could not have bought the Accent 2006, it is not even out yet. It is the 2005 which is nothing to compare
Welcome to winter! Do you have the Accent hatchback (old design) or the new '06 Accent 4-door sedan? They are much different cars. For one thing, the '06 4-door has standard ABS, which should help in the winter. The wheel shaking is not due to snow in the wheel wells but inside the wheels, causing the wheels to be off-balance. I've noticed that before a number of times on many different ... Read More
I purchased a 2006 Accent this October, I love it except that I don't know how well its going to fare this winter. So far, with only a little bit of snow I have been sliding around, which is quite scary. With a huge snow dump last week,I have found that the wheel wells fill up way too quickly (with packed snow)which leads to the steering wheel shaking at even low ... Read More
First, the only '06 Accent you can get anywhere close to $10k is the old-style 3-door hatchback. And the fuel economy is not great compared to a Civic. The interior quality is pretty good for a car its price, but not up to the level of a Civic. Reliability of the Accent should be pretty good, but its depreciation will be steep, especially in the first 2-3 years. So you might ... Read More
Hi. I'm a student and I'm considering a lot of choices, as many "economy cars" are coming out this spring... I was looking for some used Civics then I had a chance to look at 2006 Accent on the web and realized this could be better than a used Civic! (I am trying to keep it close to $10K-- maybe little more than that.) Fuel economy, reliability, and interior quality would ... Read More
Ok, so the Nissan Versa is first on my list, but if I want cruise control with it (a MUST if available) I would have to opt for the high end package (I would get the 5 Door) and if then I wanted an auto (must upgrade to auto to ease woes of city driving) then I would have no option except the CVT, which is great but drives the price ... Read More
Yes, it's better than an Aveo but at least the Aveo offers a 5-door version--wish the Accent had that. A lot of the Accent's value proposition for me hinges on how well the car does in crash tests. That is really the only major weak area for me for the Elantra and a few other competitors. If the new Accent does well there, I would pay the price even if it ... Read More
The bad news is that the Accent equipped the way I'd want it, with automatic, PS, and mats, will be about $15,400 MSRP. Since an Elantra GLS with ABS, moonroof, and mats is only $16,275, and with the Elantra likely to have larger rebates in its last year before the new design, the Elantra looks like a better deal for me. A lot will depend on how the Accent does in ... Read More
Of course Hyundai can heap on the incentives, but why do that? Why not just put a compelling price on the car? backy The price is very competitive and in keeping with Hyundai's new strategy and re-positioning of the brand. Your point about the Honda FIT being good competition for the Accent rings true but I believe the Accent will be the market leader based on the level of equipment compared ... Read More
I think Honda has a very good shot at competing price-wise with the Accent, with their Fit. It will have comparable safety equipment to the Accent (standard side curtains and ABS) and a much more versatile interior. The Versa is supposed to start around $12k, like the Accent, but is said to be a roomier car and also has the 5-door configuration. As for the Yaris, the sedan looks like a ... Read More
It remains to be seen whether Honda, Nissan or Toyota can match Accent's offer feature-for-feature quantitatively. These brands have the marketing muscle to push their lower priced models but can't compete on Accent's standard equipment. If Hyundai's current pricing strategy follows suit they'll probable pad Accent with moderate incentives if needed. One thing is crystal, they have re-positioned this car to be competitive. Let the games begin! :)
Thanks a lot for the info! My guess on the price of the PS package was correct, but I guessed a little low on the price of the car, based on the prices in Canada. However, the prices are not really surprising as they are just a tad above the prices for a comparably-equipped Rio, which fits with Hyundai's positioning vs. Kia and reflects the extra features in the Accent. The ... Read More
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America announced pricing today for the all-new Accent. The third generation of Hyundai's most affordable nameplate has more style, sophistication and content than ever before. 2006 Hyundai Accent Pricing: * GLS 4-Door with 5-speed manual -- $12,995 (freight included)* * GLS 4-Door with 4-speed automatic -- $13,845 (freight included)* * Premium Sport Package -- $1,500 * Air Conditioning -- $800 ACCENT GLS ... Read More
The Hyundai website and the Accent website both still have the 2005 information listed. Here in South Carolina and up in Pennsylvania not a single dealership has any information on the 2006 Accents other then the brochures. No pricing or sale date is available yet. Very, very frustrating.
I truly wanted a 2006 Accent but this delay in getting the pricing out and the product to market made me go another route. I bought a 2005 Cobalt today. Black, LS, 5 SPD. Price out the door after the $2,750 rebate and tax was just under 13K. It almost made me sad as I was truly excited about the new Accent. If Hyundai could have somehow given me a date ... Read More
A salesman from a local hyundai dealership told me that part of the delay of the 2006 Accent was do to a broken down ship in the pacific. ???????
Yes, Hyundai has announced that the GLS (only model offered in the U.S. at launch) will have six airbags and ABS standard. I expect the base price of the GLS will be about $12.6k including destination charge. This is based on the price of the Rio LX with ABS. Since the Rio is the cousin of the Accent, they should be fairly close in price with the same equipment. The Rio ... Read More
Thanks for the link, good review. I still can't get over how much standard equipment it is going to have at the price. Wow! The review mentions that ABS and multiple airbags aren't standard on the base GL (in Canada) but I'm wondering if they will be standard in the U.S. The Sonata GL in Canada doesn't have ABS, but it is standard on the U.S. model. Will be interesting to ... Read More
According to this review on the CanadianDriver website, the Accent should be available in late november (in Canada, at least) It also mentions that a three-door hatch will arrive as a 2007 model in the first quarter of 2006 :)
I heard it should be in around December. I hope sooner so I could take a look and test drive. The Accent I saw was a Burgundy color with alloys and looked really sharp. The fit and finish was great. It was the best looking small car at the show. Happy motoring
I contacted Hyundai's Customer Service Dept. via email this week. Specifically, I was looking for a release date on the Accent. In typical fashion, they replied that they "could not supply any additional information at this time...and to please continue checking the website." The dealers were no help either. I got the standard 4-6 weeks remark and a request for my contact info. No Thanks. C'mon now. If the car is ... Read More
The new Accent looks really good compared to the previous model. I think it will appeal to a much wider customer base and not just entry level customers. I have been shopping the Honda Civic and Mazda3, but if the Accent is available before I make a decision I will at least give it a serious look. I wouldn't mind saving thousands of dollars if I like it. Any idea yet ... Read More
I was at the Anaheim Auto show last week (I think this is the same) and I saw the 2006 Hyundai Accent. I couldn't sit inside or touch because it was on a big display pedastle. Anyway, the car looked really good and more upscale to me than the 06 Rio. It appeared like a smaller version of the Corolla though slightly more modern. The interiors looked near identical (they had ... Read More
I heard they might be offering a 4 door GT/SE model. That would be great. I was driving home from work tonight and saw a 2006 Accent in white with alloy rims. It looked really sharp. The size seemed about equivalent to a Toyota Corolla. It had dealer plates on it so I think it came from Hyundai US head quarters which is about 8 miles from where I work. Its ... Read More
The 2006 Accent should be a good improvement. I was recently at the LA New Car Auto Show. The new 2006 Accent was unavailable except for viewing. I did thoroughly check out it's sister - the 06 Kia Rio 4 door. I liked the 06 Rio very much. I imagine the new Accent will be similar. 06 Accent and Rio get more power to 110 horsepower.
Hi all, Looks like Hyundai mad their press release of the 2006 3 Door Accent along with specs, features and photos. Car looks great. It would definitely be on my list the next time I am looking for a small car. http://www.hyundainews.com/presskit2006/3-Door06Accent_PressRelease.html Happy motoring
. I intend to buy an Accent 2006 as soon as it comes available. I have one question, are Accents equipped with "Electronic Throttle" I mean the 2006?. I just got rid of my Rav4, 2004 that I bought new, because of that. I had four incidents of " Unwanted Acceleration"- Sudden surge- and I was not going to wait until the next one happens and get involved in an accident ... Read More
You said, in part: In my mind the 2006 Kia Rio and soon-to-be-released 2006 Hyundai Accent (and, of course, the next-size car up) are the size I would feel safer in than in the 2007 Toyota Yaris or the new Nissan Versa, etc. If I wanted to buy one of those cars I would demand the car have SAB's and SAC's. Well then, :D You're problem is solved, because the Accent ... Read More
I am one who chooses not to immerse myself into speculating on just how an accident might go down. I choose to buy the type of car I like and then drive the car responsibly, at all times and in all weather conditions. I realize that some moron could plow head on into me some dark night or even in broad daylight, but it wouldn't happen without me trying to evade ... Read More
With all the exciting activity happening in the low-end car space, I'd like to suggest the following entries for this discussion: Chevy Aveo (the incumbent) Honda Fit (all-new in early 2006) Hyundai Accent (all-new this fall) Kia Rio (all-new now) Nissan Versa (all-new fall 2006) Toyota ECHO/Yaris (all-new now, at least in Canada)
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