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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
Sep 04, 2001 (7:34 pm)
I just bought my new 2001 Accent GL and I love the car. I got this car real cheap. I bought the 4 door Accent GL with A/C, power steering,power breaks, AM/FM radio ,intermitant wipers, mud guard, arm rest ,tachometer,digital clock,mirror for $8350 on Long Island. My dealer included free oil changes for life and a tire replacement guarantee.
Its amazing how they can sell this wonderful car for so little. The car is way underated. Yahoo auto lists the accent second among the top ten least expensive cars. Toyota echo is 5.
The car handles real well on the road. Acceleration is more than adequate. The car I have has a 1.6 L 105 HP engine . The engine shows no signs of straining. The manual transmission shifts real well.
The car has a real nice looking interior. The seats are comfortable and the instruments are real nice looking and easy to understand. This car doesn't look cheap by any means. I'm still amazed at the price I paid for this car.
The only gripe I have about this car is that it doesn't have a steering wheel tilt. I'm 6-6 so getting in around the steering wheel involves some manuvering on my part, but its not to bad. I get in real well and I have plenty of leg room.
I've seen the toyota echo and the saturn base model. They aren't any better than the Accent.
I thought the saturn and Echo were really cheap looking inside. The Echo looked good with 4 doors, but the 2 door model is so horrible looking. The echos interior is super cheap looking. The saturn looked real plain on the outide and inside. The only thing I liked about the Echo and Saturn is the steel timing chain. The Accent has a rubber belt. That will save you about $500 in timing belt replacements.
I checked out the Echo pricing and the saturn pricing and I figure I got my car for about $4500 less than the Echo and Saturn.
If your looking to buy a nice economical car for real cheap, the Accent GL is the answer. Not one American car comes close. They all start over $12 grand. Hyundai makes a wonderful built car.
I thought about buying a Toyota Echo and a Saturn. I'm glad I chose Hyundai. I'll use the $4500 dollars I saved and buy a new 16 foot rowboat with a 10HP motor and trailer. (all for $4500) I'll get a new car and new boat package. Who cares what people think when they see me in a Hyundai.
Sep 05, 2001 (4:35 am)
Good luck with your Accent. I have the Elantra GT and love it. You may not have the full $4,500 to save though. It all depends on how much you drive. The Echo can routinely get over 40 mpgs, especially with a 5 speed. Let us know what your miles per gallon are with the Accent.
#656 of 1769 What price did you all pay for your Accent ?
Sep 05, 2001 (12:19 pm)
I was wondering how much the Accent cost in other parts of the country ? What extras did you receive from your dealer ?
Sep 05, 2001 (4:57 pm)
You aren't planning on pulling your boat with your Accent, are you? Seriously, your post did not make that clear.
#658 of 1769 Re: Boat trailering
Sep 05, 2001 (5:31 pm)
I'll use my other car to tow the boat. Hyundai says not to trailer. I'm sure it can easily pull it , but why risk losing the warranty.
#659 of 1769 Hyundai repair information
Sep 05, 2001 (5:48 pm)
Just wanted to let all you Hyundai owner's know,
Hyundai has a neat service manual online at www.hmaservice.com. It looks real good. Another good thing from Hyundai. It saves me $40 .
#660 of 1769 Dashingwave is real lucky
Sep 06, 2001 (2:01 pm)
I bought my Accent L (no AC, stick) in Pittsburgh. It was March and I paid 8700 include tax and fees. I thought it was a good deal, now I realize I paid too much. Is that because ppl are rich in Long Island and no one want to drive a hyundai?
#661 of 1769 01 Accent parking brake ...
Sep 06, 2001 (4:20 pm)
I always apply the parking brake in my 01 Accent GS when parking the car, eventhough it (the car) is an automatic. Today when leaving the parking lot at work, I released the hand brake, put the tranny in drive and eased on the gas to pull away. Just as I did this, there was a fairly loud bang, like the park brake had seized and suddenly let go. I noticed no odd sensations in the brakes while driving home. The park brake has never seized in my car before ... it was parked for only 8 hours and on level pavement. Is it normal for the P.B. to stick like that? Will it harm the brake or any other component of my car by slightly seizing and suddenly releasing?
#662 of 1769 parking brake
Sep 06, 2001 (5:03 pm)
not sure about hyundais, but for many toyota cars that 'bang' is the rear drum brakes self-adjustor at work, nothing to worry about.
were you backing up when that happened ?
#663 of 1769 You paid a good price too.
Sep 06, 2001 (5:36 pm)
$8700 is a great price for a car. I paid $8350 plus about $775 in taxes and fees. It came to about $9100 or so. It was a 2001 leftover. I got white. I prefered Green or red. I now like white more.
You paid the right price for your car. The GL is only about a $1000.00 more and the dealer throws in A/C sometimes.I went to another dealer and almost bought the Accent L for $8500 with no A/C.
The people here on Long Island make good salaries but the cost of living is sky high. Lots of people here drive Hyundais.
Take care. I hope you enjoy your car. Its a fun car.