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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
Oct 09, 2002 (9:05 am)
Not to change the topic, but has anyone heard when the new 2003 Accents will be coming out. We wanted a 2002, but even as far back as June, there wasn't one configured the way we wanted it and the dealer said we'd have to wait for the 2003's.
Also, does anyone know if it's even an option to order a car through Hyundai like can be done with many other makes? Or is it simply "buy what the dealer is alloted?"
Oct 09, 2002 (12:26 pm)
I agree with you mpgman. Its terrible that car dealers are doing that with the prices. Looking at the papers , it seems all the car dealers are doing the same thing. How they get away with that without breaking laws is amazing. I can't think of any other business that plays games with the prices. There should be a law that says the advertised price is the price you pay. Its not right that the dealers are luring people in with those prices. You can't compare prices between the dealers. Nothing will change however. Business has politicians hooked on their contributions so nothing will be done about it. The rich pay most of the taxes in this country and they get away with most any thing.
#948 of 1769 Re: New Models
Oct 10, 2002 (5:25 am)
I'm afraid I don't know the direct answer to either of your questions. However, with respect to whether you have to settle for your dealer's inventory, you may not have to order from the factory to get the exact car you want. The dealer I bought my 2002 GS from last October was extremely helpful in calling other dealers to look for a car that matched my specifications. They found the exact car down in Rhode Island, and the salesman drove it up to the local dealership himself so I could have it on one day's notice. (Which is why my brand-new car had 92 miles on it when I took possession...)
Oct 11, 2002 (12:50 pm)
Dealers are legally bound to sell cars at advertised prices, BUT they may only be advertising 1 or 2 cars. Dealers can't raise or lower prices on an advertised car.
Oct 11, 2002 (7:17 pm)
Yes, cars are alloted by Hyundai Motor America. You can't order one through a Hyundai dealer.
Oct 23, 2002 (6:01 am)
Morning everyone! I'm in the process of considering a 2000 Accent GS. It's got 62,000, but it's mechanically sound and has several extras like AC, power windows, and automatic transmission. The seller is selling it for $4500, and I've already been approved for a loan. I'm going to test drive it tonight, but I'm a little thrown off by the mileage. Any comments or suggestions? Is this a good deal?
#952 of 1769 For afeazell
Oct 23, 2002 (1:42 pm)
I own a 2000 accent gsi. Purchased new in December 1999. Mileage = 84K km (52K mls).
Automatic/AC/Sunroof/14 inch wheels.
It's debatable what I could sell for now, but safe to say in the $10K range (canadian dollars).
Keep in mind Canada has some of the lowest car pricing in the world.
I've owned several cars, from Audi to Pontiac.
This car is without question, the best VALUE I've received for my dollar. I will be buying another Hyundai (horsepower misinformation aside).
In three years, no significant issues.
The car still runs smooth; 2800rpm at 120km/h. Idles great. Starts always (in Toronto cold). Quiet for an econobox. Don't know if yours is a hatch, but hatch capacity continues to impress. It is comfortable and the styling is (to my eye) impressive.
The car was advertised as having 92 hp. I think the "corrected" number is 89 hp. It is a light car, so it manages o.k. with these figures. Acceleration could be better, but it does the job. If you are regularly travelling with more than two people on board, look elsewhere. This car is a commuter's dream as far as I am concerned.
My advice...make sure you get a history on the car. There should be warranty left; particularly in the U.S. where the warranties on Hyundais are ridiculously long (good for you).
The price is good (haggle anyways).
I can't emphasize enough how pleased I am with this car.
Go for it and let me know how things worked out.
#953 of 1769 2002 Accent Glove compartment
Oct 24, 2002 (2:13 am)
Hi all. I have a 3 mos old 2002 Accent GL with 6800 miles and running fine so far. My only complaint is that everytime I hit a hard bump, my glove compartment drops. I'm looking at the lock/latch on this and its so thin. Does anyone else have this problem? I'm looking to maybe adjust the latch but the screws are behind the panel. Thanks.
#954 of 1769 Glove compartment
Oct 24, 2002 (5:26 am)
I have a 2002 GS with almost 18K miles, and although I've hit my share of hard bumps, my glove box has never come open. The bumper-to-bumper warranty covers things like this, so if it's nontrivial to adjust the latch, I'd say you should take it back to the dealer and have them take care of it.
#955 of 1769 Tranny blew at 93,591 miles
Oct 30, 2002 (3:12 pm)
I was driving to work today in my 99 Accent GL Sedan when the Auto transmission started to slip. Within seconds no 4th gear. Then 3rd gear died. I managed to limp off the road into a Walmart parking lot. Used the roadside assistance to have the car towed to a Hyundai dealer. The trans was pronounced dead. I have to report the dealer honored the 100,000 mile warranty and the trans will be replaced for free (otherwise $1900!!). Driving a 2000 Corolla for a loaner until the trans is fixed. I changed the fluid and filter every 30K miles but it didn't seem to matter.