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Toyota ECHO, Chevrolet Aveo, Kia Rio, Nissan Sentra, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, Kia Spectra, Suzuki Forenza, Sedan
#3085 of 3871 Re: side impacts... [ericf1]
Apr 06, 2005 (2:04 pm)
Automakers are beginning to pay attention... SABs and SACs are now standard on all new Kias and Hyundais; the '04 Spectra was the first model to be so equipped, but that's been followed by the new Tucson, Sportage, Sonata, Accent, Rio, and Azera. Honda has announced they will provide SABs and SACs standard in all models by the end of 2006--so that will include the new Civic and the Fit (if it ever gets over here...).
I don't see the Sentra being redesigned soon since it was totally revamped in mid-'04, and as I noted it already offers SABs and SACs standard.
#3086 of 3871 Re: side impacts... [backy]
Apr 06, 2005 (2:42 pm)
backy... Sentra... not Spectra.
Yes, the Sentra is due (more like RIPE) for a redesign. One should appear in early Spring 2006 as a 2007, if I recall correctly. I wouldnt buy a Sentra right now in anything other than SE-R trim. Nationwide, the rebate even for that model is $2500, so a loaded, $20,200 SE-R auto (with sunroof, Rockford Fosgate 230 watt CD, ABS, sport suspension, 16 inch alloys, trip computer, etc) can be had for invoice less that amount, around $15.8K. Score another $500 off if you finance through NMAC and are a recent college grad.
#3087 of 3871 Re: side impacts... [alpha01]
Apr 06, 2005 (4:09 pm)
Or "Spectra--not Sentra"?
Apr 10, 2005 (4:41 am)
I am new to this board. I am relocating to a new area of the country, and will need to be away from my family for the first month. I hadn't anticipated needing a second car this quickly, so I am scrambling to find a really cheap deal (0 down and less than $200/month), either leasing or buying. Does anybody know which buzz box manufacturer has the most motivated attitude when moving these cars? I have feelers out to the local Chevy, Hyundai, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota and Nissan dealers. The current front runner is the Reno, with nothing down and a $185/month lease. The only option I require is AC (I am moving from upstate NY to Virginia).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Apr 10, 2005 (4:59 am)
Hey you can get an Aveo with air /5speed for close to that, or I know the Accents down here are going cheap (Dallas,Tx) because the new 2006 will be out soon. The Rio is another option. Toyota and Nissan are like still proud of their name down here. The Reno is a good option but the mileage is kinda low. The salesman at the Suzuki dealership thought 30mpg on the hiway was great......he didn't know anything about cars.....one those kind of salespeople. My Aveo is now starting to get broken in and the mileage around town is 31. and 38-40 on the hiway but I also have a 5speed and I usually drive 60-65 mph on the hiway.
#3090 of 3871 Re: Help! [mletour]
Apr 10, 2005 (5:30 am)
PS: Does anyone know if the $139/month Saturn lease is still happening?
#3091 of 3871 Not a huge Reno fan but it is a class up on
Apr 10, 2005 (6:52 am)
Aveo, Accent and Rio. If you can get one for less money than those it would be worth it. Don't get upside down in a lease on a car with deep depreciation.
#3092 of 3871 Re: Help! [mletour]
Apr 10, 2005 (9:53 am)
Why stick to a lease? For example, Hyundai is offering 0% financing on Accents and Elantras for 60 months. You should be able to get an Accent for around $10k with a/c, or a base Elantra with a/c and much more for around $12k. That puts you at around $200 or less for payments (depending on tax/license fees), but at the end of 5 years you own the car and have some equity in it. There are even better deals available on '04 Accents and Elantras, if you can find one--the 0% plus a rebate.
Saturn may have a good lease on the ION 1, but it's one of the lowest-rated compacts out there. If you like how it drives though, it might be your best lease deal. Just call your local dealer to find out the current deal.
Another option for a really nice car is the Impreza. They have a $189/month lease with 0 down.
Honda has consistently offered the Civic VP for $159/month, but that's with some down. You might ask the dealer what they could do with 0 down--still would probably come in under $200/month.
Chevy is advertising Cobalts at $159/month with little down. Again, you might ask the Chevy dealer what they can do with you. Those things aren't exactly flying off the lots, so they might be willing to deal. For that matter, Civic sales are down this year too, so maybe you can do some dealing there.
#3093 of 3871 Re: Help! [mletour]
Apr 10, 2005 (11:05 am)
Thanks to all for the input! You brought up some options I hadn't thought of. I'm going to let the dealers chew on my emails, and see what they come up with....
#3094 of 3871 Re: Help! [mletour]
Apr 10, 2005 (12:16 pm)
Couple of other things from today's paper: Spectra LX with A/C, $179/month with $139 down. Cobalt with A/C, $164/month, 0 down. Also I saw an Accent with A/C and power package for $10,500 before rebate and an Elantra for $12,500 before rebate, so my prices in prior post may be about $500 high--VA may have better deals though.