Last post on Dec 30, 2011 at 9:54 AM
You are in the Sedans
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Toyota ECHO, Chevrolet Aveo, Kia Rio, Nissan Sentra, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, Kia Spectra, Suzuki Forenza, Sedan
Jan 12, 2010 (3:06 pm)
When will this car be out? Was at the Hyundai store late last month to get some body work done on the kids Accent...roommate hit her while backing out of the garage...1208.00 and we're good as new. Hopefully they've tweaked the car a bit looks wise. They even tweaked the Versa SL hatch and it looks great.
Even though I won't be in the market for awhile, I'm quite curious to see the new Civic and how it looks inside and out. Still love the car and trying to get the wife to consider one inn 2011.
#3833 of 3871 Re: New Accent? [sandman_6472]
Jan 12, 2010 (3:45 pm)
There's talk of a new 2011 model, which I wouldn't expect to see before late 2010 since the Accent was last redesigned in late 2005. If you search on "2011 Hyundai Accent" you can find a number of articles and pics; here's an example:
Note the family resemblance to the 2011 Sonata and the upcoming Elantra. The part about 140 hp with no sacrifice in FE sounds really enticing--although personally I'd rather have more like 120 hp with 40 mpg. I hope the structure on the new Accent is a lot better than on the current car. We'll probably see standard ESC on this new Accent too, since it will be mandatory by 2012.
#3834 of 3871 Re: The beginning [tazereli]
Dec 27, 2010 (1:04 pm)
I just bought a used subaru legacy L with 136k miles, Next car I buy will most likely be the GT variety, I love the car.
It handles like it is on rails, granted the suspension is slightly more stiff than my old car this one is great in the snow!
#3835 of 3871 Re: This is... [backy]
May 21, 2011 (2:49 am)
Aveo is Korean, isn't it? Seems like Daewoo...
#3836 of 3871 Re: This is... [echothat]
May 21, 2011 (7:52 am)
Aveo is from Korea yes. Not one of the ROK's better efforts though.
#3837 of 3871 I still think like it's the 80'2 and 90's
May 22, 2011 (10:32 am)
With Toyota and Honda I call it "less expensive", with Chrysler, Ford, GM, Kia/Hyundai, I call it "low end." No matter what you read about these new "low cost to buy" cars, it still pans out the same at 60-90,000 miles. The Toyota's, Honda's, Subaru's, and even the Suzuki's made by Suzuki (not a rebadged Daewoo), are still going strong...I had a Neon and Focus new off the lot, My Corolla saw them pull into the driveway, and saw them die there...and that Corolla is still going. I cannot believe the way the motor on that car still sounds today. It is unreal. the Focus is what made me say, "I will never let another American (big 3) car in this family again. Have your own opinion, but the Japanese companies (albeit, I'd rather them be made there than here to keep the quality high) are the way to go.
#3838 of 3871 Re: I still think like it's the 80'2 and 90's [joeyrab]
May 22, 2011 (11:03 am)
Since you provided your personal experience, I'll provide mine:
2001 Elantra GLS, purchased new in October 2000, sold to my sister five years ago. Still going strong, about 80k miles, no major work except regular maintenance and a clutch replacement after my wife and son worked together to destroy it six years ago.
2004 Elantra GT, purchased new in March 2004, 61k miles, still drives like new (60k service increased the mpg about 10%, gets 37 mpg on the highway now). No major work except regular maintenance; replaced rear brakes at 45k, fronts still have 70% left.
2007 Sonata GLS, purchased used in November 2009, 51k miles, still looks and drives great. Still under factory warranty. Had to replace the driver's recliner switch (warranty), that's about it except regular maintenance.
I've owned Hondas, Toyotas, and Nissans (leasing a Sentra now, nice car) and they were all pretty reliable, but no more so than the 3 Korean cars I've owned.
In short... it's 2011 now, not the '80s and '90s anymore. Different world out there.
May 23, 2011 (12:54 am)
Aveo is Korean, isn't it? Seems like Daewoo...
The Chevrolet Aveo is really a re-badged Daewoo Kalos, it's Daewoo-designed, just warmed over by Chevrolet for their customers' consumption. GM bought Daewoo round about 2000 and made a company to be plopped in South Korea called GM Daewoo Auto and Technology Company.
This was one of the halo cars produced by that "marriage" of companies. But it's a GM-run Company, make no fidgety mistakes here.
May 23, 2011 (1:13 am)
I had a friend buy a Hiyonday in 1993. It was an utter piece of junk. It was in for warrranty work like every month! Whne I bought my 2001 ECHO I looked at one. It was a total piece of crap. I could not BELIEVE a manufacturer would sell something like that. Better to wait until they could make something competitive. 10 year warranty? I was pretty that was a trap to lure the unwary.
I have looked at them recently and they are better. I would not say they are made a like a Tyota. But they arent radiactive!
May 23, 2011 (1:25 am)
I herd therwe's this ting on the compoooter kawled speilberg chek. Chek in too cash.