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Hyundai Accent, Coupe, Hatchback
#127 of 624 I couldn't wait any longer...
Nov 11, 2005 (4:57 pm)
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 on when the things would have been available and some firm pricing information I may have held off. The deal on the Cobalt was really good and I wanted a car today not 4 to 6 more weeks (or more) from now.
#128 of 624 Re: Cruise / Colors [dudest]
Nov 11, 2005 (10:16 pm)
Thanks dudest, that does help. I am a fan of white cars with dark gray or black interior. Unfortunately, most white cars have beige interior (Honda is the worst in this regard, they give you no choice). At least I'll know the Accent will be available in my favorite combo.
Hopefully they will decide to offer the cruise, but it's good to know it can be installed. Do you install cruise at your dealership?
#129 of 624 Re: I couldn't wait any longer... [tatamy19]
Nov 11, 2005 (10:19 pm)
Sounds like a pretty good deal. The Cobalt isn't a bad car at all. Actually, with the 5-speed, it has some real kick. I consider them overpriced at sticker, but with usual GM incentives they are a good value (at least the LS models).
Just wondering, did you consider the Kia Rio at all?
#130 of 624 Say it aint so! Say it aint so.
Nov 12, 2005 (1:57 am)
tatamy19, how could you? you waited this long and broke down mere weeks before the release? Oh well, the cobalt doesn't seem to shabby (especially if you are only going to keep it for 3 years/36,000 mi.) I too have considered other options and one day I even thought about the Aveo. Then I came to my senses. Chevy Aveo? Yikes!
On another note: Allfiredup - why do you want cruise control so badly? In my '65 Mustang I learned how to improvise cruise control - you have to rest your leg just right against the gas pedal and sit back and relax - you'd never know the difference
#131 of 624 Re: Say it aint so! Say it aint so. [ooiringo]
Nov 12, 2005 (12:32 pm)
Just one of those things. My 2002 Malibu was going to need about 3K worth of work and it's only worth 5K. With the incentive on the Cobalt it was simply too good to pass up.
My next car will likely be an STI in less then 3 years. Now if Hyundai comes up with something to compete with the STI....
#132 of 624 Re: Say it aint so! Say it aint so. [ooiringo]
Nov 13, 2005 (8:48 pm)
I want cruise because I tend to use it a lot. My leg get tired holding the pedal at the same position for hours on end. When I'm cruising on a long, flat highway I like to get up to about 80 and let the cruise do the rest.
Nov 14, 2005 (8:24 pm)
I definitely agree cruise is helpful - I was just givin' you the business. Also, keeping it steady at the peak MPH for performance (which always happens to be about 10 over the speed limit, right) is good for gas the mileage.
I live in Seattle, which is a major Hyundai port, so I wonder if we'll get them on the road first.
#134 of 624 Any new info?
Nov 24, 2005 (12:20 am)
Anyone know anything new about the arrival date of the new Accent? I desperately want to go drive one and grill my salesman on available options until his ears bleed and he passes out. Or I could just grab a phamplet and take a test drive. Either way! I must get my greasy mits on the steering wheel of a new Accent, pronto!
#135 of 624 Re: Any new info? [snakey]
Nov 24, 2005 (9:08 pm)
You aren't the only one eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Accent. I've finally driven a Rio and liked it very much, particulary the engine/manual transmission which will be identical in the Accent. The pics of the Accent make it appear classier than the Rio and I am anxious to see for myself.
I've heard some time in November, but it's almost over now. Who knows?
Nov 25, 2005 (1:05 am)
Even though I will be in the market for a larger vehicle next year, I can't help but be a bit enamored by the new Accent hatchback. It reminds me a lot of my beloved 98 Civic DX hatchback, but with all the extra features that would have made that car perfect. If my Civic had been equipped with a tachometer (I owned a 5-speed), power accessories, A/C, a sunroof (!), extra airbags and a better stereo as standard equipment, I'd probably still have it!