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#194 of 624 considering 2006 Accent for my 1st car...
Dec 18, 2005 (7:58 pm)
Hi. I'm a student and I'm considering a lot of choices, as many "economy cars" are coming out this spring... I was looking for some used Civics then I had a chance to look at 2006 Accent on the web and realized this could be better than a used Civic! (I am trying to keep it close to $10K-- maybe little more than that.) Fuel economy, reliability, and interior quality would be the main factors
I look for.
Everything looks great on pictures and can't wait to see it coming out on market. I love the interior quality and everything... but I am little concerned about depreciation.
I see many Hyundai owners here. Tell me how you guys think.
#195 of 624 Re: considering 2006 Accent for my 1st car... [luvholic]
Dec 18, 2005 (8:12 pm)
First, the only '06 Accent you can get anywhere close to $10k is the old-style 3-door hatchback. And the fuel economy is not great compared to a Civic. The interior quality is pretty good for a car its price, but not up to the level of a Civic. Reliability of the Accent should be pretty good, but its depreciation will be steep, especially in the first 2-3 years.
So you might want to look around for a used Civic for $10-11k. You should be able to find a very nice previous-generation Civic for that money, especially if you don't mind a 2-door and don't mind driving a stick. The big plus for the Accent compared to a used Civic is of course the long warranty.
I think the all-new '06 Accent 4-door will be more comparable to the Civic, except still trailing in fuel economy, but you won't see the price anywhere near $10k for some time--it's unlikely Hyundai will put large discounts and rebates on it right from the start, and the base sticker of the Accent GLS is $13k including destination--but w/o A/C.
Another car to think about is a slightly used Elantra. Its fuel economy is not much worse than that of the Accent, it's a very comfortable car, and I've seen '04s (no different than the '06 models) going in my area with low miles for a little over $7k. And you'll still have the balance of five years and 60k miles of bumper-to-bumper warranty to use up. Or you could get a used Accent for even less--if you don't mind the fact it's basic transportation and no more.
#196 of 624 Re: considering... [backy]
Dec 18, 2005 (9:58 pm)
Thanks for the info. It was very helpful.
I used to consider the ECHO over a Civic because
it had a better fuel economy than a Civic (Am I right??)
But I heard it was not popular because of its design, etc.
Any idea how ECHO compares with Civic?
(of course, I know all the basic info on these two.)
This is a Hyundai Accent forum, and I don't know how I got here...
Sorry for the off-topic.
Well, I guess I will be able to consider Hyundai for my
2nd car then... It looks great and I'm glad to see it
improving... especially Accent SR concept looks fantastic, except they are not coming out for real.
#197 of 624 Re: considering... [luvholic]
Dec 19, 2005 (7:09 am)
The ECHO does get a little better mpg than the Civic but is a cruder car. It is cruder than the Elantra also, about on a par with the Accent. If you can get a used Civic for about the same money or a little more than an ECHO, I'd go for the Civic. If you want to maximize your fuel economy, a stick ECHO would be a good bet.
The Accent SR concept is coming in a little more pedestrian form as the Accent GS and GSi, due out next spring.
#198 of 624 Accent GS or GSi....Spring 06` or 07` ?
Dec 19, 2005 (7:39 am)
You guys are busting me up laughing. The 06 Accent GLS 4 DR was (supposed) to be released FALL 05`CHECK YOU CALEDARS! WINTER 05` is gonna be here in 48 hours on Wed. Dec. 21. So much for Hyundia`a release dates an their Web Site information. Hope the delay was to tweak out last minute clitches in the new model rollout. With their present time table their Accent Hybrid version should be expected sometime after Bush leaves office!
#199 of 624 Re: Accent GS or GSi....Spring 06` or 07` ? [phill1]
Dec 19, 2005 (8:12 am)
The Accent GS and GSi was never supposed to be released in 2005. The announced timeframe is spring 2006. As for the 4-door sedan, it seems they messed up on that one by a few weeks. There were some labor problems in Korea that might have affected the ship dates. But they still have a couple of days to get the car to at least some dealers. Glad you are getting some chuckles out of the situation.
#200 of 624 It's already in Texas.
Dec 19, 2005 (8:51 am)
The '06 Accent GLS has been released in the US -- it just hasn't made it to all regions yet. I went to a local dealer yesterday and saw an '06 Accent -- this unit was silver with an automatic transmission and air conditioning. It arrived sometime last week. (They were closed of course, being that it was a Sunday, so I could only look through the windows.) I was very impressed with the apparent amount of headroom and what was visible of the interior fit and finish. The seat upholstery at least looked durable, comfortable. Truly, apart from having manual window cranks, it seemed like a nicer, more expensive car than its $14,750 MSRP might suggest.
#201 of 624 Re: Accent GS or GSi....Spring 06` or 07` ? [backy]
Dec 19, 2005 (7:09 pm)
The cars are released. I've got a few on their way to me. I blame the truck drivers. They must have something against Hyundai. Forget the speed limits, I've only got 48 hours to fulfill a prophecy.
#202 of 624 Re: considering 2006 Accent for my 1st car... [luvholic]
Dec 19, 2005 (8:15 pm)
If keeping the price as low as possible is your greatest goal, maybe you should try to find either an '05 Accent or '05 Elantra GLS. Amazingly, with rebates, they both cost about the same even though the Elantra has power everything, cruise, etc. According to Carsdirect.com, you can get an '05 Elantra for $11,600. A great deal by anyone's standard.
You also get the 100k warranty, which will help keep the price down on mechanical repairs over the life of the car. Something no used car can offer!