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#206 of 624 Re: 2006 Hyundai Accent - Winter driving [justine1]
Dec 20, 2005 (11:27 am)
Welcome to winter! Do you have the Accent hatchback (old design) or the new '06 Accent 4-door sedan? They are much different cars. For one thing, the '06 4-door has standard ABS, which should help in the winter.
The wheel shaking is not due to snow in the wheel wells but inside the wheels, causing the wheels to be off-balance. I've noticed that before a number of times on many different cars over the years. It's easy to correct--wash off the wheels or scrape off the snow.
Most OEM wipers are worthless for winter. Do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of heavy-duty wipers at your local auto parts store. They can help you find the size for your Accent.
If you get a lot of snow, then winter tires might be a good investment. I've done ok with small cars and regular all-season tires, but I live in a city where snow plowing is an art form, so I rarely have to deal with more than 3-4" of snow on the roads.
#207 of 624 Re: 2006 Accent Site Live!!! [backy]
Dec 20, 2005 (5:59 pm)
Maybe $27,260 is the Canadian price
#208 of 624 Re: 2006 Accent Site Live!!! [backy]
Dec 20, 2005 (8:10 pm)
At that price, I'll take a Sonata with a side of Accent!!!
#209 of 624 Re: 2006 Accent Site Live!!! [backy]
Dec 20, 2005 (8:14 pm)
Actually, it looks like what it's doing is adding the base price PLUS the price of it as you configure it. Look to the left when you build it and you'll see the figures.
Mine was base of $12,455 and with options $13,955 for a grand total of $26,410.
#210 of 624 Pricing up on Edmunds.com
Dec 21, 2005 (7:56 pm)
Edmunds.com has the invoice pricing up now for the '06 Accent 4-door. A fully loaded car is $15,330, and invoice is about $1000 under that. The PS package is only $1420, not $1500 as reported, and mats are $65.
Compared to a loaded Elantra GLS, the difference is a little under $1000 sticker-wise but only about $700 invoice-wise. And the Elantra has a $1000 general rebate on it that the Accent does not. So guess what? The larger, roomier Elantra with moonroof, cruise, and traction control actually costs less than the Accent right now. However, the Accent has six airbags vs. four for the Elantra, and the Accent also has alloys and a more powerful audio system. It will be interesting to watch the initial sales reaction to the Accent with the prices a little higher than its bigger brother.
#211 of 624 Re: 2006 Hyundai Accent - Winter driving [justine1]
Dec 22, 2005 (9:04 pm)
You could not have bought the Accent 2006, it is not even out yet. It is the 2005 which is nothing to compare
#212 of 624 Re: 2006 Hyundai Accent - Winter driving [jordis]
Dec 23, 2005 (7:14 am)
The 2006 Accent 3-door hatchback has been available for awhile, but it is the Accent design from 2000-on, not the new design like the 2006 4-door sedan.
#213 of 624 Re: Pricing up on Edmunds.com [backy]
Dec 23, 2005 (10:23 pm)
It'll be similar to the new Rio in comparison to the Spectra. The Rio is selling at or near sticker price and Spectra can be had at significant discounts. $13,500 will put you into a Spectra EX (no ABS) or Rio LX (with ABS). Wonder how Spectra sales are faring since the intro of the new Rio?
The Elantra sales probably will suffer, at least at first. The new Accent does look better, IMO. Although, the Elantra has features like moonroof and cruise control that aren't availble on Accent. The good news is, if the new Accent is this good, imagine how great of a car the '07 Elantra will be. I just hope they don't go too conservative on the styling (like they did on the Sonata).
#214 of 624 Re: Pricing up on Edmunds.com [allfiredup]
Dec 24, 2005 (6:42 am)
I like the looks of the Accent's interior better than the Elantra's, but I don't mind the exterior looks of the Elantra. And the Elantra has more interior room, especially in the back seat, than the Accent. Plus the moonroof, cruise, and (important for me here in Minnesnowta) traction control. Even the fuel economy of the stick cars is not that much different, but the Elantra is at least 2 seconds quicker 0-60. I'm not sure the Accent has an adjustable lumbar support, either.
The only real plusses for me with the Accent over the Elantra are better head protection in a side impact (due to the curtain airbags), better fuel economy (especially with the automatics), and a nicer-looking interior. If the Elantra costs less OTD when it's time for me to buy, it will be a hard decision to go with the newer Accent over the Elantra, unless maybe the Accent gets "Good" in all the IIHS crash tests.
#215 of 624 Accent Receives Good Review
Dec 27, 2005 (3:11 am)
Came across this recent review from Autoweek. Some highlights they mentioned are the standard safety equipment such as six airbags, ABS with brake-force-distribution. The reviewer also mentions the "safe handling" characteristics of the re-designed Accent.
No mention of the interior quality or noise levels but the article does take note of the triple door seals and driver side armrest. Seems like the latter is going to be a big deal especially for cars in this class which are not known for having creature comfort features such as these.