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#225 of 624 I would probably pay $14,190 for an
Dec 30, 2005 (8:42 pm)
Accent, because that's what my 2006 Kia Rio5 is going to cost me towards the end of January, which I'm thinking will be when I trade in. I don't know if Kia will be rebating the '06 Rio's already by then, if I do find out about a rebate I might wait until it becomes effective.
I'm also going to go for the new grad offer that Kia and Hyundai both offer. You get $500 if you have just earned a college degree. I graduated in early May and so I would be eligible. They allow you to use it even if your graduation date was up to a year ago, I believe. Check with Hyundai or Kia on their websites and with your local dealer if you want to get that new grad discount.
I still haven't found out why my local Hyundai dealer isn't offering Accents of any flavor or generation. They do have about 6 2006 Sonata's for sale on the lot.
#226 of 624 Re: I would probably pay $14,190 for an [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 30, 2005 (9:39 pm)
I think the Rio is a better looking car than the Accent and, if you're going for the Rio5, there isn't a comparable Accent version. The Rio is just such a sharp looking little car.
About a month ago, I emailed several Hyundai dealers to get a quote on a new Sonata GL 5-speed manual just to see how good of a deal I could get. The best one was $15,499 + tax, tag, title. Edmunds show sticker on an '06 Accent GLS 5-speed at $14,415 and TMV of $14,116. Amazing that a Sonata could be had for about $1400 more than a new Accent with the same equipment (Sonata doesn't have alloys, but does have cruise).
#227 of 624 Re: I would probably pay $14,190 for an [allfiredup]
Dec 30, 2005 (9:57 pm)
Sonata GL has a lot more on the Accent than cruise: traction control, ESC, active front head restraints, 162 hp, and a lot more interior room and trunk space for example. The Accent's sticker (the Rio's, too) is about $1000 more than it should be, IMO. It's interesting to me that multiple publications had the Accent's base sticker pegged at $11,995 before prices were officially announced. Of course, the real price with destination is $1000 more than that.
#228 of 624 Re: I would probably pay $14,190 for an [backy]
Dec 30, 2005 (10:14 pm)
You're right, I forgot all those extra safety features on the Sonata. And the 2.4L would no doubt make it much quicker than the Accent, too. You're also right about the price, the Accent is about $1000 too high and I wonder if rebates/incentives will soon adjust it down to that.
I can't remember- are we getting the 3-door next year or not? If so, I would think it would start out a little lower in price than the 4-door.
On a related but separate note, did you know the Canadians have a 5-door Accent (old body style)? I looked on the Hyundai Canada website to see how their prices compare to ours, but when you go to price it they're still showing the 2005 model. I'm not sure if it's just the wrong picture or the pricing is also for the old one. It's interesting sometimes to see how much less (when adjusted for U.S. currency) cars are priced up there.
#229 of 624 Re: I would probably pay $14,190 for an [allfiredup]
Dec 30, 2005 (10:24 pm)
The new 3-door Accent (GS and GSi I think) are supposed to arrive in the U.S. next spring. They look pretty sharp to me. The base 3-door could be an interesting alternative for me--I'll take a 2-door with non-power windows and locks, but not a 4-door. I can't remember seeing the pricing on the 3-door, but maybe it will be cheaper than the 4-door as they shoot for the younger buyers (and parents of teenagers).
I've seen pics of the old-style 5-door from Canada--why can't we get a 5-door in the new design?? Maybe we will in a year or two. I compared the Canadian prices of the '06 Accent 4-door to those in the U.S., using a currency converter on the web, and found that the prices matched pretty closely for comparably-equipped cars. Although the Canadians get bun warmers!
#230 of 624 Re: I would probably pay $14,190 for an [backy]
Dec 30, 2005 (11:09 pm)
The Canadian Accents have seat heaters? I'm jealous! Heated cloth seats are almost unheard of. I think I saw one or two Focuses (Foci) with heated cloth when I was checking them out about a year ago. All of the Accents with Premium Sport package have heated mirrors, right? Very nice features in this price range.
I wanted heated seats on my Mazda3, but I'd have been forced to spend another $1500 to get a bunch of other stuff including leather, which I don't like.
Dec 31, 2005 (8:33 am)
That is a low quote on that 2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 5-speed manual, $15,499 + tax, title and license. My concern there is that I want to save money on gas, I wonder how much worse the gas mileage will be on the Sonata than the Rio5. Kia gives mileage estimates on the Rio as 32/35. That is exactly what I want, as Idaho, Nevada and Montana have some very cool ghosttowns that I want to explore, as well as heading just west to the Seattle area to visit my family over there. I will not want my Sportage 4x4's 22/25, though I love my Sportage 4x4 and don't need to trade in already at all.
It's the gas mileage I am after with the '06 Rio5, or '06 Hyundai Accent 4-door. My chances of trading in towards the end of January or early February are about 80% right now, so Edmunds' resources are getting all the more relevant to me right now.
#232 of 624 Re: Wow! [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 31, 2005 (8:38 am)
There is hardly any difference between the EPA highway mpg for the Sonata GL 5-speed (34) and the Rio and Accent 5-speeds. So if most of your miles are on the highway, to Seattle etc., the fuel economy shouldn't stop you from looking at the Sonata.
#233 of 624 Whoa! That is so very cool...
Dec 31, 2005 (8:42 am)
my local Hyundai dealer has a half a dozen Sonata's on their lot, too. This gives me a totally different slant angle on things, as the Sonata is a great new car.
backy, in your opinion, do the whiners over on the Sonata board really have much to gripe about with the new Sonata? I mean, to me the concerns seem bogus. Front seats that tilt forward too much? Give me a break! This changes my car search to seriously looking at a 2006 Sonata. Are there any current rebates on it?
Will a dealer sell me one for only $15,499 with the 5-speed manual and will it have a CD changer and air conditioning?
I've always dug the '06 Sonata's styling, it is spot on IMO.
The deal may come down to who will offer the fairest value on my '01 Sportage 4x4 in trade. If it's Robert Allen Kia, I'll get the 2006 Kia Rio5 in Tropical Red and 5-speed tranny, A/C and CD changer, non-power locks, mirrors and windows et al. If it's Lithia Hyundai, it'll be the 2006 Hyundai Sonata in 5-speeds, A/C, CD changer and power W/L/M's. Colors for the '06 Sonata? I like the way the '06 Hyundai Sonata looks in white. They have a white one on the lot and several other colors. The Hyundai dealer is on the way over to the house we're buying in north Pocatello, so this guy in a 2001 Kia Sportage 4x4 will be peering about their sales lot big time the next several weeks!
#234 of 624 Re: Whoa! That is so very cool... [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 31, 2005 (8:49 am)
I will reply to this post in the Hyundai Sonata 2006+ discussion.