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Hyundai Accent, Coupe, Hatchback
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.
#235 of 624 Re: Whoa! That is so very cool... [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 31, 2005 (6:53 pm)
You may have to shop around a few Hyundai dealers to get that kind of price. I'm in the VERY competitive Atlanta market, but the highest I was quoted on a 5-speed GL was $16,495. Hopefully you could find one willing to do something close the $15,500 I mentioned. The GL 5-speeds are slow sellers (at least one salesguy was honest enough to tell me that). The benefit is for folks like me who enjoy a manual transmission. The 2.4L in the Sonata has a serious kick with the manual transmission.
Dec 31, 2005 (6:56 pm)
The fuel economy figures for the Accent and Rio aren't very good considering their size, engine size and competitors. Not bad, mind you, but not great either. I would expect closer to 40mpg highway.
#237 of 624 I bought a blue one
Dec 31, 2005 (8:10 pm)
The new Accent is Awesome. It's interior is everything it's hyped up to be. The dark saphire blue model has a slate/blueish-gra on lighter gray interior. It's pretty slick. There is plenty of room up front and in the back seat. Overall it seems to be pretty solid. We drove a Sonata too and I was a little disappinted b/c the fit and finish wasn't as nice as it should have been. The fit and finish of the accent is great for its class. The 110HP was sufficient to get on the busy freeway and around town. It has VERY responsive steering and brakes. I think it will be a great little car for the next few years.
Dec 31, 2005 (10:05 pm)
if you would please continue to add interesting tidbits about your 2006 Hyundai Accent as your ownership experience unfolds, OK?
Congratulations! I hope to have either a 2006 Hyundai Sonata GL in 5-speed form or a 2006 Kia Rio5 in 5-speed form towards late January-early February of 2006. I want to get the maximum number of rebates, new grad discounts, sales, anything, etc. that I possibly can before I buy.
If the sale doesn't feel right I'll just hang onto my very fine 2001 Kia Sportage 4x4 for a while longer.
#239 of 624 Re: I bought a blue one [ooiringo]
Dec 31, 2005 (11:11 pm)
Congrats! Can you please tell us the equipment on your car and also what you paid for it (total, and before tax & license)? I am curious if you got any kind of discount on one of the first '06 Accent 4-doors going out the door.
#240 of 624 Re: I bought a blue one [ooiringo]
Dec 31, 2005 (11:42 pm)
Did you get a 5-speed manual or the automatic transmission?