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#250 of 624 2006 Hyundia Accent......lot of interest / not
Jan 20, 2006 (1:45 pm)
Funny, before the 2006 Hyundia Accent was officially released (one day before winter) to make their earlier fall release date valid, this thread was jumping with questions on what options would ultimately be available and what the vehicle cost would be. The damn car gets released and poof, interest disappeared immediately. Looks like Hyundai got a real winner with little overpriced under powered car with but mediocre EPA city/highway MPG estimates. Think I`ll wait till March and cough up an extra 5K and go for the new 2007 Toyota Camry! The extra money upfront will come back years later with a much higher residual trade in factor down the road. The only down side is the mere 3 year/36000 bumper to bumper warranty. Figure for less then a grand I`ll add genuine Toyota Extended warranty and extend for an additional 3 0r 4 years before the original warranty lapses. The Hyundai Korean web page shows the 2006 Accent with power tilt sunroof an fog/driving lamps not available in the North American market, go figure?
#251 of 624 Re: 2006 Hyundia Accent......lot of interest / not [phill1]
Jan 20, 2006 (10:56 pm)
If you are interested in a car the size of the Camry, why not look at the Sonata instead of the Accent? Sonatas are widely available at great discounts, for far less than what a comparably-equipped '07 Camry will go for in March. You would probably save $5-6k at least going with the Sonata--more if you buy an extended warranty on the Camry. You will never make up that much in resale value.
Last time I checked, a few days ago, my local dealer still had no Accents. Maybe that is why there is so little interest. Another reason my interest has waned is that right now a loaded Elantra GLS would cost me less than a loaded Accent. And the Fit, Versa, and Yaris are coming soon and will be very price-competitive with the Accent. So I am staying clear of the Accent until the inevitable rebates come.
#252 of 624 Sonata vs Camry.......price difference?
Jan 21, 2006 (3:00 pm)
Backy, lets get real........$5000 to $6000 difference, come on. I live here in SO FL where both Hyundia`a and Toyota`a are discounted by some of the largest volume dealers in the country. Even those so called unbelievable give a way prices on the Sonata`s are for rebates and (Loyalty) bonuses on "certain" slow moving Sonata models, mainly the 4 cyl el cheapo units that are all over the lots. After the dust settles, A new 2007 Camry LE model with auto trans and 4 cyl fully equipt. will be in the $18000 to $18500 range vs a Sonata with all rebates an similar equipt. going for around $16000. Three or four years down the road the Camry will still have a ton of residual value and unfortunately the Hyundia can be sold then by the pound as scrap metal. I`d rather add the extra extended warranty cost to the Toyota and assure some trade in value down the road. Been there/done that!
#253 of 624 Re: Sonata vs Camry.......price difference? [phill1]
Jan 21, 2006 (4:44 pm)
After the dust settles, A new 2007 Camry LE model with auto trans and 4 cyl fully equipt. will be in the $18000 to $18500 range vs a Sonata with all rebates an similar equipt. going for around $16000.
You said you were looking at the '07 Camry for a March purchase. That is why I said there would be at least a $5-6k difference. The dust will not have settled by then. Over time, the difference will narrow but I still think it will be substantial. For example, from the Sonata Prices Paid discussion I know that several people have bought a Sonata LX (that is with V6 and leather) for under $18k + T&L. What would a comparably-equipped '06 Camry go for? The closest trim is the XLE V6. Invoice on that car is $25,704. Subtract the $500 rebate and it's just over $25k, assuming you can get one for invoice before rebates. That is $7000 more than the comparably-equipped Sonata. You could add the CD changer and moonroof to the Sonata for about $1200 more. So that is in the $5-6k range I noted. Do you think the '07 Camry will cost a lot less than the '06? I suppose it's possible that with more standard features, the price with those features will go down. But I think it will be some time before you will see rebates on '07 Camries or be able to buy them for invoice less rebates.
P.S. On the 4-cylinder fully equipped '06 Camry LE, the invoice price is $20,452, so with the current $500 rebate it would be nearly $20k. That is with VSC and side bags. The comparable Sonata GL has an invoice of $17,957 and $1500 in general rebates ($1000 more for Hyundai owners). So the difference there is $3500-4500, although I have seen reports of Sonata GLs for under $15k + T&L.
#255 of 624 Accent sit-in
Jan 21, 2006 (5:07 pm)
I finally got to take a close look at the '06 Accent today at my local dealer. They had only one, a black/gray model, fully loaded, sticker $15.4k, on the showfloor. By look and "sit" feel, I was impressed. It looks like a much more expensive car, especially inside. The two-tone interior is very tasteful I think, if you don't touch the plastic (so you feel how hard it is). The driver's seat felt very comfortable; it has the traditional Hyundai dual-knob height adjuster, which allowed me to set the seat just how I like it. With the seat set for my 5'10" frame, the back seat was just roomy enough for me to squeeze in without feeling too cramped. There is good toe space back there, but my knees brushed the seatback. It would be fine for small kids or for adults for a short trip. There were upscale touches to the interior like the fold-down rear armrest with cupholders, damped grab handles, and lighted vanity mirrors. The grey cloth interior felt durable and looked handsome. The driver's right armrest was hard-edged though, and the rests on the doors were hard plastic. The HVAC controls looked good with metallic trim rings and were reasonably smooth, but not as smooth as, say, an Elantra. The 3-spoke plastic steering wheel was thick and looked good. The trunk was quite roomy for such a small car, and expands with a 60/40 rear seat. Outside, the car looked classy in black (although I'd never buy a black car) and its 15" alloys. I was glad to see that the Accent's big outside power heated mirrors fold, unlike its bigger sibling the Sonata.
I look forward to driving the Accent when my dealer gets some more in stock, and in taking a closer look at it at upcoming auto shows. But I can't justify buying one until the rebates kick in and the crash test results are published.
#258 of 624 Changes for 2007
Feb 08, 2006 (12:19 pm)
I am disappointed to see that ABS is not even an option on the Accent GS, and it has been taken off the standard equipment list for the '07 GLS. That eliminates the GS from consideration for me. One of the things I liked about the '06 Accent 4-door is that it was easy to find a car with ABS, because it was standard. It's been hard to find low-end Hyundais with ABS in the past.
I also noticed that A/C will be standard on the '07 GLS, and alloys will be available as a separate option--so you can get the power accessories and ABS w/o getting alloys. That is a good change I think; I don't need alloys. But I do want ABS.
Feb 12, 2006 (5:46 am)
Why is this Accent page spread out all over creation? It is very difficult to read the way it is. Most of the other sites that I have visited here in Edmunds fit within the normal page width, this one does not. WHY NOT ??????