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Hyundai Accent, Coupe, Hatchback
#431 of 624 Re: 16 k for a accent se [jrtny04]
Jun 18, 2006 (7:46 am)
I would agree. Judging by the fact that the 2006 Accent WITH $1K in rebates isn't selling (sales down 26%), I'd imagine Hyundai will have to offer even greater incentives to move the 2007 Accent. But will people even care remains to be seen.
Like i've said before, the ONLY way the Accent will sell is for Hyundai to price it at $12K for an AUTO trans fully equipped. Anything more, and people are shopping Yaris, Fit, Versa, Rabbit, etc.
#432 of 624 Re: Thanks guys... [craig10x]
Jun 18, 2006 (7:49 am)
My Vw's were nothing but problems, thats why i dumped them...love the style....but not the cost!
#433 of 624 Re: Thanks guys... [cybergypsy]
Jun 18, 2006 (7:58 am)
Yes, gotta love the vague, anecdotal posts. Let me guess, it was the "windows that fell through into the door" problem you read somewhere and try to post as your own.
Has VW had its problems, yeah it sure has. But then so has Hyundai which still places below average in JD Power's long term dependabiity survey (but then they're biased against Hyundai, right? But not in their IQS, then they're accurate! LOL). At least with VW, you get an engaging driving experience as you drive it to be serviced
#434 of 624 Re: Thanks guys... [germancarfan1]
Jun 18, 2006 (9:12 am)
I think that many points and arguments about why the Accent is inferior to the VW Rabbit makes a good debate but there is no doubt that the lame sales numbers is a signal to Hyundai that they need to change the packaging and pricing of this vehicle.
Another that could help is to give it a restyling from the front hood and grill;adding a more sleeker look. The sales numbers compared to year over year are not encouraging.
Jun 18, 2006 (10:22 am)
I had a Karman Ghia once. What a piece of crap. Could not wait to get rid of it. Of all (many) the cars I have had it was the low point. I now have a 2004 Elantra GT. Love it.
#437 of 624 Re: vw quality [germancarfan1]
Jun 18, 2006 (10:36 am)
Listen germancarfan1 you are now accusing me of lying. I had a Karmann Ghia in the 70ties. If the quality of a vw was that bad in a car produced since 1949, the germans did not improve the car much did they. By the way a Karmann (sorry 2 ns) Ghia is a beetle with diff. body.
#438 of 624 German Car Fan is way off the mark....
Jun 18, 2006 (10:38 am)
As i said, using Cars Direct, and adding on the package with the air conditioner, and also the automatic transmission (but not the fancier wheel covers or option package with the power windows, keyless entry, etc.) The total Cars Direct Price is: $12,990...including the delivery charge of $585!.
It's my understanding that Cars Direct get a commission if you go through them (that has to be at least a few hundred $ i am sure) So, using a print out from Cars Direct (and buying direct from the dealer) i figure he should be able to get it out the door (with sales tax) for no more then $13,000 tops (plus probably about $500 for the trade in, which would knock it down to $12,500)....
Even at that, that's for a very fully loaded vehicle with: A/C, Automatic, 6 Air Bags, ABS Braking System, 4 Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 radio/player....ALL INCLUDED! This is why i shake my head as to why people haven't been realizing what an excellent value this is for the money!
I did a little research, and it appears that the 2007 4 door models will have the A/C standard but not the ABS brakes (they will now be optional)...Also, delivery charge will be extra (not included in the MSRP price)....It's basically a "smoke and mirrors" ploy to make the car seem to be $1,000 cheaper (plus they will give the ususal $1,000 rebates) this way, bargain hunters will get the impression that the car is $2,000 less (instead of $1,000)...
For my dad, the way it works out is, if he can't find a 2006, and has to wait for the 2007, he will actually end up paying the same approx $13,000 out the door, and will get the same equipment (less the ABS system...if he wants that, he would have to pay extra)....
So, the irony is, he would be better off getting the 2006 (if he can find one)....But the "bargain hunters" will think they are getting an even better buy on the 2007 GLS 4 Door....
Either way...i still say: this car is a great value for the money.....compare it to the "out the door" prices on Yaris, Fit, etc...
Jun 18, 2006 (10:44 am)
high cost and low quality. Hyundai is winning awards now for quality. My Kia's have both been great vehicles.
The new Accent's are not world beaters but IMO they would get the transportation job done for a low price. My local dealer is offering a Polar White 2006 Hyundai Accent 4-door sedan with all the options(airbags in every corner and coming from every direction upon impact), A/C, stereo, etc., for $12,699. That includes the Hyundai $1,000 rebate and the local dealer's discount of some $181 dollars.
$12,699 for that car is a great deal. If you take good care of that Accent you'll get 200,000 miles out of the powertrain and you'll be driving a car with nice design lines and decent mechanicals.
C&D rated it 5th out of 7 cars in their comparo. They didn't like the feel of the shifter-like it was attached to rubber bands, and they didn't like the undisciplined struts and shocks. But they did like how quiet the Accent was at idle and how quiet the car was inside the cabin at 70mph, more than any other of the comparo cars. They said it had a cushy ride and had good sight lines, too.
The confidence in Hyundai and Kia is there for me. More and more people are agreeing and buying the South Korean product every year. Recently, Kia's leader was freed of charges in the Hyundai corruption case and Kia will now be ready to build their new plant in Georgia and proceed with their growth as scheduled. Hyundai's leader is going to have to face some charges still, so that can not be construed as a positive for them(they have to do with bribery of government officials, part of the business culture and business process there. Read into that what you will). But their cars, vans and SUV's are improved to compete as world-class now. Some simple research will bear that statement out as being fact.