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Hyundai Accent, Coupe, Hatchback
Jun 18, 2006 (11:44 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.
#441 of 624 Re: German Car Fan is way off the mark.... [craig10x]
Jun 18, 2006 (11:54 am)
You seem confused.
Cars direct pricing:
2006 Accent GLS AUTO
Option Group 3 (A/C power package)
Cars Direct price: $13,648 (have you ever used Cars Direct my friend? You almost NEVER get the priced quoted)
Not sure where you live but count on another $800-1000 for sales tax and annother $150-200 for title and reg.
Using Edmunds TMV (much more accurate than cars direct), expect to pay $14,700 - $14,900 out the door.
#442 of 624 Re: German Car Fan is way off the mark.... [germancarfan1]
Jun 18, 2006 (12:19 pm)
No, i think you are...the poster right before your message, with his dealer quote for the 2006....pretty much matches what i said. And he is not getting option 3...just option 2...that's why the total is $12,990. Option 2 includes the Air Conditioner....3 has things he doesn't want, like power windows and keyless entry...who needs it....$1,000 for sales tax? I don't think so...it's 4% in Fla...title and reg is always extra, for EVERY CAR...
Boy, you really hate Hyundai's don't you???
#443 of 624 Oh, By The Way.....
Jun 18, 2006 (12:58 pm)
Of the entry-level economy cars on the market today, the 2006 Hyundai Accent is one of the most likable and offers excellent value.
The above is a quote from Edmund's own review of this car...you should read it sometime (and also the Consumers Reviews section....seems like they all love it)...
And i just did a check on Edmund's (for an est. price) theirs came out a bit higher then Cars Direct (about $13,100) but i still think you can do better...and i think the quote the previous poster gave that he actually got from a dealer, bears that out)....
I'll check in if/when my dad is able to purchase it, and let you guys know how it went.
#444 of 624 Re: vw quality [germancarfan1]
Jun 18, 2006 (1:07 pm)
The Ghia had the same running gear as the beetle just a diff. body. Research my "friend". This was a long time ago, but it is the only personally dealings I had with VW. And this is all I am going to say about this in this Accent forum.
#445 of 624 Re: German Car Fan is way off the mark.... [craig10x]
Jun 18, 2006 (1:25 pm)
Sales tax in Florida is 6% (http://www.state.fl.us/dor/taxes/vehicle_sut.html) I know I live here. So, roughly $800 additional. So, out the door price of around $14K (including tags and tax) for a car without Power windows, locks, or any alarm. Enjoy Either way, not under $13K like you said.
That being said, good luck finding one in Florida without the Power package. I've looked at 4 dealers (just for research, don't plan on buying the heap) in my area and the cheapest Accent they had was 14,700 MSRP (GLS with Option 3 package). Actualy, almost all on the lot were $16K GLS's with AUTO trans.
#446 of 624 Re: Thanks guys... [germancarfan1]
Jun 18, 2006 (2:57 pm)
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
Stop posting incorrect information once and for all:
2005 JD Power VDS:
VW: 335 (third from bottom)
2006 JD Power IQS:
Hyundai: 102 (third best behind Porsche and Lexus)
VW: 171 (tied for third lowest)
2005 JD Power IQS:
Hyundai 110 (11th place)
VW: 147 (fourth from the bottom)
I don't have 2004 JD Power in front of me, but I recall Hyundai finished ahead of VW as well, although not by much. The correlation - Hyundai is improving constantly; while VW contiunes to struggle and is plauged by problems here in the US.
Just for kicks:
JD Power Customer Rentention (measures repeat buyers)
Hyundai - 56.3% (5th)
VW - 29.3% (6th from bottom)
Hyundai - 57.6% (4th)
VW - 33.7% (9th from bottom)
Hyundai - 52.3%
VW - 37.1%
#447 of 624 Re: Very Puzzled...Please Help [craig10x]
Jun 18, 2006 (3:04 pm)
After reading all the responses to your original post, I'm not sure if your question about the pricing of the 2007 Accent being lower was answered. Actually, for comparably-equipped cars, the GLS sedan is not priced lower. However, Hyundai has changed the packaging of the GLS for 2007, so it is possible to pay less money depending on the options you want.
For 2006, ABS was standard on the GLS. For 2007, it is part of an option package (along with power accessories and some other things). Also, there is a package now with power accessories that does NOT include the alloy wheels. For 2006, if you wanted power windows/locks/mirrors etc. you had to get the alloys too. So basically there is more flexibility now in getting options on the Accent. If for example you want a car with ABS, A/C, and power package but don't need alloys or automatic, you can get one thst lists for just under $14k. If your dad can wait awhile for rebates to appear on the 2007 Accents, and I don't think that will take long due to the strong competition in this class that germancarfan1 and others have mentioned, he should be able to get a GLS nicely equipped for $12 or less. If he can make do with a GS hatchback, it would be less still.
There are some real deals to be had on the Accent. I am down in central Texas now and there's a new dealer in Kyle (says they are the largest Hyundai dealer in the world, not sure how they measured that...) advertising '06 Accent automatics for $9990. I wouldn't be surprised if these didn't have A/C at that price; the ad wasn't clear. If I have time this week I'll stop over there with my BIL (his wife is looking for an inexpensive new car) and check it out.
#448 of 624 Re: Very Puzzled...Please Help [backy]
Jun 18, 2006 (3:37 pm)
Thanks backy, that was helpful...Any idea of when we might expect to see the 2007 4 doors to be arriving (I know the 2007 2 doors are already starting to come in)....
Well, i guess if he can't find what he wants on the 2006 that are left in the South Fla dealerships, he might have to wait for the 2007s to come in...The closest one to him in Deerfield Beach says they will have none until 2007s arrive...The one in Boyton Beach has 2 (according to their online website inventory list) Coconut Creek (the new one) he will call this week to see what they have, and the one near Ft Lauderdale has the most...about 14, though he really wanted to buy from a dealer closer to home...
And yes, i misquoted the sale tax amount, germancarfan...it is 6% in fla....
I have a feeling he will have to end up waiting a while...i was so hoping he would get it now, so i can fly down quick to visit him and start driving it! (lol)
#449 of 624 Re: Very Puzzled...Please Help [craig10x]
Jun 18, 2006 (3:54 pm)
Since Hyundai and third-party sources have already published the pricing for the 2007 GLS, they should be arriving soon. Don't know exactly when, though.
You can use the New Car configurator here at Edmunds.com to get an idea of the list price of a 2007 Accent equipped the way your dad wants it, and the invoice price. Even though it's a 2007, I would try to negotiate down to invoice at least (before rebates) if I were you. The 2007 GLSes are unchanged from the 2006s (except for packaging) and competition is severe. Good luck!