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Hyundai Accent, Coupe, Hatchback
#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!
Jun 18, 2006 (5:01 pm)
Backy I wonder if there is any rumor about the accent hatchback coming out in a 5-door.
#451 of 624 Re: hatchback [inharmsway]
Jun 18, 2006 (5:07 pm)
I hope so! The pre-2006 Accent was available in some places such as Canada as a 5-door.
#452 of 624 Re: hatchback [backy]
Jun 18, 2006 (6:03 pm)
#453 of 624 Re: hatchback [inharmsway]
Jun 19, 2006 (7:05 am)
I'd be very surprised if a 5-door Accent shows up in the US. Hatchbacks are still a niche market, and the Kia Rio5 already fills the 5-door slot (and is the same car under the skin).
Jun 19, 2006 (10:42 am)
Since the Germans are hosting my favorite event at the moment (soccer WC), I've been trying to be more tolerant of posts regarding their products. However, we're now at the point where it makes sense to focus exclusively on the Accent, and take the VW talk to one of the many existing discussions about their products. Schönen Dank!
Jun 19, 2006 (3:18 pm)
shouldn't that read Dank Schonen? And how did you get those two dots to appear over the "o"? These tricky hosts!
#456 of 624 Re: VW posts [kirstie_h]
Jun 19, 2006 (3:54 pm)
Amen to that.