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Hyundai Accent, Coupe, Hatchback
#487 of 624 More sales
Jul 03, 2006 (8:10 pm)
Hyundai has record in 2006 june sold more than 44 thousand cars thats really good and it says that its a all time record in Hyundai history in U.S. I also seen Honda Fit sales Accent sold more than the Fit its problly because the 3 door hatchbacks are avalible right now. I saw one at the dealer it has a great looking interior and you can customize it with acceserios. Good Job Hyundai... Good Sales
#488 of 624 plans for cruist, 4-door GT or GX (or some sport model)?
Jul 03, 2006 (8:20 pm)
I like the new Accent.
BUT - I would really like to know if (1) it will have cruise in the sedan by 07 and (2) if some sport trim version of the sedan (with the nice wheels, ground effects, and fog lights - JUST like the wee hatch gets in sport trim) will ever be available.
If the answers to (1) and (2) were yes, I'd put my deposit down tomorrow morning.
Jul 03, 2006 (8:53 pm)
Accent sales soared in June because the 3 door hatchback is now out.
#490 of 624 Re: Accent [azera25]
Jul 03, 2006 (9:16 pm)
2007 Accent 3-door isn't at the dealers near me quite yet. I did see one GS when I was in Texas a couple of weeks ago.
Since Hyundai said nothing about a 4-door SE version when they announced the 2007 Accent lineup, it doesn't look like there will be one coming in the near future.
#491 of 624 Re: Accent [backy]
Jul 04, 2006 (7:06 am)
'07 3 dr Accent is at the local Hyundai dealer in my area, of S. Fla. It maybe that Hyundai stocks inventory based on volumne of sales in certain regions. Here in S. Florida there are Hyundais everywhere.
#492 of 624 Re: Accent [acronis]
Jul 04, 2006 (10:01 am)
There are Hyundais everywhere in the Twin Cities also. I think it has more to do with how far a dealer is from a port. They will probably show up any day here.
#493 of 624 Re: Accent [backy]
Jul 05, 2006 (7:38 pm)
I was at the dealership last week, and the salesman said that every dealer got 1 2007 Accent 3-door. So maybe your local dealer sold theirs already.
Jul 05, 2006 (10:54 pm)
Did he mean nationwide? My local dealer (Everett WA) has been getting 2-5 every week for the past 2-3 weeks. But perhaps its because we're so close to a major port city (Seattle).
#495 of 624 2007 Accent SE Test Drive
Jul 08, 2006 (9:11 am)
Believe it or not, my local Hyundai dealer recently got in a new 2007 Hyundai Accent SE. I stopped by for a test drive this morning.
First, the basics. It was a Tango Red SE with the Sun and Sound package and auto transmission (in other words, as expensive and top-of-the-line as you can get for an Accent). The sticker was $16,830 which included destination but no rebates, taxes, title, etc. Pretty expensive territory for an Accent. But boy did it look sharp!
Exterior wise, the 16 inch wheels really make this car stand out. Panel gaps were narrow and the large doors closed shut with a solid "whump". This is a Hyundai?!? Wow, compared to my 5 year old Elantra, Hyundai has come a long way forward in build quality. I liked the reddish-orange color, and the paint seemed uniform and of consistent quality. The rear hatch opens just like my Elantra by pulling on a concealed handle hidden above the license plate. The hatch is much more lightweight than the Elantra, and is supported by gas struts on both sides. A downside; the rear cargo cover does not move up when you open the hatch, although it is removable. Exterior likes: the foglights in the front bumper, the side marker turn signal lights (new on the sedan as well), the 16 inch wheels, the styled rear lights, the rear spoiler, big heated and foldable rear side mirrors. Exterior dislikes: the color-coded Hyundai emblem on the front grill, no chrome tail pipe exhaust finisher (may be an accessory?), no body side moldings to help prevent door dings.
Interior impressions in the next post...
#496 of 624 Re: 2007 Accent SE Test Drive [shado4]
Jul 08, 2006 (9:35 am)
Interior wise, I can see where Hyundai spent a lot of the money they charge you for this car. Everything fit well together and many things (like the sunglasses holder near the sunroof controls) opened with fluid precision. Very nice! The sunroof itself is glass and both tilts up and has a one-touch slide open feature. Two map lights are present and work with individual switches.
The climate control switchgear is electronic in nature (very precise and no "rubber band" feel at all), with separate buttons for AC and recirc. There is a MAX AC setting on the vent selector dial that automatically activates the AC and recirc functions. Simulated carbon fiber surrounds the radio, which included a 6-disc CD changer and a cassette. Pushing the audio button brings up selections for Bass, Midrange and Treble settings, as well as balance and fade. I briefly listened to the audio via a local FM station and the sound was good, with sold bass. I think there should be more treble response, but that could just be my old ears
There are 2 individual trip meters selected by a flush button to the left of the steering wheel. The steering wheel itself is wrapped in leather and is a nice 3 pointer. Instrumentation includes a tachometer, temp, fuel and speedometer gauges.
Seats are comfortable, especially the driver's seat which includes an 8 way adjustment. The hip point seems to be higher in the Accent compared to my Elantra, which makes for a better view of the road and easier entry and exit. Another downside; reaching for the seatbelt from the driver's seat after I had adjusted it to my frame required a little more stretching and arm bending than I would normally like. There is an armrest attached to the right side of the driver's seat which can be flipped up when not in use. The armrest does not include any storage space.
What really surprised me was the amount of room in the back seat area. I'm only 5'8", but entering the back seat from the passenger side was easier than I thought. Once in the back, I had plenty of head and knee room, but forget about putting 3 people back there.
Driving impressions coming up...