Last post on Nov 08, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
#138 of 223 Re: Test drive [phill1]
Jul 02, 2011 (2:18 pm)
If you think Hyundai Motors America (HMA) is doing the average consumer a favor by (not) allowing "options" on its vehicles, thanks cool.
No, that's not what I think. It's also not true. There's options on Hyundais, including some Accent trims. But consider Honda has not offered factory options on most of its vehicles for a long time. They've done OK with that approach. On the opposite side is Ford, which offers lots of option packages, and allows a car to be ordered from the factory equipped a certain way. I can see that would be attractive to many buyers. It would be attractive to me, if Ford offered a small car here with a roomy back seat. That's a "blocker" requirement for me with my next car.
Anyway, I do have the choice of cruise or not with the Accent, still in a reasonably priced car. It's not like, for example, the Cruze, where not only do I need to move to at least the LT to get cruise, I have to pay extra for it. At least on the SE hatch, cruise is standard. I'm still trying to decide if I really need cruise, since I have another car in the family that has it, and is more comfortable for long trips.
If I get an Accent, it will likely be a 2013... maybe it'll offer a backup camera and factory nav and a panoramic sunroof and 18" wheels and leather and gosh knows what else by then. I know I won't buy one like that, however.
#139 of 223 Re: Test drive [backy]
Jul 03, 2011 (5:53 am)
backy where are you seeing this base Accent for 13,205 including destination?The Hyundai link on this page says from 12,445 but when I click the link it shows from14,195 MSRP. At that price the Accent would definitely be a strong contender.
#140 of 223 Re: Test drive [nucarshopr]
Jul 03, 2011 (6:36 am)
What did the Yugo sell for? A new 2012 Accent stripped down with no radio, no A/C, and crank windows would sell well perhaps in the Sub Continent of Africa, but realistically here in North America, if you can find (one) the Dealer will have it in his Inventory for a Loss Leader Ad in the Sunday Newspaper listed as....Only "1" at This Price, Model # xxxxx. It will not be a big seller. Most New Car buyers want a few "bells and whistles" on their new ride. Not many wants pure "utility" otherwise they would look for a used well maintained former Police or Taxi vehicle. Funny how so many "frugal" Car shoppers are only interested in obtaining a New Car with the absolute lowest MRSP but then have no issue of "bending over" and paying between $500 to $800. for so called "Dealer Fee`s". What a hoot! I personally would rather put those funds into extra options on the vehicle, just saying....To each their own, I guess.
#141 of 223 Re: Test drive [nucarshopr]
Jul 03, 2011 (9:50 am)
Go to the New Cars tab in Edmunds.com and configure the base GLS sedan 6MT, with no options. MSRP is $13,205. Maybe you looked at the automatic?
#142 of 223 Re: Test drive [backy]
Jul 03, 2011 (12:38 pm)
backy, I know that you would not purchase a vehicle with "Panoramic sunroof,leather, and those enormously expensive 18`` tires due to replacements costs, (at least I can agree on the Tires), but as far as the "Rear View Back Up Camera", sorry my friend, whether you like it or not the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has (mandated) that by Model Year 2015 or before, ALL passenger vehicles sold in the USA must be equipped with that devise. Guess they are concerned about all the Senior Citizens and Baby Boomers coming of age that will need the assistance so they won`t back up and run someone over. I`m sure once your use to it, you won`t be able to fathom how you were ever able to live without it. It won`t be an option, but you (will) be paying for it in the MSRP like AirBags and ABS Brakes.
#143 of 223 Re: Test drive [phill1]
Jul 03, 2011 (1:54 pm)
No big deal. If it's standard, fine. But it will probably be a long time before I buy a car with that feature. After I get two cars in 2013 (at least one used), I won't be in the market again until 2016 unless something unplanned happens (like a car being totaled).
These days I don't know how I lived without AC and power windows and power mirrors. But my first 3 cars didn't have any of those, and I didn't have power windows/mirrors until my 7th vehicle. Heck, the first car I drove didn't even have a radio, power steering, power brakes, or carpets. But it got me around.
#144 of 223 Re: Test drive [backy]
Jul 03, 2011 (3:14 pm)
I Hear you, Bro..... but you know, as we get older, most of us just want and expect more. It`s Human nature, I guess. Big difference always between "want & need", but once you get used to certain creature comforts, who wants to go back? It`s sort of like my feelings about "Life`s is too Short Too Drink Cheap Beer". That applies to almost everything. After having a "Burger" and hand cut French Fries at "Five Guy`s" is hard to get excited stopping at McDonald`s, right? Sure if your hungry and all you have is a couple of bucks in your pocket, its better then going hungry, but other then that....I don`t think so.
#145 of 223 Re: Test drive [backy]
Jul 04, 2011 (6:18 am)
OK that worked out.I'll check around and see if any area dealers have or can get one in base form.
#146 of 223 Re: Test drive [phill1]
Jul 05, 2011 (6:31 am)
I'm just the opposite in some regards.I neither need or want power windows,mirrors or even power steering.I had a 78 Celica without these features and I loved it.I live in Northern NY.Here a good heater and cold weather starting is more important than AC.If I lived in an area where traffic was routine then I would definitely want good AC.But here traffic is a few deer or turkeys crossing the road so an open window and/or the fan is plenty good enough.
#147 of 223 2012 Hyundai Accent Base Model GLS
Jul 05, 2011 (8:32 am)
nucarshopr, All I can truly say, I`m Happy for You! I used to live in the (north country) "MA" before moving to South FL over 13 years ago. Oh, I so miss winter....LMAO. My brother actually still lives in upstate NY, in Webster outside of Rochester near Lake Ontario. Given a choice of living there or residing in the Monroe County Jail here in Key West, FL as a Trustee with a view of a Palm Tree outside my window rather then a (bare) tree standing next to a snow drift, I know what my choice would be. As they say, to each their own and different strokes for different folks. If you can`t locate one of those "limited edition" hard to find Base Model 2012 Hyundai Accents Sedans w/no options MSRP of $12,445 plus $760 destination charge = $13,205 let me know and I`ll search down here for you. You can buy a one way ticket for $99 on Jet Blue and drive your (Gem) back home. Good luck in your search. Don`t forget to stop at Kmart or WalMart and pick up some cheap rubber floor mats to protect the carpets of your new Car from the Snow and Road Salt next winter. And since you basically interested in a "good heater" and cold weather starting, perhaps you should consider buying a Canadian version 2012 Hyundai Accent. They come with Heated Seats, Heated Mirrors, Heavy Duty Battery & Alternator too, even in the cheaper models. With the Canadian Dollar and US Dollar being almost identical, I`d opt for the Canadian Model instead. Sure the Speedometer will have KPH prominent on the instrument cluster and MPH redundant in the inner circle but I`m sure you`d get used to that quickly.