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#147 of 223 2012 Hyundai Accent Base Model GLS
Jul 05, 2011 (9:32 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.
#148 of 223 As things stand now
Jul 06, 2011 (7:42 am)
I'm still very leery of buying an all new car.I'm leaning more and more towards the base Fiesta S/manual.Its new to but they have been in Europe a few years now so at least some of the new car bugs have been remedied.I'm still considering the Yaris as well.It was fun to drive and their rep for dependability is second to none.I never had a problem with the Celica and my 91 Toyota 4x4 PU is still going strong though it could use a good tuneup and front wheel bearings.Though the price I got on the Civic is good I've decided against it.With the money I save buying either instead of the Civic I can fix the truck and keep it for work on the property,getting through the nastier winter storms and such and still spend a little less than the Civic alone.
#149 of 223 Re: As things stand now [nucarshopr]
Jul 06, 2011 (8:04 am)
The Fiesta "S" Sedan might be a good choice for nothing other then pure transportation which appears is all that your looking for. As I`ve reported on this Thread, many times, much to "backys" displeasure, (LOL) I`ve had great results with my 2011 Fiesta over the past 12 months. No Problems and excellent fuel economy. Check out the back seat and see if it has room for a few pets, midgets, or a couple of bags of groceries. If it works for you, the only thing you will be giving up is the long Hyundai Bumper to Bumper Warranty. Ford is only 3 years/36K. You could always extend before it expires by purchasing the Ford ESP, (extended service plan) but at extra cost of course, which appears to be a "deal-breaker" for you. Happy car shopping and keep your cheeks tight when the Dealer`s Fee, hits!
#150 of 223 Re: As things stand now [nucarshopr]
Jul 06, 2011 (10:02 am)
An advantage of going with the Yaris is you can get a slightly used one, maybe with a Toyota Certified warranty, and save some bucks.
#151 of 223 Re: As things stand now [nucarshopr]
Jul 06, 2011 (11:22 am)
As one, who`s family has been in the Car Business for generations, there are (two) kinds of Car Shoppers, usually. It is near impossible to convince a "new" car buyer to purchase a "used" car and its pretty much the same trying to convince a "used" car buyer to make the leap and buy "new". There is always the occasional exception to the rule, but it usually holds up. Most "frugal" Car buyers (want) a NEW Vehicle but (don`t) want to pay the premium in price and suffer the huge depreciation. You can`t have it both ways! New is new and Used is used. Since your obviously attempting to buy something (cheap), I`d suggest buying a late model Hyundai or Kia. True, you won`t get the 10 year 100K Drivetrain Warranty thats only valid for the original Buyer, but you (will) get the remainder of the Factory 5 year 60K Bumper to Bumper Warranty, just as if you bought the vehicle new. And, you can take comfort in knowing that even if your purchased the Car NEW, once the tires cross the Dealerships curb, guess what?, yup, Now, (you) are driving a Used Car anyway. Also, maybe you should consider changing your screen name from "nucarshopr" to either "usedcar$hopr" or "bargaincar$hopr", just saying.....Good Luck in your quest.
Jul 07, 2011 (7:29 am)
I'm definitely buying new.I take real good care of my vehicles so they last a LONG time to absorb all the added new car costs and depreciation as is the case with my 91 PU.It has some rust so she wont win any beauty contests but I've more than got my moneys worth.It was a leftover with the extra cab,6 cyl and though I didn't want the auto tran but at 15k it was a good deal.That works out to 750 a year and she aint done yet .
#153 of 223 Re: Hyundai Info [phill1]
Jul 09, 2011 (6:40 am)
Phill1, is there a Hyundai dealer in KW, or where is the closest (good) one?
I am presently in the panhandle, but thinking......hmmm.
#154 of 223 Re: 2012 Hyundai Accent Base Model GLS [lightfootfl]
Jul 09, 2011 (6:48 am)
Sorry Bubba, There is (no) Hyundai Dealership in the Florida Keys including Key West. You`ll have to drive about 120 miles (north) to either Homestead, Florida City, or Kendall to find a Hyundai Dealership. Key West however, (does) have a fine stand alone Kia Dealership so if you want almost the identical vehicle with a Kia Badge instead of a Hyundai Badge, you`ll be ok. Before you permanently decide to relocate to KW, better spend a few weeks or a month down there cause its not for everyone. I`m getting ready to get out myself. High cost of living and way too many homeless. I`m heading for Naples/Bonita Springs area. Folks there are polite, civilized, well mannered, and the illegal influx of hundreds of thousands of Haitians have not found there way there yet. They are still filling up Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach County and beginning to travel south to Monroe County now too. Better practice up on Creole, forget about Spanish.
#155 of 223 Re: 2012 Hyundai Accent Base Model GLS [phill1]
Jul 09, 2011 (7:47 am)
Gottcha on all that, appreciated the input. Daughter lives in the keys now so I know some of that stuff.
#156 of 223 Base Accent DOES exist!
Jul 09, 2011 (10:59 am)
I saw one today. Stopped by my local Hyundai dealer to see if they had any Accent hatches yet (no--not until August or September they said). But they had a base GLS sedan out front, no options except mats, $13,300 MSRP. It was red, with two-tone back/tan interior--a nice-looking combination I think. And for that money it was jam-packed with features including:
* Six-speed manual transmission (shifter looked big and meaty, with a short throw)
* "4x65" air conditioning with continuously variable airflow (i.e., roll-down windows and the airflow depends on your speed)
* Handy place in the middle of the dash to place reminder post-it notes or your favorite photo (i.e., a black plastic cover over the hole where the audio system would normally be)
* Tasteful plastic wheel covers that almost look like alloys (almost...)
Seriously, it does have all the key safety equipment and the two-tone interior doesn't scream "low rent" (not after you pop an aftermarket radio into the dash, anyway).
I also was a bit surprised at how good the black plastic mirrors and door handles looked on this car. It was a medium red, and the mirrors and even the door handles looked just fine to me, as they blended in with the black trim around the windows. Another advantage of unpainted mirrors is, if they accidentally get scuffed (which they invariably do at some point), it's easy to make them look good again with a little Armor-All. Now, on a white car, the black door handles would stand out like a sore thumb. But on a darker color such as red or blue or black or grey, not bad at all.
Surprised that the hatches won't be here for a month or two, since others have reporting sightings at dealerships already.