Last post on Nov 08, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
#163 of 223 Re: Accent SE hatch first impressions [backy]
Jul 23, 2011 (11:06 am)
backy, If you have gone 40 years without experiencing a flat tire from picking up a nail or screw, I would suggest you submit that feat to the Guinness Book of World Records! I don`t doubt you, but even driving (brand new) tires one can experience a flat tire without a major incident like blowing a tires sidewall on a curb or pot hole. Don`t loose that "lucky penny" you probably don`t even know you have in your pocket. I too have always had AAA as well as both Ford, Hyundai and Kia Roadside assistance, but please explain to me how they can change a (flat tire) when you don`t have a emergency tire to put on? Perhaps even the new 2012 Kia Rio5 will also eliminate the spare tire and jack to save a few dollars which again, although not a necessary deal breaker, would require me to immediately purchase an emergency tire & jack that would work if needed. What brand of Tires have you owned that gave you such good fortune? If your willing to part with that lucky penny or Rabbits Foot, I`d love to acquire it from you.
Jul 23, 2011 (12:46 pm)
I agree with you about backy's good tire fortune, it's unbelievable. If I were to get started listing all of my flat tires throughout the years, Edmunds' bandwidth would suffer severely!
#165 of 223 Re: Accent SE hatch first impressions [phill1]
Jul 23, 2011 (1:48 pm)
I've had a nail in a tire. That hasn't prevented me from getting home or to a tire shop--a slow leak. I was speaking of the kind of tire problem that stops you cold and you have to fix it on the road. In other words--the kind of problem you'd need a spare tire for. So I guess I have been lucky that I've only had one, self-inflicted, incident like that.
But as I've said before here, I would go out and buy a spare for a car that didn't have one, e.g. Elantra or Accent, or order the optional spare with a Cruze. It's just something I'm used to having.
#166 of 223 Re: Accent SE hatch first impressions [backy]
Jul 23, 2011 (3:02 pm)
I understand, but sometimes even with a slow leak and the advent of (tubeless tires) one can find their car flat to the tire rim either in their driveway or in the parking lot after going to the movies. Not all (slow) leaks give you the opportunity to get to an air pump or tire repair center to get air or a repair, (patch or plug). You Sir, at far as your experiences with not finding your vehicle with its tire flat to the ground have been very blessed, at least when it comes to tires. I myself would not leave a Dealership with my new vehicle without an emergency spare tire (donut) and jack. It would be secured (before) I took delivery of my new car, again, thats just me.
#167 of 223 As things stand now
Jul 24, 2011 (5:13 am)
The Accent is looking better to me.I drove a Fiesta yesterday and as far as performance goes it's not even close.Axe has significantly better acceleration and feedback from the elec steering and brakes.The Fiesta is a really nice car but it just didn't do it for me.After all the glowing reviews I was a little disappointed.I'm still worried about it being all new but it did speak to me.
#168 of 223 Re: As things stand now [nucarshopr]
Jul 24, 2011 (8:00 am)
Since you replace your vehicles once every one or two decades, its makes good sense to make your selection carefully. I would think that the Hyundai/Kia 5 year 60K Bumper to Bumper Warranty and the "10 Year/100K" Drive Train Warranty which covers (both) engine & transmission would in itself be a huge deciding factor. If you need the vehicle now, do it. Hope you enjoy your new Accent. If you can hold off till the end of Sept. or early Oct. you might want to compare the 2012 Accent with the new 2012 Rio for both price and content. The warranty will be identical. Your fear of purchasing anything (new) like the Fiesta AND I might remind you, the ALL NEW 2012 Hyundai Accent, perhaps you should just wait a few more years and see how they hold up. I`m sure in upstate NY you can find a lot of cheap (winter beaters) to choose from and that can hold you over till Consumer Reports has enough Data to give the confidence that your making the right choice.
#169 of 223 I'm in no hurry but
Jul 25, 2011 (6:23 am)
I haven't ruled anything out yet.My folks are looking for a new ride as well but for them it's an auto tran only.As such I think for them the Fiesta would be the best choice.It looks like if you want the Accent with the auto you can only get it with one of the packages and that bumps the price big time.I'll call the dealer and see whats what on that.
#170 of 223 2012 SE five door
Aug 05, 2011 (7:34 am)
Just got my SE yesterday and put 100 miles on it. First impressions are good. I'm glad, living in the mountains, I didn't go with the lesser powered Fiesta, because the Accent is only adequate on the hills. The car seems solid and is quiet. A few parts are cheaply made, as might be expected in an economy car, but the stuff that counts seems very well made. My only real disappointment so far is the rock-hard arm rest on the door. Perhaps I'll post some more impressions, good or bad, later.
Aug 06, 2011 (7:37 am)
I think you made a good choice.
#172 of 223 C/D on the 2012 Accent
Aug 06, 2011 (8:43 am)
C/D highlighted the 2012 Accent in their 2012 new car issue (September). Overall they liked the car. They drove only the 6MT, and noted the shifter was smooth with short throws, but the clutch had little feel. They also noted the highway ride was comfy, but it leaned some on turns. They especially liked the interior (they had the high-end trim with piano-black accents).
Personally I'll take a smooth ride over razor-sharp handling, if I have to choose. I drive over frost-heaved, pot-holed roads every day, and there's no mountain passes to carve in the Upper Midwest.