Last post on Nov 08, 2011 at 6:24 PM
You are in the Hyundai Accent
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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
#168 of 223 Re: As things stand now [nucarshopr]
Jul 24, 2011 (7:00 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 (5:23 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 (6:34 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 (6:37 am)
I think you made a good choice.
#172 of 223 C/D on the 2012 Accent
Aug 06, 2011 (7:43 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.
#173 of 223 Re: 2012 Accent
Aug 06, 2011 (7:46 am)
I just sat in a new Accent hatchback at the dealer. I was amazed at the driver's leg room for tall drivers. Unfortunately there is none for adult passengers in the back. I do hope that they sell like hot cakes just in case H Execs are using sales of hatchbacks as an indicator of whether to bring the I-40 to the US. That is the car I'm wishing for. Despite the 4 speed automatic, I would buy another H Elantra Touring over the new Accent given the enormous amount of room for all passengers, and the excellent visibility; a great car for new drivers.
#174 of 223 Re: 2012 Accent [maxx4me]
Aug 06, 2011 (8:10 am)
You must have had the driver's seat pretty far back. When I adjusted the driver's seat for my 5'10" frame (32" inseam), I had adequate albeit not limo-like room behind me. Very roomy for a car in this class... much roomier in back than, say, the Fiesta. Of course, the Elantra Touring DOES have limo-like room in back. But it isn't rated 40 mpg on the highway like the Accent is. It's a size class above the Accent. But a great choice for someone who wants maximum rear leg room and cargo room in a small wagon, and doesn't need the best possible fuel economy.
#175 of 223 Re: 2012 Accent [backy]
Aug 06, 2011 (1:07 pm)
yes, I wear 36 inch long pants. I was shocked that I could sit so comfortably in the driver's seat and not feel like I needed to jam my foot through the gas pedal. There was no way I could even sit down in the back. My knees were crammed into the seat and had to put them sideways. Moreover, the head room made me feel entombed in the back. That is why I love wagons so much: easy to get in/out of the back seat and normally have great leg room. I also noticed that there was an eco button on the left side of the steering wheel. I guess they offer the same type of thing Ford does, except Hyundai gives it to you for free. According to the salesman, H can't jack up the EPA ratings on the sticker, even though the eco button comes on every Accent. I say that because the model I was in did not even have a center console, only an arm rest, so I'm guessing it was a base model. Nice of Ford to charge many hundreds of dollars more for the same feature.
#176 of 223 Re: 2012 Accent [maxx4me]
Aug 06, 2011 (6:55 pm)
You have a 36" inseam, and you were surprised that you could adjust the driver's seat for comfort but not also sit comfortably behind yourself... in a subcompact? Do you know ANY subcompacts where you can "sit behind yourself in comfort?" The only subcompact I can think of where you might have a chance of doing it is the Versa, as its interior is rated as a mid-sized car although length-wise it's a subcompact.
Aug 07, 2011 (4:32 am)
dirtbag is it the auto or man?Let us know about the mileage after you get it broken in some.