Last post on Nov 08, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
#218 of 223 Re: Coral Springs Nissan [phill1]
Nov 02, 2011 (3:38 pm)
Yes, I have my stock account with the local Scottrade in Coconut Creek so I'll be dollar cost averaging within the next couple of months here. Thanks again for the help and I'll get back with ya if I have a problem. I know Hyundai has a similar setup with "Motorzuma" or something similarly named. Just have a feeling that she'll pick the 2013 Elantra as her next ride which I'd love...a fabulous car! Even my kid told me today that she doubts mom would spring for a C Class or a 3 Series, new or CPO'd, as the prices are just to high for her to spend. It's just an appliance, though a really nice one, to her. Spending anything over $20k plus her trade is probably her upper limit, not enough to buy a new one...maybe a '08 or '09 pre-loved 3 or C. But the driving experience would be so far superior. One can only hope!
Have been seeing a bunch more new Verna's on the road & in parking lots out west here in Coral Springs/Boca. Most I see are the silver color with the bolt on wheels though I think the hatch with the alloys is a real looker. And since we've had a silver car for the past 7 model years, might be time for a change depending on the car. Some cars just look so much better in silver, but not the Verna. And if it's as cramped as the Fiesta we sat in the other day or the one I drove yesterday, then it'll be out of contention. Since you have one, with your wife in the front seat, is it a bit cramped in the front for y'all? Sure felt that way especially with the sales guy in front with me, something I could not live with. My daughter's a bit on the thin side & so am I, so driving her to work earlier the front of her '08 Accent didn't seem so cramped. But as a d d, the wife wouldn't like it. Also, the acceleration is so much slower than the 2.3 4 cylinder she's used to in the Mazda that she'd have to take a pass on it...any engine under 1.8 will be an issue for her over the long haul that she'd want to pawn it off on me in a few months. So we really have to put her into a compact car with more power than these sub compacts can deliver.
#219 of 223 Re: Coral Springs Nissan [sandman_6472]
Nov 03, 2011 (7:06 am)
sandman; I promised on my (last) Post on this thread that I would attempt to refrain from anymore "Off Topic" comments. I`ll be brief since you asked. Since I`m retired and there is only my Wife, myself, and our 2 Golden Retrievers, we don`t need a roomy spacious vehicle. Spending much of our time in Key West, where streets are narrow and parking is at a premium, a Fiesta size B-Segment, Sub Compact Vehicle fits (our) needs. Thats why I just replaced our aging 2006 Kia Rio5 with a new 2012 Kia Rio5. It was either going to be the 2012 Accent or the 2012 Kia and (we) preferred the looks of the Kia since, IMO, the Accent Hatchback looked to similar to our Fiesta. The Fiesta which we have owned for 16 months now and driven almost 14K miles has been flawless. Its gets 33-34 MPG City and a constant 41 MPG Highway. It has plenty of power for us, and since the only occupants of the back seat to date, have been bags of groceries, cases of Beer, and hauling around our 2 Fuzzy Faced Daughters, Sophie and Chanel,"woof", that has not been an issue either. Thats why there`s such a spectrum of Cars, small to large, to appeal to the wants and needs of every buyer. Like the USPS says, "If it Fits, it Ships"! If you end up with the Hyundai Elantra in 2013, don`t forget to grab an Emergency Spare Tire, (donut) and Jack Kit from a Junk Yard or Ebay. When you check the Wheel Well in the Trunk, you will find that it is (empty) except for a can of Tire Sealant Goo and a Toy Mini Air-Compressor. Good luck with you Car shopping and "beware" of those Dealer Fee`s! That (is) my last word, "Off Topic". Cheers!
PS: Sorry, I (did) promise to be brief,LOL
#220 of 223 Re: Coral Springs Nissan [phill1]
Nov 04, 2011 (8:18 pm)
Funny you mentioned the post office...worked there in Boca for 30 years and am retired now to. The interior fabric of the Fiesta turned us both off really but I liked the Focus, especially the leather in the SEL model. Did see a Verna hatch in the Publix parking lot and looked inside and it looked pretty nice actually, but will need to sit inside to tell if there's enough room. I know in my kid's '08 Accent, it's pretty roomy up front for the two of us with a pretty good view all around so I expect the Verna will be similar. Definitely like the alloys better than the bolt on's so we'd only look at the top of the line model. But I really believe the Elantra will win out if she goes Hyundai, hands down. And I'd be pleased as punch. Buy, I must say Hyundai has done a spectacular job with both these cars...good job Hyundai!
#221 of 223 Re: Coral Springs Nissan [sandman_6472]
Nov 05, 2011 (6:52 am)
I`ll keep this short and concise. Anyone who spends almost $30,000 on a fully equipped 2012 Ford Focus either in SEL or Titanium Trim, is out of their mind completely and needs to seek help immediately. I don`t care what kind of options, be it wheels, interior trim or high tech gadgets, it is way too much money for that Segment Vehicle, IMO! JUst add $3K and your in a "C" Class 2012 Mercedes Benz. Absolutely ridiculous!
PS: Both Lila Busemi and Larry Glazerman are A-Holes too.
#223 of 223 Re: Coral Springs Nissan [phill1]
Nov 08, 2011 (7:24 pm)
Phill, do I know you from the p o? And totally agree with your last statement...lol! And agree about your Focus statement...anything over $20k is too much for a compact car. I did like the SEL with leather I sat in though but not sure if I'd leave the foreign makes right now. Since we've now pushed off out buy date, will have plenty of time to weigh all the pros and cons when we do purchase. And we still have a bunch more cars for the wife to try out. Looking forward to the hunt! Still think the Verna will be too small for her, as my kids Accent is a bit small and the engine just doesn't have the power to get up & move. Also, my '06 Civic gets better mileage to boot! The Elantra will be the one if she goes with Hyundai, absolutely. I am,