*** WARNING *** DON'T BUY A HYUNDAI ACCENT! They're Hyundai's[And America's] Answer To The Y

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by SalamiSam, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. SalamiSam

    SalamiSam Guest

    Sorry Hyundai lovers, but the South Koreans are NOT Japanese when it
    comes to auto manufacturing.

    And another 'sorry' -- that I foolishly BOUGHT an Accent a few months
    ago! As an economy car, short trips.

    $14,000 ... !

    Cash back? Forget it.

    Four-door. Tight squeeze for three-and-one-half persons.

    Corners like your wagon that you pulled when you were six!

    Noise? Over 30 mph it sounds as if there's a big hole in the floor.

    No in-dash temperature gauge -- and no explanation why from Hyundai
    headquarters or the dealer.

    Engine warms up -- but only after 12-to-14 minutes idling.

    Gets about 26 mpg highway, 8- to 9-mpg less than advertised.

    Handling, ease, engine ambiance -- make me think this devil will start
    to give up after 30- 35,000 miles, if that!






    DON'T SAY YOU WEREN'T WARNED!
     
    SalamiSam, Feb 13, 2011
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  2. Accent I don't know, but my Kia Spectra (Hyundai Elantra)
    is probably the best all around car I have ever owned or driven.
    And I have owned or rented many different cars, hundreds,
    from Corvettes to Corollas.
     
    Paul in Houston TX, Feb 14, 2011
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  3. SalamiSam

    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    ?
    So you never put your fat ass into one in the showroom? I found that out
    in three seconds. OK car for some of the younger crowd, but I'm very happy
    with my second Sonata. I'm thinking of adding an Elantra.

    You made the decision and you should have seen the fit problem up front.
     
    Ed Pawlowski, Feb 14, 2011
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  4. SalamiSam

    John Guest

    What was that company who had all the recalls ... Toy , no that wasnt it,
    Tosser, no , thats right TOYOTA!!!
     
    John, Feb 14, 2011
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  5. SalamiSam

    Stewart Guest

    You bought today's equivalent of a Yugo. What was your expectation?
     
    Stewart, Feb 14, 2011
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    Sydney Limbaugh, Feb 15, 2011
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  7. SalamiSam

    dsi1 Guest

    Tell the truth, you don't like your car because it has no temperature
    gauge. That's just plain silly.
     
    dsi1, Feb 15, 2011
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  8. SalamiSam

    Zeppo Guest

    Geez, my 2009 BMW 5 series doesn't have one either. How many cars do these
    days? Guy is a total crank.
     
    Zeppo, Feb 15, 2011
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  9. SalamiSam

    dsi1 Guest

    Both my cars have gauges but I suspect they're fake analog gauges. I
    guess BMW is a more honest company than Toyota or Hyundai. The easiest
    thing to do may be to hook up a reader to the computer and get real-time
    digital readouts of the engine temperature and other emission system
    data. That would be fun - for about 15 minutes. :)
     
    dsi1, Feb 15, 2011
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  10. SalamiSam

    hyundaitech Guest

    That, and he's now trying to hide the fact he's not on whatever number
    post about this by tossing in a bunch of other crap, some of which
    should have been obvious from a simple test drive.

    Any day now, he'll figure out it has a timing belt and not a chain.
    (Gasp!)
     
    hyundaitech, Feb 15, 2011
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  11. SalamiSam

    dsi1 Guest

    Gasp is right! I had one of the first cars that had a timing belt - a
    DHOC Fiat 124. You could always guess what the problem was with Fiats on
    the side of the road. It was pretty easy to change and you could get
    some good deals because of that part that frequently failed.

    They should make engines with a bolt-on timing belt/sprocket assembly. :)
     
    dsi1, Feb 16, 2011
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  12. SalamiSam

    Stewart Guest

    Step up? Just kidding, of course. I've had my share of underwhelming
    vehicles...the '63 Rambler was a favorite of mine.
     
    Stewart, Feb 17, 2011
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  13. 63 Rambler was a great car!
    I had one as a kid. It would run with out water and lock
    the engine up and all I had to do was wait until it
    cooled off and start up and run some more.
    One too many roll overs took its toll on the suspension
    though and I finally junked it.
     
    Paul in Houston TX, Feb 18, 2011
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  14. SalamiSam

    Bert Hyman Guest

    In
    You didn't get in the car before buying one?
    You didn't take it for a test drive before buying one?
    You didn't get in the car or take a test drive before buying one?
     
    Bert Hyman, Feb 18, 2011
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  15. SalamiSam

    Daisy Guest

    Letting it sit while warming up. Weird. Explains the mileage.

    Sincerely Daisy
     
    Daisy, Feb 18, 2011
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  16. SalamiSam

    tww1491 Guest

    "SalamiSam" wrote in message

    Sorry Hyundai lovers, but the South Koreans are NOT Japanese when it
    comes to auto manufacturing.

    And another 'sorry' -- that I foolishly BOUGHT an Accent a few months
    ago! As an economy car, short trips.

    $14,000 ... !

    Cash back? Forget it.

    Four-door. Tight squeeze for three-and-one-half persons.

    Corners like your wagon that you pulled when you were six!

    Noise? Over 30 mph it sounds as if there's a big hole in the floor.

    No in-dash temperature gauge -- and no explanation why from Hyundai
    headquarters or the dealer.

    Engine warms up -- but only after 12-to-14 minutes idling.

    Gets about 26 mpg highway, 8- to 9-mpg less than advertised.

    Handling, ease, engine ambiance -- make me think this devil will start
    to give up after 30- 35,000 miles, if that!


    As a longtime Honda owner (06 Accord I4 Coupe, 03 Pilot and 09 CRV
    currently) I have been viewing with interest what has been happening with
    Hyundai and Kia. Supposedly, they offer great value at less cost than
    Honda. In area the Sonata is about the same price overall as an Accord. In
    fact, with incentives, you can buy an Accord V6 with leather for about the
    same price as the Hyundai turbo. However, my 06 Accord coupe only has 75k
    miles on it -- which considering the reliability of Honda would put me in
    the car market in about 5 years. Wonder who will be ahead then.



    DON'T SAY YOU WEREN'T WARNED!
     
    tww1491, Feb 18, 2011
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  17. SalamiSam

    dsi1 Guest

    My guess is that it'll be a Korean car. My 2006 has ESC and a pretty
    comprehensive set of 6 airbags. My assumption is that these safety
    features were not available from Honda in O6. OTOH, the car has a 235 HP
    V6 which might be overkill in this market. The low-profile high-speed
    rated tires are going to be expensive to replace. The thing I love about
    the Sonata is the interior space - my Camry feels like a tiny car in
    comparison. The Hyundai surprisingly has a higher quality feel in
    interior design and construction. The truth is that Hyundai and Kia are
    below most people's level of awareness but I suspect that 2011 will
    change everything.
     
    dsi1, Feb 18, 2011
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  18. SalamiSam

    Stewart Guest

    Mine never need an oil change. It leaked so much, it was always
    "fresh". Of course, for $75, it was a steal.... loved the way the
    front seat folded down to the back.......
     
    Stewart, Feb 19, 2011
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  19. SalamiSam

    SplayedAnus Guest

    ===================

    HYMIE! HYMIE!

    DON'T GET SO WORKED UP!

    AFTER ALL, AS A UBER-VENAL SLUM LANDLORD, YOU'RE ABLE TO BUY MANY,
    MANY CARS.
     
    SplayedAnus, Feb 19, 2011
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