September 7, 2008 – Henderson, NV
The 2009 Hyundai Accent arrives with lower rebates and more optional equipment. The fun-friendly, fuel efficient three door hatchback and four door sedan are enjoying great success amid consumers desire to save money and be environmentally aware of their carbon footprint. Over fifty-percent of the car is made using recycled or recyclable materials. Interior fabrics and trim blend sensitivity for urban design with a techno-feel. Many of the exterior and internal components recognize a desire for lightweight yet sturdy materials that crash and compost well. All in all, everyone has their own reasons for owning a Hyundai. The best place to learn what owners are saying is to visit forums like Edmunds.com, KBB and Yahoo.autos. This is where the owners weigh in and save you from having to decipher car reviewer’s track talk. I prefer the opinion of folks who are spending their own money, and using the car for the “life” support stuff that effects my day. From the “kewl” colors to the “executive” styling, here are a few of the comments posted online by actual Hyundai Accent owners.
E. Stanfill and Eugene, both Hyundai Accent owners, mention money-savings on insurance and gas; “I’m saving $400 per month and the car payment w/ insurance are much less than that. It’s money in the bank to buy this car and keep the diesel parked.” Eugene had this to say, “Good first impression, 1st fill up was pleasant surprise, 33.6MPG. Have about 400 miles logged. Tried a 100 mile trip to see how it rides. All seems good, but the radio has a shorter range than my other vehicles. Have to try all the seat adjustments to see which I like better. Good all around vision,” in their Edmunds review.
Coro- a recent 2008 Hyundai Accent GLS 4dr Sedan w/XM buyer compared all the usual suspects before selecting his second Hyundai Accent, “I just bought my new Hyundai Accent last weekend. I replaced a 1999 Accent and this one is light years over the old one! As soon as I sat on the driver’s seat, I fell in love with the car. It’s my first new car and I couldn’t be any happier. My dad owns a Nissan Versa and the Accent has a much more comfortable driver seat…” and… “Overall, I find the Accent to be a great value and an excellent car for a college student like me. I already took it to a 250 mile trip and was awesome!” Favorite Features: Love the stereo with XM, automatic, TPMS and the large screen on the stereo, and of course all the AIRBAGS!!! LOVE THE ARMREST!!! My dad’s Versa is a little more expensive and does not have one. The warranty is great!”
CORO, raises an interesting debacle many first-time buyers, recently licensed drivers and parents face; Do we buy a pre-owned Toyota or Honda with 50,000 miles, broken in by “who-knows-who”? or “Get a BRAND NEW, 10 yr-100K mile Warranty, Hyundai Accent for the SAME PRICE? While many car consumers will do considerable research and comparisons while test-driving, those who ask actual owners what they think, may glean more useful ownership details.
Why would consumers continue to buy a car that didn’t perform in the Value, Performance, Style, Safety and Utility criteria many of us use to make a large purchase decision? Beterraba mentioned her 6’4” husband and a 40” television fitting easily in their 2008 Hyundai Accent GS 2dr Hatchback, on their post; “We love this car, and are so happy with the purchase! Favorite Features: MPG!!! easy to use features, fits anywhere, nice radio, 6 standard air bags:
When considering the BUYING pre-owned versus BRAND NEW argument, long-term Brand and Customer Loyalty is often recognized in blogs and forums. Glenn wrote, “I did a ton of searching for the best but cheapest gas saver on the market today. I considered the Fit, Matrix, Aveo, Rio, and several others. By far Hyundai makes the best little gas saver out there. The warranty cannot be beat. This is my 4th Hyundai! I have never been disappointed yet by a Hyundai product or service.” Favorite Features: Sporty appearance of the 2-door, all the added features that are standard, WARRANTY, just the feel of the car. Efficient and FUN!”
Fun, fuel efficient and proud to be a smart consumer, all factors weighing heavily among the reasons recent Hyundai Accent buyers have flooded dealer lots to grab the best deals in the year-end model close-out season. Don’t wait, all the 2008’s will be gone soon.
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