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'17 Accent #5271226 11/18/19 07:40 PM
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Friend of mine needs a car. Looking at an Accent. Any experiences? Something similar that is good. Yes..used cars are a crap shoot.


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Just found out she is looking at a Honda Civic (2015)


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Miles on them?

In general, I would not have worries on either choice.


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Re: '17 Accent [Re: Al] #5271264 11/18/19 08:23 PM
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Daughter has Accent. We've had many HyunKias in extended family including Accent and two Rios. All bullet proof.


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Originally Posted by Al
Just found out she is looking at a Honda Civic (2015)


Just let her be aware of cvt transmission, prolly for some females not a big deal, but if she is perceptive and notices it drives different it’s because of cvt.


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Re: '17 Accent [Re: Al] #5271281 11/18/19 08:38 PM
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My dad had a 2014 Accent 6-speed manual and just upgraded to a '19 automatic. I serviced the '14 from new, and other than needing a clutch at 100k and front sway bar links, it was 100% reliable. The '18 has had one warranty fix so far, apparently Hyundai got a bad batch of spark plugs that caused misfires. Otherwise, they are amazing little machines.


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Re: '17 Accent [Re: Al] #5271294 11/18/19 08:46 PM
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For a couple of bucks more she can get the Elantra


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Re: '17 Accent [Re: Al] #5271367 11/18/19 10:25 PM
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Think my daughter paid well under $10K for a one year old Hertz Accent (with a AAA discount)-- Three Hertz HyunKias in family. No problems with any of them.


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Originally Posted by nickaluch
For a couple of bucks more she can get the Elantra


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We have those accents at Enterprise. Very reliable and they get beat on considering they are basically the cheapest rental option. I like them. They shift nice and the power is pretty decent. I don't think they had Bluetooth though.


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Originally Posted by Al
Just found out she is looking at a Honda Civic (2015)


My daughter has a 2015 Civic that she bought in 2018(3 yrs old). It's been great thus far and I keep an eye on the Consumer Reports reliability data for that year. Superb to date. Keep the CVT fluid changed and I think she'll be fine.


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See lots of older high mileage Accents in my area. They seem to hold up and age well for what they are.


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Originally Posted by csandste
Think my daughter paid well under $10K for a one year old Hertz Accent (with a AAA discount)-- Three Hertz HyunKias in family. No problems with any of them.


I bought a 2017 Hertz Kia Rio--the sister car to the Accent. Paid a similar amount. Bought it at around 40k fifteen months ago--I'm at 87k now and it's been great. It does get fuel dilution, so my OCI have been short (100 hours) and I use a slightly thicker oil. The sump is pretty small (3-3.5 quarts) and I really like that it uses a conventional, planetary transmission. Everyone has had positive experiences with them that I've read.

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I just picked up a 2017 Elantra for my daughter. $9k with 28k miles. Bought it privately.

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Friend of mine needs a car. Looking at an Accent. Any experiences? Something similar that is good. Yes..used cars are a crap shoot.

Pfft... you could buy 0.33 Camry for the price of that Accent.


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