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I purchased an ice blue 2010 Hyundai Accent three-door hatchback on July 16, 2010.

What a wonderful car! :)

I was initially hesitant to buy a “foreign” car — much less a South Korean car — but I'd heard so many good things about Hyundais from owners and places like Motor Trend that I decided to take a look. I was floored. I expected to find some area where corners were cut to keep the price down. But the Hyundai Accent exceeded all my expectations. Shortly before I purchased it, I test drove a few lower-end new Fords — Fiestas, Focuses, etc. Well, the Hyundai Accent was superior in all areas! All of the Fords I drove all felt a little on the cheap side. In particular, I didn't much care for the seats. As someone with back problems, that's important. The Accent's seats are a nice mix of firmness and plushness, and the lumbar support is superb, and that's where I've got the issues.

And the ride of the Accent was much, much smoother than the Fords. There are roads in my area which are in dire need of repair and some of the railroad crossings are in horrible condition. For such a small car, the Accent's ride is unusually smooth. I've driven it about 60 or so miles today in all sorts of environments at low speeds and high speeds. I am impressed.

The quality of the Hyundai Accent speaks for itself. What speaks volumes is that Hyundai didn't reserve the quality for the top-of-the line models like the Genesis (a really nice car, by the way!) or the Elantra. All I needed was affordable, basic transportation with good mileage. I got that and more with the Accent.
 

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Congrats on your purchase!

Though I have to say the suspension in my car is anything but smooth. Every little bump, dip, hole in the road is spread directly into the cabin. I now wince at the sight of train tracks because I feel everything, the panels inside crack against each other and it sounds like i've driven over a curb. I often wonder that there may be something severely wrong with my suspension.




Anyway, Pics of this new car? :)
 

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QUOTE (lv_3600 @ Jul 17 2010, 01:53 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=342407
Congrats on your purchase!
Howdy
and thank you. :)




QUOTE (lv_3600 @ Jul 17 2010, 01:53 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=342407
Though I have to say the suspension in my car is anything but smooth. Every little bump, dip, hole in the road is spread directly into the cabin. I now wince at the sight of train tracks because I feel everything, the panels inside crack against each other and it sounds like i've driven over a curb. I often wonder that there may be something severely wrong with my suspension.
You're going to feel them in any car. I had a big old Taurus and even felt them in that. The Accent is better at dampening the bumps and stuff than any small car I've driven and even better than that Taurus. But like death and taxes, it's a fact that you'll feel a lot of them.

If the condition you describe is accurate, perhaps you should take it in. And drive slower. Doing a Dukes of Hazzard over railroad tracks is not good on any cars' suspension.




QUOTE (lv_3600 @ Jul 17 2010, 01:53 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=342407
Anyway, Pics of this new car? :)
Well, I'm going to a Cincinnati Reds game tomorrow. I bought an idiot-proof one-use camera and snapped a few pics. I'm getting some stuff at the game because Chris Sabo of the wire-to-wire 1990 World Series champion team and reliever Pedro Borbon of the Big Red Machine are being inducted into our Hall of Fame. Gotta get pics of that.

When I get them developed and uploaded, I'll post them.

Here's a bad pic of the back:



I used my MacBook's webcam, so it's not the greatest picture in the world.

The Apple sticker was not standard equipment, incidentally.
 

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:00000732: and congrats on your purchase!
 

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The only area where Hyundai was cheap on the Accent is the interior plastics. The fit is superb but they scratch very easily. Be careful with your keys ;)

Other than that, it is a very good car and I've been very impressed so far!!

I'm a mac freak too. A few years ago my PC's power supply burned (for the third and last time) and I was forced to use my sister's mac for a month. It ran OSX 10.3 IIRC. At first I hated it but as time passed, I fell in love with OSX. I went out and bought an Imac, an early intel with Tiger. After a few years, OSX has NEVER, EVER failed me. Unlike Windows where it gets slower as time goes by and applications add up, OSX never slowed down or started up slowly. I still have my faithful Imac and it now runs Snow Leopard flawlessly. It is, by far, the best computer and piece of electronic I've ever bought. I even converted my GF to Apple. She bought an aluminum Imac :grin: Everytime I have to fix someone's PC, I tell them they should really buy a mac an avoid all those headaches and downtime.
 

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QUOTE (burnitwithfire @ Jul 17 2010, 12:26 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=342491
The only area where Hyundai was cheap on the Accent is the interior plastics. The fit is superb but they scratch very easily. Be careful with your keys ;)
Hello!


It's alright.





QUOTE (burnitwithfire @ Jul 17 2010, 12:26 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=342491
Other than that, it is a very good car and I've been very impressed so far!!
I just back from the Reds game. Great highway mileage even with the A/C on all the way down and back home and it was great in downtown traffic.





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I'm a mac freak too. A few years ago my PC's power supply burned (for the third and last time) and I was forced to use my sister's mac for a month. It ran OSX 10.3 IIRC. At first I hated it but as time passed, I fell in love with OSX. I went out and bought an Imac, an early intel with Tiger. After a few years, OSX has NEVER, EVER failed me. Unlike Windows where it gets slower as time goes by and applications add up, OSX never slowed down or started up slowly. I still have my faithful Imac and it now runs Snow Leopard flawlessly. It is, by far, the best computer and piece of electronic I've ever bought. I even converted my GF to Apple. She bought an aluminum Imac :grin: Everytime I have to fix someone's PC, I tell them they should really buy a mac an avoid all those headaches and downtime.
Cool!

I've got an old G3 Rev. 2 iMac somewhere around here, a 17-inch aluminum iMac, and a 15.4-inch MacBook Pro. I began with the Macintosh back in the OS 9 days and a guy I know gave me a copy of the OS X beta, which is called Kodiak. OS X is the best operating system out there.

I think I converted my financial advisor.
 

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QUOTE (MacFreak @ Jul 17 2010, 11:28 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=342584
I've got an old G3 Rev. 2 iMac somewhere around here, a 17-inch aluminum iMac, and a 15.4-inch MacBook Pro. I began with the Macintosh back in the OS 9 days and a guy I know gave me a copy of the OS X beta, which is called Kodiak. OS X is the best operating system out there.

I think I converted my financial advisor.
lol... my first Mac (besides playing on the old Apple IIe's in elementary school, was a Macintosh Classic! hahahaha
 

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:00000732:   Nice having you here. :)  Love Cincinnati, I don't get over there as much as I would like. :mellow:

Mac guy here too -- I found the Apple sticker adds a lot of horsepower to the car. :grin:

We recently found a Macintosh SE in pefect shape at a thrift store for $10, brought it home and it powers up fine after almost 20 years. :)  Just need to find an ADB keyboard/mouse.

Glad you're liking the car, they're not bad.  Almost 68,000 miles on mine, still nothing major to complain about.
 

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QUOTE (hoosieraccent @ Jul 18 2010, 09:58 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=342644
:00000732:   Nice having you here. :)  Love Cincinnati, I don't get over there as much as I would like. :mellow:

Mac guy here too -- I found the Apple sticker adds a lot of horsepower to the car. :grin:

We recently found a Macintosh SE in pefect shape at a thrift store for $10, brought it home and it powers up fine after almost 20 years. :)  Just need to find an ADB keyboard/mouse.

Glad you're liking the car, they're not bad.  Almost 68,000 miles on mine, still nothing major to complain about.


I remember the SE.

A guy on another board I belong to claims to have put 192K on his Hyundai.

Mine just crossed 150 miles.
 

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Great pics! :D

The car looks absolutely flawless..... I'm getting jealous now hahaha.....

*off to the detailers next week* :)
 

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QUOTE (lv_3600 @ Jul 20 2010, 12:34 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=343110
Great pics! :D
Thank you. They're not bad for an $8 idiot-proof disposable camera.




QUOTE (lv_3600 @ Jul 20 2010, 12:34 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=343110
The car looks absolutely flawless..... I'm getting jealous now hahaha.....
I hope so... I only had it two days at the time




QUOTE (lv_3600 @ Jul 20 2010, 12:34 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=343110
*off to the detailers next week* :)
Just run it through the car wash.
 

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QUOTE (lv_3600 @ Jul 20 2010, 10:49 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=343174
:blink::eek: :blink::eek: :blink::eek: :blink::eek: :blink::eek: :blink::eek: :blink::eek:

I'll never take my car to those horrible horrible places. lol with a black car thats the quickest way to mar your paint.
I have never seen an automated car wash that isn't contact free here. There's no way I'd run any car in one that cleans it with big dirty rollers :|
 

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QUOTE (lv_3600 @ Jul 20 2010, 10:49 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=343174
:blink::eek: :blink::eek: :blink::eek: :blink::eek: :blink::eek: :blink::eek: :blink::eek:

I'll never take my car to those horrible horrible places. lol with a black car thats the quickest way to mar your paint.
Go to a different car wash.

The car gets dirty and you have to wash it.

And the car gets dirty and you have to do it again.

And the car gets dirty and you have to do it again.

Ad infinitum ad nauseam...

Car wash: $6. Vacuum: $0.75. And you've got plenty of money left over for dinner.
 

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QUOTE (burnitwithfire @ Jul 20 2010, 11:59 AM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=343189
I have never seen an automated car wash that isn't contact free here. There's no way I'd run any car in one that cleans it with big dirty rollers :|
The water keeps them clean.

I've been using them for years and never had an issue.
 
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