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Test Drive : New 2018 Hyundai Accent SE w/6 speed auto

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Old 09-21-2018, 07:46 PM
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yah, i suppose. not a fan of those cars though. i think mazda makes better suv's vs sedans. cx5 i drove felt a lot better.

speaking of long range, altima had crazy range. near 700miles at full tank. lol
 
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The Mazda 3 or 6 are $17,000+ . The Accent was less than $15,000 . Do like the style of the Mazdas .
 
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:42 PM
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no worries i wasn’t comparing it to ur car or saying it’s better or anything like that. u were talking about mpg so just joined in. i drive all sorts of rentals almost weekly during my biz trips so just a fyi for anyone looking for mpg cars.
 
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Thanks . We like low car payments . Easier on the bank account . Gas mileage a + too . Second tank calculated 40.78 m.p.g.. Set tires to 35 > 36 . Were less than 31 thanks to cold weather . Averaging 42.165 m.p.g. for 2 tanks .
 

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sounds good and good catch on the psi. 42mpg is good stuff.
 
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3rd tank . 43.39 M.P.G. ( 334.7 (mis.) / 7.713 ( gals.) ). Filled with winter blend Top Tier SUNOCO 89 w/E5 @ 1 click ( 11.9 gallon tank ) . Averaging 42.5 for 3 tanks . 60/40 mix for all .
 
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43.775 M.P.G. calculated .
 
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The car rode and handled well with very little cabin noise from outside . The interior seems tight with no rattles at that time . Top speed was 60 with 60% (Hwy.) / 40% ( City ) and 2 people . The display was 15 miles and around 24 M.P.G. overall at start of the drive . Drove 24 miles and managed 44.3 m.p.g. with the 6 speed transmission automatic that shifts smooth . Did use A/C when at red lights ( possibly 4) . The ACCENT is a Linen Beige ( light brown ) SE at $17,155 ( w/ Destination ) before Rebate and dealer discount . Considering it .
I had an '88 Hyundai (Excel - I think that was the only model they had, at the time). Everyone laughed at it, but I drove it for 12 years and 160K miles -- and when I got rid of it, it wasn't because it was all done (although it was pretty used up), but I was moving from IL to AZ and decided a 4-speed manual wasn't going to be a great car for highways where the speed limit is 75 (so you're pretty much going 85 most of the time).

It had the best sight lines of any car I've ever had -- much better than the Fit, no blind spots, annoying A-pillar, or any of that -- excellent ergos (best dead pedal ever), well designed split rear seat (no problem carrying a string bass or tuba), and it was very easy to work on. Almost nothing went wrong with it, and when it did, repairs tended not to be expensive. Phenomenal in snow -- no 2WD car I've ever driven was as good.

Cons: boring to drive. Well, yes -- what do you expect for the cheapest non-Yugo car you could buy new in 1987?

All in all, it was no Fit -- but it was excellent transportation and value.

Urb
 
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