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Hyundai Accent the Cheapest Car In North America

Updated on October 28, 2011
Hyundai Accent (Black)
Hyundai Accent (Black) | Source

I purchased my Hyundai Accent in 2010 with the base price of $9,999.00 keep in mind though I purchased nothing extra. The price does go up as extra features are added but any other car you purchase from other companies is priced exactly the same way. As a review of this car I would say after driving it for more than a year that it is reliable and runs very smoothly.

After shopping around quite a bit for the cheapest car with the best warranty online and with a little inside knowledge of the auto industry (at my job I deal with 95% of the entire auto industry on a daily basis) I ended up purchasing this vehicle.

Warranty - It comes with a 5 year warranty and so is two years longer than other vehicles selling for a few thousand more per car that only have 3 year warranties.

Roadside Assistance - It comes with 3 year roadside assistance which although it is the standard with other vehicles you need to be sure of what it will cover. Some other vehicles being sold are 3 year roadside but only cover jump starts and tows. Which means if you need a lockout (keys locked in vehicle), tire change, winch out (getting pulled out of a ditch, and no they don't count this as a tow) or fuel delivery if you run out of gas you will have to pay for it. The hyundai accent will cover the whole array of roadside assistance.

With the warranty and roadside you can purchase a protection plan that can extend your warranty and roadside for up to 8 years. Again after educating myself on what cars are available I can see the plans are longer and cost less than any other vehicle currently.

I kept costs down and got few extras, I did however go with the air conditioning (more for my wife and kids) but other than that I didn't get electronic locks, key with microchip, etc. More electronics means more money and more that can go wrong, also the microchip key can need to be reprogrammed from time to time locking you out of your vehicle at inconvenient times and costing you. The key if lost can cost a few hundred dollars to replace as well.

Personally I would have loved to purchase an North American made vehicle but at the time found the closest model to the price I would pay was a few thousand dollars more expensive and didn't have a comparable warranty. All in all I would have to say it is the cheapest and best car currently available on the market.

If you don't agree with the assessment I've made of this car leave some comments below. Possibly list the car you believe has the best warranty at the lowest price I encourage feedback.


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    • terrektwo profile image

      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      True it does look good and drives well, has a great warranty compared to others as well.

    • cmontijo profile image

      cmontijo 6 years ago from Somewhere in the World

      It's a nice car :) I see many here in Puerto Rico