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Bobzilla
post Aug 19 2013, 10:07 AM
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So the old accent, pushing close t0 250k miles, started leaking p/s fluid. Along with the hail damage, the trans getting hard to get into 1st, the TOB making noise, the AC Compressor clutch bearing on it's way out and hte dead cat, I decided it's time to move on. We paid $2k for it almost 6 years ago, so IMO it's paid for itself over and over.

So we started looking for a suitable replacement. Main requirements for hte wife: A/C, p/w and p/l, 35mpg+, 100k or less and clean (read: not beat to hell). Our cap was $5k. we looked at a few different options, most were just beat to hell or had a bajillion miles. We had found an '07 Elantra SE manual an hour and a half away and were making plans to go look at it. It was pretty clean, had 106k miles and he was asking $5500 on CL. Before I asked for directions I decided to have one more look on hte local CL, and lo and behold a new car had popped up that afternoon. An '08 Rio, auto with p/w-p/l, AC asking $4500. Best part was it had 74k miles, and they were 10 miles from my house. I emailed for directions immediately.

Get there, car is dusty from sitting, tires are bald and I find out it's due for a timing belt because they hadn't done that. Oil was clean, trans fluid was still reddish brown and didn't smell the least bit burnt. Car drove good, little stuff that's no big deal etc.... I offer $4k, and they took it. We picked it up the next morning.

It needs a battery (Accent got a new one last October), tires (accent got those last october, same size), a passenger mirror glass and cleaned. Wife spent the last two days steam cleaning the seats/carpet and trunk. As soon as I get back from Lincoln, I'll finish swapping over the good stuff from the Accent to the Rio and get some pics for y'all.

Cliff's Notes: Accent is worn out, found 08 Rio with 74k miles for $4k. Great car, good price.


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post Aug 19 2013, 10:32 AM
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post Aug 19 2013, 10:49 AM
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UPGRADE!!!!!


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post Aug 19 2013, 10:58 AM
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Sounds like a pretty good deal, especially since a lot of the stuff wrong is easily fixable or swappable from the old car.
I would have offered a little less (just hmm and haw while looking at it with them there saying "well, new tires are around $350-400, battery is around $100, timing belt is $400, needs a new mirror...") but probably would of ended up at around the $4000 price.


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post Aug 19 2013, 12:54 PM
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post Aug 19 2013, 01:53 PM
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I find it sad that I'm no longer going to own a Hyundai. We have gone from a 2 Hyundai family to a 2 Kia family.

I am still surprised at how that Accent has held up. It looks like hell. It' slow as balls. It's cheap, cramped and loud. And it has only failed to start once in 150k miles, and that may likely be true for the entire 250k miles it's been on the road. It still is getting 40+mpg, the AC will freeze your balls off and it drives really really good with the new suspension under it (truly a "momentum car").


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post Aug 19 2013, 02:28 PM
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Sounds like you got yourself a good little car there. Hope it works well for you!


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post Aug 19 2013, 02:29 PM
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I would buy the accet from ya if i didnt lose my job. Would love to have a little beater just like that. Autox and ice racing. oh well.


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really tiring having to clean off the sopping wet panties from my Hyundai Elantra every morning. Bitches love Hyundais."

"Sometimes you wonder how the sperm that made that idiot was the fastest swimmer. . . Must've had a "race motor" in it with nass under the hood. . . " - Alex2013gt
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post Aug 19 2013, 02:58 PM
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QUOTE (Bobzilla @ Aug 19 2013, 11:53 AM) *
We have gone from a 2 Hyundai family to a 2 Kia family.


We are a two Hyundai family....... plus I still have my 1988 Ford Festiva(KIA body, Mazda engine).


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post Aug 19 2013, 08:19 PM
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post Aug 19 2013, 09:10 PM
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Sounds like a good find!


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post Aug 20 2013, 07:29 AM
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Nice find.


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