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    Anyone compare to a new base Accent?

    Anyone compare a new Micra S base to a new 2017 Accent 5 door L Manual base?
    Just wondering because for a while now Hyundai has the base Accent for under 10 grand.
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    Yeah, I saw that $9357 Hyundai offer just last week in this article:
    Top 10 least expensive cars in Canada for 2017

    http://driving.ca/hyundai/accent/auto-news/news/top-10-least-expensive-cars-in-canada-for-2017

    Note it's is a limited offer through rebates, not a low MSRP. And it only applies to in-stock cars...

    for remaining new in-stock 2017 Accent L manual five-door models
    ...which are probably relatively difficult to find, and probably not in the colour you would want.

    I've never driven an Accent.

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    I drove a '14 manual (not the L though) one great thing about it is the 6-speed. Highway cruising is a joy.

    in stock means this colour:
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    6 speed!

    I wonder: did they actually add a gear, or did they just revise the ratios so the new 6th is the same as the old 5th, with no benefit to lowering top gear RPM. I've seen that done before (Honda).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptbo micra View Post
    in stock means this colour:
    I went to the Hyundai CDN website and I believe the only colour choice for an L Base 5 door manual is grey, white and black.
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    Still seems like a couple of base car goodies included like 4-wheel disc brakes and six gears. Plus a 137 HP 1.6.

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    Ooooh! What a choice.

    Nothing wrong with the accent, larger car than the Micra so the 137hp engine feels lost. It's no go-cart like the Micra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptbo micra View Post
    I drove a '14 manual (not the L though) one great thing about it is the 6-speed. Highway cruising is a joy.

    in stock means this colour:
    Hey, are we allowed to post a picture of a turd on the forum? Because i found one on google this exact same colour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptbo micra View Post
    Nothing wrong with the accent, larger car than the Micra so the 137hp engine feels lost. It's no go-cart like the Micra.
    According to http://www.automobile-catalog.com the manual Accent will beat the manual Micra by a whole second in a 0-to 100-km/h test.

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    To be fair this is not a real world test – it is simulation based on dimensions, weight, horsepower, gear ratio etc. The curb weight claimed by http://www.automobile-catalog.com is
    Micra: 1044 kg / 2302 lbs
    Accent: 1129 kg / 2489 lbs
    That’s only a difference of 187 pounds.
    So you get 28 more horses and an extra gear to make up for the 187 pounds.
    Those numbers are claimed for 2016 vehicles.

    I know there is a lot more to it. Just saying – there is an argument to be made for both cars and yes I know I’m on a Micra forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eye View Post
    I went to the Hyundai CDN website and I believe the only colour choice for an L Base 5 door manual is grey, white and black.
    Probably not with those alloy wheels, though.

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    I bet it comes with these wheel covers.
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    To be fair the fine print probably states that a higher end model is shown. All the manufactures do it.

    For years Chrysler Canada had a Dodge Grand Caravan CVP (Canada Value Package) advertised for under $20,000 but every picture ad I ever saw had either the CREW-PLUS or RT (Road & Track) shown. I believe those are top –line Caravans starting at around $45,000 more than double of the CVP sticker price. Still, that CVP was a very nice vehicle for under $20,000.

    You know – Nissan does it too. I always see a Micra S MT advertised below $10,000 but they always show the top – line Micra in the picture.



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