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04-11-2011, 01:05 PM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Montreal, PQ
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F*ing tired of the problems with my car...
The new one: the car have trouble starting, but only when the engine is hot... go figure... I bring it to my usual garage and they checked the battery and starter everthing is working perfectly. The wires, filters and spark plug were the originals so they changed it. = sweet nothing car is still not working when it's hot. I go to another place and they say to me that i should change de starter so i bought the starter at canadian tire (i'm not crazy enough to get it installed there) and i ask my cousin to change it. = nothing again still not working, so i finaly decided to pay more and go to at the hyundai dealer. So they checked my car plugged it in the computor and the error code indicated there was a problem with the crank position sensor so finally! they change that part 280$ = sweet ****all again.... i am so pissed about that.
I know in first place i shouldn't buy a hyundai accent... but i'm a student !
But I think new they're a safe bet. 7 year 120k warranty (and I've heard it's a NO ******** one, they'll even fix it if you beat the piss out of the car)
Also I believe it's 0% or 0.9% over 84 months, not to mention they're cheap cars to begin with. This is why I say selling one used older and without warranty might be tough to get value on, especially in the case that there's good mileage, though I don't blame white for wanting to sell it, sound reasoning there, I'd feel the same way.
So yeah, you could basically have a 2011 accent (far better than 03) for much cheaper and no interest, and pay it off over a huge period of time. Hyundai is trying to build up their brand as we speak, and the only way to get loyal customers is to get to them with this kind of financing. It's actually brilliant. They make less money now but in the future when they get the reputation it won't be a joke to own one anymore.
Ford is doing the same thing, they started making much better cars and now they're selling them for next to nothing in order to re-build a loyal client base that they ****ed over and lost over the last 1-2 decades. I can't say that I disagree with what they're doing, it's smart. But they aren't going to convince the people who left to come back, more-so get new customers who aren't aware that it's all the parts+labor they scam you on. (Bring your car in, if it's past warranty they basically sabotage your car. This has happened to us at all dealerships on the west island (none exist anymore) and the one in St. Laurent. All of them are just bad, could just be this area but they're horrible. Always a problem when you take it in to get something fixed. One time they even stole my dads brand new battery, as if somebodies not going to notice a battery they bought like 2 weeks ago has been replaced by some piece of **** one)
Anyways, that's what a lot of companies are doing now. They sell the cars for barely any profit and will finance them to you at an affordable rate and they make the money back on either parts and labor or in the future when you're a loyal customer.
Truthfully brand loyalty for cars is just stupid and I say this as a huge Honda fan, but I'd never go to Honda just because of brand loyalty. I still check out what other companies have to offer in terms of their vehicles, incentives, % rate and of course overall bang for buck. I might actually consider Hyundai next time cause like I said brand loyalty with cars is just stupid. You go with either your dream car when you don't give 2 ***** about money, or you go with the best company of the time, the one that makes the best cars that fit your needs/price. If Honda offers that I go with it, if they don't I don't. A lot of companies offer much better deals on site then on the website, so it's always smart to go in and see for yourself/test drive.
I'd imagine you could get a ton of good deals if you went to Hyundai directly. If I were you Whitesnake clean it up and see what trade in value they'd give you. My friends dad got an insane trade in value for his Accord. Sure it's an Accord but it was like a 98 and he got a crazy trade-in value for it. Perfect condition low mileage similar to your car but older. Obviously we're talking Honda a company that retains value like no other, but it's worth trying.
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