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Old 14th May 2008, 15:22   #16
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So everybody here is suggesting only Accent. Why not Ikon. It is a great drivers car. Yes, the maintainence is a little costlier. But the Engine, IMO, you need to experience it. I own an Ikon Flair from past 8 months and my borhter owned from past 3 years. No major problems. Servicing once in 6 months and oil changes etc as per the requirements. Experienced couple of problems. But it got resolved from a local mechanic.

IMO, going for an Ikon with 4 years is always better than that of Accent with 7 years. Rest is left to you.
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A newer car is better, but cannot say that with an used ikon. You never know what baggage the previous owner has left in it. Try to get a good mechanic to influence your decision.
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Maddy , I would have suggested the Accent. But since its a 7 year old model i would suggest you the 2003 1.3 Ikon Flair. Ikon is more expensive to maintain
and yes its quite underpowered with the 1.3 engine. You didnt mention the price he has been quoted for the models.
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Well guys he is quoting 2.1 for the ikon and 1.7 for the accent. Both with nego
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Well guys he is quoting 2.1 for the ikon and 1.7 for the accent. Both with nego
When you drive the car, see which feels better to drive and interior maintenance and find out how much you have to spend after buying the car and then decide which one to go for.

I would say, Accent still looks VFM
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The Ikon Flair should be a good bet, but make sure it is in good condition.
The car being out of warranty, this becomes important, i.e. how it was maintained.
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As others have pointed out, nobody can tell you which one is a better deal unless you get a feel of both the cars. IMO it is always better to buy a used car from a known person (or if it can be ensured that the usage/odo reading is correct). One definitely needs to take a mechanic to inspect these cars.
If both cars have been driven and maintained well, and if there is a price diff of 40K, I would pick the Accent (I am biased since the 2003 Accent in my family is trouble-free)
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Will let my friend know all this and go along wit him for the TD. The coming weeks is goin to be one major busy one wit vehicle tests and TD a Rx100
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1.7 is a good price for the Accent. Just have it checked well by an expert and it should be fine.
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Old 14th May 2008, 20:44   #25
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Go in for the Accent and at 1.7L its a pretty good deal, Do get the car checked before finalizing on it, It being a 7 yr old car would have some issues depending on the condition. My dad too picked up 2003 accent @2.2L and got it restored.

Heres my car,
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...capronila.html (Hyundai Accent Restoration: Project Capronila)
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Maddy ..i too agree to all my friends .
who says to have through check up of both vehicle ....
but still in case of restoration accent will be cheaper and with keeping in mind you will keep the car for next 3 years .....
i think accent...
still do not take blind decision.. and all the best for your hunt....
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I wouldnt think much on resale value if going for the Accent as it is already 7 years old. Condition of second hand cars depends a lot on the previous owner(s).
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