Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Associate Editor
4/10/12 9:23 a.m.

This car shocked a lot of us. B-spec weight, 138 horsepower, six-speed manual. Totally boring if you drive it boring, but actually fun and competent if you push it. Could use more rear bar though.

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/new-cars/2012-hyundai-accent-se/

Bobzilla
Bobzilla SuperDork
4/10/12 9:30 a.m.

What does the '12 Fit Sport weigh again?

Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Associate Editor
4/10/12 9:37 a.m.
Bobzilla wrote: What does the '12 Fit Sport weigh again?

2540 lbs.

http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/specifications.aspx

Klayfish
Klayfish Dork
4/10/12 9:38 a.m.

Interesting review. As I put in another thread, I'm potentially in the market for a new B segment car. Mazda 2, Ford Fiesta are at the top of my list. Interested in the Accent, but it seems more expensive. You're review listed the Accent SE with an as tested price of $15,900. Did Hyundai give you that price? All the SE models I've seen are advertised for at least $17,500.

Bobzilla
Bobzilla SuperDork
4/10/12 9:47 a.m.
Klayfish wrote: Interesting review. As I put in another thread, I'm potentially in the market for a new B segment car. Mazda 2, Ford Fiesta are at the top of my list. Interested in the Accent, but it seems more expensive. You're review listed the Accent SE with an as tested price of $15,900. Did Hyundai give you that price? All the SE models I've seen are advertised for at least $17,500.

those are typically automatics. THe one we saw/drovethis weekend was auto at $174xx. Manual trans drops the price $1000.

Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Associate Editor
4/10/12 9:48 a.m.

Our test cars come with the Monroney sticker in the glovebox. We use the price listed on that.

Lesley
Lesley UberDork
4/10/12 9:48 a.m.

I had it for a week and came away impressed. Could be my future next 323 in about ten years...

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt SuperDork
4/10/12 10:07 a.m.

I wonder if it has a place for my knees. A lot of Hyundais used to not give me enough tilt to get the steering wheel to clear my knees. Is this tall driver friendly, or designed for Korean sized drivers only?

chknhwk
chknhwk HalfDork
4/10/12 10:14 a.m.

I'm 5'5" and I bang my knee quite a bit in my 2011.

failboat
failboat Dork
4/10/12 10:21 a.m.

but....the 2011 is the old one....same as my 2009. I am 6'0" and I don't hit my knee on anything in mine. Havent sat in the new 2012+ yet.

Heres some 2012 pr0n

belteshazzar
belteshazzar UltraDork
4/10/12 10:22 a.m.

i would

Bobzilla
Bobzilla SuperDork
4/10/12 10:23 a.m.

CORRECT.... the '12 is an entirely different car.

What size tires/wheels are on that white one? That is HOT!

failboat
failboat Dork
4/10/12 10:29 a.m.

I am not the biggest fan of the new Accents styling, but I agree this one is secksy.

Compomotive MO5 17x7 +35 205/40R17

HiTempguy
HiTempguy SuperDork
4/10/12 11:26 a.m.

How is the gearing in the 6 speed? Would make a good rally-car for RA's B-Spec class methinks compared to all of the other cars allowed (lots more power, same weight).

Edit- And the base model is only $13500 here in Canuckland, plus taxes and all that other stuff. Cool!

CarKid1989
CarKid1989 Dork
4/10/12 5:42 p.m.

only 15g brand new?!

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