Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
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The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Rick Popely
December 1, 1999
Vehicle Overview Hyundai's smallest, least expensive model is redesigned for 2000, sporting new styling, larger exterior dimensions and a roomier interior. The front-drive Accent again comes in two-door hatchback and four-door sedan styling. Anti-lock brakes, which were dropped from the option list last year, are not offered this year either. All Hyundais come with the most comprehensive new-car warranty. It covers the whole car for five years/60,000 miles, major powertrain components for 10 years/100,000 miles and corrosion for five years/100,000 miles. Hyundai provides free roadside assistance for the first five years.
Interior Hyundai says the 2000 Accent provides more passenger room in both the front and rear seats thanks to a longer wheelbase and a wider body. Cargo volume is 10.7 cubic feet on the sedan and 16 cubic feet on the hatchback. Both body styles have a folding rear seatback. Standard equipment includes power steering, a cassette player and rear window defroster.
Exterior Wheelbase on the new Accent is 1.6 inches longer at 96 inches. Width has grown two inches and overall length about 5 inches. The new styling has fewer curves and more straight edges than the old look and larger headlamps that Hyundai says cast a wider, longer beam.
Under the Hood Accent is new in most areas but not here. The 92-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder used in the previous model returns with a choice of five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions. However, Hyundai says new hydraulic engine mounts and other changes result in smoother, quieter engine operation.