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mist303
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Jun 16, 2014, 1:34 AM

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Hello all,

I hope this is not the wrong place to post this. So far in my driving years, I have never driven a car newer than 2004.
I drove a 2015 Hyundai Accent demo car and I have to admit, I didn't expect a new car to give an uncomfortable ride. I felt every rough surface, small hole, and other road irregularities.
My question is:

Is this uncomfortable ride on the road normal in most middle class cars?


Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 16, 2014, 1:42 AM

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Same as ever, don't buy that one if you don't like the ride. Want MPG and ride like a couch isn't very consistent,


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Jun 16, 2014, 2:38 AM

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Is this uncomfortable ride on the road normal in most middle class cars?


No, but on cheap korean cars it is.


mist303
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Jun 17, 2014, 8:32 AM

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So, should I go for a used Camry instead? Say a 2011-2012 version?
It has a low MPG, is Japanese, and isn't as cheap.


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Jun 17, 2014, 8:39 AM

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Drive one and see if you like the ride. You can't go wrong with a Camry if you like the car.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Jun 17, 2014, 8:48 AM

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Both Corolla and Camry are pretty nice cars overall IMO. If total ride is what you seek you give up something else.


More passengers and so on, handling, power, towing capacity - you pick what you need and can afford. Like anything up front price is sometimes the long term bargain cost wise,


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mist303
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Jun 17, 2014, 9:01 AM

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Thanks for your feedback and quick replies.
I hope I'm not getting out of topic. What I am afraid of in used cars is bad break-ins.
Is it logical for me to worry over whether the car was treated well when it was new or is it not that important?


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Jun 17, 2014, 9:13 AM

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That doesn't mean much unless it was truly abused and that should be fairly obvious.



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Jun 17, 2014, 9:56 AM

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The days of actual "break-in" period of time and miles when new is over in anything now TMK. Was made with "break in oil" supposed to vary speeds, no hard anything and dump that oil at 500 miles - that's loooooong gone for cars anyway from new.


As HT said you should just know if a car was beat on in general and move on to another.


Used I still suggest making conditions of a sale on an independent check by a qualified tech's inspection. Surprises happen but some things get covered up and you don't want that,


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nickwarner
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Jun 17, 2014, 8:38 PM

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A Corolla is a big smaller and not as nice a ride, but they sip gas. I bought an 07 Camry XLE last fall for my girl and I guarantee you will love it. I'm 6'3" and I fit in it very comfortably. Ride is awesome, and the V6 has lots of power in it. Pull around 30 on the highway for mileage. It was my first Japanese car and when its time to get rid of it I'm buying another Camry.

If you are looking at something that new, check with your Toyota dealer. Thats how I got mine. The original owner traded it to them when he got another one. Had done all maintenance work at that dealer and they showed me the records. I'm the first guy to work on it that wasn't a Toyota dealer tech. I bet you can find something similar.






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