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Veteran likes his Hyundai

Arby Hambric purchased his first Hyundai in 2009 after hearing good reports from friends who were customers of Planet Hyundai at Planet Hyundai on West Sahara Avenue.

An 85-year-old retired chief petty officer with the U.S. Navy and a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, Hambric is happy he followed the friends’ advice.

“The car only has 8,000 miles on it now. I used to drive a lot of miles, but I don’t have to now.”

The Accent with a four-cylinder automatic transmission has been good to Hambric, who purchased the vehicle new from Tony Fisher, who was named Sales Consultant of the Year for Hyundai nationally in 2005 and 2007.

“I have never had a single problem with the Accent,” Hambric said. “I have always had the car serviced at Planet Hyundai, and the people here take excellent care of the car for me.”

Hambric said the Accent drives very well and its good gas mileage has been a huge benefit.

“I get 25 to 30 miles to the gallon with it,” Hambric said. “I only fill it up once a month.”

The Planet Hyundai family of dealerships consists of Planet Hyundai Centennial at 6200 Centennial Center Drive and the Planet Hyundai Used Car Superstore at 7150 W. Sahara Ave. For more information, call 938-1400 (Sahara) or 483-2200 (Centennial) or visit www.planetlv.com.

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