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1996 Hyundai Accent - Consumer Reviews

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Base 1.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual - (5 reviews )
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Piece of crap
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By ptlytch07
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1996 Hyundai Accent Sedan 4dr Sedan


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This car is a complete piece of junk. I purchased this vehicle from a private seller and it had 103,000 miles on it. It seemed to be in great shape and run good, but after only a few hundred miles it's true colors began to show. The engine finally blew and I replaced it with another identical engine from a junkyard car and had the exact same problems. I was fortunate enough to sell the car while it was actually running. I have had many cars in my lifetime and this was probably the biggest piece of crap of all time! Don't even think about buying one!


Favorite Features

Gas milage


Suggested Improvements

Quit making it!


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Reliable and Cheap
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By Richars2
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1996 Hyundai Accent Sedan 4dr Sedan


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Simple car, no frills, few options. This was before the 10 year 10k power train warranty. I've had no problems with it until it hit it's 11th birthday - then the trans began to slip. Overall it's been a good purchase and has been quite reliable. Cheap car, cheap to drive. Trans was always a little rough in shifting. Seats are average at best.


Favorite Features

Inexpensive, reliable. Air and heat will freeze or burn you out.


Suggested Improvements

Stereo is weak, seats could be more comfortable.


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A GREAT LITTLE CAR
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By FJP6910
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1996 Hyundai Accent Sedan 4dr Sedan


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Have made many trips in the 250 oneway range over the years and never had a problem. Made several 3500 mile oneway trips..had no problems, was comfortable and loved the mileage. Has been virtually NO MECHANICAL problems since buying it new.


Suggested Improvements

exterior door handles became brittle after several years and snapped off. Repair was EXPENSIVE. Paint on exterior mirrors, front and rear bumpers faded quickly.


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1996 model better than new model
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By bosou
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1996 Hyundai Accent Sedan 4dr Sedan


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This car is excellent for short distant commute. I put 43k on milage on this car since 1996 and still in shiny, new, excellent conditition. Longest drive - Las Vegas, longest single drive without turning off engine - 7 hours. Fuel consumption is excellent - about 37 - 40 on highway (on economy gear option).


Favorite Features

1996 model appearance is much better than the new ones - which I consider SO UGLY! I wonder why Hyundai changed it.


Suggested Improvements

Change the new model back to 1996/97 model or remodel appearances with roomy seats. Have bigger powerful engine with economy fuel consumption. Change most plastic holder inside engine to metal - plastic holders such as spark plug cables/wires are fragile. Introduce wider rims/tyres.


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Peppy car
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By Claystin
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1996 Hyundai Accent Sedan 4dr Sedan


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Good car that was purchased used with 33K on the odometer. Reliable and dependable on have changed oil, tires, and brakes, regular maintainance.


Favorite Features

The ability to shift off and on overdrive to consume gas around town.


Suggested Improvements

Exterior design is not an eye candy feature.


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