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1997 Hyundai Accent

   
 
Hyundai Accent Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 92 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 24/33 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Hyundai Accent

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Very inexpensive but not cheaply constructed, feels solid, offers peppy performance

  • Cons

    Hyundai's spotty reliability record, unlikely to hold value well

  • What's New for 1997

    In the absence of truly ground-breaking improvement, Hyundai revises trim levels, adding GS hatchback and GL sedan midrange models.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (26 total reviews)


Best car i have owned

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Accent GS 2dr Hatchback

I actually got this car from a friend due to my honda breaking down and I needed a car for school and work. It was completely not my style in a car, I would have never been interested in purchasing it before. BUT THEN I realized how amazing this car was after 6 months of owning it and not one problem/issue. Amazing on gas, never had to fix a thing in the car, the most reliable car I have ever owned. Even at 260,000 miles it commuted me 100 miles a day for over 6 months with NO ISSUES.



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Amazing car

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Accent GL 4dr Sedan

In the 70,000 miles since I got the car,(it's at 156,000 at the moment) I've had to fix nothing but an 02 sensor and the timing belt/water pump. It's completely gutless, and not much bigger than a Geo Metro, but I've ranged from 35-42 MPG overall, the turn radius is crazy small, and it fits in any parking space. Plus, tires are dirt cheap. I got Bridgestone tires from Costco for $38 each.



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My first whip

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Accent GL 4dr Sedan

Point a to point b... Thats it. Ive owned this car since it first hit the market and as far as maintenance, ive had no problems with it. The interior could be a little softer and the size iz torture. I really don't think tall people are supposed to drive it. No back seat space and barely any trunk space... But it does have good mileage



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 24
  • cty
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  • 33
  • highway
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Full 1997 Hyundai Accent Review

What's New for 1997

In the absence of truly ground-breaking improvement, Hyundai revises trim levels, adding GS hatchback and GL sedan midrange models.

Talk About The 1997 Accent

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guym1
guym1
02-01-2001
I had the same problem as you have with my Hyundai Accent (1997) I showed the service manager the distortion. It was a little line going from side to side in the windshield. They changed the windshiel...


breathingntune
breathingntune
03-14-2011
It is a Hyundai accent 1997 automatic...


johhu
johhu
09-18-2002
1999 Accent 1.5 liter 92 88 4.5%...