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1997 Hyundai Accent

Hyundai Accent Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Info is not yet available.
  • 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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  • 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

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Great value car!

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Accent L 2dr Hatchback

Plain and Simple. This is a point A to point B car. No frills... but it's reliability has been tremendous. I have put 76K miles on my Hyundai in 6 years - and I have never had one mechanical problem with the car yet (knock on wood.) While friends have struggled at times with pricier and nicer cars, my Accent just goes and goes. And when you factor in that I paid 8K for it, it's been a great value.




Value for the bucks

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Accent L 2dr Hatchback

huge upgrade from the old "econo-boxes" of the '70's & '80's. biggest difference is the ride; comfortable seats, good suspendtion (sp.). no power steering is tough at times. I have over 135.000 miles on '97 and no oil consumption! good car for the money!




What a piece of junk

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Accent L 2dr Hatchback

Constantly breaking down. Water pump, clutch, power steering, window seals, window cranks. You get what you pay for!




Its been a pleasure...

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Accent L 2dr Hatchback

My 97 accent manual hatchback L has babied me more than my mother. i owned good ole L-Swift Mckay from mile zero to mile 103,000. i reluctantly gave him up after 4yrs and 10mos of unadulterated dependability and perseverance.



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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 24
  • cty
/
  • 33
  • highway
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