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Hyundai Accent Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 105 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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 24
  • cty
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  • 33
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer 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.




Unbelievable!

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Accent GS 2dr Hatchback

When I read some of the negative reviews about this car, I think I must have linked to the wrong page. I bought this car brand new in 1997 for under 10K. I have driven it hard for 10 years, in all conditions and terrains. It has never once failed me or cost me more than miscellaneous maintenance money. The car handles great and is fun to drive. The interior and exterior look brand new after years, except where a kid hit a left fender playing street hockey. It now burns a little oil, but after 140K miles, it is forgiven.




Not bad

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Accent GS 2dr Hatchback

This is my first Hyundai, I bought it for me because I gave my wife my honda for the trade in value on it to use for a minivan since we are expecting our 3rd child in 11/05. The car runs great no major problems. Engine light comes on occasionaly, there is nothing wrong with the car it was a bad sensor an easy fix. It has 126k on it, with gas now over 2.30 a gallon this is a perfect car. NOT a speedy thing by any means but it does ride nice and smooth.




Ok school car

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Accent GT 2dr Hatchback

The car was really fun to drive when i first bought it in 2002. I've had a problem with it eating tires. i have to put new tires on about every 3 months even when i buy expencive tires. i've had the alinement done and it still goes through tires. I've had to put an alternater in and replace a barring in one of the tires. Otherwise it has been fairly reliable i drive about 45 miles everyday for school and work. It gets about 32-35 mpg. so thats nice but it shakes really bad and there is a lot of noise when driving. it has 135,000 miles so i guess problems are to be expected.




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!



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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.

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Talk About The 1997 Accent

1997 Hyundai Accent Discussions See all Started By

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%...



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