by rose2003 on May 23, 2005 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.
by Toxa on Jun 29, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Accent GT 2dr Hatchback
EXTREMELY RELIABLE: vehicle has over
100K now. The only things I ever had
to change were battery, thermostat,
battery cables and windshield washer
pump. Very good handling and
performance for the price. Very roomy
inside. Durability of paint was very
poor though, and the ride could be more
comfortable. Also rather noisy, but it
is normal for the class.
by James from Boston on Mar 15, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Accent GT 2dr Hatchback
This is my third Accent(first was a 1997 hatch GS with 54,000 miles on it and no issues which later involved in an accident and totaled, second Accent owned a Hatch L purchased in 1999 with 40,000 miles on it...NO PROBLEMS AT ALL....still have it with 96,000mi), since then I have purchased a 1997 Accent GT. I owned a Grand Am in 86 & 92(when they redesigned it), and both cars had issues starting in the winter BRAND NEW...NEVER BUY ONE AGAIN.
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...
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