by thomson85 on May 8, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Accent L 2dr Hatchback
My very first car, 1998 Hyundai Accent hatchback. I used an abused this car. Got it used with 80k and drove it up and down California; constantly going form Sacramento to San Diego and back and had 130k at the end. I'd rally, race, 130MPH on the freeway (downhill); I abused it. Only repair ever needed was a clutch replacement. I was a dumb 18 year old and at 19 I got rid of the car (junk yard) due to crashing it two times. My neglect, not the cars, it even drove to the junk yard. The hood wouldn't shut all the way from when I smacked into a curb doing 45mph, and the radiator was leaking due to rust from me never putting coolant in it, but just tap water. I wish I treated it better! :(
by Petr Bastar on Jun 29, 2005 Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Accent L 2dr Hatchback
Bought it new, runs great, never a breakdown. Still gets 30+ MPG and has no mechanical problems. The manual trasmission is great, only wish it was synchronized, sometimes hard to get into reverse. Love the rack and pinnion steering as I have a great feel for the road conditions and traction that way. A Hyundai customer for life now.
by pebbles on Oct 9, 2002 Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Accent L 2dr Hatchback
A good car at first, but then started
to have major problems after 3 1/2
years of having it. The transmission
went out. Right now I am looking to
get a more reliable vehicle. My advice
to whoever buys this car is to buy the
new ones that is "1999 and up with the
warranty of 100,000 miles for 10 years,
whichever comes first. Do not buy this
car that does not have that warranty
because you will be in the same sort of
situation I am currently in.
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