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1998 Hyundai Accent

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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 92 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 25/33 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Hyundai Accent

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  • Pros

    One of the least expensive modes of transportation on the road. Hyundais are more reliable than you think.

  • Cons

    Interior upholstery can be unnatractive. Strange rear end.

  • What's New for 1998

    The Accent GSi replaces the Accent GT this year. New front and rear fascias, and new engine mounts, which reduce engine vibration and harshness, are the only other changes to Hyundai's smallest car.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (4 total reviews)


My first car, and 7

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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! :(




Great car with good economy

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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.




Best bang for the money

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Vehicle: 1998 Hyundai Accent L 2dr Hatchback

Love my accent, Great mileage and fun to drive




A good car at first

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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.



Full 1998 Hyundai Accent Review

What's New for 1998

The Accent GSi replaces the Accent GT this year. New front and rear fascias, and new engine mounts, which reduce engine vibration and harshness, are the only other changes to Hyundai's smallest car.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 25
  • cty
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  • 33
  • highway
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