This car is not worth the gas you put into it. At 70,000 miles, it totally fell apart. It would have cost more to fix it than what it was worth. The axles needed to be replaced. The engine block cracked. The exterior door handles broke off of it. I mean, really, the door handles?! The list goes on, but I dont have enough characters to tell about each one. When it was working, it could barely go up the freeway ramp. It didn't like going above 50 mph. All around a piece of junk!
The Accent was my first car. It has been through tons of abuses. It recently started acting up, so we took it into the dealer to find that the spark plug wires had been wrong and the transmission fluid was wrong for over a year. The car had held up pretty well for quite sometime even with all this crap wrong with it. It's pretty impressive actually. It's a small car, but it delivers plenty of power for the fuel economy. I have no problems going over 100mph in this rig. It's one of the most fun cars I've ever driven. I just hope to god my transmission issues will get fixed.
The inside is pretty cozy. It's got a decent amount of features, including overdrive and econ shifting. It's fun on the interestate to have a tiny car that can haul that much. It's cheap to drive also.
Uuhhhm... The Accent's tires are definitely a little too puny, I'd say. The traction isn't really bad, but I think they should've been a little bigger.
Great Car - yes it had minor problems with cheap pieces of plastic breaking on the cup holders, etc. As long as you keep the oil changed and maintain the car it will treat you well. At 120K miles the transmission went out. For a couple years I lived in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains - I think it was too much strain on the car.
Reliable. Good gas mileage.
More Power. Some parts made of cheap plastic. Oil, air, gas filters etc. were not standard size and typically could only be found at auto parts stores and not at big box general stores (i.e. Walmart).
I bought this car in 1998 with less
than 2000 miles on it. I am a
construction worker and I have to
travel a lot. It held up for the whole
4 years without a problem. It started
every day without fail. It has sure
seen a lot of construction sites that
were not to favorable. Old faithful
made it thru everything!! It gets 33
mpg without fail. I am very sad to
have to part with it. It now has 85000
miles on it. The only reason I have to
sell it is because I have outgrown the
car. Too many tools now. The daughter
is driving it now. Then it will go to
my son to drive. Thanks Hyundai for a
great little car.
33 mpg is great to get nowadays.
Especially if you drive a lot.
A little bit more room in back for a
person's legs. It's okay for kids in
the back though.