With today's struggle over fuel costs, consumption, and supplies. It is a great value to have ownership of one of these little cars. The Accent has good lines and really good airflow which allow it to move down the road with very little wind resistance, making it feel as though you're barely moving while you fly down the road. It has the capability to corner on a dime, although it would not be recommended that you do so at speeds higher than 25mph as the narrow wheel base makes the experience feel a bit unstable. The fuel economy of this vehicle makes a drive from Illinois to Virginia still seems reasonable even with our current fuel crisis. The ride is a smooth one. I would recommend this car.
I like that the trunk cover behind the rear seat is removable, as mine is faded and turned a sort of smurf blue. it looks better without it anyhow. has good take off and picks up speed nicely.
They could do with air conditioning as a standard feature, this is the 21st century, they seem to be one of the last remaining models other than the kia rio to have it as an option, they could put wider tires and a wider wheel base to stabilize the vehicle during tight turns.
We were in a car crash that involved a wall with three kids in the back seat, NOT A SINGLE PERSON WAS INJURED. . . they car took all the force of the collision so that we were uninjured. . . That one accident sold me on that. . . sure it could have more guts and other stuff, but you can't buy a cheap car and think how safe it truly is. . .
The car was ok at first. When, I
moved north and commuting 80 miles a
day(highway)trouble started. The car
lost control allot even going slow.
Parts cost allot and are only avail
through Hyundai. The car started
running poorly once the miles started
going up. Final straw was a minor
repair that cost 200. Only a
dealership 1 hour away would look at
my car & I was w/o it for 3 days
because the closer ones couldnt be
bothered and normal repair shops
wouldnt do the work. BTW it wasnt
covered under warranty and they blamed
the place I had my oil changes done
till someone from there called them.
You get what you pay for!
I bought my Accent new and it has been
used as a commute to work car ever
since. The only extras are the AC and
the rear spoiler. My vechile is about
to reach the 80,000 mile mark in just 3
1/2 years with not a single breakdown
or problem. I enjoy driving and
maintaining so the manual tranny and
easy engine layout fit me fine.
Good stereo, transmission gearing (a
short first and long second & third)
good road manners