In base hatchback form, this is America's least expensive car. While we might steer our friends toward a slightly used Japanese car, the Accent's great warranty and solid build quality could make it a satisfying choice for the determined new-car buyer.
by irclark on Jan 10, 2014 Vehicle: 2002 Hyundai Accent L 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
Lots of interior space and head room.
Good on gas.
Actually did well in a freeway accident with a dump-truck.
Very small and poor breaks (never balanced properly between front a rear causing rear breaks to lock up way before the fronts) Really scary in slippery conditions.
poor handling (both body roll, and the suspension wore out quickly).
Transmission (manual) would clunk or grind into gears between 1st and 2nd gear.
Water leak into trunk which was found under warranty but they failed to fix it twice. Then the warranty expired and they said that I would have to pay for it. They did end up fixing it for free, but not without a fight.
by pnpain on Jun 9, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Hyundai Accent L 2dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
Good little car for most people though mine was poorly made. Had to have brakes put on constantly and I am NOT hard on brakes. One year I had 4 sets put on because the calipers kept breaking and the break would stick to the wheel and burn it up, then the rotor would be unusable. Safety Hazard!!
No air conditioning, no power anything. If I could go back in time I would have purchased the Kia.
by aair13 on Jan 31, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Hyundai Accent GL 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 4A)
As a Honda guy i wasnt very fond of getting a Hyundai. Bought in 2011 with 163000 and boy am i glad i did. Gets me 39mpg all highway. I drive it about 50 miles daily. I have the 4 door with the 1.6L auto. Mine does have a small noise in muffler but mechanic told me this was common on that year. Plus i dont mind cause it sounds cool, lol! Great car! Parts are easy to find and cheap. I recommend it!
my hyundai accent 2002 spends too fast the gasoline, last weekend i fill tank with 2 or 2.5 gal, but i just stayed in the city it last just one day, a week ago the workshop changed the oxygen sensor ...