I bought the car in September of 2003,
got a really great deal. Had one minor
problem with the car, the right rear
brake had a click in it, and it was
fixed right the first time. If you
really want more power out of the
engine put in a K & N air filter, it
makes a big difference in the
For anyone who maybe skeptical about
buying a Hyundai Accent, don't be. I
have had this car a year now, very good
car, excelent gas mileage and I
absolutely love it. Plus to top it all
off, I didn't spend 25,000 for a brand
Great option for someone looking to
get from point A to B with good
reliability and mileage! Let's be
honest, I have to rank this car
average or below in interior/exterior
design, fun to drive, performance.
BUT, that is not why I bought it!
Reliable, good mileage, not stunning
features/performance/design, but it
gets job done and very well for the
I get consistent 28-32 mpg. Bought
new, only has 6k miles on now, but
warranty is a great one. Interior
while average, surprised me. No
problems with car so far.
I think the front driver seat doesn't
adjust enough and would be possibly
uncomfortable for someone over 6 ft
tall. Nothing else really, I bought
and have received so far what I
expected to get.
This is the BEST economy car on the
market....hands down! I replaced my
automatic 1998 Accent hatchback with a
new, 2003 same model and the
improvements made by Hyundai are
numerous and welcomed. No more turning
off the air-conditioner to pull out on
the highway...this Accent has spunky
pick-up! The automatic transmission
has been improved with the car now
shifting/staying in the correct gear.
The ride is quiet (okay, the engine
could be quieter but hey, it is an
economy car remember), smooth and
sturdy. Hyundai did a great job on
redesigning this Accent from the
exterior classy look to its comforable
interior. Guess you can tell, I love
The best thing about this car is that
it is really fun to drive, believe it
or not. I also own a BMW (just as a
point of comparison) and I still love
driving this sharp, little car!
The engine could be a bit quieter,
especially for highway driving (this is
not the best car for lots of highway
driving). Larger standard tires would
improve the ride. I went out and
bought 4 brand new Michelin tires which
improved the ride quite a bit.
Las Vegas is full of these things. You'd never
guess the price by driving it. Interior is comfy,
very nice. Ride is good, handling is safe and
predictable. Acceleration is peppy, but weak
low end with AC on. Styling takes some
getting used to, but I like it. Motor noise is
always present but very pleasant; throaty like
a sports car. Totally reliable. It was a great
Hatchback is handy. Seats are firm but
comfortable. Standard radio is decent.
Side airbages on the GL.
More overdrive in fifth (3500 rpm@75mph);
auto transmission gets better hiway mileage.
Adjustable steering column
Interior hatch release
Harder interior plastics
More powerful AC
Trunk is floor is weak; formed pressboard