by chehalispete on Jan 1, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car out of desperation when my old car died.
I was looking for anything when I went to a dealer who pushed it on me more or less.
I felt I paid a little too much but whatever.
I bought it 6 1/2 years ago with 13,000 miles on it.
Today I'm at 200,000 and the only problem I have had is the timing chain went out (my fault since I should have changed it).
It is hands down THE MOST reliable car I have ever owned.
I'm always looking at other cars, but I know I will keep driving this thing just to see how long it will last.
It reinforces my theory that cars you love will screw you over, but cars you don't car about will serve you well for years.
by HyundaiMomma on Jul 9, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
I was just out of college & driving a '05 Ford Escort when I bought the Accent new. I test drove a '05 Elantra & preferred it to the Accent for 2 reasons (smoother shifting & a quieter ride). However the Accent was more affordable on my tight budget. 5 years & 65K miles later, I haven't had to have any work done on it. I've replaced the tires as part of routine maintenance. A few months ago a party driving around 25 mph rear-ended my Accent. Damage was limited to the bumper. Sometimes I feel a little crowded when there is someone else riding in front with me but my son feels comfortable riding in the back. Sharp handling and good breaking - a zippy car that maneuvers tight spaces well
by Gordy on Sep 5, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
A nice compact for the price. Very reliable. Handles well, but a little bumpy on uneven roads. Great warranty. Only problem has been to replace spark plug wires after check engine light displayed, and this was handled promptly by the Hyundai dealer.
by dj on May 2, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
Well, ive had my 2005 accent for just over a year now, and put over 20,000 miles on it. My old Toyota finally took a dump, and I needed a car asap for my pizza delivery job. So I got suckered into this car because it was the only one I could get financed on. It didnt come with a owners manual. Ive had to take it in 3 times already, now they tell me I have to change the crappy timing belt every 6 months at $500 bucks a pop, how can I possibly afford this on a min. Wage job? classic buyers remorse!
by sumeetd on Jun 8, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
I'm 17 and this was my first car. Being a teen, I don't make a lot of money, but thats ok since this baby gets great mpg. On average I get about 33 mpg. Plus the car itself is really fun to drive. The car is extremely nimble. With my aggressive driving habits, I find myself weaving through highway traffic with ease.
by J8 on Feb 19, 2008 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
I had a '94 Excel before this and although that was the best car in the world, the Accent is basically it's younger sister. I love hatchbacks to begin with and prefer Asian cars. The Accent will take whatever you throw at it, even though it's not exactly in a big hurry. If you want a powerhouse, this isn't the right car; the Accent's all about economy. Handles great, fits in anywhere, I complain if my MPG dips to 27 (only in winter - when it warms up it's back pushing on 40). Also, never having dealt with a warranty before, I was impressed by how simple Hyundai is to deal with. The speed sensors went out & I was a bit late finding my paperwork to transfer the warranty but it was no problem.
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