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With regards to this problem which seems to include over heating, one item you might check is to make sure the radiator fan comes on when the radiator becomes warm enough. It is true that when these small cars overheat there can be problems with the head gasket which is why it is so important to find the cause of the over heating.
My son recently purchased a 2005 Accent - auto trans, with about 105,000 miles on it. He has had a bit of bad luck with vehicles and he knows absolutely nothing about them. A few weeks after purch (private owner) the car started overheating and dying on him. He had it towed 2x to the mechanic. First it was fuse, then got really bad and they said his head gsket was ... Read More
There's talk of a new 2011 model, which I wouldn't expect to see before late 2010 since the Accent was last redesigned in late 2005. If you search on "2011 Hyundai Accent" you can find a number of articles and pics; here's an example: http://www.autospies.com/news/2011-Hyundai-Accent-Sedan-Spotted-Baby-Genesis-in-- Utero-all-Camo-ed-up-48407/ Note the family resemblance to the 2011 Sonata and the upcoming Elantra. The part about 140 hp with no sacrifice in FE sounds really enticing--although ... Read More
how do i change license plate bulbs on a 2005 hyundai accent
Trendmonger you make it sound like a government conspiracy and they lied to you about your Hyundai's gas mileage. Keep in mind all the EPA does is test the vehicles in a similar manner on the same test conditions. The results should be relative to each vehicle so if vehicle one gets 20 and vehicle two gets 30, then some drivers might get 10 on vehicle one and 15 on vehicle ... Read More
I own three hyundais. 2 Accents (2002 and 2005) and a new Entourage (2007). Great value cars. The 2002 had engine warranty work done at 85,000 miles and they only charged me $15 on a $2000 bill. MPG may be a bit lower than a Vibe, Yaris or Fit but it would take years to recoup the difference. My five speed gets a solid 32 - 37 mpg depending on city/highway ... Read More
I was surprised reading so many complaints about MPG. Although, I whine about mine but that's because my '94 Hyundai Excel got 42 IN TOWN, and that's just hard to beat. I bought my Accent with 25K on it & right off the bat I was getting 37 MPG in town - and I live in the mountains & have a brutal hill to climb going home. I have had trouble ... Read More
The revised EPA FE estimates for the Accent AT are 24/33. Yeah I guess this is all governmental stuff already which juts further. Plain and simple you can't trust Big Business or Goverment. Yes my wife's trip has some idle time but whose CTY trip does not have idle time. As far as I know every CTY I have ever visited has lights and stop signs where vehicles stop. Maybe the ... Read More
Thats about what we're doing and my Accent is a 2005. We can usually get to about 220 on one tank. When driving from New York to chicago, we averaged about 34.
LOL @ Crown Vic!!! This resale value, Dude actually thinks there resale has improved??? Come on, Its Hyundai, Check out the stats on the other 15 web-sites about Hyundai! You see I don't believe in looking at numbers, options, Horsepower, engine size, etc.... We all can figure out that on our own! My question is how does it actually drive? My 2005 Hyundai had a 2.4L 16V DOHC, I could of ... Read More
They crash their cars too, and probably knew in 2005 what the results would be. That's disgusting for an auto company to do. For over a year Hyundai portrayed the Accent to unsuspecting buyers to be one of the safest cars in its class, yet knew of its serious shortcomings and still didn't attempt to fix them. How anyone could have faith in the brand is beyond me. Also, shame on ... Read More
Tell you what: I owned 95 accent which I bought for $1100 in 2003. Never broke, no major problems at all. Sold in 2005 for $900. How about that depreciation? Now I owe 2002 Sonata which I bought in 2005 for $7000. No problems so far (the milage went from 63000 to 80000). So, from used car buyer point of view, Hyundai is the BEST deal you can get. And reliability ... Read More
TOP losers: Accent down a record 59%! Sonata down 13% Elantra down 30%! "September sales totaled 33,384, down 13 percent compared with September 2005 due to limited availability of all-new Accents and Elantras. Plant slowdowns this summer in Korea and strong worldwide demand for these vehicles contributed to this situation." Suuure. Because people are just waiting in line at Hyundai dealerships, salivating for an Accent sticked at $16.7K. Right. Fit, Versa, ... Read More
I see that since you can't make a case for the Yaris, other than it has a very good chance to be reliable and it has excellent fuel economy, you turn back to your same-old attacks on Hyundai in general. How about backing up your arguments with some facts, as I and others have done? Your attempts to extricate yourself from your errors of fact used to be amusing; now they ... Read More
FYI from someone with some experience about Hyundai Accent sales mix -- in the 2005 model year the 3-door accounted for 50% of all Accent sales. The lack of a 3-door has certainly impacted Accent sales -- a situation now resolved with the arrival of the 2007 model year lineup. (Accent sales were up 43% in June.)
You bet it is. For this thing to sell, it needs a $2K rebate. Anything less, and it won't move off dealer lots period. That's funny. With only a $1K rebate offered on the 2006 model, Hyundai managed to sell 43% more Accents last month compared to June 2005 (5,848 to 4,086). Yes, overall year to year sales of the Accent are down, but I agree with Backy that the addition ... Read More
"I think the timing belt replacement cost on an Accent is quite a bit less than $600-800." Check the Accent forums. That price is accurate. My Hyundai dealer charged me $200 for a measely 15K service (I checked with 3 other dealers, ALL charge this). $350-400 are routine for 30K services and $600-800 for the 60K w/ timing belt change. My friend paid $650 for her timing belt change on an ... Read More
Because the Accent SR Concept was popular at the 2005 Frankfurt show, Hyundai announced that it will produce an SR version for next September. :D A Canada-exclusive model, the Accent SR will be equipped with a bunch of accessories that should please those who like small cars with hot looks. Including anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, six airbags, a sunroof, a ground-effects body kit with fender flares, 17-inch wheels ... Read More
The sales guy was probably right: CARLINE MAY/2006 MAY/2005 ACCENT 3,342 4,555 Down 26%+ from last year even with a new model. Those truely are awful numbers. It is surprising given that the circa 2006 Accents were awful little tin crashboxes. Then again, compared with the 52% decline that the Santa Fe has experienced, I guess it's not so bad. The only Hyundai model whose sales arn't in the toliet is ... Read More
It doesn't appear they are selling too many. It seems Hyundai only cares about moving the Sonata in volume - maybe the Elantra to a lesser extent. Model APR/2006 APR/2005 CY2006 CY2005 ACCENT 3,491 4,022 8,256 13,269
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but i own a 2005 Hyundai Elantra and there is nothing close to a rattle in it. The Mazda Protege 5 I had before it was rattle free for the 2 1/2 years I had it before it was totalled. My wife's Civic has had plenty of rattles almost from day one, but it is a very good car otherwise.
I've owned several Honda Civics, Accords, and a couple of Nissans and Toyotas. Plus, SAABs and Volvos. My wife has an '06 Hyundai Elantra, and I'm impressed. The switchgear in this car feels as good as any Civic I've owned, but only time will tell how it holds up over 200K miles of course. One thing that unquestionably impresses me about Hyundai is the reponsiveness and caring attitude of the dealer, ... Read More
">link titleDon't know if this is old news, but just in case you missed it. http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/12/hyundai_unveils.php 44.5 MPG for a Hybrid Accent! If CR verifies those numbers I will purchase a Hyrbid Accent over the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris. What Toyota and Honda have done lately in terms of fuel economy is shameful. The Yaris only gets .5 mpg better than the corolla! The fit will probably get 1 mpg ... Read More
You're right, I forgot all those extra safety features on the Sonata. And the 2.4L would no doubt make it much quicker than the Accent, too. You're also right about the price, the Accent is about $1000 too high and I wonder if rebates/incentives will soon adjust it down to that. I can't remember- are we getting the 3-door next year or not? If so, I would think it would start ... Read More
You could not have bought the Accent 2006, it is not even out yet. It is the 2005 which is nothing to compare
I just found some additional information on the upcoming hybrid. The writer of the article reckons that Hyundai would have a definite price and market advantage due to how expensive the current Prius is and the fact that it's "overkill" for a lot of people who are hungry for a well built, yet affordable hybrid. Based on this assessment and the enormous strides in quality that Hyundai has made I believe ... Read More
The Hyundai website and the Accent website both still have the 2005 information listed. Here in South Carolina and up in Pennsylvania not a single dealership has any information on the 2006 Accents other then the brochures. No pricing or sale date is available yet. Very, very frustrating.
I truly wanted a 2006 Accent but this delay in getting the pricing out and the product to market made me go another route. I bought a 2005 Cobalt today. Black, LS, 5 SPD. Price out the door after the $2,750 rebate and tax was just under 13K. It almost made me sad as I was truly excited about the new Accent. If Hyundai could have somehow given me a date ... Read More
I don't agree with the previous comments regarding moving current inventory. If you look at Hyundai's website, you will see they aren't even offering any incentives on the 2005's right now. In fact, The Accent is the only 2005 without any incentives....and is the very next car to be replaced in their line-up. If they were that truly worried about moving the old Accents, don't you think Hyundai would offer something ... Read More
I've heard anywhere from "fall 2005" to "December" on the Accent, but who knows if that date will be affected by the now-resolved strike. A couple of weeks ago I asked my local Hyundai dealer if they knew when the new Accent was due in, and they had no idea.
sick96: I assume this is a new car (2005 ?) and isn't even broken in yet. My 2005 GT with AT gets a consistent 43 to 36 mpg @ highway speeds, 70 to75 mph, with the air on. My car now has 11,500 miles on it but it did not begin to "loosen up" until about 8000 miles and then began to increase mpg at almost every fill-up. Be patient it'll ... Read More
Just bought a 2005 Accent. Says its suppose to get 29 city and 33 MPG highway, I just went through my first tank and got about 300 out of it which average out to about 25 MPG and that is 90% highway driving, driving 65-70 all the time, and being very gentle on it and slowly accelerating, is it normal to have low MPG at first? The only reason I bought ... Read More
Automobile Magazine has a preview of the 2006 cars, and for Hyundai they mentioned the Accent, Azera, and Sonata. For the Accent, they said it would not be available until December. :( Hyundai's web site says "Fall 2005". Since fall officially lasts until late December, I guess both could be true. The preview also said that power windows and locks will be optional on the Accent. I was hoping those would ... Read More
Many of you are distraugh over the idea that the car has an "old" engine. Did you know that the 2005.5 Jetta, the new one that just came out has what you would deem an "old" engine. It's 2.5 liter inline-5, is derived from the old Jetta's 2.0 liter I-4, and both are still related in design to the original Jetta's (that's like 1983 or something) I-4 engine. Somehow, these engines ... Read More
SO WHAT HAVE YOU GUYS HEARD RECENTLY ABOUT THE TALOS?? ANYTHING?
The statement of a five door being the first for hyundai's accent line is false. Hyundai has made a five door model of the Accent for years. It has just not been imported into the USA. Go to Hyundai uk or Hyundai canada site to see how good the five door looks.A shame really that it was never imported into the USA.
Well, obviously there's the new Accent5. It's a 5 door version of the sedan. It just came out and finally has TWO AIRBAGS!! So since they just launched it now, I presume that the next Accent will unfortunately only show up in 2006 as a 2007 model so that the Accent5 lasts at least 2 years (importing this model here for only one year would not be logic at all). Don't ... Read More
Local Hyundai dealers do not have any more 2004Accent GT models so I will have to wait for a 2005 to test one out. We did drive a GL 4 door but Im curious how much difference the larger wheels and tires and stiffer suspension make in the ride and handling department.. Some of you must own the GT or perhaps have driven both. Let me know....PLEASE.... The white faced guages ... Read More
I just sold my 2002 Accent GL 5spd with 52K miles. If not for me getting my old 94 Mazda Protege DX back, I would be in a Hyundai dealership right now waiting for the 2005 Accent model. My dealer service experience in NY is great. I only went once during the 2 years I've owned it. The one problem was with the Throttle Position Sensor circuit which was fixed in ... Read More
I just spoke to a Hyundai salesman and he expects the new Accent in November or December. He has not heard of any changes in the 2005 and is under the impression that only the Sonata will change and of course the Tucson will be a new model in the line up. He could be wrong or is intentionally trying to push left over 04 models.. What do your dealers say? ... Read More
You mean, Hyundai produced the Accent four-door in saloon guise only, right? The Accent has been available as a 2-door hatchback for some time. And of course the predecessor to the Accent, the Excel, was available as both a 2-door and 4-door hatchback. The new Talos looks like a slick little car. We need more hatchbacks!
Here is the latest contender from Korea, the Hyundai Talos. It will replace the Accent early in 2005, and promises more refinement, interior quality and aesthetic style. The latest news to emerge about Hyundai's Accent replacement, apart from that fact that it will be called Talos, is that it will be built in hatchback form as well as saloon. That's a first for Hyundai, which had previously produced the Accent in ... Read More
Backy, thanks for the explanation. However, I am still curious as to why you find the Sentra's handling "sloppy". I would certainly agree with you that back seat room in the Sentra clearly reveals its late 90s design (introduced in Spring 2000 as a 2000). Also, the Sentra has quite possibly the most absurd excuse for a cupholder that Ive ever seen. I drove the Aerio upon its introduction, when it ... Read More
When is this suppose to be released, in the fall 2004?
Spy Shot: 2005 Hyundai Accent This is the production version of the E3 concept car shown by Hyundai in Geneva in March 2004. The more adventurous aspects of the E3's styling will have been toned down - the rear-hinged back doors won't feature, for example - and the finished product won't come with the full pale leather interior of the show car, but the basic theme will be similar: spacious, with ... Read More
The Accent was just completely redesigned. If you follow Hyundai's normal way of doing things, expect a slight freshening of the exterior for 2003 and than an all new one for 2005. They have been following this schedule for quite some time now.