I´ve had the car for five months and the pro´s are: great soft and smooth ride for a car its class, soft and no outside noise,good noise insulation and good stereo for the price, and lots of amenities. Great room for its size, good trunk space, and great handling in curves. The cons: not great gas mileage 21 to 23 miles per gallon on the city, if you don´t drive fast; but if you are those of whom, like driving fast it will give you less than 20 miles per galon, but the car will respond fast enough for city needs, and its fun! On mountain roads you have to push the acelerator, but the ride is stable on fast curves,I personaly use the 2nd gear, and turn off the overdrive and it responds nice!
The stereo, the softness and smoothness of the ride, the cup holder in the armrest,in the back seat, the roominess for its category, slow dimming light when you close the doors, the trunk lift gate and gas open notch, beside the drivers seat. The ride when you want to drive fast, its fun enough!
Number one the gas mileage, my Honda Odysey gives me a little less mileage than the accent, but its a 6 cilinder! A 1.6 manual transmision or a 1.8 or a better mileage on the automatic. Bigger tires for standard option.