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not one problem @ 30,000 miles
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By sssannndmannn
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2009 Hyundai Accent SE 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


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We chose this car over the Kia Soul (headrests were too far forward, pushing on our heads) and the Honda Fit (too small inside, too few features for too much money). The bad: no glove box light; no temp gauge; too little storage; only 28 MPG (my '89 Integra got 33 on my exact same daily commute); driver's center armrest is too low; and the steering is too sensitive when you're just going straight. The good: best sound system and best cupholders I've ever used in a car, very comfortable, and not one problem yet at 30,000 miles. I change the oil myself and the attention to detail and quality is everywhere, even under the car. All around one of the best small cars, but still miss my Integra.


Best Features

sound system, cupholders, comfort


Worst Features

temp gauge, glovebox light, mileage


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Poor Gas mileage No overdrive
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By chriskaline
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2009 Hyundai Accent GS 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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Overall this car has been awesome! The only problem is:gas mileage not fitting this car, 25 to 27 overall is not very good, no overdrive, it is simply a fifth gear. At 70 mph it turns appox. 3500 rpm, that is not good and certainly effects gas mileage.


Best Features

For cost of car ride is quite good. Transmission shifts smoothly. Surprising leg room in front, i am over 6 ft tall and ride well.


Worst Features

transmission with overdrive, better overall gearing.


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Problems
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Patricia A. Ellis
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2009 Hyundai Accent SE 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 4A)


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Elimination of the rear wiper and the addition of the rear spoiler make it impossible to see out the rear window when it is raining or snowing when you are driving. This is a significant safety issue. Why include XM Radio when OnStar would make more sense? The rear spoiler is noisy, particularly when the wind is blowing. Tire wear continues to be a problem. I have had difficulty with tire wear on all of the Hyundai vehicles I have owned. I have been disappointed in the gas mileage. I got better mileage with my Elantra. The small size of the gas tank is also a disappointment.


Worst Features

Put rear wiper on all models. Do away with the rear spoiler. Increase size of gas tank. Do not put XM Radio in cars as a standard feature. It is too expensive to continue subscribing.


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Most impressed for a truck guy
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By agnmah
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2009 Hyundai Accent GS 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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Handling was awesome. Was worried about highway but performed great. Daughter going to college next august and have no problems passing car on to her.


Best Features

Manual transmission nice and smooth. Sits comfortably. Good space for a compact.


Worst Features

None to say. Serves my purpose.


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Spiritual Successor to the EK Civic
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Bobj
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2009 Hyundai Accent SE 2dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Ignore the 07 consumer reviews from the "sport compact mafia". Amazing how hostile people are to Hyundai. Car is a blast to drive. only 2500lbs, short-ratio tranny, and 110HP makes it pretty fast. Add synthetic oil/filter, NGK's, Grounding Kit, and the AEM short ram (none will affect warranty), and you easily have a sub-8 sec 0-60 (R&T got mid-8 sec range out of the factory). Thing drives like it's on rails, shifter/driverside-armrest combo borders on perfection. Interior looks spartan, but "just right" with upscale touches.


Best Features

Low weight, suspension designed by owner of a Caterham 7 (this is a car for making turns fast, not for going fast in a straight line), engine responds well to minimal tuning, fuel economy (avg 33 mpg in warm weather), No DBW throttle (thank you)


Worst Features

getting rid of the rear disc brakes after 2007 was a bad move. With the discs, this could have been a faster car (pushing it harder before braking). Should have been an option. Also should offer factory option LSD, Catback Exhaust, and ABS delete switch.


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