I bought my car used as a emergency had to have a car as my old one died. I have been very happy since. It is great on mileage(38mpg). The timing belt broke while I was driving so since then I've had a new engine. I has 169,000 miles on it and it still hauls wood for my wood stove like a little pick up truck. The front has a few dents so when I nailed a deer with it I didn't really mind. I will definitely get another Hyundai when this one dies. But, I do need a truck too. either way, we will always have a Hyundai in our dooryard.
I had purchased my 95 accent as my first car with 100 thousand miles already on it. I spent a grand on it and I probably put about 500 into it total over the span of 2 years. With almost 60 thousand miles added I only had one problem, a screw bent in the clutch. I trusted the car with my life and I now have a 2004 hyundai accent and I am constantly comparing it to my old car. I recommend this car for anyone who wants a cheap car to get around. The only problem was the crank windows, nothing a little elbow grease couldn't handle though, I was buff at the end of the 2 years.
Mine was pink...I loved the color. Also, it's reliability.
The wIndows, other than that it was a perfect car.
This was my second Hyundai, and it was
a great choice. I have been driving
this car for seven years, and it is
still like new to me. There have been
no unpleasant surprises, just regular
maintenance. The ride is a little
rough, so that you seem to be going
much faster than you are (which is
good for folks like me who drive too
fast), but other than that it has
really great drivability. And, it has
a cute butt.
It's small, and it uses very little
gass. Less gas=less harmful
the suspension system is not all that
it might be.
Great mileage. Had to replace the
alternator around 130,000. Replaced
clutch and transmission around 96,000,
but mine had only 75,000 warranty so I
paid, but it wasn't a lot of money.
MY window was sticky too, the more time
went on the harder it was to crank it
up, then finally it dropped inthe door,
but I took it to the local
windshield/glass store and they put it
back on the track for $25. Outside of
that no other problems with car. Paid
9475 for it, and have put about $1000
in it. Not including tires/brakes.
Have only had to put one set of brakes
onthe car and I have 147000 miles onthe
zippy, as soon as you figure out that
5th gear is overdrive.
The newer ones have all the features I
want except for cruise control.