I bought this car for my wife 2 years ago. I've had nothing but good luck with this auto.
The car averages over 28 mpg in town, the only complant I have is that I didnt buy one for her earler.
The Accent was my first car. It has been through tons of abuses. It recently started acting up, so we took it into the dealer to find that the spark plug wires had been wrong and the transmission fluid was wrong for over a year. The car had held up pretty well for quite sometime even with all this crap wrong with it. It's pretty impressive actually. It's a small car, but it delivers plenty of power for the fuel economy. I have no problems going over 100mph in this rig. It's one of the most fun cars I've ever driven. I just hope to god my transmission issues will get fixed.
Great Car - yes it had minor problems with cheap pieces of plastic breaking on the cup holders, etc. As long as you keep the oil changed and maintain the car it will treat you well. At 120K miles the transmission went out. For a couple years I lived in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains - I think it was too much strain on the car.
I bought this car in 1998 with less
than 2000 miles on it. I am a
construction worker and I have to
travel a lot. It held up for the whole
4 years without a problem. It started
every day without fail. It has sure
seen a lot of construction sites that
were not to favorable. Old faithful
made it thru everything!! It gets 33
mpg without fail. I am very sad to
have to part with it. It now has 85000
miles on it. The only reason I have to
sell it is because I have outgrown the
car. Too many tools now. The daughter
is driving it now. Then it will go to
my son to drive. Thanks Hyundai for a
great little car.