The car has transmission issue, i thought it is mine only, then after researching the web i found it is very common, it is also pulls to the right, i took it to Firestone, they found a factory error that can not be corrected (it was not that bad), the conclusion is: you get what you pay for, the good thing is parts are kinda cheap compared to other cars.
We purchased our used 2004 Accent GL Sedan last August for $3,600.00. This amazing compact car quickly became our go-to choice -- even for distance travel! She's already been roundtrip from Nebraska to Arizona. We named her "Champina".
Our first vehicle is a 2001 Dodge RAM Pickup with every luxury; Champy was bought as Mom's "local errand car". When gas prices topped $3 a gallon, she became our primary transportation. The Accent's fuel economy, comfort and reliablity have won us over; our 15 MPG RAM is reserved for hauling, intown errands and "boys night out!"
She has needed only regular maintenance in >15,000 miles of all-weather mountain travel.
I bought this vehicle in 2008 as the third owner (1st yr, rental car company;2nd owner, military who commuted 60 miles each way to base). Bought for $5400 w/55k miles, I drove it for 2yrs locally, going to work, errands on weekend, avg'd 29/city. Took a job 102 miles each way, commuted each day for 18 months, avg'd 35 highway! Mileage at start of job was 70k, 145k when done. Since then, local commute is all-city, avg 28mpg. I now have 170k miles, and the only major expenses I've had are tires, wheel bearings, and FWD axles. Also replaced a few broken door handles, spark plugs, plug wires, & belts, but those are cheap.
Most reliable and cheapest car to operate I've EVER owned in 30 years.
Edmunds wants an UPDATE:
Sold at 175k miles, still going strong. The replacement? A 2013 Hyundai Accent hatchback, of course!
These cars are undervalued compared to the value they offer.
Take it off the market before someone
gets hurt. It is a piece of junk and a
saftey hazard. Hard to control and
even harder at higher speeds. Hyundai
does NOT stand behind their products.
I have spent more time at the
dealerhip than driving this junk.
I also drove not only my new Accent
but another one. They both have the
same steering problem. Resulting in
the way the car is made. While driving
the goes pulls to the left. I was told
that with the torte steering and a
small car it will do that and is not a
repair issue. As the months went on
the pull to the left got worse. It was
very hard to handle on the road and I
feel it is a driving hazard.