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Beware The Dealerships!!!
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By justdude
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2012 Hyundai Accent Hatchback SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6A)


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I had owned a 2012 SE for one year and just traded it in for a a different manufacture vehicle. The problems were the mechanics made fun of the car saying it was akin to a GEO Metro.
Didn't feel to good hearing that.
Broke the glove box changing the cabin filter.
Broke the new filter but installed it anyway.
Left the engine a mess with dirty oil slopped around and dirty hand prints in the car. The next dealer I went to charged me for 5qt of oil, to give bulk oil pricing, and put in 5-30W instead of the spec-ed 5-20W. Hyundai corp suggested I do it myself after conplaing on a post service survey
Welcome to two of the OC Hyundai dealerships.


Best Features

Mileage. Thanks for $$$ Hyundai.


Worst Features

Softer seats. Better sounding radio. Just one step above a gramophone. Above all a better ride.


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Glad I ditched the Fiesta!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By mechanic80
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2012 Hyundai Accent Hatchback SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6M)


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A basic hatchback that has an interior color other than black!
Mine is a 6 speed, a real advantage with the relatively small 1.6 engine, but still quite gutsy!
I drive almost exclusively highway miles between Albuquerque proper and the east mountains.
23 miles each way, and 43 MPG is my average with a high of 46.5 when I drive like a little old lady (NOT typically!) Convenient controls and placement thereof.
A little buzzy but quite tolerable.
Good road feel and great brakes.
I enjoy throwing it around road curves. decent standard equipment and greatly improved safety over previous model.


Best Features

The height adjustable driver's seat is a real plus for us short people with the adjustable steering wheel and the very fast warm-up period is great in the cold mountains. Good basic sound system. Can be had without unnecessary and expensive options (like SYNC) Being able to turn off the center stack display is great for night driving in the mountains.


Worst Features

The center stack needs help. Basically it's OK, but its placement is bothersome and the clock readout in the upper outer corner makes it virtually worthless, not to mention that you have to take your eyes off the road to search for the time in the glare. A clock should be directly in front of the driver. It's the most used information on the dash. An outside temp reading would be nice but a luxury, I guess. Maybe angle the stack towards the driver a few degrees? Would make it BMW like and a real feature on an inexpensive car.


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285 miles per tank??
3 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By dbldigit10
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2012 Hyundai Accent Hatchback GS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6A)


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Really only 285 miles per tank of gas!!! 30 mpg barely. I am driving 60/40% hwy/city and im not even getting 300 miles per tank. I took it into the dealer and was told that they "hooked it up" and there were no codes showing any problems. I drive speeds varying from 45-75mph....more closer to 75mph. So tell me what i must be doing wrong??? When my wife drives the same as i do (if not worse) and she has the sedan model. She gets close 340 miles per tank of gas. I was told by the dealership (Colonial Hyundai of Downingtown, PA) that it was the way i drive not my car. Should have stuck with an american made car!!


Best Features

The body style is nice looking. Interior space it very roomy. i really want to like this car but just cant!


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First impressions--Accent SE Hatchback
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By uptowndoug
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2012 Hyundai Accent Hatchback SE 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6A)


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I considered a number of sub-compacts, including the Honda Fit, Kia Soul, Toyota Yaris and Ford Fiesta before deciding on the Accent hatchback SE. Main considerations were price, fuel economy and warranty length.
It's only real competitor for me was the Kia Soul, but at only 34 mpg and about a grand more, I chose the Accent.

I paid $16,900 in Sacramento CA for a brand new one with nearly all the options available.

So far, after two weeks, here are some first impressions.

Two fill ups and about 800 miles:
only getting 30mpg so far combined city and freeway.

Smooth riding, plenty of pep.
Comfy, plenty of leg and head room.
Stereo could be more powerful. Ipod lacks volume.


Best Features

The warranty is (with Kia) the best in the industry. (They still tried to sell me a $1500 upgrade which I declined.) Storage space w/seats down is substantial. A trip to San Francisco with 5 passengers showed it could go up hills in cruise mode with no problems. But the car is not made for long distances w/3 people in the back (1 child). I didn't buy it for that anyway. Has plenty of power, can hit 80 easily on freeway, cruise control very effective. Turning radius is exceptional--I drove a Ford Windstar for years, couldn't do a U turn on a landing strip without backing up once. I'm 6'2", plenty of headroom and leg room. Way better than the Honda Fit.


Worst Features

Stereo should have more power. Ipod volume is weak. Is that because of the Ipod or the stereo? Don't know. When rear seats fold down, it could be flatter, like the Fit. Also, the magic seat of the Fit should be emulated.


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Excellent gas mileage, But no spare is Crazy
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By mdelano
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2012 Hyundai Accent Hatchback GS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 6A)


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Made a trip from Tacoma Wa to Reno Nevada last weekend for 3 days 720 miles 1 way averaged on trip about 38 mpg in lots of mountain terrain, got as much as 44.1 miles per gallon doing 65 in the flatlands, very impressive fuel economy and not lacking any power either. First thing I did after finding out the hard way, Side Wall Puncture" on right rear tire, was get rid of the junk Kumho tires and replacing with some decent Dunlops with more rigid sidewalls. d Then found a 4x100 pattern 16 inch wheel and put one of the stock Kumho tires on it for a spare. P.S it does fit in tire space in rear. Car does not come with a spare (Very Poor Idea Hyundai) Pump and fix a flat does not repair a sidewall


Best Features

Puncture. Very nice ride and handles like a dream. Replaced my 97 subaru outback with this car and get double the mileage with the accent. Great job Hyundai on the accent ,But poor choice not including a spare, not even a jack for replacing a tire. Wow lets get a clue and fix this oversight! Love the car though!


Worst Features

Spare tire and jack, clock in poor place for visibility! Bigger cup holder up front and no cup holder in back!


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