2001 Hyundai Accent 1.5L DOHC


Not for the home mechanic, too reliable


RH Rear wheel alignment was slightly out. It may have been due to rough roads and only took a couple of minutes to adjust.

Battery died after 3 years. If I used the car daily it would likely see another couple of years, but I don't.

General Comments:

I've had 3 super reliable years out of this car, even the Air Conditioning hasn't needed any servicing.

I'm starting to get some concern about the gearbox though. Often the syncro's don't appear to be doing their job properly so I double declutch in order to make things smoother. Part of the problem may be because most of my driving is long Highway stuff that doesn't require gear changing. The box may need some more breaking in yet.

The handling is fine if not razor sharp.

Brakes are quite adequate, but not outstanding.

Fuel economy is pretty good. Without the A/C on I see 6l/100km.

The engine has a good spread of torque with plenty available at normal cruising speed.

I find the seats very comfortable and the fit to the pedals and wheel excellent, however I have short legs and find all Asian cars fit very well, unlike the local cars built by American companies. I'd probably say the opposite if I had longer legs. I think the only way to make to car more comfortable is to make it bigger, but that would ruin the whole concept of a small car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2004

2000 Hyundai Accent GL


Rattle, Rattle, Rattle, but drives well


All 4 inside door cards rattle.

Rattle in dash.

Back brake pads are playing up, something is wrong with them.

The Air Intake is not working.

Cup holder does not always come out, jams on something.

Window is hard to wind up and down.

General Comments:

This car handles really well.

Rides smoothly on the road.

Hyundai Automatic, doesn't do that well with regard to fuel economy. It doesn't like hills, but when driving around town on flat roads, with no hills, it does very well.

This car rattles really bad, and it drives you insane.

The overall appearance of this car is great.

The inside of the car is roomy and offers plenty of leg room and head room, compared to others.

When driving it surges ahead when it changes up a gear. It doesn't go smoothly into each gear. (Note: this car is a automatic, so its not my driving.)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th July, 2001

20th May 2005, 19:49

I've got a 2000 accent gs. I agree with the rattling. mine rattles, but its not so horrible I can't stand it it just gets somewhat annoying at times. last tune up and oil change I had fixed most of the problem. I was hoping I wasn't the only one with that problem. other than that its been a great little car.

2001 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5 litre DOHC


It's just great and it has has a 5 year/130,000km warranty



General Comments:

It's a great car to drive if you want real 1.5 litre power. In Australia it's the most powerful 1.5 litre around and if you look at the Accent and the Lanos, they have the same sized motor, but the Lanos runs more like a washing machine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th February, 2001

2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5


Great car


Complete clutch assembly replaced at 1500km service (apparently a fault with many!)

Plastic trim in the boot replaced due to being broken when delivered.

Noisy CV joints at 7000km (notified the dealer - will replace at 15000 km service)

Poor wheel alignmemt from delivery. Eventually the dealer paid for external tyre service to get it right.

General Comments:

Although a few teething problems, this is a great car.

Very fuel efficient.

Excellent performance and handling.

Improved exterior/interior finish.

Well optioned.


Nice factory body kit and white dash.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th February, 2001

2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L


Excellent small car



General Comments:

Comfortable driving with quality extras. Should have had a CD player though!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2000