Hyundai Accent Reviews from Iran

2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.5 SOHC

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.5 SOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired17 kilometres
Most recent distance2500 kilometres
Previous carToyota Carina

Summary:

Neat and nice little car

Faults:

The car was aiming to the left right after it entered the street. Reversed the front tyres and the problem was solved!

General Comments:

I have only 2500 Kms on the clock and it seems too early to judge, but so far so good!

I wish the car had more powerful engine such as 1.6 DOHC or more!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2006

2005 Hyundai Accent GLS

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance550 miles
Previous carDaewoo Cielo

Summary:

Nice little car at its price

Faults:

1.Something wrong with engine mount on drivers' side

2. too much engine noise during acceleration specially above 100 Km/hour. but if you go downhills, no sound at all !!!

3. noise coming from underneath rear right seat (perhaps noisy fuel pump?)

4. As recommended by dealer. I changed the 13" standard steel rimsto 14" aluminum with 185 tyres for better traction. Wonder this was a correct move and will not affect total performance of the car. Could some experts care to give me an advice?

General Comments:

At present, it's only the engine noise which bothers me too much

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th December, 2005

25th Dec 2005, 19:21

Check engine mounts, for tightness. Check rubbers- are they cracked? Engine noise above 100 km/h is probably normal- after all, the little engine is working hard at high R.P.M. Noise from under rear seat? Probably a suspension component- unlikely to be the fuel pump. Best not to alter factory specs. on tyre and rim size- does not make much difference to road holding and traction in a car like this. Insist your dealer investigate and rectify these items to your satisfaction and at no cost to you.

2005 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.5 12 V

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5 12 V Manual
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance250 kilometres
Previous carDaewoo Cielo

Summary:

Well, I will have to see when I gain more mileage

Faults:

Right from the beginning, there was a huge noise when accelerating the car. I immediately returned the car to the dealer and noted there was something wrong with the rubber gasket holding the engine. They did not have the part readily available, but placed a piece of rubber to temporary stop the vibration of the engine to the body.

General Comments:

I had a Daewoo Cielo just before I bought this brand new car. I feel the material used on cielo is far better than my Verna. I wonder how Hyundai omitted to install some basic items in the car such as glove box light, mirror on the sun shade, front fug lights, electric trunk and gas doors, seat belt warning light, etc.

In general I find the car suitable for the terrible traffic in the city where I live, but I am very disappointed on the cheap material used in manufacturing this car particularly, the interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 10th December, 2005

5th Apr 2006, 03:38

Go to an authorized Hyundai dealer/repair shop and ask them to check the engine mounts. As I experienced, there is something wrong with the left side engine mount (driver's side) They might put a rubber between the mount and car body and the metal contact vibration wuill be gone. This method worked for me and I hope it will solve yours too.

Apart from that, my complain basically pertains to overall noise of the engine. Seems like you need another gear (sixth gear) or shift to lighter gears sooner to get rid of the engine noise!

What to do - the cause seems to be a bad combination between engine and the car's aerodynamic design.

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews