Hyundai Accent Reviews from Puerto Rico

1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance157000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra


Energizer bunny on 'roids; just keeps on going and going


95,000; I replaced the clutch.

125,000; entire front end and all shocks.

150,000; I volunteered to change the timing belt, water pump and valve cover gasket.

155,000; brake pump.

The car now has 157,000, and is still going strong.

Parts for this car are very cheap and easy to find.

General Comments:

Well I landed on this forum, just wanting to see if my little Accent was a freak accident by Hyundai, but I guess my Accent (Chustro) is not as special as we thought LOL.

I purchased this car for my wife, who drives horribly, and in Puerto Rico, the roads are worse than her driving.

I got the car for a great deal, even though I did not know much about Hyundai at the time. I went and got the car anyway. It was the best decision I have ever made; this car has won the love of my family. It started as a commuter for my wife, then anyone can use it, a free for all the family beater, and now it takes my daughters to college. I asked them if they wanted a nicer car, and they asked why we have the Accent?

I must emphasize that the driving conditions in Puerto Rico are hard on any car; lots of hills that are miles long, untold amounts of curves, and terrible roads, and this car has NEVER BEEN TOWED HOME.

We own a 2002 Ranger and a 2005 Nissan Murano, but we will never get rid of the Accent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2010

1995 Hyundai Accent L 1.5 SOHC

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.5 SOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance88523 miles
Previous carToyota Corolla


Always fun to drive


The paint on the bumpers started to crack last year, and the outer door handles cracked too. I have had them replaced already.

General Comments:

This car is very reliable. Fuel economy is great and the air conditioner works really good in this hot weather.

I think it could use a stronger engine and better suspension.

Overall I am very satisfied with this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews