1996 Hyundai Accent 1.5
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.
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