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.

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


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