1995 Hyundai Accent 1.5 SOCH from North America


Great value, cheap to maintain, and fun to drive


Paint around the side mirrors faded to white.

Rear brakes (145,000km)

Front right strut (165,000) - it had been slotted improperly by the dealer during a wheel alignment.

Miscellaneous bolts needed tightening (strut towers, emergency brake handle, etc)

Exhaust header heat-shield came off.

General Comments:

The car is a little noisy due to a few rattles and such.

Acceleration is terrific and the handling improved when I put on

175/70R13 tires - the added tire width really does make a difference (especially during winter)

Fuel economy is excellent - car is getting 51mpg with synthetic oil and better air filter on the highway.

5 Speed transmission was difficult to shift during winter (temperatures were down below -20C) but this improved significantly when I changed the trans-axle fluid to a slightly thinner synthetic gear oil.

The seats can get a little uncomfortable on long trips, but thanks to the 45L gas tank you have to stop for gas every so often so you can get out and stretch.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2003

1995 Hyundai Accent from North America


A high performance bargain


My outside door handles have broken off and my inside handles had to be replace over and over again and sometimes it rejects when you back up and you puts it in drive.

General Comments:

This car is a very reliable car its good on gas and its very dependable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2003

1995 Hyundai Accent 4 door from North America


Attractive family car, that's too small for a family, great on gas and insurance rates


Rear windows did not open.

Rear door handle did not open from inside.

Outside window frame fell off.

Heater did not work.

One out of four speakers worked.

Dash cover cracked.

Rear seat belt lock, bottom portion of connector fell behind seats.

With all these problems I did not even bother taking it in for repairs or tune ups. I did not even bother with an oil change.

General Comments:

The car was great on gas.

The A/C worked which was surprising for this year, 1995.

Engine/Motor was so loud that my 1 speaker blew.

The car was too easy to change the dash board mileage, which I committed fraud to get the car out of my hands.

This was my first car, it drove easy and had great control, it helped me score a perfect 100% on my G-1 exit drivers test.

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

Review Date: 3rd February, 2003

27th Aug 2003, 14:52

To my prior post:

I test drove a 2 door Accent (I owned a 4 door) and I loved the test drive... I miss driving my accent around town. I have a Beretta now and it is great on the highway, but sucks in the city. My Accent was the oppoiste.

~~Bonus now that I live in the city and I lived in the country when I had my Accent (I know I purchased back ward...duhh!!!).~~

I may consider buying another Accent since it drives nice and since I live in the city now, the windows did stick a little in this test drive as well...HMMMM???

11th Mar 2006, 19:40

Okay I do not see how the engine can have any affect on the sound system, much less make a speaker blow! you must have abused the speaker by blaring it at full blast, besides, I own one myself and I really don't think the engine is all that loud.

1995 Hyundai Accent base hatchback 1.5 from North America


I Love Hyundai


The car had no stereo to begin with so I had to install one.

Brakes (calipers, rotors, front lines, pads) replaced at 60,000 km wanted to do it all at once.

Hatch Wouldn't close because of rear end accident paid $1700 Canadian (insurance covered) for a new hatch, window, bumper, and paint job.

Regular wearing parts have been replaced.

General Comments:

This car is Amazing, I will only buy Hyundai from now on, I don't understand why so many people hate Hyundai, you cannot kill these cars, I smashed it up and it still drives like new, Kitchener Alpine Hyundai has amazing service, I recommend you to buy cars from them if you want to be treated like a person, not someone who's going to spend money in there establishment.

Hyundai is great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2002