1996 Hyundai Accent LS 1.3 from Greece
A very good car for its size
Oil leak from top gasket at 260000 km.
Some electrical switches and light bulbs replaced.
Normal use parts replacement in 16 years (brakes, spark plugs, etc.).
Driver seat material must be replaced - damaged by seat belt touching.
Shock absorbers and timing belt replaced.
A light car, well mannered driving, needs firm control of the steering, as it's affected by side winds.
Engine never stopped running (switch-off), some electrical problems (parts), very low fuel consumption 6 ltr/100 km (in Greece fuel costs today 1.72 euro/litre average), clutch pad never replaced!!! (270000 km).
Some times it's noisy (tyres) because of bad road quality, very good behavior on mountain roads (snow and ice), with chains.
Comfortable for four adults, and five in an emergency.
Generally, a car worth the money paid for it, for 16 years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th October, 2011