1996 Hyundai Accent Reviews - Page 11 of 11

1996 Hyundai Accent 1.7 liter from Korea

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.7 liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carChrysler Neon

Summary:

Totally dependable and affordable

Faults:

It needed a new battery, tuneup and the hood lever was broken.

General Comments:

I think this car is really great and reliable. and if I had of known that Hyundai would make a better warranty, 10 years, I would have made plans to buy a newer model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2000

1996 Hyundai Accent Coupe Si 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Faults:

Electric windows.

Gearbox (probably my fault).

General Comments:

Dealer Service very, very poor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

1996 Hyundai Accent from North America

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10

Faults:

Bought used, 14,000 miles. Lease car previously. Within seven months took car in three times because driver door window came off track, last time dealer put in new regulator.

Warranty ran out at 36,000 miles at 37,200 miles front passenger window came off track and wouldn't roll up or down. Got no satisfaction from dealer initially. While turning corner at 20-25mph window "fell" inside door, still would not rull up or down. Was told by one of the service employees that it was a common complaint of Hyundai owners. Still have not got window fixed. Waiting for dealer to get part and he wants me to pay $90.00 labor to fix a manufacturer's problem; one that existed prior to my warranty running out. Remember, car is only two years old and this is the fourth time a window has come off the window regulator.

Also, car's automatic transmission stalled at red light last week. Did not move until I put it in park and then into drive again and then acted like it wouldn't go.

General Comments:

I am disappointed in the dealer where I bought the car and I am not sure I would ever buy another Hyundai from anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th November, 1998

10th Oct 2003, 21:48

We bought 1995 Hyundai Accent with 4500 miles on odometer. Right from start driver side window was hard to crank up or down. Many trips to dealer did not solve problem. Window frame started to rust after one year. Dealer denied any rust repair. My fault.

Winter came mysterious noise came from all over the vehicle. Tweak and squeak.

Steering linkage nut came right true rubber bushing after about 36 months on both sides. I repaired both sides on my own (reinstalled it with larger zinc plated flat washers)

Only recently was repaired under recall. Automatic transmission went on 85000 miles. Alternator on 115000 miles not that bad for the car was driven by 19 year old daughter of ours. Today she is still driving no other choice with 125000 miles on odometer. Long ago I gave up on window crank or glass that came out. We all swore never ever buying Hyundai again.

1996 Hyundai Accent Coupe Si 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Electric Windows a couple of times.

Seat Belts.

Squeaking Boot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 1997

1996 Hyundai Accent Mvi 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

The front tyres needed replacement after only 5000 miles.

General Comments:

My Second Hyundai, The first was the old style Coupe MVi SE. - A great car.

Unfortunately the new one can be a real rattler on certain road surfaces and can 'wobble/shake' badly at very low speeds e.g. traffic jams.

Otherwise no other problems and mechanically sound so far ... 6000 miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th August, 1997

1996 Hyundai Accent GSi 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 1.5 petrol
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

The car has always got us from A to B and is fairly comfortable. Fuel economy when doing short journeys is low (about 22 mpg).

This model is an improvement on the earlier offerings from Hyundai (i.e. the Pony and X2).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 1997

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 36 reviews