Great car for the price
Nothing has gone wrong with the car, but parts have worn out and needed replacement as is normal. Full set of brake pads, shoes and drums at 70,000 miles and again at 168,000 miles. I've had one stubborn problem at about 80,000 where the car wouldn't start and an oxygen sensor replacement fixed that. Like others, I've had a check engine light on problem, but pulling the negative lead off the battery and resetting the computer clears that, sometimes for months. No other obvious problems are associated with warning light.
Who can complain. The 1996 Accent which cost me $7500 is now 8 years old and pushing 200,000 miles which I am sure it will reach. The car is peppy, getting over 40 mpg consistently. Best mileage was 44.8 mpg on highway only driving. I put 4 good quality studded snow tires on the car and it goes everywhere, anytime, in the frigid landscape of Vermont. This is not a luxury car, just reasonably comfortable basic transporation for a purchase and operating price that makes ownership and operation pleasant.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th February, 2004