1997 Hyundai Accent MVi 1.5 from UK and Ireland
Leaking sunroof on delivery replaced by dealer. Front tyres (Kumho) only lasted 18,000 miles (replaced with Pirellis). Other than that the cars been perfect for 29,000 plus miles.
98 bhp from 1495cc engine provides good performance and is good fun to drive. Good spec for £10,500 but could do with central locking. Front passenger seat annoyingly does not return to same position when letting passengers in the rear. Make a statement - go for the yellow one (I wish I had). The MVi is the Accent to have.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 17th May, 1999
7th Jul 2002, 06:14
I have found the MVI not bad in performance, after having it for 8 months.
I agree with the faults of the rear seat, and need of central locking in the car,
The antenna is rather annoying, from the point of view of its location, it comes out every time a tape is changed, will be disabling that soon.
Also I find the paint is too thin, stone chips are easily gathered on paint-work.
27th Aug 2002, 13:28
Ridiculously underrated car. I got mine when it was 2 years old with just 7000 miles on it from franchised dealer (probably any previous faults resolved by 2 listed previous owners??)
The car replaced a Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 16v Sport and is superior dynamically in almost every way - steering, performance, handling and ride. The quality of the trim plastics deserves criticism as it scratches easily and the carpets go 'hairy' after a while, but the seat fabric is very hard-wearing.
The car has required almost nothing bar petrol, tyres and routine servicing in the 33,000 miles I have covered in it. Only glitch was a water leak which had the spare wheel well filled with water to the brim - traced to a duff hatch rubber seal which was replaced for less than 30 pounds.