1998 Hyundai Accent XS (carb) 1.3 from South Africa
Fantastic, reliable and affordable!!!
Critical running parts had to be replaced i.e. wheel bearings, clutch, cambelt, shocks, brake pads and reverse gear linkage.
For a high mileage 1.3 carburetted engine, the performance on this little beast is completely amazing.
Engine has never been opened, but still sounds as quiet as a boss's fart.
It's been driven to Zimbabwe about 8 times (total of about 16,000kms, flawlessly) and at 321,000k's on the clock, is still going strong.
Cheap maintenance and spares. Replacement parts total cost amounted to R5000/ (+/-US$625) including labour. Downright cheap compared to a 1998 Toyota Corolla cambelt change at the same amount!
Low fuel consumption, although it gets slightly inconsistent due to deposits in the carb.
Hyundai has definitely become my vehicle manufacturer of choice.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th January, 2013