1998 Hyundai Accent GS 4 cylinder from North America


100,000 miles and still runs great!



General Comments:

This is a great car! we purchased the car brand new with 9 miles on it. My wife drove the car from 1998 to 2003 and then sold the car to my sister and she still drives the car daily. The car made several interstate trips over 700 miles and never gave us a bit of trouble. I went to visit my sister which now owns the car and we went for a drive and the car still runs like new, The car is small and God help you if you get t-boned by anything, I would purchase another Hyundai any day!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st December, 2005

1998 Hyundai Accent Si 1.3 petrol SOHC from UK and Ireland


Well built, quick, cheap to run and reliable


Head gasket, but this was due to previous owner. He dropped a small screw in the bore through the spark pug hole. He had to remove the head to retrieve it and put the head back on using the same gasket.

Anti-roll bar mounts rusted badly.

General Comments:

This car is a pocket rocket it is seriously nippy,.

The handling is very good as mine is on 16 inch rims, though it could do with a strut brace to control yaw within the body.

The interior is in excellent condition.

It is a very comfortable car with very good headroom.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2005

1998 Hyundai Accent Si 1.3 from UK and Ireland


A fantastic car, I will be keeping it until it dies!


Nothing has gone wrong with this car at all; I have owned it for 18 months and have had no trouble what so ever.

General Comments:

I am very pleased with this car; it's easy to drive and comfortable.

I would recommend a Hyundai Accent to anyone because of this.

The interior is smart, the colours are nice, it is roomy - especially the boot!

For an older car it looks fantastic; it has a modern look and the body and interior look great for the age of the car.

For a 1.3 it is nippy, I find it easy to accelerate to high speeds.

I have heard that the Accent is not good at high speeds, however I wouldn't know this as I don't break the law, and the fastest I have ever driven is 70mph.

The only negative thing I can say about my car is that it is not great at cornering, especially at higher speeds and in wet weather; but I think this is because the tyres are not very wide.

It wouldn't make a good sports car, but that doesn't bother me, it is good enough for what I want.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2005

1998 Hyundai Accent gli 13.4 petrol from UK and Ireland


Great value and reliability


Only one small problem with this car and it was a roll pin that holds on the gear change linkage to the gear box. cost 40 pence to fix.

General Comments:

A great value very reliable car. I would not hesitate to buy from this manufacturer again. although not the fastest car available it cruises all day at 80 mph the controls are easily reached while driving and having an adjustable intermittent wiper was very useful for motorway spray.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2005

1998 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5 from North America


The biggest mistake of my life


Oil pan rusted out at ~98000 km.

Sway bar linkage was replaced at ~99000.

Brake pads and shoes replaced several times.

2 oxygen sensors replaced at 110000 km.

Exhaust replaced.

Door locks are very tricky to unlock and often freeze.

Brake line let go while I was driving the car at ~100000km.

Power steering pump broken at ~120000 km.

Trunk does not close properly.

The car makes unusual noises and clunking noises.

Touch up paint bought at the dealership (with the same paint name) did not match the car and was very obvious even from 10-15 feet back.

Plus many more problems.

General Comments:

Since buying this car I have paid more on repairs than I paid for the car. My Accent is continually in the shop. On a good note it looks good. The accent has poor acceleration and handles fair, that is when it is not in the garage. I find that replacement parts for this car are very expensive. I found the dealership to be generally rude and not near as helpful as they had been when they sold me the car. I have been trying to sell this car for months unfortunately it keeps braking. One person came to test drive the car and the check engine light came on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th March, 2004

19th Feb 2005, 17:57

I bought my 98 accent in 2000. It only had 26,000 miles on it.Now it has 131,000 miles. I do regular main. on it. The only problem I with it is it has a ticking noise under the hood. I had the dealer check it out.They could not find out what it is. I still get great gas miliage. Plus it is good looking little car. I live in Ohio.

3rd May 2011, 20:04

Is your air coming from outside, or do you have the switch over on inside air? The little diagram that has inside/outside air, switch it to outside air.

*just a thought*