1998 Hyundai Accent 1.5L Auto 1.5 petrol from Singapore
Basic transport, for undemanding drivers only
Handbrake rusted and stuck soon after car was purchased.
Shock absorbers went at 2-3 yrs.
Exterior door handles kept breaking off - 3 sides in all.
Waterpump went at 3 yrs (40000+km)
Brakes worn off after 3 yrs
Transmission impossible to get kickdown even if floor accelerator. Have to use overdrive off button. Very leisurely driving required.
Aircon lost effectiveness after 2-3 yrs.
Transmission selector got confused - car thought it was in D and refused to start.
Dashboard lights intermittent and finally went off at 4 yrs.
Car was cheap to buy, but not to run. Poor quality fittings and mechanicals don't last. Awful clown like upholstery design.
Reasonably roomy, seats flat, but not too bad for long drives. Economy very average only, poor acceleration even though car is light.
Scrapped before it reached 5 yrs old.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd February, 2004