1999 Hyundai Accent from North America
Although inexpensive and carries a substantial warrany, aggravation is immeasurable
A few weeks after I bought the car, I had to take it for a service because it would not shift out of park. The first time I took it in, the service representative told me all I had to do was stick a pencil down a slot while shifting in order for it to work. Since then, I have had the same problem two more times.
Last week, I took the car in because the Check Engine Light was on. Supposedly it was fixed. Yesterday, the light illuminated yet again.
The speakers are horrible. The sound is muffled when turned up loud and the sound goes high and low by itself.
I would not advise anyone to buy this model. Although Hyundai offers a very substantial warranty, it is not worth the time and aggravation. When the car is running, it runs pretty well. However, as far as I'm concerned the service people are not very understanding.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th August, 2001
16th May 2003, 21:29
That sounds like a typical 99 Accent to me. I got mine when it had 26K miles on it. I recently had to have the alternator replaced after having had the same type of electrical problems you're describing. I had to take it to the mechanics three times before they actually replaced it though--seems like Hyundai America is using that as a last resort and wants to exhaust all other options before they actually fix it properly, maybe hoping to stretch it till your warranty expires.