2000 Hyundai Accent MVI 1.5 from UK and Ireland
Decent looking and cheap to run. Horrible to drive
Nothing went wrong with the car in the 18 months I had it. Very reliable.
The MVI model looks quiet good.
The 1.5 engine is weedy and over revs. Sounds good, but it isn't.
Interior is plasticy and dull.
Handling is terrible, almost dangerous in icy conditions.
Seats are uncomfotable and headroom at a premium.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th February, 2003
I owned a 1997 MVi which was an excellent car. Sadly the same could not be said of the 2000 onwards MVi that I owned from new until January 2004 covering 44,000 miles.
Probably the worst car that I have ever owned (and I am now on my 29th car). Performance not very good for a 100bhp engine - the gearing not sporty, the older model had a close ratio gearbox. Air conditioning was not very good and eventually stopped working. MPG - 5mpg less than the old model. Not very comfortable and the interior cheap.
But the worst aspect was depreciation - the value reduced by nearly 75% in less than 4 years.