2000 Hyundai Accent Reviews - Page 14 of 15

2000 Hyundai Accent L from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Dasher

Summary:

It is a crackerjack box car!

Faults:

The windshield wipers quit working.

The alternator makes a squeaking noise.

The tape deck does not work properly all of the time.

The gears grind due to a bad clutch system (apparently this is a common problem).

The driver's sun visor pops off its mount.

General Comments:

This must be one of the worst manufactured automobiles on the market today. Only 12,000 miles and the thing is falling apart. The dealers are great about the warranty, but the manufacturer is not. I have not been able to get the manufacturer to authorize repairs on my clutch, even though the dealer knows what is wrong.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th January, 2001

2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5L from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance1103 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Excellent small car

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Comfortable driving with quality extras. Should have had a CD player though!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2000

2000 Hyundai Accent GS 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres

Summary:

Piece of crap car, I should have bought a bike

Faults:

The engine and transmission seized up after pulling out of the dealership. I had to get it fixed and the dealership made me pay for it.

While pulling on to the highway my 13" wheel fell off. I put on a doughnut that was flat and drove it off the highway. While taking the offramp my door fell off seriously injuring my girlfriend who dumped me after I bought this car. I brought my car back to the dealership asking for my money back but they didn't give it to me.

General Comments:

Buying a Hyundai Accent is the biggest mistake of my life. They have no pickup and poor handling. When I get going anything over 10 km the car vibrates and makes me feel sick. I am embarrassed to drive in it since everybody makes fun of me.

I'm lucky if it starts in the morning. I got an emmissions test and I failed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th November, 2000

27th Nov 2000, 22:05

The door fell off? The wheel fell off? I doubt they sold you a car like that, considering I've got an Accent and NEVER had a problem with it. I guess you must have gotten that thing at a chop shop.

29th Nov 2000, 05:35

The engine and transmission seized up after pulling out of the dealership? I had to get it fixed and the dealership made me pay for it?

For a new car???? In warranty??? You certainly aren't telling the full story....

2000 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.5 from Argentina

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance50 kilometres

Summary:

My first car: great, secure and cheap

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I've purchased it two weeks ago. It's my first car and I don't have previous driving experience. The car is reliable and quiet, and it's nice with me in spite of my stupidity.

I got this car after evaluating all the available cars in my country, looking for characteristics like price, usage costs, safety, comfort, brand, etc. The Accent's results were at the top as the cheapest and safest car (cars are way expensive here, and safety features are commonly optional or left out for the low cost ones).

I haven't a lot to say cause I haven't driven it much, but I've read and heard a lot of reviews of owners, and except for a few isolated cases, this car is excellent at performance, security, dependability and savings.

I hope it helps someone. I'll review it again later after a couple of thoushand kilometres!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2000

2000 Hyundai Accent G (base) 1.5 liter from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.5 liter Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carMazda 323 DX (hatchback)

Summary:

Great little car, if you take very good care of it!!!

Faults:

Since I've had the car, I've only had some minor problems with it.

For one, there was a bolt of some sort that connects the stick to the actual transmission. When I was driving down the street one day, I went to shift into 2nd gear and the stick was all "floppy". I managed to get it home, where it was picked up the next day by the dealer to be repaired.

I tried to rotate my own tires one day and one of the bolts on the left front tire had been put on incorrectly. I had to pretty much "muscle" this bolt to get it off. I don't think this is an issue with all the Accents however.

Sometimes on left hand turns on an incline, there is kind of a "cracking" noise when the car comes out of the turn and bottoms out. I don't know what this is but I am thinking of getting it looked at very soon.

I took the car to a self service car wash once where they have those high pressured hoses. As I was spraying the back bumper clean, some of the paint (about the size of a quarter) chipped off. I touched it up only to find that the warranty covers paint chips.

I also noticed that the car "dents" easily. I was involved in a hit and run accident and when I tried to take the fender off myself to fix it, I noticed that the front quarter panel is very "flimsy". Regardless, I couldn't get that stupid dent out!!!

General Comments:

I think this car overall is a great buy. Mine is blue and it has a sunroof, spoiler, and mudguards. I paid about $10,500 for the car and I think it was a pretty good deal.

It's got a very "sporty" look to it, even though it's probably one of the least powerful cars out there; 92HP. I figured out my MPG the first time I took a long distance trip and it came out to about 34MPG! That's great. It's not very powerful and sometimes you have to downshift to go up a hill, however I don't think the car was intended to frequent the tracks of the Indy 500!

Overall I'd say it's a great little car. I love mine, I just wish there weren't so many "postmarket imperfections" with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2000

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 60 reviews