2000 Hyundai Accent from North America


Good first car, but be prepared for some issues


- Burning oil smell at around 75,000 miles.

- Replaced head gasket due to oil leak, and the problem continued.

- Had to fill oil up frequently due to leak.

- Replaced engine cover at 100,000 miles because it was warped (source of oil leak).

- Latch on hood broke (i think someone damaged it though)

- Very loud sound at around 60,000 miles. Had some part replaced (don't remember name)...cost about $200.

- Engine overheated once at about 95,000 miles. Replaced radiator cap.

- Check engine light came on at about 90,000 miles. Needs cat. converter and oxygen sensor replaced they said. ($800)

- Very jerky transmission sometimes while driving and ideling (started around 90,000 miles).

- Dents/scratches very easily.

- Car shakes if you go above 70 miles per hour.

- When you have people in the back seat the acceleration is noticeably slower. Really have to push down on pedal to get the car to move.

- Got into car accident and airbags did not deploy. Maybe not car's problem though... could have been position of the impact?

(totaled car)

General Comments:

This car was my first car and lasted for a good 4 years.

The only real serious problem was the oil leak, and after replacing the engine cover it was fine.

Acceleration is slow, but expected.

Had I not totaled the car, the check engine light was a problem. I was not about to pay $800 to fix it since the car was only worth around $2,300. Could not pass inspection with the light on.

Also, had I not totaled the car when I did, the transmission was becoming an issue. The jerkiness was a little scary on the highway randomly. I wondered if the car would one day break down while driving or ideling.

Back seat is cramped and small.

Seats are kind of stiff and uncomfortable... but you get used to it I guess.

Considering this car lasted 117,000 miles and would have gone further, it was perfect for me. I drove all over New Jersey with this car. Primarily needed a car to drive to school (one hour commute)

Mpg was pretty good (30 mpg)...could have been better if I changed the cat. converter they say.

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

Review Date: 15th July, 2008

2000 Hyundai Accent from North America


Cheap car


My 2000 Hyundai Accent is not getting fuel to the engine. Upon diagnostic, it showed 2 cylinders misfiring with a 3rd random misfire. We replaces the plugs, wires, fuel filter and added fuel injector cleaner. The catalytic converter was replaced 6 months ago. Nothing has worked so far. My check engine light is always on and sometimes blinks... when it blinks the I pull over and turn the engine off. I don't know what the problem could be, any suggestions?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2008

2000 Hyundai Accent LC 1.3 petrol from Romania


Beautiful and reliable!


There were nothing wrong with the car since I got it!

General Comments:

It goes very very well and I am very pleased with it.

The consumption is low and I have a lot of space inside (even though it's a 3 doors car).

The handle is superb!

Even though I am very pleased with the engine, I would like a bigger one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2008

8th Nov 2008, 06:56

Continue of comment: 135.000km

I've still got the car. It never let me down. I was on a trip about 2400km in 1 week, nothing went wrong. The consumption is still low. 8l/100km in city, 5,5l/100km highway.

What I changed at the car: shock absorbers, exhaust (because I touched it on a dumb), and the rear brakes with the handbrake.

2000 Hyundai Accent GL 1.5 12 valve from North America


Easy operation and mostly maintenance free in a timely manner


I have the speed sensor go bad. Replaced it in 15 minutes; easy repair.

Header pipe broken, Code 0422, replaced, 30 minute job.

Timing belt at 110,000 miles.

General Comments:

I had very good reliability from my 2000 Accent in maintenance, and operation.

Overall personal maintenance will save time and money in out of pocket expenses.

Overall operation of car is very cheap if regular timely oil changes and transmission oil changes are maintained.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th March, 2008