2000 Hyundai Accent from North America


I am having a strong smell of fuel inside the car when driving. Cannot find any leakage in the gas line. Changed my muffler. The smell is gone if I drive long distances of say over an hour at a time. then I do not have any smell for days, then it's comes back. I know there was a recall on 1998 for a fuel problem. Is this a problem with any other Accents.

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

Review Date: 9th August, 2006

2000 Hyundai Accent 1.5 from North America


An excellent buy


Check engine light faulty.

Front wheel bearing failed at 90k.

The manual tyranny grinds a bit.

General Comments:

OK, it's not a perfect car, but it's reliable, comfortable and well engineered.

It is easy to work on.

Great winter starter. With snows, handles fine in winter.

Body is holding up well.

In general I am very happy with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 2006

2000 Hyundai Accent Si 1.3 from UK and Ireland


Good value, easy to live with


Starting problem which cured its self.

Otherwise no problems at all in 7000 miles.

General Comments:

I think the accent is a good sized sturdy smart car, the styling is still up there with the latest cars available.

Accent 2000 onwards is a practical comfortable affordable escort sized car, but leaves the escort standing for sheer value for money.

Hyundai are known to build reliable cars and there warranties are legendary.

I have found in the past that only nissan and toyota's are better for a no hassle working class car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2006

2000 Hyundai Accent GLS 1.5 from North America


Do not buy this car!


I had to replace several sensors that ran between 300-600 dollars. Even tough the car was still under warranty it was not covered.

The engine blew up at 89K km because the timing belt broke. According to the dealer this belt should be replaced at 95K km.

General Comments:

This car never ran without problems. In fact I started to have problems with it after having the car for only a week. The ride is terrible and the seats are uncomfortable, the interior is ugly and cheap looking, the car is unreliable, the road noise when you are on the highway is unbearable, etc. I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone, but my worst enemy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th January, 2006

2000 Hyundai Accent GSi from North America




I have a 2000 Hyundai accent, and have had to replace several components on this car, none of which were covered by the warranty of course. It all started with a tune up I had two years ago. A couple of weeks later, my engine came on. Had to have the Oxygen sensor replaced. Next thing to go, was a pipe for the xhaust. No problem I'm thinking, no big deal. Well, now I just had it in for it's yearly tuneup, as my engine light has been on for a couple of months (I just ignored it) and turns out that I had to have a coil replaced. OK, so $500 later for that and the tuneup, and the dealer just called me now saying I need a VALVE JOB. What is the deal with that? Who else has had this done, any canadians at all, as I'm in Ontario. They say it's a minimum of $1000, and I'm seriously thinking of just selling this thing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd September, 2005

25th Apr 2006, 16:18

Your experience looks terrible. There's only one real problem with selling a Hyundai, their re-sale value is the absolute worst in Canada. So its your choice whether to sell it for practically nothing or keep it and throw money at it. It seems you want a reliable car, go Japanese with Honda or Toyota if you perform regular maintenance both Honda and Toyota cars can go for 10 years mostly problem-free, should you be disappointed with them their re-sale value is far better than any other car brand.

28th Apr 2006, 14:36

Here in Greece the majority of car rental businesses buy Accents for their first batch of cars because they are cheap, low maintenance and hassle free cars. I guess you must have gotten a bad deal.