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2000 Hyundai Accent GL from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carHyundai Excel

Summary:

My opinion of the Hyundai is it is nothing but trouble

Faults:

Both the passenger and driver side windows would not go up and down. So the dealer replaced the motors. This started at 17,000 miles. Have taken the car back for the same problem on 4 separate occasions. Still the passenger side window will not go up and down properly.

Kick-down Servo Switch, Inhibitor switch, and pulse generator have gone out. Not included in the 100,000 mile warranty or the extended warranty even though it is transmission related.

Also, the battery put on at the dealership is leaking.

Paint faded and was peeling and cracking had to have car repainted.

General Comments:

If there are known transmission problems at least let us know before we purchase the car.

If the ability of the windows to go up and down is a problem and cannot be fixed just step up and tell the customer.

Transmission problems are a major expense and should be covered. People buy the Hyundai with the idea (as seen on the commercial) there will be at least 100,000 miles of trouble free driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th October, 2003

2000 Hyundai Accent from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Previous carnissan SX

Faults:

I would like to hear from any other 2000 Hyundai Accent owners who are experiencing the same concerns I am. (1)The automatic transmission seems to randomly slip and not fully engage; yet the dealer says they can't get it to do it. (2 It burns a lot of oil and runs and smells hot and has recently had blue smoke exhaust; yet the dealer says nothing can be found wrong with it and can see no blue smoke. The large oil consumption has been going on for 2 years with my own oil consumption documentation; and it and the blue smoke have been witnessed by others. No one I know has a vehicle with such oil useage. Where's the oil going -- no oil on the driveway. Dealer is just now doing its own oil consumption documentation every 1,000 miles. Sometimes, 2 quarts will be put in, and a week and half later the oil light comes on and then reads "bone dry." Vehicle warranty is still in effect, and dealer reminds me that there's plenty of time under the warranty yet to fix it if anything is ever found wrong. Had a oil changing person from another garage tell me 2 years ago that I had the beginnings of a head gasket valve leak and to tell my dealer cause it's still under warranty. I'm not treated like I am believed and this has been going on for 2 years. (3) Oh, yeah; I've had to buy 2 new wheels 2 different times! What's the deal? Anyone else have the same issues/comments? Please respond.

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

Review Date: 17th October, 2003

20th Oct 2003, 02:22

I don't know how much 2 quarts of oil is. But a 2 liter engine in perfect condition should "take" a maximum 100 grams of oil for 1000 km. At 200 grams needs attentinon and at 300 something is wrong.

Ady.

20th Oct 2003, 17:31

I am also having transmission problems. The sad part is none of the problems are covered under the 100,000 warranty. So far the passenger side window does not go up and down properly, the transmission needs a kick-down servo switch, an inhibitor switch, and a pulse generator. The dealership even told me not to bring it back for the window problem there was nothing more they could do. If it took replacing the entire door, I feel that should have been done at 17,000 miles. Now I am stuck with a car that won't go in reverse. A total embarrassment and no help from the dealership.

2000 Hyundai Accent GL from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.2 / 10
Distance when acquired5 kilometres
Most recent distance62000 kilometres

Summary:

Total disappointment

Faults:

Firstly and the most important, the engine on my Hyundai accent 2000 has been burning oil for the past eight months and the dealership is still telling me he doesn't know what's wrong with it.

Secondly, the engine light on my car appears if I drive more than 110klm.

General Comments:

I have to say this is the first time I bought a car and I have never been more disappointed in the customer service industry. I am extremely appalled at the way Hyundai service men think they can blow me off just because I am a woman. To this day Hyundai service has not fixed the engine on my car. I will bring a law suite against them and they are aware of the this.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th July, 2003

26th May 2004, 13:39

I used to have an old Honda Civic that burned oil and had the engine light come on on the highway after about 140km/h. One thing you may be able to do to correct that is to try to put in a higher octane gasoline to the tank. Another, have the mechanic check if your timing is correct on your timing belt. Both have solved my problem.

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