2001 Hyundai Accent from North America
A joke and a blow to the ego
Transmission gone in 2005.
Brakes in 2005.
Door handle coming off.
Dash lights don't work.
Timing belt gone a few times.
Burns and leaks oil.
That's just a few problems.. too many to list, such as failing aircare all the time.
Every 3 months I am paying for this car to get it fixed. Everything that can go wrong with a car does with this lemon.
Unreliable car. An embarrassment to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th January, 2012
I know of no one who purchases a 2001 Hyundai Accent for their curb appeal any way. Even brand new, they don't exactly make girls go crazy, well, maybe with laughter...
As far as your problems with the car go, you listed many of the faults with the car, but how much preventative maintenance have you done? I don't mean fixing something when it breaks, but rather stuff BEFORE it goes south. Such as oil changes, transmission services (every 30k miles on this car), timing belts BEFORE they break (every 60k miles on this car). Any car from Hyundai to Bentley, requires regular scheduled maintenance to keep the mechanicals in proper working order. Your mechanic should be suggesting this to you. If he is not, then perhaps you should find another mechanic...
How on earth has your timing belt 'gone a few times'? Do you mean it has broken a few times, which on most modern engines means your engine is stuffed when this happened, as the pistons collide with the valves? If you mean it has had to be replaced a few a times due to mileage, you must have put many many miles on it, however you don't state any mileage in your review.