The Accent is fabulous baby!
The only problem I have had is the fact that I think the tires are magnetic. I have replaced three tires in 6 months. Not the cars fault, I know.
The one other thing I experienced was a recall repair. It was only for a belt, and did not cost me anything. The only complaint I have is the untimely manner in which the recall repair was completed. I waited three months for the parts to be ordered and received, then two days for them to complete the work. I spoke to two other dealers after the fact that can guarantee the parts in seven days.
I do have to say that this car is one of the finest ones that I have ever owned, and trust me, that is an accomplishment. In my short driving history, I have owned 24 different models of vehicles in 16 makes. I purchased this car as an affordable mode of transportation, and haven't regretted it once.
The car was used when I purchased it, and I assumed the inevitable. Repairs, and maintenance have been minimal. I have changed the oil, and had one recall repair. No quirks, no noises, no failures.
Since purchase I have began to customize the car. I have done several things to the car with no problems, no delays, and no foul words.
My recommendation is to anyone who is considering an accent, research the dealer. There is no need to do much research into the brand or even model for that matter. For the money, or even double the money, this is a spectacular car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th October, 2002