2001 Hyundai Accent Reviews - Page 14 of 16

2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6 4 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 4 Cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired17000 miles
Most recent distance24500 miles
Previous carCadillac Catera

Summary:

The Accent is fabulous baby!

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6L Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance17000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Reliant

Summary:

An absolute bargain at $7500

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

I needed to buy cheap dependable transportation fast. The Accent absolutely stood out among the other small economy cars. The long warranty sold me on this car along with the interior space.

I'm 6'4" tall and I am very comfortable in this car. The hatchback swallows up bulky items without any problem. The standard AM/FM cassette player and rear window de-fogger is great on such a basic car. Handling is quick and accurate, but I wish I had ordered the A/C in this hot summer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2002

2001 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance31000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Camaro

Summary:

A comfortable, yet unreliable car

Faults:

Less than 3 months after we purchased the Accent the the front brakes went totally out. We took the vehicle to the dealership for service and it had to have the whole front brake assembly replaced. Since that time the front brake assembly has had to be replaced an additional 3 times at our cost.

6 months after purchase the widow seals went bad.

And also at the same time the alarm shorted out.

General Comments:

This car has generally been very unreliable. And has poor gas mileage for an "economy" car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st July, 2002

9th Mar 2003, 04:00

The Hyundai Accent GL did not come with a stock alarm, No models of the Accent came with a stock alarm. The only way the brake assembly would go out would be mistreatment of the car. I do not believe that it was replaced 4 times unless this person was driving down a 90 dgree angle.

23rd Aug 2006, 19:50

My 2001 Accent is on its 3rd complete brake system. The brakes really are poor, although this third lot seems to be doing the job it was intended to do. Hyundai really needed to sort the brakes out on the Accent, and hopefully they have done with the new model just launched. My car did 70.000km of highway driving in 18 months, with hardly a problem except the brakes and the wheel bearings, but now it's a town car, doing less than 1000km a month its really starting to let me down. Not sure how much longer I will keep it.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 55 reviews