2002 Hyundai Accent CDX 1.5 petrol from UK and Ireland
A good all-rounder that is sadly starting to show its age, and become less and less practical to own
Holes in the OEM exhaust.
These are things that have happened naturally whilst I have owned the car; other things have gone wrong, but usually as a result of me tinkering. Nothing has gone wrong with car before I owned it as far as I can recall.
Also, obviously things like batteries eventually die, and other things will expire and need replacing due to wear and tear, but most things that are actually designed and built by Hyundai are extremely reliable.
I am yet to see a single Hyundai broken down at the side of the road, and there are plenty of Hyundais out there now.
I love this car. It's my first car, and although I could afford something faster, flashier or more economical, I choose to stick with this car as it's served me and my family well (was once the primary family car, then my mum's, then mine when I bought it off them after passing my test).
It's what I call a fast-slow car - it is most certainly in the slow car category, but is actually quite nippy once the revs are up, and if it's just you or one other passenger in the car. With passengers in the back or heavy luggage, this car struggles! It also struggles with the A/C on.
I'm sure if you are used to driving more modern cars, then this car would seem terrible, but really they are quite remarkable cars, and driven sensibly, can still return pretty good mileage, and driven hard, can get adrenaline pumping and bring a smile to your face, even though it is far from being a sports car!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th January, 2015