An excellent performance at economy price
This is a recent purchase for me. It came as a used vehicle (greatly reduced price though) with tinted windows. In the US, law enforcement officials prefer a lighter tint or no tint for safety reasons (for the officers)... This isn't an item which is "wrong" with the vehicle, as it was an add-on feature of the previous owner.
I've owned a 1998 Hyundai Sonata. It was a beautiful vehicle in terms of quietness, handling and comfort in the interior. I thoroughly enjoyed that car until my spouse decided he'd rather upgrade to a Honda than fix the few items on the Sonata (belts, distributor and rotor).
In finding a vehicle I could afford on my budget, this 2002 Hyundai Accent was perfect. It's a five-speed transmission, with A/C, rear defroster and a cassette/AM-FM radio.
The clutch depresses easily and the shifting is smooth with this transmission. I'm impressed with the quietness and roominess of the interior. I think this car may be more quiet than the Honda Civic LX I owned previous to this purchase.
The factory stereo and speakers are rather nice, although I'm no audiophile.
The Accent takes the hills I traverse in my commute very well. Little reduction of speed and passing uphill is not a chore for this car!
To this date, I'm highly satisfied with the purchase of my 2002 Hyundai.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th April, 2003