2002 Hyundai Accent Reviews - Page 14 of 16

2002 Hyundai Accent from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired9362 miles
Most recent distance9851 miles
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

An excellent performance at economy price

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

2002 Hyundai Accent MVI 1.5 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired7 miles
Most recent distance2500 miles

Summary:

Shed

Faults:

There is nothing that can go wrong with such crude engineering.

General Comments:

I have had a most boring 6 months at the hands of the accent, the only highlight being when I crashed into a VW Lupo whilst driving along which ripped the side off my car, the lupo drove away with only a broken wing-mirror. This highlights that you get what you pay for so with the insurance money I am going to buy a volkswagen and put up with the high cost.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 9th April, 2003

2002 Hyundai Accent L 1.5 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carHyundai Excel

Summary:

It's a great value for the price

Faults:

The rear hatch rattles and squeaks at highway speeds when driving on less than perfect road surfaces.

General Comments:

This car is great and has been very reliable.

The front suspension does seem to bottom out rather easily when exiting driveways onto main roads with even small inclines.

It gets really good gas mileage.

The defroster takes several minutes to clear the front window. Air conditioning would probably be a great help here.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2003

2002 Hyundai Accent 104 hp from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 104 hp Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance12 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

NOT a good maker of the automatic transmission!

Faults:

The transmission has been jerky from the start. We thought it would even out because it is a self tuning engine, but it hasn't. I will be driving under 15 mph and all of a sudden it will feel like I got rear ended, because the car gives a violent jerk, and I almost get whiplash.

The transmission takes a long time to shift sometimes, and I just brought the car in last week and will get it back tomorrow.

The only thing I like about it is that the heater works really well, and heats up fast. But I will never ever get another Hyundai...

General Comments:

Faulty transmission: car jerks unexpectedly under 20 mph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th January, 2003

1st Feb 2003, 03:30

My accent only does this when it is really cold out... as soon as the car warms up it shift great. it does shift at a high rpm, but the shifts are smooth. I have over 25,000km just under a year old and I haven't had a problem yet.

5th Oct 2003, 17:03

My Hyundai Accent travels great until it's been running for about an hour (when I go into overdrive to pass, for instance, and the transmission bangs like I've been rear ended). It's only got 20 000 km and I'm about to get my second speed sensor put in. Is this an inherent problem? All I can say is thank God for my warranty.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 55 reviews