An excellent bargain, great car, all my friends want one!
Not a lot has given me problems on my new Accent. I did however had to take it in at 678 miles to have the tires balanced.
I love my new Hyundai Accent, and I would recommend it to just about anyone, it gets almost 40 mpg! I think that it is quite quick too, very quiet, compared to my mother's 2000 Hyundai Elantra, even has more comfortable seating than my grandmother's 2002 Hyundai Sonata. It even handles it self very well at speeds of over 90 miles an hour, handles and rides like a much bigger, heavier vehicle. I get almost 100 miles on my usual 5 dollar run to the gas station. All my friends want one too! Mine came with a/c in it as well, gets cold within about 20 seconds even in above 90 degree heat!
This is definetly a car you can beat the hell out of and have fun doing it too! I race those Honda Civics now and again, and they usually can't keep up!
I usually don't shift out of 1st gear until about 25-30 and second until about 45 and third until about 65 and so on, with this car, you almost never really need 5th gear, although I do use it on the highway.
This car is very attractive and you wouldn't figure it to have so much interior room and look so well designed, especially with a sub 10,000 dollar price tag. it has very dent resistant bumpers and body paneling too! I backed into a telephone pole (concrete base) at about 5 mph and it didn't even leave a noticeable scratch!
I would recommend this car to anyone, this has been my first car and I financed it for about 181 dollars a month and even got the 10 year extended bumper to bumper warranty! so go to your dealer and test drive one, even the Accent L (base model) (MSRP from 8,999), and I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th July, 2002