2002 Hyundai Accent GS 1.5 SOHC 12V from North America
Piece of Korean low grade junk
Radiator busted. Solution? Cost $200 for the part and $160 for replacement.
Oxygen sensor went out. Solution? Part cost $140 and $5 to replace.
Transmission gone bad; it stays stuck on 3rd or it's going into neutral when the shifter is in Drive. Solution? Traded the car for a Toyota Paseo.
Car key broke in the driver's side door handle. Solution? Threw out the rest of the key and using a flat screwdriver to unlock the door.
Spark plug blew up; literally the white ceramic on the spark plug shattered in pieces. Solution? Bought new 4 NGK G-power for around $20 and replaced by myself spark plug and Bosch spark plug wire, which cost $25.
Dash light went out. Solution? Dash lights are now wired to the fuse box located on the left down on the driver's side. They are now always lit up, even in the day. Fuse hole used? Lighter.
Roof lamp bulb busted. Solution? Never replace it because the car is gone; a Toyota Paseo is currently in my driveway.
Ball joint was finished. Solution? Got it replaced, cost $34 for part and $60 to replace or my inspection wasn't passing.
Driver side axle rubber ripped open, causing a discomforting knocking noise. Solution? Replaced it with a brand new part; cost $189 and $112 to replace.
This car is also addicted to oil; I need to put 2 quart per 2 week (a month after an oil change, which I do myself)
Worst car ever. I should've waited to get something better, but hey, when you're young you're in a hurry to get a car to impress girls, which has failed... shame on me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th April, 2010
30th Apr 2010, 16:22
Yeah I don't think an Accent is exactly the best car for impressing the girls ;)
1st Oct 2010, 12:48
I agree. I poured money into my Accent.
I had the same issue with it running through tons of oil, and finally when it failed smog, the mechanic told me that my catalytic converter was totally shot, and that it would cost $930 to replace. Kelly Blue Book rated the car's total value at $500.
I sold it on craigslist with problems disclosed for $1100.