2003 Hyundai Accent Reviews - Page 5 of 5

2003 Hyundai Accent GS from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance2200 miles

Summary:

Best new car deal around!

Faults:

Fuel pump bolts came loose.

General Comments:

The car is great for going around town. I'm 6'4 so it is a little cramped on a long drive. The fuel economy is great.

The check engine light came on soon after purchase, turned out to be loose bolts on the fuel pump allowing air into the system. The dealer was very accommodating, even diagnosed the problem and fixed it within 1.5 hours while I waited. It seems to be a fluke with this particular car as I haven't heard any other people having this problem.

For the money this car is a good value. I would buy another Hyundai again, but I would get a higher model for more room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2003

28th Sep 2003, 13:52

Hyundai are cheap cars.

Built on a low budget.

They only build 3 good cars

1. Coupe/Tibourn

2. Santa Fe

3 Getz.

The Accent is and old old car now all they have done is remodel the bumpers and change lights the car is still 6 yrs old.

2003 Hyundai Accent from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired9 miles
Most recent distance300 miles
Previous carToyota Truck

Summary:

A great car for College

General Comments:

For the price ($6888 on special) this car is very impressive. It has a manual transmission that's very easy to operate, and which makes it quite a bit more zippier than the same car with an automatic-transmssion. It has power steering, but just about no other luxuries, which is just what I was looking for. Every thing about the car seems to be of better quality than I expected, and I am quite happy with the gas mileage, 33.3 mpg. For the price, it is a very good car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2003

2003 Hyundai Accent 1.6 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Liter Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired52 miles
Most recent distance1100 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

Best compact car value around

Faults:

Having just slightly more than 1000 miles , nothing has gone wrong with this car.

General Comments:

Overall, the car is a good value. The seats and interior build quality is not on par with Honda or Toyota, but, better than the cheapish materials found on some of the larger domestic sedans. Seats are comfortable, supportive, and should suffice for all, but the most discriminating buyer. Headroom is generous.

The performance of this car is spirited. It is not a road rocket, but, more than enough to get through city traffic and manuever on the highway. Fuel economy lives up to its EPA rating. I am averaging some 30-33 MPG on the highway and 25-28 city.

My only gripe is the handling of the car. The car does not seem to have extremely high limits of adhesion "at the limit". This might be a result of the base 175-13 tires. I would recommend that buyers opt for the optional alloys or get a set of wider aftermarket alloy wheels and tires. The car is very easy to handle in city traffic. All-around visibility is excellent. When you take into account the 10 year 100,000 warranty and 0.0% APR financing (for qualified buyers), this bargain is hard to beat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2003

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 17 reviews