2004 Hyundai Accent GL 4 DR 1.6 from North America
Cheap, noisy transportation
Rattles from numerous locations and the headlights cannot be adjusted to provide adequate illumination.
This car is attractive due to its price, but buyer beware. The cost of insuring this car is expensive as it carries a very high insurance symbol. This will offset any savings in fuel over a mid-sized car.
The car developed rattles in the doors, rear panels, overhead light, dashboard, and trunk area after a few thousand miles. New rattles arise regularly.
There are no horizontal adjustment for the headlights that an owner can perform.
Tires are cheap and too small for the car. Body roll is horrific.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd March, 2005
8th Jan 2006, 02:17
I would 100 pct agree with the first comment.
The only thing wrong with this car is the engine noise of which Hyundai should do something about it they want to maintain a good name in car manufacturing.
15th Jan 2006, 03:15
Yeah I know what you mean, it sounds like a blender.
25th Apr 2006, 05:02
I got some nice Sumitomo tires after 3 years of the factory ones were getting bald. Now the car handles much much better around curves! Didn't cost that much for them either.
The noise is bad, but then again I thought everyone wants their car to be loud? Get a different muffler on the end!? Vroooom!
10th Jul 2008, 13:17
I am currently the 2nd owner of an 04 GL sedan (purchased with 64,000 kms in 06) at 150,000 kms. The car lives on the highway and normally shows me 43mpg (6.57 l/100km)
It is a 5 speed, pretty plain, but bought for fuel economy. It does what it was bought for.
I agree that long trips (over an hour) are not recommended and that wind/road noise is high.
So far I have no issues. New (better) tires helped a lot. If the new ones are less noisy and have improved seats, I'll buy another.