2005 Hyundai Accent Reviews - Page 2 of 4

2005 Hyundai Accent from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance39000 miles

Summary:

I think that for as inexpensive as the Accent cost me ($9,995 USD) it's a great value!!!

Faults:

Nothing has gone terribly with my 2005 Accent. It recently got stuck in mud and that was a bit difficult to get out considering how light weight it is and the fact that my front end was buried. However, I was amazed to find my little car pull itself out after a couple hours of trying. For such a little and inexpensive car, it can really handle itself quite well. I've owned it for the past 6 months and I absolutely love it.

General Comments:

This is my first personal car. I used to have a Chevy Cavalier that I shared with my sister. Id have to say that the accent handles better, gets better gas mileage and seems to have fewer maintenance costs. However, I am from Buffalo, NY and the Cavalier did seem to handle a little bit better in the snow and ice. The Accent doesn't handle terribly by any means it just seems to slip and slide a bit more frequently. The Accent does allow the driver to regain control quicker than the cavalier though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th December, 2007

2005 Hyundai Accent GLS from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired9 miles
Most recent distance38500 miles
Previous carMazda Protege

Summary:

Dirt cheap and very reliable, but uncomfortable

General Comments:

I'm happy with the car. The performance is terrible and the car is uncomfortable, but it was dirt cheap and I've had 0 problems since driving it off the lot 2.5 years and 38500 miles ago.

I have the sedan version.

I highly recommend getting the manual transmission - you can make more of the car's limited power, and eliminate the often expensive problems that go along with cheap automatic transmissions.

Gas mileage is great, and the trunk is surprisingly big for a small car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2007

2005 Hyundai Accent 5spd GT Hatchback 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 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)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance54000 miles
Previous carMazda Protege

Summary:

Fun, Affordable, Cute, Dependable Little Car

Faults:

Only thing that went wrong was my fault... I was pulling into my neighborhood and I had to go to the bathroom really bad and I hit the curb and popped the tire! So I had to buy two new ones so they'd match.

First let me say that I do A LOT of driving--my car will be two in July, and I already have 54,000 on it. Let me say that my little Hyundai hasn't missed a beat, and I'm very pleased with it.

No weirdness in the engine, brakes, clutch, trans, nothing. I drive in NYC, Philly, up and down 95, the parkway, the turnpike and I move right along with everyone else. I am pleasantly surprised at how much FUN this little economy car is (gotten it up to 100 a couple of times). (Ain't no Porsche, but, I couldn't afford that, now could I).

Also couldn't afford a Civic or Corolla new, and based on the fact that my cousin had to replace the trans on her used Civic, I didn't want another used car. That and the Toyota Echo was so much uglier looking than my car--I really think it's kind of sporty-looking for a base-level car and cute, too.

The only weird thing is the back wiper, sometimes it gives out, but, I'm not much of a complainer, haven't been to the dealer and that's the ONLY thing that might be weird. (As a general rule, you should avoid going to a dealer unless it's a warranty issue... they cost a lot more and they can be devious. Lucky for me I have a certified mechanic who works out of his house on the weekends if I really need something done).

I hope to drive it another two years or so and get another one. Even though my loan is for 6 years. That's what bad credit will make you do.

One encouraging thing is that Hyundai's reliability has really improved, and I'm going to be optimistic about it based on what I've read, and what I've seen with my car.

General Comments:

Betty Jo rules. (That's her name, Betty Jo, I named her that because I tend to get nervous like my cousin Betty when I do major thing like buying a car. So glad I did).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2007

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 13 reviews