2006 Hyundai Accent 3 Door Hatchback 1.6L from Australia and New Zealand
Value for money
A far cry from 1990s Hyundai workmanship. I am very impressed with its interior finish; although it is plastic everywhere, it doesn't feel cheap and nasty.
1.6 liter engine provides adequate power for day to day use.
Fuel economy of 7.5L/100km which is very reasonable.
Very happy with the MP3/CD stereo system. Steering wheel audio controls are extremely handy.
Plastic interior is however, prone to scratches.
Heated wing mirrors are perfect for cold mornings.
This is my first Hyundai. I am very happy so far.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st May, 2008
I am the original reviewer. Odometer had just clicked over 35000km on my Accent.
Had the car serviced by a local dealer at 32000km. All was good, Have not had any problems with this vehicle yet.
At the moment 90% of my driving are highway driving.
I am getting about 7L/100km economy out of it.
Road/engine noise at 100km/h is quite noisy but still bearable. for some reason engine's tuned to do 3000rpm @100km/h, rather high I would think.
I may get a set of new tires for my car at the next service.
Overall, a very good value car.
It's been 12 mths since my last review.
Just clicked over 50,000km.
Had its 45,000km service in March, All was good.
Only fault I can find is the Squeaky Clutch, sometimes when I put my foot down the clutch it squeaks. Will have it looked at the next service.
Replaced front tyres at 45,000km.
Overall very happy with the car.