2007 Hyundai Accent SE from North America
Not much has gone wrong with it.
Opening the trunk is a bit weird to figure out; something like keep the car locked, then use the key, while turning the key to the passenger side, open using the handle?? Strange, one time I swore the trunk was jammed or broken shut, as I tried nearly every possible variable to get it to open.
That and the electricals, especially the windshield wipers. When using the intermittent/slow setting, they literally stop midway thru the wipe?! So on misty or light rain, it's either turn the wipers on a faster setting (which annoys me), or turn the on & off on your own.
Little things. Turn the key & it goes though, which is what I was looking for.
I like this car A LOT. It's quite small, but great on gas, & for city parking.
I rarely need people in the back seat; if you do, aside from little kids, this car may not be for you.
Seems very reliable so far. Things other people post (oxygen sensors, timing belts etc) happen on any car. One note, be aware the timing belt does need to be changed at 60,000 miles on this car. Be advised if you buy one, to ask if it was changed yet; if not, factor that into your price. Not really all that big a deal.
Luckily the one I purchased (used) has great snow tires on it. The car handles really well in the snow, for what it is. Although it's really small, and really light, so strong winds can literally feel like the car is about to blow away, so it may not be a great storm car.
Trunk space is small but adequate, and the back seats fold down pretty easily 60/40.
All in all though, I like this car a lot; small, slow but sporty. Not too comfortable for long trips, but it'll get you there OK. The radio I have has a cool EQ feature of 5 presets (Jazz, Classic, Rock), so rather than messing with treble & bass on your own, usually one of those settings work best for different stations or CDs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th February, 2013