2008 Hyundai Accent GL 1.6L from North America
You are not spending outrageous money, so don't expect miracles; a nice commuter car
Purchased the Hyundai Accent with new Canadian pricing. Went for the upgrade with A/C power windows and power locks. It is a standard car.
I tested both from the dealer, and the manual seems more peppy than the automatic, which seems to lag from gear to gear.
So anyways, I have not owned this car for long, but I must say it drives well, corners nicely, however it rev's rather high. At highway speed ranging from 100-120 kmh, it is about 3250 rpms, which seems rather high to me. Perhaps it is due to the 110 horsepower it is packing. Also for passing, there is enough power in that 110 to make it a breeze
I don't know how it will handle in winter yet, but I will keep you posted on that when the season arrives.
The only thing I can complain about is the reverse gear. I don't like it; I am unsure why, but it just feels a little funny to me.
It's a joke to park mind you; the headrests do interfere somewhat.
The interior is plain and simple. The way I like its no nonsense, easy to use controls. Nice instrument panel with nice lighting.
Headlights work wonders compared to my last car.
Adequate sound system.
Would not recommend the hatchback if you're looking to drive with many people. My friend was in the back for 2 hours; he is 6 feet tall and his legs were cramping.
I get about 600-700 km on 45 L of full. I have not done it accurately as of yet, as I have not driven it to empty. In the weeks to come I shall.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th June, 2008
29th Jun 2008, 18:40
I took my wife's Accent up to Mt. Rainier & 5500 foot Chinook Pass from sealevel. With good feather footing the Accent turned 42.6MPG! Given a flat highway drive I bet the 42.6MPG will be in second place.
Easy does it, tho. It works for alcoholics & gasaholics trying to reduce oil consumption.