1st Aug 2002, 01:51

Hyundai only design their cars to last 5 years with normal use. This is why they usually have a 5 year warranty. They are a cheap and nasty car. Also all the interior parts are of a low quality. I would not buy one of these cars ever.

2nd Oct 2003, 17:56

If your Hyundai is problem free you're very lucky, if you drive that car with kids in it, I suggest you get something safer though, one serious accident in that car and everyone will die, while the guy in the Mercedes will come out without a scratch. Cheap cars are not safe, no matter what tests they "passed". I'm worried about your family, do some research man, a ten year Accord is more reliable and safe than any Hyundai on the market.


4th Oct 2003, 07:20

I've read the comments and can only add this, I began an experiment with the purchase of 2 cars back in 1990. One was a prior model of the Hyundai Accent called the Hyundai Excel. My other purchase was a 1990 Honda Accord EX. Both cars have been regularly serviced by either the dealer or myself. I've not experienced any issues in ownership with the Hyundai Excel, and after 10 years of reliable ownership, I donated it to a good cause. I replaced it with a 2000 Accent, which now has about 40k on it; still the same great car as the Excel. I can't speak kindly for the service dealer, yet they do honor their warranty, and I had one recall on it, and they solved that problem.

Now the high end Accord also proved itself reliable as well. It is more comfortable than the Excel or Accent. We replaced it with a 2003 Honda Civic LX. I can only tell you that I'm glad that the wife loves her Honda, and I'm glad I love my Hyundai.

If you get a problematic car, you need to sell it once it causes frustration for you. If you get a lemon car, just get rid of it! Save yourself the headache and bite the bullet on the wallet expense.

27th Jan 2004, 04:19

My husband and I had a 2000 Accent and it was great. One problem and they fixed it for us. Something about the transmission. The computer was a bit confused when shifting. The people there were very nice. We needed a cheap little car because we had part-time jobs and were in university living the Mac and Cheese lifestyle. We went on four long distance trips (Wpg - Edmonton, Wpg - Calgary for example). It was great. Our lease ended and we upgraded and purchased a 2003 or 2004 Elantra Hatchback. We love it.

9th Aug 2007, 16:08

Old Accents are crap.

They over did the cheap.

Sadly, Hyundai dealerships are horrible.

Newer Hyundais are far better.

I own a 2002 Elantra... it's a fantastic car that competes with the Civic 1.7L. In fact, I think it destroys it in every way with the exception of resale value and fuel efficiency.

Better radio, speakers, reliability has been a dream so far, engine size power and torqu, so much more options.

Sorry for your crap Accent... I liked the 1996 GT once... but I thank god I never tried it.

The Elantra is a great Hyundai, and is an example of how the new models are far better.