5th Aug 2006, 01:16
My Hyundai Accent 2002 model is excellent, its now 2006 and I have never had a single little problem at all.
And what do you expect when you buy this car, AU$14,990 is really cheap, and you people are talking nearlly 150,000Km's Of service, of course your car is going to be a heap. hey are only meant to last to around 50,000Miles Logbook Life.
2nd Nov 2006, 18:19
How often did you replace the trans filter? Spark plug wires do not have to be purchased through hyundai. I work a franchise garage and we have ordered wires from national. As for wheel studs, Dodges often have to be ordered from the dealership, as do Hondas, Nissans, and most, if not all german cars, and most full size trucks.
14th Dec 2006, 16:51
The warranty has been dead to me since 50000 miles, despite buying mine new. My manifold cracked (a good cast weld holds). Transmission failed, and I've been through three pulse generators (variable reluctance TRASH, for you electrical gurus).
14th Oct 2007, 00:07
Can't even find a battery for the car, and can't drive it because even the dealer has to order a battery for the thing. If I had an American car, I could walk to the nearest Auto Parts store and purchase a GREAT battery for 50.00 or less. This battery is going to cost me double that (and I have to wait for it). This is getting to be ridiculous; I'm going to stick with my nice luxury Ford WindStar; cheaper to repair anyway.
22nd Jul 2008, 11:55
I have had no problems finding parts for my 2002 Accent - not that it has required much in the 76,000 miles it has been on the road. And if you can't even find a battery - you don't belong under the hood in the first place.
It's a cheap car, and as basic as possible. I've driven everything from a Geo Metro to a Volvo S80 T6. If you think Hyundai parts and labor is expensive - you REALLY don't want to buy a European vehicle.
In summary - I believe the Accent is one of the BEST vehicle purchases I have ever made, and I would not, and will not hesitate to buy another one after I run this one into the ground. It'll be a while, if the first 76,000 miles are any indication of what's to come!
13th Mar 2010, 23:31
111,000 miles and counting!
I LOVE my 2002 Hyundai Accent GL! The only major repair I've needed was a transmission repair in 2007 (I've been hearing this a lot from Hyundai owners). But, it was covered under the warranty, so I didn't pay a penny for it. :)
I'm pretty rough on cars. I drive fast and hit corners like crazy. And, my Hyundai handles it well. It's been almost 8 years, and this has been a very good, dependable car. I plan on riding it 'til the wheels fall off!!! :)