Hyundai Accent Owners : What is the reliability like ?

Discussion in 'Hyundai Accent' started by Dave in Lake Villa, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Been seeing Accent prices around $10-11,000 for a brand new one ; have
    always wondered what the reliability is like. Also, what things might
    be a real drawback to this particular low end model hyundai . Thanks.

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    Dave in Lake Villa, Sep 21, 2006
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    Mike Marlow Guest

    I don't like the ride and the performance of them. But - that's my
    preference. I prefer a 6 cylinder and a more nicely appointed interior, as
    well as a smoother ride. For those that are looking for basic
    transportation they seem to be a good fit.
    Mike Marlow, Sep 21, 2006
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    :-\)Liz Guest

    They are a tight squeeze for anyone over 5"8..My hubby's legs didn't fit and
    his head hit the ceiling(he's 6"1) so we went the Elantra route, granted a
    couple of m.p.g. less but a smooth drive and roomy...also you can get a
    great deal ! (if you're willing to haggle) as the 07 are out...
    :-\)Liz, Sep 21, 2006
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    nothermark Guest

    Good basic transportation. Ran my 99 to 100,000 then gave it to my
    friend for his kid. Friend put around $1000 in it and is driving it
    himself. He put in tires, brakes, brazed exhaust manifold crack, and
    dead fan motor along with a premature belt replacement (mechanic had a
    boat payment due). Probably needs a battery this winter.
    nothermark, Sep 22, 2006
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    Jozef Guest

    I am 6 ft tall, perfectly comfortable in my 1996 Accent which I bought new.
    It now has 214,550 miles on it and still running.

    Jozef, Sep 22, 2006
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    Humanvirus Guest

    My daughter has a 1999 Accent GT?
    Says GT...but LOL...I have my doubts. Just a black 2 door with a
    Has 155,000 KMs on it...only issue has been the alternator...replaced
    it with a $130 unit from a car parts place this spring

    She is 19 and has had it for 3 years...she does drive it hard...always
    goes like a bat out of hell when driving...clutch is still solid, motor
    still sounds great...orig exhaust and shocks/ squeeks or
    rattles....solid enough for a cheap car.
    Humanvirus, Sep 30, 2006
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    Dave Kick Guest

    My first Accent 1998 went for 199,987 miles before I got rid of it due to
    cost of body repair(accident) and maintenance repairs(brakes, tires, timing
    belt, tune-up) all having to be done at the same time for inspection.
    Since there was 0/0 finance on a new one I got a 2003 Accent, it now has
    144,231 miles on it with only a spark sensor going bad(needed a tow)and a
    tie rod .
    Other then regular maintenance(tune-ups, timing belts, struts,tires, front
    brakes and rotors) the cost and reliability of the Hyundai is very good.
    Dave Kick, Oct 2, 2006
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    Dec 9, 2015
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    I have a 2004 Accent 2 door hatch and they seem to have a weakness in the shockies. I got it at 34000km and ONE of the rear shocks had already been replaced by the dealer (should have replaced both!!!!) At 70 000km I had to do the rear shocks again. Left one was totally stuffed. Front ones are just starting to give out. Will have to replace them within the next few months. Except for that and a plastic hinge in the drivers door handle that broke I have had no problems and I go off road regularly!
    Jill, Dec 9, 2015
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