New Hyundai Owner!

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by cgunter, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. cgunter

    cgunter Guest

    I just helped my sister buy a 1999 Hyundai Accent GSI with only 58,000k
    on it! The Hyundai dealership where I bought it also did a great job
    of cleaning it before I picked it up.

    I had a few questions that I hoped someone could help me with.

    1 Is it all Accents or all Hyundai's in general that have such little
    headroom? I'm 6'2" with spiky hair and my hair is touching the roof
    when I drive it.

    2 I'm assuming the driver's side power lock is supposed to lock and
    unlock the hatch, but it doesn't. The only way to lock or unlock the
    hatch is with the key. If it's not working, is it an easy fix?

    3 The hatch has this plastic clips in the car that hold it in place and
    one is missing from this car. Is this something my sister could pick
    up at Canadian Tire or only a Hyundai dealership?

    All in all though is seems like a great little car.

    cgunter, Oct 20, 2005
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    Pete & Cindy Guest

    no, it will NOT unlock the back hatch using the drives door lock.. the
    remote should when unlocking all doors, but not the drives door lock.
    Pete & Cindy, Oct 20, 2005
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    cgunter Guest

    Are you sure about that? I don't have a remote and when my roomate
    unlocked the drivers side door, I could definately hear a mechanism
    moving when standing near the hatch.

    cgunter, Oct 20, 2005
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    Jody Guest

    my friend was 6'4 and hs head diddnt h it the roof in our 99 accent
    Jody, Oct 20, 2005
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    Guncho Guest

    I wonder why? Is there someway to lower the seat?

    Maybe it's my sitting position? I tend to sit up pretty straight when

    Guncho, Oct 20, 2005
  6. Other Hyundai vehicle require the door lock button or remote to be
    pressed twice to unlock the passenger's doors and the hatch. You also
    have to turn the key twice to unlock the hatch.
    Brian Nystrom, Oct 21, 2005
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    Guncho Guest

    The car didn't come with a remote. Is it possible to buy one?

    Also I just tried the turn the key twice thing and it didn't work.

    When I unlock the driver's door I swear I can hear something moving in
    the hatch. Like it's trying to unlock but doesn't work.

    Guncho, Oct 21, 2005
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    Guncho Guest

    So I just found out that the gas guage is broken :(

    I tried to fill it up last night as it was on half and it was already

    The deal I had with the dealership was that anything that they would
    fix anything the car needed to pass safety in Ontario. Is this
    something required for the safety certificate?

    Guncho, Oct 21, 2005
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    Jozef Guest

    Good luck with the Accent. I have a 1996 Accent that just went over 201,000
    miles and is running strong. I'm trying to catch up to my wife who has
    221,000 plus miles on her 1993 Subaru (rusty) Impreza. Neither car owes us

    Jozef, Oct 22, 2005
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    Jody Guest

    were at 150 000 kms on our 99 accent, burns zero oil, runs good as day we
    bought it.
    just keep up with all the maitenance
    Jody, Oct 22, 2005
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    Guncho Guest

    Hoping the dealership will fix the gas guage as I hear it's an
    expensive repair. The car was bought on conignment so has no warranty
    and I don't think it's something that has to be fixed for the safety

    Guncho, Oct 23, 2005
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    nothermark Guest

    On th eother hand I'm 5'7 and can't wear a hat in mine. Depends on
    how far one likes to tip the seat back.

    nothermark, Oct 23, 2005
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    Jody Guest

    i have short hair, no hats so i guess maybye i dont notice much, im 6ft..
    Jody, Oct 23, 2005
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