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Hyundai Accent, Hatchback
#1538 of 1769 I love my Accent
Feb 20, 2006 (6:31 pm)
I have a 2000 Hyundai Accent/automatic transmission/4 door. Bought it from a small dealership in town in May of 2004 with 40K. Has about 65K on it right now. Not one single problem. It shakes a little like any little car, but it is more reliable than any of our American-made cars. It's fun to drive, and it sounds "mean" when you accelerate really fast. Gas mileage is great! 35+ MPG, especially when gas prices are sky-rocketing.
Hyundai is getting a good reputation, which means their prices are going to go up. Get yours why you can!
If you want an SUV, we know people with the Santa Fe, and they love it. With 22-25MPG, that would be an excellent one to drive around in. I'm looking into trading in my 1997 Plymouth Voyager (which, by the way, is broken and won't start) for a Santa Fe.
If there's one thing I'd change, it'd be having power windows and locks. I miss that! Otherwise, air is cold, runs good, and it's a pretty smooth ride for a really small car!
#1539 of 1769 First car for my son
Mar 10, 2006 (6:37 am)
My oldest one ( 17 ) will need a car to go to the college next fall.
We looked at the cheapest car to insure for him and the Accent/ Rio came up as the cheapest one to insure.
The year we looked at are 2002/03 35000 to 45000 miles max, basic model preferably Automatic (his choice )...
Do you recommend this car based on your experience, what to expect ? decent reliability ??
Thanks to you all
#1540 of 1769 Re: First car for my son [baveux]
Mar 10, 2006 (8:25 am)
I bought a new 2002 Accent with AT, drove it for 3 years, and now my son has it. I had two problems at different times. It was idling fast (2500+ RPM) and it would not shift (bad pulse generator). Both were repaired free under warranty. I saw the original bills. They would have been under $100 in each case. Other than that, no problem with 45,000 miles. He prefers the hatchback over the Corolla sedan he was driving before. When he bought a TV, he had to unbox it to fit in the Corolla. With the Accent hatchback, you have a lot of room with the backseats folded down. He can get both his computer system and TV in there now.
#1541 of 1769 Re: First car for my son [smalltown]
Mar 10, 2006 (12:07 pm)
thanks smalltown , for your feedback its appreciated
#1542 of 1769 Re: First car for my son [baveux]
Mar 13, 2006 (12:43 pm)
My daughter has a 2001 Accent GL 4-door with an automatic. She has not had any real trouble. One recall for something minor on the engine and a pulse generator (warranty items). Now has about 40000 miles on it. Had to replace all four tires, front brake pads and a rear brake wheel cylinder. Also did spark plugs at 30000 miles. Tuff little car that can take a fair amount of abuse, i.e. youthful driver. Change oil every 3000 miles.
#1543 of 1769 Re: First car for my son [baveux]
Mar 13, 2006 (6:51 pm)
I have a 2004 Accent that I bought new and have been driving for about a year and a half with no problems at all. I was also looking for a cheap new car, and so far I have had no regrets. If the older models are anything like the '04, I definitely recommend it!
#1544 of 1769 Gas can light flickering
Mar 15, 2006 (11:59 am)
My 2000 Hyundai Accent's gas (can) light is flickering on and off. Could it be serious? The car runs normal, but the engine squeaks once in awhile. The car has 70K on it.
Mar 16, 2006 (9:06 pm)
encouraging comment , thanks to you all
#1546 of 1769 Re: Gas can light flickering [good4u]
Mar 30, 2006 (5:45 am)
If it is just the fuel warning light coming on, even though the fuel gauge displays full, then I reckon that it's a fault in the lighting circuit for that particular dashboard light; an open circuit for instance. in which case i don't think it's anything to worry about.
If the fuel gauge displays empty all the time as well as the fuel warning light being constantly lit then it's likely to be a fault in the system that detects fuel level in the tank... ie a fault with the ball-cock within the tank, a fault with the resistor within the circuit which moves the fuel gauge etc.... again nothing to worry about... just annoying when you cant see the fuel level displayed.
as long as you remember to keep your car topped up every couple of hundred miles then it should be ok.
a few squeaks now and then from the engine can be expected with general wear and tear of the engine over time. Keep to the scheduled oil changes and various other servicing procedures and you should have a god few years left in your Accent.
#1547 of 1769 BRAKE ABS PROBLEM
Mar 30, 2006 (1:37 pm)
Hope someone can help? When applying the brakes there is what i can only descrbe as what sounds like a spring or coil noise and the brake pedal goes hard for a split second.This has been going on for about three months . The cars braking operation has continued to work fine ,never failed . Even tried an emergency stop several times ,no problems .Just this horrible loud noise . Could this be an ABS problem and is it safe to continue driving? Please help.