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#27 of 36 answer to post #20
Feb 23, 2000 (7:05 pm)
check out post #5+6 for answer to your whistle sound.
#28 of 36 2000 GS Hatch
Mar 06, 2000 (12:23 am)
I have had my Accent GS for 2 weeks and 682 miles. so far 37.1 mpg and no problems. Front seats very roomy, back looks tight. Not overly powerful, but is just as fast as the Ford Econoline van that I traded. Accent has good fit & finish for inexpensive car. Will post updates once a month.
#29 of 36 '99 Basebox With Air
Mar 09, 2000 (6:08 am)
Needed a cheap car, and got it. $9600 '99 stick with air. I was worried about size, but those worries are offset by excellent wet road handling. (Best I've driven) I owned a '94 Saturn that made a lot of racket so the noise in the Accent isn't that bad to me. It's the first car I've owned (new or used) that doesn't leak in a high pressure wash. Impressed with initial build quality, but it's got tough competition vs. my Saturn for reliability. Popping on radio when wet outside, door squeak and hatch rattle are the three biggest gripes thus far. I find it peppy enough, but ugly merging on the freeway from a dead Pittsburgh stop. Air makes the car "surge" a bit, when slowing to a stop. My dealer has been awful, but the next nearest dealer makes up for that. Only thing I like better on the 2000 is nicer air controls and upgraded interior looks.
#30 of 36 10 months with 2 Accents
Mar 17, 2000 (9:57 pm)
OK, its been 10 months with 2 1999 Accents. Both are still running great at about 8000 miles. I highly recommend these cars to anyone on a budget. Haven't had a single problem. My two friends bought a new Jetta and Mirage at same time. Both have been back for warranty work various times. By the way, mileage is great.
#31 of 36 96 accent GT
Apr 16, 2000 (3:07 am)
I am looking into a 96 GT Accent. It is auto with 47K on it. It has a leakage in the exhaust in the front which coincidentied post 13. When I test drive it, the noise of engine is big, and dashboard squeaks when accelerating and so does the hatch door. Are they considered to be normal problems with Hyundai?
Are there any other potential problems you might know? The car still one year of powertrain warranty with it. Does that cover the exhaust? Any input, advise are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#32 of 36 97 Accent GT Bought New
Apr 21, 2000 (2:50 pm)
I have had my 97 Accent GT 5 speed since I bought it new in July '97. I was surprised at its initial feel of low power. But the engine is very tight and it took about 15,000 miles to really break in. Now it is very peppy and responsive.
I have had two mechanical problems that were both fixed under warranty. First, the hydraulic clutch gave out. Car was towed to dealer and repaired at no cost to me. I believe in the 3yr roadside assistance. I think it is now up to 5 years, and really worth it. Other problem was back-up light switch failure. This two repaired under warranty.
Would you believe the battery only has a 2 year warranty. My failed at about 2 1/2 years. They must know when the factory batteries will go bad. I replaced it with the optional larger 7 year battery from Auto Zone.
For me, the seat is a little too firm. But I'm 6'1" and don't even need to have the seat all the way back, have plenty of room. The gear shift from first to second is a little ragged. But it's a great big city runabout, gets 30 mpg, and fits in those small parking places.
May 11, 2000 (4:01 pm)
Anyone have any good/bad feedback of the Kumho tires that came standard on 99 Accents. Mine have 30k miles and still pass the penny test. I'm getting a little nervous at highway speeds with these tires.
#34 of 36 carlady
May 11, 2000 (5:21 pm)
Great article! Thank you, genes555.
poconojoe, you may also want to visit one of the tire topics in our Maintenance & Repair conference. Just use the Search feature on the left menu bar to see what is already underway.
#35 of 36 Kumho Tires, Accent vs ECHO
May 11, 2000 (11:58 pm)
I have 21,000 miles on the Kumho tires on my 99 Sedan. These are pretty good tires!! A few months ago I picked up a nail in the right front. I noticed the tire was low and took it to a nearby tire shop. They fixed it for 10 bucks. I still have plenty of tread and these tires keep their pressure and balance very well. I know why the 2000 Accent is outselling the ECHO. 1. The ECHO is UGLY. I saw a 2000 Accent Sedan at a gas station a few days ago. It looked really classy in gold. The ECHO looks cheap to me. 2. The ECHO is dangerous on the highway. I read a lot of people who own ECHOs complain about the car getting blown around the road on the highway. I think this is because the ECHO is so tall, the center of gravity is higher. My 99 Accent sedan is very solid on the Highway. 3. The ECHO is expensive. You can pay 14 grand for a well equipped ECHO, I can get a loaded Elantra for that much! The only cars in the Accent's price zone are the Metro Deawoo (Lanos?) and maybe a stripped KIA Sephia. The Accent has all these cars beat. The only thing I like about the ECHO is it's engine. I like the engine in my Accent, but it doesn't have 108 hp like the ECHO. The 2000 Accent is a fine car, but it still needs a tilt steering wheel and cruise control as an option.
#36 of 36 carlady
May 12, 2000 (5:03 pm)
It seems to me that we've got two active Hundyai Accent topics going. Let's merge! I'm freezing this and asking that we continue in topic #164, Hundyai Accent. See you there!