Pros: "Durable ,great mileage,and easy to repair."
Cons: "Rough ride,weak A/C."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this car new back in '99.Over the years no major problems.It's been to Jersey and back and all over Florida. I've done ALL of the maintenance and repairs myself except for warranty work.It's super simple to work on (for me anyway).The dealer replaced 3 secondary o2 sensors(before they found a programming error in the computer and corrected it) and a faulty voltage regulator by 25,000 miles. Other than that only spark plugs,brakes,oil changes,coolant,trans lubricant,(it's a 5 speed)timing belt(s)and tires.After 120,000 miles I replaced the alternator,radiator,A/C compressor,coil,front axles and front struts(I had an alignment done). In other words normal stuff.The paint's a little faded but in Florida, that's to be expected. I'm on my 4th Hyundai since '89 and still own 3 of them."
"Great city car-35 mpg, easy maneuvering, good visibility, good cargo capacity (up to 2000 lb). OK on highway (been to 15 States and Canada).
I bought it for function - and it has been great. Takes me from A to B economically and hatchback design enables me to haul lots of stuff.
Newer models stress fashion over function and do not suit my need - so I still use the 1998 Accent."
Pros: "excelent gas mileage,cute shape,practicle,reliable"
Cons: "dash cracks,valve seals wear"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Really cheap in parts,lasts very long,ive had like 10 of these in the past,never get bored of them,my advice is to buy a 5 speed manual one because automatic transmissions on them arent 100% reliable,but everything else is cute and perfect for every day driving."
"Bought my 96 Accent with 63k on it in 05 for $2000. Now have 226k on it. Cheapest running car I have ever owned. I drive 40 miles each way for work every day and it has never let me down. The only major repairs I have done was some suspension work recently. 1 battery, 2 sets of front brakes, 1 set of rear shoes, 1 set of plugs and wires. Still has the original starter, alternator, clutch and water pump. I have, however, replaced the driver's interior door handle a few times. All around a very durable little car."
Pros: "CHEAP EVERYTHING + GREAT VALUE = GREAT CAR"
Cons: "Passenger leg room is limited"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"My sister bought this car new and has passed it down to me. she has never had any major repairs done on it. the only major repair was that the charcoal canister went out and ended up being a $500+ repair after labor and parts and such. the gas mileage has been 35-46 mpgs depending on where i drive. this car is a great car if you want reliability. the insurance is cheap gas is cheap. its semi comfortable on long drives."