~40mpg even in cities
surprisingly good for snow travel, just keep it in 3rd gear.
good bit of storage in a tiny car
protects the passengers in crashes, i got one bruise on my arm from a 15mph crash
very cheap car, the best models might go for $9000
any crash means a lot of money, even 15mph ones
the battery hooks rot out at 80,000 miles
this model has an issue with random engine cylinder 1 or 2 failure
not the best quality interior, but that's not a big thing for me
the driver seating is made for people over 5'5" and bad for anyone shorter.
the belt buckle gets caught on the seat back adjuster
my conclusion; this is a good starter car for a teen. it is cheap (best model is $9000), drives well, doesn't have a golden interior but doesn't need it, and will protect you in a crash.
this is not a car for an established person with kids, there is only enough space in back for 2 car seats and my car would not drive over 2 people other than the driver (though my family is fat)"
"Wow, love a car that doesn't break...anything...never had to go to the service center because nothing breaks! This is my second, and a third might be around the corner. Just finished a road trip and I got 36(!) mpg!(all freeway, but so what? 36!) Very dependable cars. Get one."
"I bought this car several years ago when my son totaled my brand new Honda Civic. This car was second-hand. I'll have to admit it has been a great little car. Nothing fancy, but I'm happy with a stereo, AC, and power windows. Very reliable. I would definitely recommend it."
Pros: "Great price, great gas mileage, fun to drive"
Cons: "came with a cassette player :("
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Bought this car with only 3 miles on it back in 2000. Has been one of the most reliable cars that I have ever owned. This car has always been the one that I can guarantee would start every day. She shows her age now and needs a little work here and there, but as long as I take care of her she is very dependable and easy on the pocketbook when it comes to crazy gas prices."
"We love running around town in the Accent. We took out the back seat so that the radio-controlled airplanes fit in there and that worked out perfectly. My 6'4" husband loves to drive this car -- and hates our much larger car. People love to watch him fold up to fit into it. But he does fit comfortably in the driver's seat. It also has sufficient power to make it up hills fully loaded, but does have to kick into overdrive to do the really steep ones around here. We get around 27 mph in town. It's been too long since we took a road trip in it to remember the highway mileage."