"First, the warranty makes this car more valuable than most in the market. Second, I have NEVER, I repeat, NEVER had a failure that was not covrered under warranty and the failure that did occur was minimal."
Cons: "Paint job scratches easily, maybe just badluck ."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is a fantastic car for the price. Maybe not the best car for those who stay on the go and frequent long distances. Don't get me wrong, this car can handle anything, even, excess snow from where I used to live. I mainly drive in the city and the car handles like a champ. I've noticed a slight sluggish feel on the highway at times, but overall it still handles quite well. I highly recommend this car and I love it. By the way, this is actually my third Hyundai, so I'm definitely satisfied."
"Have owned this (brand new) since Halloween of 2002. Other than typical maintenance (oil, air, brakes), I had to get the transmission and motor mounts replaced at 125k. This thing is unbelievably durable, and highly reccomended."
"This little car is fun to drive and pretty peppy for such an underpowered 1.6l I4, I have owned my Accent GT since 2003 and have only had to replace the driver side window motor and currently the driver side door handle (when the dealership broke it....) but other than that I have had no reliability issues thus far. I have gathered that with this car (and any car) as long as you keep up with general maintenance the accent should last you well over 10 years.
a sporty little car
does around 27 to the gallon city due to drive train inefficiency but does about 32 on the highway.
brakes are too small, even for a small car but have great durability.
Overall I love the accent, this is usually where people would say "a good first car" but i am going to set the record straight and say it's a good all around car period."