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Community Level 3eabha

eabha

I'm scottish with a Korean Accent. Review with images

AdvantagesSpacious and good looking exterior. Also good handling.

DisadvantagesInterior is a bit shoddy!!!

"Right, with uni, a job and a child, it was time to get my own car. There was just no way that sharing my mum’s ford KA was feasible anymore. So, in June 2004 I dragged my long suffering dad along to help me buy my first car. It had been a long time coming. I was 17 when I passed my test and being nearly 20 I thought it about time. I figured out that I had a “spare” £100 per month to throw around, it would just have been spent on junk anyway and with ..." Read review
25.01.2005

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Community Level 5wilsam00

wilsam00

Full marks for reliability........

AdvantagesPerky peformance,Reliability,equipment,Running costs

DisadvantagesCheap interior.Mpg could be improved.No diesel in the range

"...Reliability.... The Hyundai Accent is voted the most relaible car which can be bought in the UK new according to Which Car? mag.I need a car that is very reliable which this car is but i also need a car that is capable of doing a lot of miles which i am afraid the interior will not be able to cope with. Recommedations... I woul stongly recommend this car to a family who also have a bigger car as the Accent will be a tight crush to get 4 people ..." Read review
20.10.2001

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Community Level 4mokee

mokee

Bob... Review with images

AdvantagesCheap, reliable and easy to drive

DisadvantagesSteamy windows

"...Then we visited the Hyundai garage! Wandering around I actually walked right past the red Hyundai Accent at the back of the forecourt, I was looking through ‘small car’ blinkers and immediately dismissed the Accent as too big. My husband stopped though, and called me back for a look. “This has got power steering,” he said, and as I turned around for a second look I have to admit that I was very taken with the appearance of the Accent. The colour was ..." Read review
25.02.2004

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Cheap and nasty but reliable

AdvantagesCheap, seems reliable

Disadvantagesfeels cheap, nasty ride

"Opinion based on Accent 1.3e (a 1.3i with an "e"), S reg. The Accent itself is definitely budget sector - although the fit and finish externally often belies that fact. What is wrong with them ? The demisting is terrible (and I mean *terrible* to the point of dangerous). In wet weather, when you get into the car damp, you had better keep a chamois leather handy, because the heater / fan cannot cope, and all internal windows will mist to the ..." Read review
05.02.2001

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Community Level 3MuratM

MuratM

Better Try Before You Buy

AdvantagesVery cheap, nifty, good value for money

DisadvantagesPoor plastics and trim quality, noisy ride

"The Hyundai plant is only 90 kms away from Istanbul where I live. There, the H1 Starex is built for export to the whole world also several Accent models ranging from the 1.3, 1.5i, 1.5CRDI models. In fact the facelift which made the car look like a shrinked Subaru Impreza was actually done here (far as I know) I tested the 1.5i and 1.5CRDI models for myself. Here goes : 1- The 1.5i Sedan : ------------------- *** Body and Looks : The ..." Read review
14.04.2004

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Community Level 1Bigjawa

Bigjawa

Not so much a cheap car, as a well kept secret.

AdvantagesWell built, and seriously cheap to buy.

DisadvantagesInterior a bit plasticky, Hard on fuel for a small car.

"...me the loan of a Hyundai Accent, it was a 1.3 Lsi Automatic, rather fetching in it's metallic green, and not a bit of rust on it despite 9 years and 99000 miles. I used the car for 4 hours then decided to buy it. I've owned Protons before, and like the Hyundai, they are a cousin of the Mitsubishi Lancer, the Protons had all been stunningly reliable and I was expecting more of the same from the Accent. So far, I haven't been disappointed, an early ..." Read review
07.01.2007

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Community Level 2fairenough...

fairenoughclough

Straightforward motoring

AdvantagesGood price, well equipped

DisadvantagesNone really

"Hyundai Accent was bought in preference to the more fashionable Suzuki Ignis, both were similarly priced, but the accent wins on equipment and only really loses on being less than eyecatching. On test driving the Accent seemed more solid and "carlike" than the gimmicky Ignis. The Accent is a solid straightforward well-equipped car without any compromise to current fashion trends. Electric windows, power steering and airbags are the essentials ..." Read review
27.10.2004

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Community Level 1unihannah

unihannah

Great car for new drivers and occasional drivers.

AdvantagesCheap. Reliable.Nippy.

DisadvantagesTacky interior. Uncomfortable on long journeys. Lack of power steering.

"I've driven one of these since 2001 and they are great cars. Not broken down on me once. One thing I would say is that I've recently started driving mine on long journeys and it gets very uncomfortable, so don't buy one if you're doing a lot of driving. I drove an accent as a new driver and they are perfect cars to learn in. They are very sturdy, handle well and get you used to a slightly larger and more powerful car, while at the same time not being ..." Read review
13.08.2004

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Community Level 1digit6740

digit6740

02 reg hyundi accent 1.3i

Advantageslow cost, spacious, very reliable, comftable to drive

Disadvantagesinterior look cheap and chearful

"I have a gold 02 reg accent 1.3i my dad bought this car in 04 and swaped me my 99 t reg rover 200 in 05 as he wanted something smaller and i needed something bigger for work and i could not afford a van the boot with the back seat down is on the accent is big enough to hold all of my tools and my ladders and the roof bars take any timber products required as i am a joiner the only problem i have had is in july i found the car was revving up when i ..." Read review
12.12.2007

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Community Level 2skimanant

skimanant

My new Accent

AdvantagesDrive, Comfort, Price, Value for money

DisadvantagesInterior plastic thin

"Well I have to say that this is the second Accent I have bought from Hyundai. The new accent (1999 onwards) is quite different to the original car I purchased. Firstly, a totally different shape, I prefer it, my wife doesn,t! Also more gadgets on the new car, and a new choice of colours- not a bad idea when you consider some of the old colours! I think the biggest improvement is that the car drives and handles so much better. The "old" accent was ..." Read review
31.12.2000

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Community Level 1sofpan

sofpan

Hyundai's Poor Quality

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesLots of issues

"I own an Accent from 1998 and have only 92.000 klms. I always drive "gently". In the long term, I EXPERIENCED ALL THESE PROBLEMS: a) it has poor construction quality, b) it appears often mechanical and electrical malfunctions, c) the fuel consumption usually is bigger than this described by its book, d) it has expensive genuine parts so a very EXPENSIVE SERVICE, e) it burns lots of oils inside its engine (so, I have to carry always Oil with ..." Read review
22.08.2008

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Community Level 1m.ruegg

m.ruegg

Hyundai Accent 1.3i

AdvantagesExcellent value and reliable

DisadvantagesNone as yet!

"I purchased my Hyundai Accent just over two years ago. At that time the car was extremely good value for money, being significantly larger than the majority of cars in its price range and coming with 3 years free insurance (offer no longer valid though). It has proved extremely reliable and fuel economy is good. Leg room is the back is particularly good for a car in its price range. After-sales service is also very good - Hyundai are keen on ..." Read review
30.08.2000

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Community Level 2gravin

gravin

Cheap but cheerful

AdvantagesInexpensive, trustworthy, quite comfortable

DisadvantagesPetrol consumption a little high

"I have owned an Accent for two and a half years now from new. I chose this model mainly for the price and looks. I have had absolutely no problems with the car, it has never let me down. Though it is a very basic car with no thrills attatched, it has served my purpose well getting me from A to B. It is quite comfortable and easy to handle. On the down side, it is not especially economical to run but one reason for this is that it is an automatic ..." Read review
02.08.2000

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Community Level 2Chris-Duncan

Chris-Duncan

A true value car

AdvantagesPrice, looks and grunt

DisadvantagesGearbox

"I own an M reg accent which I have been very happy with. The 1.3 engine is remarkably responsive and the car has more 'grunt' than any car I have driven with a similiar size engine and handles like it is glued to the road. The price was the main reason I bought the car being £2000 or more cheaper than its main rivals at the time. The new style accents appear to have kept the cars strong points (I test drove one a little while back) but the gearbox, ..." Read review
04.10.2000

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Community Level 5Saturn

Saturn

A great little car

Advantagesnice looking, cheap, reliable

Disadvantagespoor seats

"I have Hyundai Accent 3.1 which is now three years old. Other than a minor problem when it was first delivered - the screenwash reservoir emptied itself onto my drive - we have not had a single problem with this car. It goes well and it looks much nicer than any other car in its class. I would say that the fuel economy isn't brilliant. Also, it tends to be slow to de-mist on cold mornings. It could do with a better seat. But these are minor problems. ..." Read review
06.02.2001

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