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Year / Model Reviewed:
2008 Accent SE
Inexpensive. For price, interior is well made. Great Warranty. Looks better than similar priced competition.
SLOW. Wish it still had 4 wheel discs (though its cheaper to service the rear drums) dash plastic scratches easily.
I must be the luckiest Accent owner ever. I'm on my 3rd Accent and my luck is as follows:
1. 2001 Accent 3 door. Great car. Got great mileage. I paid $10,000.00 out the door. Drove it for 2 1/2 years and totaled it in an accident. Car was demolished and I walked away with absolutely no injjuries. I was very impressed. Seeing the car, my insurance company called to ask me when I was being released from the hospital... I told them I was perfectly fine. they were impressed too. I was paid $7,500.00 from the insurance company so this car was almost free to drive for almost 3 years.
2. 2003 accent. This was a BASE model 3 door. Other than an aftermarket CD player and AC it really had no options. I bought this in early 2004 with 23,000 miles for $4,500.00. It looked brand new. No problems at all until 85,000 miles. The clutch resovoir and starter went. $900.00 service. Other than that and new tires (this car LOVED Michellins) this car ran for 97,000 and I thought I better trade it before it hits 100,000. Traded it in on a 2008 SE, got $3,500.00 for it last week. Again, I can't imagine a better car costing less to own and drive.
3. 2008 SE. I can't belive this is the same model as my others. Sun roof, ABS brakes, Tire pressure monitoring, 16" rims!! and still under $15,000.00
Like I said maybe I'm just lucky but my Accents have all run like tanks. And, lets just say I don't take the best care of my cars... oil changes are sometimes... cough cough,,,,, late?!
I have recommended Hyundais to my friends who laughed... until they drove one and cost compared them to Hondas and Toyotas. They ended up buying Hyundais. Ist it a BMW or Lexus beater... hell no. Is it a car that you can drive for a few years and get most your money back? Maybe. I have and will probably buy another one in 4 years. Maybe they'll have a V8 by then??? :)
Similar Products Used:
Toyota Corolla, Mitsubishi Mirage