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Pros: the acceleration
Cons: the thirteen inch hub caps
Advice: save some money so you can make it fasterummmm the car doesn't have that good of a top speed but it has pretty good acceleration.
Pros: It looks stylish on the outside.
Cons: Handling of the vehicle.
Advice: Do not buy it. Go one step up and buy the Elantra.This vehicle has a steering problem. It pulls to the left. Resulting in a driving hazard. I drove other new accents and they had the same performance. It is a characteristic of the car but I feel it is hard to handle and not safe.
Advice: Buyer Beware when it comes to SAFETY in a CRASHDo not depend on airbags to deploy. I was in a side impact crash that totaled my car and not one airbag deployed. Check on the rating for this car in crash test it is rated POOR.
Pros: Great speaker system and one turn of the key in the driver's door opens all of the doors
Cons: No room service. Seriously - It's all good.
Advice: Don't hesitate - this car is an absolute winner in every way possible and what a price!!!I traded in my 4 door 2000 Accent for a new 2004 4 door Accent GL model. These cars are phenominal in every way!!! My new car has a bit more pep (and it's a lot) than my 2000 model and a numerous additional bells and whistles and all at an amazing out the door price of $12,900. Loaded with power windows, door locks, six speaker cd, ungraded AC, power trunk release that opens the truck fully and a stealth anti-theft device. My 2000 accent was a totally reliable vehicle - when I traded it in it had 69,850 miles on it and all of those miles were driven without one single mechanical problem. This car is a steal!!! I've had all the majors - BMW, Lexus... and would never buy anything again other than a Hyunadi!!!! Gas milage is tops, acceleration is wonderful and the warranty - 60,000 care free miles ahead - bumper to bumper everything except tires and brakes. I'm looking forward to Hyunadi's hybrid which I'm told is quickly being developed. It will be the car I drive out of the showroom four years from now. Accent owners swear by this car and it's no wonder, Hyunadi is turning out the best kept secret in the industry. Don't pass this car up - you're going to love it!!!!!!!!!!
Pros: The size - small car, yet with ample space
Cons: No keyless entry, power windows, or power locks - things I can live without
Advice: Go for it - it's a great car at an even better priceI actually didn't get to test drive this car from a dealership - this was a surprise from my parents for a birthday present (a very BIG present mind you, and one that I help with payments on every month.) I love this car - it's perfect for getting around town, and has ample space. Mine is a 2 door, which can be a slight pain when someone has to get in or out of the back, but not too bad. The only things I wish Rosie (that's her name) had is keyless entry, automatic locks, and power windows - all things I can live without. It's an INCREDIBLE car at a great price - perfect for college students or older.
Pros: Racing-style bucket seats
Cons: Low horses/ exhaust system fixes that
Advice: Get a nicer Stereo system and and install power-locksI actually own the vehicle, I have had it for about 7 months now. I really enjoy the car, it has great potential to be super-fast and it's already pretty quick as it is. The handling is pretty good stock because of the rack-and pinion and the independent suspension. I get about 33 combo and up to 40-44 MPG on the highway with the Automatic Transmission. The Cargo room is perfect because I can fit my entire drumset, along with hardware and cymbals, in the car by lowering the rear folding seats. With all the equipment I have I can't seat more than two while loaded up, but I never need more than that anyway. I actually fit 2 drumsets once... The A/C is ice cold and cools the car quick, and the heat kicks in quickly and can make you sweat til you lose weight. I got an alarm system along with an ignition kill and got power locks installed. Tinted the windows and painted the grill black right above the bumper. The car almost looks like it has a body kit on the front and the ground clearance is almost that of a sports car. I think that headers and a good exhaust would give the car an extra kick and make it more fun to drive. A turbo would make it a speed machine! I indeed suggest the purchase of the vehicle and I love the Warranty.
Pros: gas mileage, build quality inside and out, materials, handling
Cons: no abs brakes option, no tilting wheel and cruise control option (all no biggie)
Advice: this car is perfect for families that are starting and for college students who need a car to get them around town with a great warranty and customer satisfaction!when i first test drove the automatic version of this vehicle i said that it has good power. once i decided to buy it, nearly a couple months, i test drove the manual model that day and i loved how much more power the manual matches the engine output from first to fifth gear. since buying this car and owning it for 3 weeks, i have had no problems with it. the quality is amazing for this vehicle, and especially for a hyundai! i love the control layout, the build quality in and outside of the car and the way it handles. in numerous roads i have noticed that the accent stays pretty quiet and the suspension is compliant and the handling is on the touring side of the handling limits. i love that i dont have to fill up gasoline on this car for a week and a half, or if i am lucky two weeks. the seats are comfortable, and for my height 5'11 3/4', the car is roomy for my height. it is so easy to drive and i love the solid 'thunk' of the doors and can you believe side airbags are standard at this price! and the warranty is amazing! i love it! i'd recommend this car to anyone that needs a no trouble automobile.