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Cons: 14 inch wheels
Advice: Rent an Accent,yaris and fit for a month each and then pick,Accent won easy for me.I am amazed at some reviews being so negative. i drove an accent,yaris and fit each for a month both city and highway and accent was far the best. It had the best power and comfort for long drives and was not as noisy and had the best mpg equal to yaris and better than fit. In the city it handled much better and yaris had a bit better mpg. Overall it was cheaper and that coming with much more in the way of added features that would cost much more in the other 2. I bought the accent after the testing and after 6 months it is still wonderful to drive and no problems at all. My friend went with the yaris and after loaning my accent to him for a long weekend he now wishes he got an accent. he admitted it felt and handled better and had a lot more power. i will admit i have not driven in heavy snow yet but from past experience no sub compact is that great in bad snow. Overall between price and features and the actual driving i say the accent is hands down better than its competition. BTW,i previously had a corolla and although very happy with it have now found both toyota and honda to be overpriced for what you get other than reputation. oh yeah,when getting any work done at the dealerships hyundai is much friendlier and cheaper labour costs. I have no idea why some are complaining about mileage,mine is just fine and close to car specs.
Pros: Good looks, good upholstery, decent for it's size trunk
Cons: Easy to scratch interior plastic, unimpressive highway fuel efficiency of 28 mpg
Advice: If you are into a budget long-warranty car, Elantra looks like a much better value for moneyWe had bought a 2007 Elantra for little more than 14K, and that was a bargain - a neat, cute, well-behaved, quiet and loaded with features vehicle. This positive experience made us choose a 2007 Accent as a second vehicle over Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and Scion xA. We kind of like our Accent, but I'm afraid next time we buy a car it will have to be either another Elantra, or a Fit
Cons: all of the mechanical issues that were never covered under 'warranty''
Advice: Do not purchase at all what so ever!I had initially liked the vehicle because it drove smooth and quite.
Pros: 4-door, big trunk
Cons: I wish the rims/tires were larger
Advice: go easy on it and it will run for youPlenty of power for all purposes, an I live in a very hilly region. Excellent mileage. The 13' wheels do not supply alot of traction, so brake early. Also the brakes overheat easily going down long (miles) hills. I just use the 'NO Overdrive' switch and allow the engine compression to slow me on long hills, and I don't have problems. Excellent turn radius, good road performance.
Cons: the gas mileage, sticker says 'highway 38' I'm getting 22! That is a huge difference! I could have bought a bigger car and got better gas mileage!
Advice: If you want a car that gets good gas mileage, I wouldn't buy a hyundai accent it does not get what the sticker says.I liked the car when I test drove it. I wanted a car with good gas mileage.
Pros: light weight car w/ peppy engine even w/ only 100 or so horses
Cons: after 5 years the seat feals a little unsupportive
Advice: check maintence record and go for it.I have 78,000 miles of dirt mountain road and highway combination driving and I love my accent hatchback. I am getting between 37-40mpg on the highway. I only wish I had gotten a sun-roof. For a comuter or a young driver this car is wonderfull.
Pros: tight steering
Cons: engine noise above 60
Advice: spend 1000 more and buy a toyota corollaloud engine noise above 60. Gas miles 27-30. dash rattles in cold. I'm at 13000 miles