2010 Accent SE - Hyundai Forums : Hyundai Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 11-19-2012, 02:13 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New York
2006 Cobalt LT
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mrw5641 is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
2010 Accent SE

Hey All, I am new here. I am looking at a 2010 Hyundai Accent SE Hatchback on Saturday with 42,000 Miles. How are these cars? Any mods that are available? Tough to find some decent information online I figured I would come to the source.

Thanks guys and girls!
mrw5641 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 11-19-2012, 02:21 PM
Senior Member
 
bloodninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
2008 Hyundai Accent SE (auto) (sold)
Posts: 4,624
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bloodninja is an unknown quantity at this point
Good, reliable little car. I strongly suggest getting it in manual transmission if you are able to drive it. If not, the automatic transmission is acceptable, but is pretty bad overall with shift logic. The only one I can think of that's even worse on a modern car is the Chevy Malibu, which is just awful.

At 42,000 miles, you still have a while before you need to think about it, but be prepared that you MUST have the timing belt (and other belts) changed at 60,000 miles to prevent catastrophic engine failure. This will likely run you around $300-700 depending on where you live and what connections you have.

There were lots of official bits and pieces (performance and aesthetic mods available from Hyundai) 1+ years ago, but since the introduction of their new Accent models, it's very difficult to find them for cheap anymore. There's a decent selection of aftermarket parts available, but don't expect much in the way of performance. You're looking to buy what was the least expensive car in America at one point.
It's good at what it was asked to do: Be cheap, reliable transport. MPG will vary greatly depending on how you drive, but overall its reliability should be much better than your current Cobalt.
bloodninja is offline  
#3 Old 11-19-2012, 02:31 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New York
2006 Cobalt LT
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mrw5641 is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Thanks for the input I am looking forward to hearing from others. But you haven't had any problems? And yes it is manual and there seems to be about 20K miles left on the warranty and I do have automatic connetions.
mrw5641 is offline  
#4 Old 11-19-2012, 02:33 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ontario
2013 Gen Coupe 2.0T R-Spec
Posts: 810
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Duro5341 is an unknown quantity at this point
Any piston slap noise when cold around 1750rpm.........

Duro
Duro5341 is offline  
#5 Old 11-19-2012, 03:03 PM
Senior Member
 
bloodninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
2008 Hyundai Accent SE (auto) (sold)
Posts: 4,624
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bloodninja is an unknown quantity at this point
The only problem I ever had that wasn't caused by me specifically was the $5 brake light switch died, so I replaced it myself.
bloodninja is offline  
#6 Old 11-20-2012, 12:46 AM
Senior Member
 
Voivod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Central Florida
2007 Hyundai Accent GS in Wine Red.
Posts: 1,268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Voivod is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by bloodninja View Post
This will likely run you around $300-700 depending on where you live and what connections you have.
The dealership I go to has had a standing coupon on their service page for at least six months offering $189.95 timing belt service on the Accent (other vehicles slightly higher).


Visit my photography thread!
Voivod is offline  
#7 Old 11-20-2012, 12:54 AM
Senior Member
 
bloodninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
2008 Hyundai Accent SE (auto) (sold)
Posts: 4,624
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bloodninja is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by Voivod View Post
The dealership I go to has had a standing coupon on their service page for at least six months offering $189.95 timing belt service on the Accent (other vehicles slightly higher).
I bet that's just the timing belt. Not a bad deal. I mean, I don't think you're REQUIRED to replace any of the other belts, but it's not a bad idea to go ahead and do them while you're in there.
bloodninja is offline  
#8 Old 11-20-2012, 04:22 AM
Senior Member
 
Voivod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Central Florida
2007 Hyundai Accent GS in Wine Red.
Posts: 1,268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Voivod is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by bloodninja View Post
I bet that's just the timing belt. Not a bad deal. I mean, I don't think you're REQUIRED to replace any of the other belts, but it's not a bad idea to go ahead and do them while you're in there.
When they did mine they replaced all the other belts as well. They were considered part of the package.


Visit my photography thread!
Voivod is offline  
#9 Old 11-20-2012, 10:14 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New York
2006 Cobalt LT
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mrw5641 is an unknown quantity at this point
(Thread Starter)
Only thing really stopping me is the perfomance parts. Is there any website I can look at that has parts for this car?
mrw5641 is offline  
#10 Old 11-20-2012, 10:33 AM
Senior Member
 
bloodninja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
2008 Hyundai Accent SE (auto) (sold)
Posts: 4,624
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bloodninja is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrw5641 View Post
Only thing really stopping me is the perfomance parts. Is there any website I can look at that has parts for this car?
If you're seriously interested in performance, DO NOT look into this car.

The amount of money you'll end up spending on the car + performance parts + tuning, will end up being more than a used WRX. And then you'd have the benefit of AWD.

But if you're insistent, there's one main supplier. KFX Performance - Hyundai and Kia Performance and Styling Parts - KFX Performance

There are other companies out there as well, but KFX's website will show you what essentially there is for this car. Also, they've established a reputation on this forum as not being the best when it comes to customer service, often resulting in mediation with the credit card companies/paypal.
bloodninja is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hyundai Forums : Hyundai Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome