I just bought a 2002 Accent automatic. I have noticed in this board and others though that there could be a problem with the clutches going on them. I think it's because the clutch is so sensitive and people tend to rod them around too much. Good luck.
Hello everyone.. this is my first post on here since I am new to the forum.. my question or beef about my Accent.. is this... it's a 1995.. it has 125,000 km. I bought it for $600.. so far so good .. but here is my problem...
The transmission is clunking everytime I slow down and .. on one occasion.. it flat out gave out.. meaning all I had was reverse. I let the car cool down for about 1 hour or so.. and started it up again.. no problems.. I drove it for 45 min. and no problems.. now.. I know the clunking is a big sign of "something" wrong in the tranny.. but my question is .. has this happend to anyone else out there?.. and if so how much did it cost to fix?.. I imagine it's gonna cost me .. around 300 bucks. Any information would be GREAT!!!
I drive a 1995 Accent.. minor problems with heatshield on mufler and windshield pump for front window not working.. but still very minor.. it runs great.. it has 78,000 miles.. regular maintance since it was driven off the lot new..
I would not recommend purchasing an Accent. I bought my car in 2000 it is a 99 and i have had to replace my alternator, my fuel pump 3 times, the coil. I had to change the spark plugs 6 times in about 2 months. I have had nothing but trouble since I bought it. Now my car is having transmission problems that I have read on here as well. I cant reverse, and i can only go into first gear. My credit is messed up or i would have got rid of this car years ago, now I just need to get it running so i can get rid of it even thought i still owe 2600 on it.. and it is worth less than 500.
I bought my 2000 Accent 5 speed with 168k miles for $1000. It's an awesome car for daily driving as far as I'm considered. I'd buy one if the price was right. I definitely wouldn't bend over backwards for one.
I bought my 2002 Accent (manual) about two years ago brand-new. At 20K my clutch went out and Hyundai said, oh well, it's not covered because it's past a year.
Their warranty doesn't help me because it's a maintenance item. I've driven manual cars for over 10 years and my last one was going on 9 years before I sold it and I never had replaced that clutch. If I could go back - I'd spend a bit more money and buy a more reliable car. I fell for the seductive 100,000/10 yr. warranty that has yet to come through for me. I'm pleading with you - I know it's a bargain but you get what you pay for. Now I'm stuck with a bunch of debt due to the repairs and a car that I despise and still owe 6K on.
Notice that most people that are happy with their Hyundai Accents - are driving automatics. The manuals are trouble trouble trouble.
My advice go for it, I drive a 2000 accent Gs with leather, body kit, sports illuminous instrumentation, power windows, mirrors, steering and air and automatic transmission. The Car has been fantastic, drives well, clean and immaculate. I've made some major electronic changes, I've added map roof lights dual rear seat lighting, led brake lighting to match the factory spoiler. Auto closing windows on locking. European interior lighting, floor lighting, door feature lamps and software controlled lighting. I've also added automatic headlighting that adjusts to the light levels and rain sensing wipers that adjust to the cars speed.
My current projects are electronic indicators and front and rear ifog light integration to operate with climatic conditions.
With a little imagination and a knowledge of vehicle's you can go quite far and a Hyundai is the best car to work with. Look after your accent and I assure you it will last. Keep it clean don't thrash the transmission and let the car adjust to your driving sensibly. The automatic has a learning program that will adjust the gear to you acceleration force.
Good luck and but the way I just purchased a new Peugeot 407 and I'm still keeping my accent for occasional driving.
If you want to know more about my features you can just ask.........
I got a 2002 accent auto no worries here... like everyone else i have had a few minor problems as every car does. my electric window motor blew and so did my alternator luckily both were covered under warrenty (best idea ever got mine extended to 9yrs) basically they r a fairly reliable car in comparison to some of my friends. great idea def get one cause thay r cheap as to run
cheers xoxox :thumbsup:
If I had known then what I know now, I would have never purchased my Accent. Not only in this forum, but others as well people complain not only about the car but also about the mechanics.
They promise big, and in return you get a huge bill for them doing pretty near nothing to your car. Any complaint you have, whatever problem you have occurred with your car is never a mechanical fault due to poor build and cheap parts but only due to your driving abilities.
I have other vechicles and never had a problem with them. This hunk of crap that is sitting in my drive way is one problem after another. It was just in the shop last month, and after only 600km its going back in Friday.
If I could redo it, I would of spent the extra couple of grand and bought a real car.
I bought my 98 accent in aug. of 2003 with 52,180 miles on it the car has just over 84k miles on it now and the only thing that i put in it was a rear o2 senosr.
the car starts every time (temps. -25 to 100+ F) for some people these temps are nothing, but in NY -25 is cold. i have no regrets on the purchase of my vehicle (besides it is an automatic).
I have an 02 Accent automatic and since I bought it two years ago I have had nothing but problems. The brakes are a huge issue. Is this the case for anyone else? Now at on ly 30,000 miles I have to replace an O2 sensor.
what problems did you have with your car and its brakes?
i guess this is a hit and miss thing. either someone is happy with their accent, or they have many problems with it....i dont know. mine has been fine so far...its an 03 that i have had since november or so. although it is not enough time to give that solid of an opinion, it has been good to me........are the people at the dealership actually that tight with their warranty work? that sorta gives off a bad vibe for someone that hasn't had to use theirs yet, the stories that people tell of things breaking and not being covered.......
I bought a 2003 about 2 years ago, and have not had any problems with it. It has 33k on the clock at this point. Only thing I noticed is the engine components corrode very easily. The corrosion of the accent compared to my saab is insane. The saab engine still looks brand new, but the accent looks like it is about 10 years old. I really don't understand why.
That said the car has been extremely reliable, no problems at all. Just changed my oil, plugs, and air filter, and it runs great. I don't expect a lot out of it though. First year I had it I used it as a commuting car, as I was commuting 130 miles a day round trip, so I bought the accent just to suck up the mileage. Since I moved, the car is really used for short trips around town. The saab does all highway travel as I would not want to get in an accident on the highway in the accent, I imagine that is just about certain death. :crying: