2010 Hyundai Accent
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- Hyundai warranty, price, MPG
- Acceleration, reliability, safety
Purchased As New
I bought the 2007 model of this car new for around $12.5. It was a great little car for about 3 years - I only put about 26k miles on it. After the 3 year mark, however... things started to go downhill. It first started with the steering wheel. It began to squeak VERY annoyingly on every turn. I took it in but the mechanics didn't know what it was. They told me to "come back if it got worse." It never did, but it never stopped making the noise either.
After that my engine started to rattle on cold start up. Hyundai people claimed it was because of after market oil filters used (the valves are a little touchy on the Accent apparently). I ended up spending $530 on my 30k mile tune-up to get rid of the noises, but even that did not help - it only created ANOTHER clicking sound with the acceleration pedal.
Needless to say I traded this vehicle in for a 2010 Honda Fit. The resale value on the Accent is ATROCIOUS. I was given $4500 for a 3-year old car with 26,000 miles on. I probably could have gotten $6000 on a private sale, but even then... that is pretty bad. I ended up having to pay $1600 on my loan to trade it in.
Conclusion: Cheap car, don't expect much. The acceleration is not great, as is to be expected in these subcompacts. If you go above 60 on the hwy, look forward to the car shaking a bit. The trunk and fold down seats provide a lot of room, but comfort and amenities are minimal. I would honestly look at a Fit or Ford's new Fiesta instead. You can get their base models for a similar price.
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