2001 Hyundai Accent
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extremely reliable Car

by from on January 17, 2009

Looks cute; always dependable. Best value for the money. Great commuter car for work or college. Repair bills and operating costs are practically non-existent.
Looks cute; always dependable. Best value for the money. Great commuter car for work or college. Repair bills and operating costs are practically non-existent.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Great Car

by from Romeoville, IL on December 17, 2008

I bought this car new in Jan 2001 and am still driving it with 148,000 miles on it. I had an alternator put on at 96,000 miles, Besides tires and brakes thats all. Great Value and still running great....
I bought this car new in Jan 2001 and am still driving it with 148,000 miles on it. I had an alternator put on at 96,000 miles, Besides tires and brakes thats all. Great Value and still running great. This was the first year for the 1.6 engine that I would recommend.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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You get what you pay for.

by from MN on October 14, 2009

Bought this as a second car to use in the city and haul the dog around. Love the fact that it SIPS GAS. 30 mpg in the city!!! A full tank cost me $45-50 when gas was at $4.50 a gallon. Interiors - OK...
Bought this as a second car to use in the city and haul the dog around. Love the fact that it SIPS GAS. 30 mpg in the city!!! A full tank cost me $45-50 when gas was at $4.50 a gallon. Interiors - OK. No CD player. Wind down windows. Cloth Seats. Feels underpowered after I drive my other car (Mazda6s 3L V6) but hey for the money it is a good car. Have had the checkengine light on for 2 yrs with no issues. Not a car I would baby and pamper but a cheap , at times reliable car to have.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Very satisfied

by from Minneapolis on April 24, 2010

I bought my Accent new in May '01. It has just turned 90K. I had to replace the front oxygen sensor and the MAS but was able to do so myself with the help of a loaner OBDII code reader. Brakes haven't...
I bought my Accent new in May '01. It has just turned 90K. I had to replace the front oxygen sensor and the MAS but was able to do so myself with the help of a loaner OBDII code reader. Brakes haven't been the best, the heater only gets luke warm on the cold Minnesota days and the engine tends to ping in summer. But all things considered I got more than I paid for.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Best I Ever Had!

by from Los Angeles, CA on August 13, 2006

I love this car. It is reliable and surprisingly peppy. It's an awesome commuter car and great on gas mileage. I bought mine new and hvae never had ANY problems. (My son will drive this car when h...
I love this car. It is reliable and surprisingly peppy. It's an awesome commuter car and great on gas mileage. I bought mine new and hvae never had ANY problems. (My son will drive this car when he gets his license!) LOVE IT!!!!
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Does recommend this car!!

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only 86,000 miles and about to die!

by from Marion,Ohio on December 13, 2009

I bought this car brand new "2001". Exterior is horrible.I have rust on my hood also I barely bumped something and it really dented. I cant imagine if I was in a crash. I can't back out without the ca...
I bought this car brand new "2001". Exterior is horrible.I have rust on my hood also I barely bumped something and it really dented. I cant imagine if I was in a crash. I can't back out without the car jumping when you switch into drive. I only have 86,000 miles on the car which is just city driving mainly. Replaced water pump and thermostat. Horrible in the snow.Good gas mileage. Single mom and perfect size for me and my 2 kids.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Do Not Buy This Car

by from Houston, TX on September 12, 2009

Ok. So I got this car when I was 16. It was my first car. I paid paid 4,000$ for it and I bought it around 80,000 miles. It was a 2002. For the first 11 months the car was fine. Right when I got over ...
Ok. So I got this car when I was 16. It was my first car. I paid paid 4,000$ for it and I bought it around 80,000 miles. It was a 2002. For the first 11 months the car was fine. Right when I got over 100,000 miles which is when the factory warranty went out, my transmission stooped working. Basically, my car could not reverse for a whole 9 months because it cost me 2,500 dollars to fix. I was in college at 17 and didn't have that kind of money. The A/C went out as well. So I went a summer and a half with out A/C in HOUSTON. Just recently, my transmission just went out again! Not even a year later from getting it fixed. I am not fixing it again. Please don't get this car. I can't wait to get rid of this car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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LOVE IT!

by from Richlands, NC on October 5, 2010

I got my 2001 hyundai accent april 15 2009. Purchased used with no warranty. Still we got it home and not even a week later took back to the seller and informed him that the ac did not work. He still ...
I got my 2001 hyundai accent april 15 2009. Purchased used with no warranty. Still we got it home and not even a week later took back to the seller and informed him that the ac did not work. He still fixed it for us. This year on september 27 2010 my transmission has quit. I named my car cecillia. The car is from New York, has a tiny dent in the side of the back door on the driver side, has a cracked windshield, and has some rust around the tire rim, a bit on the dent, and probably underneath the car. We paid 3000 for her before tax title and tags. I would not trade her for anything or any car in the world! People, this is a cheep reliable car. I choose my accent over a 2002 ford focus and a 1999 ford escourt. My car gets 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. It has never costed me above 20 to fill up the car. The car was used for everything for me not just one thing specifically, when I went somewhere she was ALWAYS the car I used. Bottom line is a great all around car. I would and do pamper this car a lot. Decorated with hello kitty interior and she looks as clean as she did the day I bought her. This car will last if taken care of properly.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Starts strong, but finishes poorly

by from Arlington, VA on April 28, 2008

I've had my 2001 Hyundai Accent for just over 7 years now. It served me very well for the first 4 years: great gas mileage and cozy interior. The past few years however the "check engine" light is con...
I've had my 2001 Hyundai Accent for just over 7 years now. It served me very well for the first 4 years: great gas mileage and cozy interior. The past few years however the "check engine" light is continually coming on. It's gotten to the point that I am spending $300-400 every 5 months on repairs (i.e. gas leak, evap emissions leak, etc. . I have never had a pleasant experience with the service departments at any Hyundai dealership: unprofessionalism and outrageous prices. I was charged $45 once just to be told that I needed to screw my gas cap on tighter. Although they make affordable cars, I so dislike the customer service and poor performance of the car after the 5 year mark that I do not plan to purchase from Hyundai ever again.
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Does not recommend this car

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2001 Accent

by from Logansville, GA on June 3, 2006

The vehicle has scratches on the front bumper that can not be seen in the picture. It switches into gears good, but when you brake the car shakes. I arrive just days after the dealers got the car and ...
The vehicle has scratches on the front bumper that can not be seen in the picture. It switches into gears good, but when you brake the car shakes. I arrive just days after the dealers got the car and it was nasty. There were buds throughout the car, soda cans, the passanger seat is soiled, there is no spare tire, the lid or cover for the storage area in the truck is missing, and the dealer tried to sell it to me as salvaged even though it didn't have a salvaged title to relieve himself from liability. My suggestion is to stay away from this car if you need something dependable.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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