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2008 Hyundai Accent Consumer Reviews

4.0
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I love my car!!

by from on July 21, 2010

I've only had the car for 4 mths, but its been great. It's a smooth drive and it's a cute fun car. There isn't much to it, but that doesn't bother me I don't need fancy design just the basics. It has ...
I've only had the car for 4 mths, but its been great. It's a smooth drive and it's a cute fun car. There isn't much to it, but that doesn't bother me I don't need fancy design just the basics. It has over 40000 miles on it and it drives like a dream! I heard bad things about hyundais, but we have 3 in my family and all have been great! Its great value for your money, I highly recommend this car.
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Great Car

by from Wichita, ks on July 11, 2009

After the initial 500 mile break in period (bought the car with 6 miles on it), my wife and I have been averaging 34.5 mpg around town. We haven't taken it on any road trips yet so we don't know what ...
After the initial 500 mile break in period (bought the car with 6 miles on it), my wife and I have been averaging 34.5 mpg around town. We haven't taken it on any road trips yet so we don't know what kind of mileage it will get on the highway. My biggest problem with the car it the way they geared it( 5 speed) The auto gets better mpg on the highway because it is revving lower in fourth gear than the manual does in 5th! It is crazy. I am going to put bigger tires and wheels on it to give it better highway mpgs. Also the back seats don't fold nearly flat enough. But I love the car and it has been awesome to us with no problems yet, plus they Hyundai dealership was super friendly and very helpful.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Great commuter car!

by from Virginia on August 1, 2011

I moved to the US from Europe and my company would only ship one of my cars... I decided to ship my XK8 here and buy a car for commuting. The local Jaguar dealer had a 2008 Hyundai Accent 3 door for s...
I moved to the US from Europe and my company would only ship one of my cars... I decided to ship my XK8 here and buy a car for commuting. The local Jaguar dealer had a 2008 Hyundai Accent 3 door for sale. I bought it last year and not only does it get better gas mileage than it's rated for (I get 34-35 mpg hwy) it also has been an incredibly reliable car. The car is wonderful and if Hyundai came out with a convertible, I'd consider trading in my Jaguar! I love the car that much!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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MPG? Top MPG!

by from Everett, Washington on July 21, 2008

My wife's manual 2008 Accent, bought December 2007, gave OK 30 to 32MPG rising to 33MPG as the spring weather warmed. Despite 2900rpms at 60 MPH, the engine, wind & road noise is low to moderate & the...
My wife's manual 2008 Accent, bought December 2007, gave OK 30 to 32MPG rising to 33MPG as the spring weather warmed. Despite 2900rpms at 60 MPH, the engine, wind & road noise is low to moderate & the ride is smooth. Make sure the dealer installs the short throw shifter, making the shifter & clutch combo slick & easy engaging! Steering is quick & you'll love it. Her Accent functions 100% with no squeaks, creaks, or rattles. With warming weather I feather footed 3 daytrips over 1400, 3000, 4000 & 5500 foot mountain passes getting 41.5, 42.6, & 45.1 MPG! Think Yaris & Honda Fit might not get much better MPG. Tho Yaris, Fit & Accent have the same exterior width, Accent has 1 to 3 inches more shoulder width than Yaris & a bit more than Fit! Accent has 60% more cargo room than Yaris with the backseats up, lots of room for my wife's artwork. The base Accent has comfy 8-way adjustable driver's seat for my bad back, right armrest, tach, trip odometer, mudflaps, interior adjustable rearview mirrors, & v. easy manual windows for reliability. NO ROLLDOWN REAR WINDOWS. They should have been at least POPOUT WINDOWS. Accent has sweet colors so holdout for your favorite color. I saw some base Accents selling for $9000.
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Very reliable

by from Noblesville, IN on September 27, 2011

Car gets good gas milage, very reliable. It has no frills however, it is a great economical car. The car is small, very easy to park, and manover. The seats go down in the back, which makes it great f...
Car gets good gas milage, very reliable. It has no frills however, it is a great economical car. The car is small, very easy to park, and manover. The seats go down in the back, which makes it great for hauling things around.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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IT IS A GREAT LITTLE CAR!!!

by from Park City, Utah on June 8, 2008

The gas mileage on my Duramax truck is 18 mpg at best. I purchased this car for its gas mileage EPA 27 city/33 highway. I have the 2008 Accent GS 3 door model. I drive 60 miles round trip from Park Ci...
The gas mileage on my Duramax truck is 18 mpg at best. I purchased this car for its gas mileage EPA 27 city/33 highway. I have the 2008 Accent GS 3 door model. I drive 60 miles round trip from Park City to Salt Lake City Utah. I am constantly getting 35 mpg. I can stretch to 38 mpg with a light foot. And if I really work it I can get up to 45 mpg, that’s a lot of coasting. At 35 mpg it will pay for itself in 2 ½ years.
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Replacement for Honda Civic

by from Reston, VA on February 5, 2014

I started searching for a new car after my Honda Civic was crashed by a fallen tree in a freezing rain. This car, Hyundai Accent, was almost as small and had my preferred manual transmission. It has t...
I started searching for a new car after my Honda Civic was crashed by a fallen tree in a freezing rain. This car, Hyundai Accent, was almost as small and had my preferred manual transmission. It has two advantages over the Honda Civic, namely: (1) the headlights are automatically turned off as soon as the engine is turned off; (2) It has several different intermittent modes of running the windshield wipers. Some disadvantages are (1) inability to open the trunk from the driver's seat; (2) some inconvenience when pressing the clutch pedal; Perhaps, I'll have more to say after having driven it for some time - it's only one month since I bought the car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Used car but a great little vehicle

by from Council Groves, KS on April 12, 2013

Great car for running around town. Easy and fun to drive. Makes for a wonderful car for our son at school.
Great car for running around town. Easy and fun to drive. Makes for a wonderful car for our son at school.
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If Hyundai made shoes I would go barefoot.Usb0

by from Chattanooga on July 20, 2016

These are cheaply put together with low quality parts. The interior is brittle as can be. You will lose one of your sun visors and they cost $100 to 150 easy. There are recalls for brake light switche...
These are cheaply put together with low quality parts. The interior is brittle as can be. You will lose one of your sun visors and they cost $100 to 150 easy. There are recalls for brake light switches on most. The parts are all expensive and if you want to do it yourself its all copyright by Hyundai and you must pay their websites to get answers. They will pressure you hard to go to the dealership so they can charge you for diagnostics and routine maintenance you could do yourself for a quarter of what they charge. You will be replacing ignition coils like crazy at $80 a hit. Its a nice car WHEN it runs but they constantly break and fall apart. Not worth the money. I have a 14 year old Ford Ranger that hasnt given me the grief this 08 Accent has. Point being if I won a Hyundai in a contest....I'd give it back.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does not recommend this car

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Best Budget Car out there

by from Maryland on July 2, 2009

Bought one year old '08 model w/13k miles. Remainder of 60m/60k warranty transfers, 2nd owner loses add'l 100k pwrtrn warranty. Great car. Have the base model w/5spd. 33MPG in commuting, 34.5,35.6MPG ...
Bought one year old '08 model w/13k miles. Remainder of 60m/60k warranty transfers, 2nd owner loses add'l 100k pwrtrn warranty. Great car. Have the base model w/5spd. 33MPG in commuting, 34.5,35.6MPG in 50/50 town/hwy, 39.7 in mostly hwy. Great features for base level- adj. seat height, tilt wh., built in XM with nice display/controls, MP3 port, 6spkrs. Lighted gl.comp and hatch area, tilt rear seats, tach, left foot rest, armrest. I am 6'1" and have more headroom than my truck. Smooth ride for small car, handling decent. Gauges,controls well laid out and visible. Solid interior. Huge windshield gives great vis. Remaining warranty is better than many new warranties! Dislikes- Steering wheel too thick Balky std. manual shifter- solved by inst. of B&M sport shifter,(highly recommended!) Back is not completely flat when seats folded down. Hard door armrest. Low torque in first gear. -Very satisfied overall.
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