It's not a bad car.
I bought it used for about $4800 with 79k miles. There was nothing wrong with the car, it was a trade in. The manual transmission is pretty much rock solid, great clutch feel. But, first gear can be bucky in city driving, and my reverse seems to be a bit whiny. I think this car performs well for what it is. It can go as fast as you need on the highway, but it does require a bit of throttle feathering as it decelerates without it. This results in worse mileage on the highway than city. I really like the AC. But i think it will get pretty hot in the cabin during summer. The windows are pretty much un-tinted and they are bulbous. It's a weak spot for exterior design. I took out the rear seats and made a full sized bay with some MDF. This allows the car to function more like a transit connect- mine even came with a hitch, but I'll only use that for bikes. I really like the simplistic layout, but it loses interior points for being hard to see the cabin during night drives. I added some magnetic LED ambient lighting and that helps a lot. While this is an older econo car, I think it's a safe bet as a first car, or an A-B car. You might actually enjoy yourself driving it around. Better than the GDI engines and CVT transmissions of Hyundai after 2013, I think.
Best car ever
I bought my 2010 Hyundai Accent in 2016; for a wonderful.price. This car was able to fit five adults comfortably when needed. The car was fabulous on gas especially when I needed to go 149 miles once a week. The car had to be able to climb hills as I live in the country roads in Maine. The interior was nice and I love the exterior of the car. A very adorable car and held lots of groceries. The grandkids car seats fit in the back seat well and the trunk held a lot of backpacks and luggage. A lovely car that did a lot for me and my family. If I could have another Hyundai Accent I would do it over again. Definitely my most favorite cars ever. My Hyundai got in an accident when a huge truck bumped into me before I could take a right. The drivers door received the brunt of the accident but I was safe. I never got injured and only replacement was the door. The car lasted 13 more months after the accident. June 2022 the little car was tired and had a lot of things going wrong. We had to make the tough decision to salvage the car. The accident made the car a salvaged car but it still managed to go another 13 months helping me get to work and to visit my grandkids. I will miss this car very much. I highly recommend the Hyundai Accent 💕
As an automobile engineer... I repair Hyundai/kia.
We bought it as second car, we own a Nissan Maxima 2000 v6 engine but I prefer to drive Hyundai accent. Very reliable, easy to fix and the coil is the only problem they got cuz am an automobile mechanic and I know a lot about Hyundai cars...