My Accent after 11+ years
April 2, 2019
After 145,000 miles, our Accent continues & feels like it should go another 100,000 miles (more?). No work has ever been done on the engine, manual transmission, clutch, muffler, fuel injection, suspension, catalytic converter, etc. The front brakes continue without any problems, altho the rear drum brakes have had work. Because it has a timing belt, the Accent has had its belt changed twice, according to regular maintenance. ALSO, the electronic ignition has been changed twice! No other electronic problems have occurred. Two years ago, I switched to used larger tires to help reduce rpms by 6% at highway speeds & that has worked good, even increasing MPG! Eighteen tanks in a row, last summer were above 40MPG, with one reaching 48MPG! Not bad for an EPA rated 32MPG vehicle. Of course, the larger tires absorb bumps better.... making the Accent seem..... more grown up. The Accent continues as a dependable vehicle & satisfaction with the Accent continues apace. In 2009, one car dealer offered two Accents for a total $14,000!