For the price, you're getting a solid car.
December 21, 2018
I bought a certified used 2013 Hyundai Accent Hatchback se about a year and half ago. At this point, I've put about 17,000 miles on it. With that being said, I've spent a lot of time in this car and would most definitely recommend it.
Reliable - in the time I've owned it, I have had zero(0) problems with this car, and with it going on 6 years old here, that's great.
Interior - while it's not anything to write home about, for the price you're paying, it looks pleasing to the eyes. From the dash and lights, to the stereo and fun designs on the seats that keep it from feeling plain. Also, you get quite a good amount of trunk space with the hatchback and when putting down the seats, you can really fit quite a bit in there. I've been through two(2) moves with it at this point.
Exterior - again, nothing to the write home about, but for a cheap subcompact car, it's looks pretty slick and even 6 years later still holds up pretty well against the current models. It does have fog lights, blinkers on the side mirrors and a moon roof, which all keep it feeling a little more luxurious than it's GS and GLS counterparts.
Comfort - as for the driver seat, it feels great. I have a decent commute everyday and spend at least 2 hours in my car and never have any problems sitting in that same spot. As for others, I don't really have any complaints from those in the passenger or back seats. Always enough leg and head room, even for my big and tall passengers.
Value for the Money - Most definitely. For being so inexpensive but getting all the little bell whistles most other cars would skip out on, plus it having a great looking sleek design that holds up. As well it's awesome reliability, it's the perfect car for someone like me who's just investing in their first real car or just someone that doesn't want to break the bank but have a little of best of both worlds.
Performance - This is the only con honestly and it has to do with a couple things. 1) The gas tank; it's ridiculously small and even though you're getting pretty decent gas mileage, if you drive an average amount, you'll be at a gas station filling up way more than you'd expect to be with a little subcompact. 2) The gas mileage could be better. While HW I can average a solid 32-35MPG, city or even combined, it drops drastically to 26-28MPG. I just wasn't expecting this when purchasing the car as my old 2002 Honda Accord which was a beast in the size compared to this thing, managed about the same. 3) Now this should be a given and honestly I wasn't expecting it to be all that great in the snow, but wow it turned out to be even worse than what I was expecting. So, buyer beware if you live somewhere other than the south or west coast.
Overall, I'd definitely recommend it. There are some cons but honestly the car is still very worth it and it'll last you a long time. I had friend that was in search of a new car and recommended this one to him. He ended up picking up a 2016 5-speed manual sedan Accent GLS. He's also loving it at this point.