Hyundai ACCENT Owners : Looking at buying a new one. Need reliability reports from owners please.

Could you please tell me what year your Accent is , how reliable its been, are you still happy with it, highway gas mileage, and if you considered a different make for a budget small car ? Thanks much.

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I have a 2002 Accent. I think it was around 130k miles before I had any trouble with it. I have put about $600 into if for repairs mostly to replace a gasket. Mileage varies depending on how you drive. You can get the claimed mileage if you are very careful driving.
Overall, it's been a very good car, probably the best for the money.
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On 3/28/2011 1:32 PM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Consumer Reports rates the 2005 and 2009 Accents as average in reliability, the 2007 and 2008 as above average. They don't have sufficient data for 2006 and 2010 years.
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Thanks for the replies. Im also going to consider the Ford equivalent as it has a 6 speed auto trans. and isnt too much more than the Hyundai Accent. Warranty isnt as good ... just a 5 year/50 k. . warranty. But it has a good rating by Edmunds .
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And...did anyone look at the Ford Fiesta as a comparison ?
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