Have an '02 Accent L 1.5L 5-spd. Consistent 40MPG (maybe 35 on city streets).
No frills. I love the car.
Liked it so much, I bought an '04 5-spd 1.6L. Bit more ooomph and almost
as good MPG. Just as much fun to drive as the '02.
Neither has been back to the dealer and most maintenance has been easy to handle
and parts available thru any parts house.
Keeping my eye out for a third as a spare. LOL
Now is the time to buy the Elantra. The new model is to be coming out
soon and they're heavily rebated. If you're okay with waiting, expect
the same on the Accent a little down the road as a new Accent is in
the works too.
I have an '02 Accent L manual trans with 146k miles.
I only had one expensive repair to replace a bad gasket that
caused a major oil leak. I think I have maybe spent a total $600 on
It's probably the best car I have ever owned.
I had an '06 Elantra 5 door manual trans. I sold it with 35k miles on
It never caused me any problems whatsoever. I loved that car and
get rid of it.
I have an 06 Accent, 4 door, auto, GLS, 89,000 km. Overall
couple of warranty items fixed no problem.
Not the greatest highway car (noise)and a bit underpowered, but
fine at 120 km.
Fine in the snow (I do have snow tires.)
Probably buy the Elantra when I`m done with the Accent. More
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