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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 12 reviews
2005 Hyundai Accent Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 12 reviews
It's plain, it's basic, it's cheap, it doesn't come with a whole lot of fancy extras -- kind of like high school cafeteria food. But the 2005 Hyundai Accent makes a great first car, thanks to 29/33 mpg, an affordable price tag, and reliable 4-star crash ratings. For 2005, the Accent picks up optional ABS brakes, a nice bonus to the already standard dual front-side airbags, often overlooked in compact economy cars.
As the entry-level offering, the 2005 Accent comes in either a GLS sedan or GT and GLS hatchback. Both have split-folding rear seats, but the hatch offers more cargo room. The GT is meant to be the sportier version, with a sports suspension, alloy wheels, and a rear spoiler. Taking its compactness seriously, the 2005 Hyundai Accent is eight inches shorter than the Civic, but this means it is that much more maneuverable and parking space-friendly. It is powered by a 1.6-liter, 104-hp I4 with choice of standard 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic. Features are minimal, and even air conditioning comes only as an option, along with power features. You do get a cassette player, however, for those of us that still own cassettes.
The revamped styling from 2003 makes the 2005 Accent much easier on the eyes than your standard cafeteria fare, and it comes with a good powertrain warranty. Most owners praise its gas efficiency, dependability, and handling, though they admit there is some road noise and the backseat is not conducive to anyone with legs. Most drivers wish it came with a tilt steering wheel.
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Hyundai Accent Questions
2005 Hyundai Accent Has Trouble Starting After The Engine Is Warmed Up
Just like the title says if I drive the car 10-15 minutes or more than attempt to restart while the engine is still warm/hot it has trouble turning over. It will usually crank a little bit then just...
Why Wont My Car Start After Changing The Alternator
I replaced the battery and the alternator and it still wont start
Why Wont My Car Start?
I tried turning on my car but it wouldnt start, I turned on the lights of the car to see if it was the battery but the lights lit up and the radio came on too, so whenever i turned the key to turn it...
The Check Engine Light Went On Right After I Put In A New Air Filter.
Is it possible I knocked a hose off or something when I put the new filter in? The car is running fine.
2005 Hyundai Accent Seat Belt Chime Malfunction
The seat belt chime goes off continuously even though I am belted in safe and sound. This just started happening a couple of weeks ago but I think I might lose my mind if it doesn't stop soon. Does ...