2008 Hyundai Accent User Reviews

2008 Hyundai Accent Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
CONS
"small power" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"window" 2 reviews
"design" 2 reviews

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Evan writes:
2008 Hyundai Accent SE Review
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3

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efficient if only using the front seats

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not good quality and no horsepower

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It Is An Economy Car That Has Better Alternatives — Car has no power and is very small. The quality is ok but could definitely be better. The appearance is good from the side and at angles but head on and from the back it looks buggish. it is really cheap though. It is fun through turns but just driving it around town is not very fun.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Valerie writes:
2008 Hyundai Accent Review
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4

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looks, price, gas mileage

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really nothing, I really like it

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Like It, Would Buy Hyundai Again — It is a really nice color, nice interior, good gas mileage, good radio. good looking. Does have a couple noises that it has. maintenance has been minimal, except check engine light came on and had to have fuel rails replaced.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jonathan writes:
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Inexpensive to buy, good fuel economy

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Stupid transmission, frequent check engine lights, disappointing compared to bigger Hyundais

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A Cheap Car...you Do Get What You Paid For Afterall — In the past Hyundai Accents have been ridiculed for being both unrewarding to drive along with being riddled with faults. Hyundai have since made serious progress every passing year since the 21st century. The Accent is no exception. To drive the Accent isn't really that interesting, the engine seems to be adequate for most driving applications. To accelerate quickly...it just won't because of the engine's power. What is terrible in the powertrain is the automatic transmission. I haven't encountered a transmission that was so slow to react to gear changes ie. D to R, the transmission seems to forget what it was going for a second. This means the transmission's quality is suspect here and I've already seen a 2000 km Accent go in for repairs regarding the transmission. The interior for the most part is plastic, not much to say since it is a very low priced car. I didn't like the hole in the rear passenger's cup holder(remove the pad and you'll see it), how Hyundai allowed this ugly feature to pass I don't know. Most Hyundai Accents come well equipped but you could get a very base car...which I think is a bad idea. Its quite light and quite fuel efficient, not as great as a Yaris or Fit but still very good. The car does have a few reliability issues with check engine lights and of course the bad automatic transmission. The Accent is the oldest of the lineup as of 2009 and does need a major interior update like the Sonata. Overall its a cheap car but it isn't exactly the best one.

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Zach writes:
2008 Hyundai Accent SE Review
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4

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MPG is great, lots of accessories are available through dealer,

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small engine, could be lowered about an inch for better appearance

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2008 Hyundai Accent — This is a really great car for the price. With the highest horsepower and torque in it's class (110 HP/ 106 TQ) and a low curb weight, this car will supprise you in performance. Build quailty is good and on par with Hyundai's other veichles. Personally, I think it is the best looking hatchback in the class and the only one offered as a 3 door. MPG is great rating 27/33 for a manual transmission and 26/35 for an automatic. With the SE's sport tuned suspension, the car is pretty fun in the twisties.

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Avaneesh writes:
2008 Hyundai Accent GLS Review
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5

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build quality, room, boot space, ride

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boot design clumsy while reversing, poor tail visibility

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Solid Build, Nice To Drive, Nice Mileage — solid build, nice to drive, nice mileage but boot design clumsy while reversing, poor tail visibility

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Vicki writes:
2008 Hyundai Accent SE Review
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the color!!

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the maintenance plan

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Fun To Drive — this is a nice little car with good handling, the quaility is ok, looks are sharp, the price I paid for the car is adequate and the fun factor is the color!!! I would reccommend this car for single people. . . it is a little small

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Paul writes:
2008 Hyundai Accent GS Review
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Excellent warranty coverage 5yr 100,000km

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No good reason to not look at one when looking for a new vehicle

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Good Economy And Value For The Money — Could do with a little more HP but otherwise it's very cheap to run as well as very low maint. costs. fit and finish is as good if not better than the rest on to days market in it's class.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jay writes:
2008 Hyundai Accent SE Review
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MPG

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Cheap built.

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No Comment — Umm, not really worth the money. it's cute and all, but its performance sux, it's very cheap looking and feeling on the inside, though I am a fan of the MPG! It would be funner to drive if it had more power.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dan writes:
2008 Hyundai Accent GS Review
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4

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FUN WITH GREAT MILEAGE

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ROAD/ENGINE NOISE

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Great Buy Fotr The Price! — MILEAGE!...i average 28-30mpg ..and it has decent acceleration for it's engine size...can't pull my lil pop-up trailer , but I will find another way with that ...grin..it is an economy car, not luxury ..so it isn't the quietest...but the sound system is good ..it's been called "cute" which ehhhh..yeah I guess...but it is FUN to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Simon writes:
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cheap on gaz

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slow

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... — The car in genaral runs great, real easy to work on. Not a vera fast car haha but handle great. The car is cheap on gaz and theirs more room than it seems. Good car for a low price lol

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Hyundai Accent Reviews

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2012 Hyundai Accent Reviews

The Car Is Practical And Comfortable. By Chris_Accent

I like that the car is easy to take care of and maintain. It seems like I always have to wash it, but when it's clean, it feels good to take it for a ride. I'm glad I have my car, but I wish I had mor... Read More

Amazing Car For A Nice Price By JRob757

I felt the acceleration was on par with the type of car, it's not the fastest on the road, but it's there when you need it. The handling was great, I've never lost control, even in snowy or rainy cond... Read More

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2011 Hyundai Accent Reviews

Snappy, Sleek, Great Commuter/ Trip Car By Sjones8591

The mpg of this car is awesome I live 30 mile from town, so mpg was important to me this car surpassed my expectations. I love how easily the back seats fold down and I was pleasantly surprised by th... Read More

For Performance, Looks And Safety By Varun

For Performance it has got a 1.6 VTVT engine which is amazing. The Build Quality is quite Rigid and Stable. The Appearance will surely catch a lot of eyes and is Too sexyy..!! The fuel consumption is... Read More

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2010 Hyundai Accent Reviews

Great For Your Daily Driver... By jmatt3685

The car has been great for many long trips and daily driving! Plus, the warranty is great. It was purchased due to it's low cost and reliability and I haven't been disappointed there. I tried getting ... Read More

Small, Compact, Affordable Little Canon Ball By Dave

common problem with front wheel bearings, stabilizer links and rear shocks. all inexpensive to replace, and easy to find. lack overall power and it only kicks in really from 2k to 3k then 5k to red l... Read More

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2009 Hyundai Accent Reviews

My First Financed Car By Bradley

wonderful car low operating cost and low fuel cost as it was good on fuel. If you take good care of it, it could run nearly indefinitely. we bought it before we had any children and it served us for t... Read More

Compact, Yet Efficient By Dustin

This car met most of my needs and was overall a good car. Gas mileage was good, but one might expect better from a car its size. Speaking of size, it lacks much. Being a tall and slighty plump man, I ... Read More

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