I bought the Accent because it was a more comfortable ride than it's American counterparts, was more affordable than the other foreign competitors, and it has a great manufacturer's warranty that goes with it. I've taken it on several 5+ hour trips and gets about 36 on the highway. Handles pretty well, but only thing is the 110 horsepower leaves a little something to be desired. I had no problem however navigating the interstates at 70+ speeds. In terms of value it is the best I could find for being a young adult and using the car only for myself and I work in the auto industry so I did a lot of research.
Hyundai is Top of Line!
2010 Hyundai AccentDemi - Mt. Dora, FL01/04/2012
MOST COMFORTABLE SMOOTH RIDE I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED. GREAT PERFORMANCE!
2010 Hyundai AccentAdam - Marietta, GA08/22/2011
Overall, the Accent is a great vehicle. It has quite a bit of room in side, but, is still a small and nimble car. LOVE the XM radio, and the USB integration with the stereo system. Can plug in a USB drive directly and play music right from the memory stick (just don't leave it plugged in when you turn of the car, corrupts the usb drive).
I can also vouch for the safety aspects of the vehicle. In a rear-end collision, the other driver had both his air bags deploy, I spilled a little soup I was bringing home. Crumple zones did their job, the rear took most of the impact and I walked away fine.
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