Hyundai Unreliable! Poor Quality
I own a HYUNDAI Accent from 1998 and have only 65,000 miles. I also -and always- drive "gently". I don’t drive fast, I don’t accelerate strong, I don’t go above 70 miles per hour because I want to have fuel economy.
HYUNDAI cars generally may be cheap to buy, seems to have enough good technical specifications and they’re good looking. But I believe its not worth because:
a) it has poor construction quality,
b) it appears often mechanical and electrical malfunctions,
c) the fuel consumption usually is bigger than this described by its book,
d) it has expensive genuine parts so a very EXPENSIVE SERVICE in the long term,
e) it burns lots of oils inside its engine (so, I have to carry always Oil with me!!!). The cost to fix it is very big.
f) when I drive I hear sounds and “cracks” from the main body and the plastics of the car (what a quality?!?!?!).
g) often, when I catch the door from the outside metal surface, there is static electricity that shocks me (its very unpleasant).
In the long term, I EXPERIENCED ALL THESE PROBLEMS. My opinion is absolutely NEGATIVE for HYUNDAI generally. When I will have to replace my car, I will not buy a HYUNDAI again (not only Accent, I mean any HYUNDAI). That’s for sure!
Don’t make the same mistake I made. It’s wasted money. The money that you earn by working hard.
If HYUNDAI had quality, it would have it in 1998 and today (as a principle). Often, the quality is better when someone has an older model, because every car industry by the pressure of lower cost, reduce the quality year by year. In the other hand, when a car factory is new in the game (as HYUNDAI was in 1998) makes better products in quality, because the Industry is not known (famous) and want to have customers. As the years passing, they reduce the quality because they gain fans. Fans have no brain. They want tell you the truth: they are fans. So, do not take HYUNDAI.