Hyundai Motor America Informative - A great litttle car
ALABAMA -- In 2002 I bought a new Accent Coupe for my grandson.
At about 20,000 miles he was broadsided on the driver side door by an SUV which ran a stop light. The impact was sufficient to total the car, but not a scratch on grandson. That is a tough little car. The car was replaced with a 2006 Accent coupe, largely because he was not injured in the wreck.
Hyundai does things to make owning one fun, The service manual is available on line. They do not void your warranty if you "Upgrade" components such as exhaust, roll bars, air boxes, etc. In fact they seem to encourage such.
I am 75 years old and have been around the horn with car dealers and car warranties. I find that if you use your dealer for your service requirements, he can and in most cases will invoke the warranty when it is appropriate. It seems to me that the dealer has considerable influence over warranty coverage. Of course, some dealers are rip off artists and are not interested in taking your case to the wall with the manufacturer.
My experience with the smallest Hyundai has been such that I will strongly consider one as my next car. The Genesis really looks good.
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