• Mr. D Posted: 10/8/2009 8:56am PDT

    The Golf TDI will eat this car's lunch. The Golf TDI will come on board with 30 mpg city and 40 mpg on the highway from a auto manual transmission for an average mpg of 35. Of course the Golf's materials, features, and driving dynamics will be superior for the $17 K. If that doesn't do the trick, the VW Polo will soon be arriving with even better fuel economy numbers that the Golf TDI and cheaper.

  • gillette Posted: 10/12/2009 5:54pm PDT

    You're living in the past. The Golf will not be superior, everyone knows that Hyundai's reliability is above VW now. The features and materials on the SE are excellent, as is the fit and finish. It has been highly praised for it's handling. I doubt you have been inside a newer Accent, or maybe just the base version. WebRides TV blog said this: "What the car lacks in gusto, it more than makes up for in stick. The suspension handles the car’s 2,400 lbs without breaking a sweat. With the wheels pushed far to each corner, you can whip this little hatch around any organization of cones or apexes quick enough to slap a grin on your face in a hurry. The astounding amount of available grip allows you to keep up serious momentum, resulting in faster lap times than the 110 ponies would have you believe. Turn in is bright and the set up is wonderfully forgiving. If you’re looking to lay down the basics of car control for someone, the Accent SE is a smart choice.

  • Gillette Posted: 10/12/2009 5:59pm PDT

    And there's this about quality from Automobile.com
    "I never thought that I would be saying this, but the Accent really does feel like a quality machine, and its something the competition probably wasn't expecting. Poke your nose in that engine bay, and you'll find that there's weather-stripping all around to keep dust and dirt out, a jacket to insulate the battery so that it stays warm in the winter, and no wiring left exposed to the elements. Even the seams where metal meets metal around the bay are properly joined, a sign of true quality. You cant find these things in a Yaris, Im told, and sure enough, under the nose of a Yaris, these things werent there."

  • G.Stewart Posted: 1/19/2010 6:18pm PST

    I have a 2010 3 door and it gets terrible gas mileage.I fill the tank for about $35.00 and only get about 400 Kms of highway driving.....Is this unusual??

  • litesong Posted: 3/28/2010 9:32pm PDT

    G. Stewart........
    Sorry for your poor MPG. As to my wife's 2008 Accent (which gets 10+ LESS MPG than 2010 Accent Blue), from sea level, I drove to a 5500 foot mountain pass & back, getting 42 MPG. To a lower pass from sea level, the Accent spit out 45+MPG (6.28 liters per 100 km).

  • chancey Posted: 4/6/2010 9:01pm PDT

    my accent brand new gets about 21 mpg the dealer acts like i am nuts but i want a refund. it's false advertising. don't buy one it's bad for the environment and expensive

  • Hyundaifan Posted: 4/12/2010 2:18pm PDT

    Hyundai stands by all of its products, so have the dealership check out the car before slamming a great little car. Every make has it's problems, and my experience with Hyundai has been relatively trouble-free and what small things I had were covered under warranty. I can't say this for any other make, and certainly not with domestics.

  • HyundaiAccentOwner Posted: 9/2/2010 1:20pm PDT

    Being a long time accent owner, I have seen much better mileage than what chancey reports. It could be a one-time issue.