Used Hyundai Accent Hatchback 1999 - 2003 review

Category: Family car

Section: What is it like?

Hyundai Accent Hatchback (99 - 03)
  • Hyundai Accent Hatchback (99 - 03)
  • Hyundai Accent Hatchback (99 - 03)
Used Hyundai Accent Hatchback 1999 - 2003 review
Star rating

What's the used Hyundai Accent hatchback like?

Too big to be a supermini, yet not quite a small family hatchback, the Accent sits awkwardly between the accepted class categories. But, less of an issue is that it is well equipped, with good space in the front cabin and the boot, although the rear is a squeeze for adults.

Its big attraction is that it's cheap to buy after a couple of years, thanks to scary depreciation from new. But, it was never a big seller as a new car, so it's scarce on the second-hand market, and usually offered by franchised dealers or private sellers. You can find the occasional cosseted, one-owner low-miler, but others take a battering and receive little servicing.