Solid economy car for light use
2004 Hyundai Accent GL
I put very few miles on it, but I have been happy with its performance so far. I've had to do regular maintenance (oil changes, tires, timing belt, etc. and only a few repairs (brake caliper replacement, transmission sensor replacement). My primary concern was reliability and I have found it to be reliable. It is not a luxury car, but is comfortable. It is not super powerful, but it is sufficient. It has been economical to purchase and to keep running. If I had to repeat the purchase, I would choose this model again. My only complaint is that the paint top coat is rather weak. There are some cosmetic problems, particularly on the driver's side door where I push it closed (I guess the oils from my hand and the friction wore away the top coat). There are a few other random small imperfections like that. I generally ignore cosmetic problems, so I have not considered fixing the paint problems. The headlights are also cloudy now, but I think that is expected for a car of this age.