Wonderfully safe commuter car that looks like Kermit the frog!
I chose the 2011 Hyundai accent because it is a great commuter car. It is comfortable to drive and has a larger than expected trunk, with a cover to prevent visual access from outside the vehicle. It is small enough that it is easy to park in large cities with minimal/small parking. It has aux, CD, and XM capabilities in addition to am and FM radio, however my specific model does not have Bluetooth. My model specifically is also manual for all locks, windows, headlights, etc., however the transmission is an automatic. There is no "cruise control" on my model of Hyundai accent, which is frustrating for longer drives, but when using it for daily commuting I do not need it anyway. The car has absolutely wonderful mpg highway and city, and is fairly inexpensive to fill up (about $25 in my local area). The back seats lay flat for extended space, which was extremely convenient when moving. I have had no mechanical issues beyond normal wear and tear, and am the second owner of the car (purchased as used in 2013). The car also has 15 airbags and held up extremely well when I was hit head on by a moving vehicle while parked. The repairs were fairly inexpensive and quickly done, and nearly all damages were cosmetic. My model does not have an alarm system, but it would be rather inexpensive to have one installed. When driven at high speeds for an extended period of time (6+ hours) I do have some issues with the tire pressure sensor turning on and off.