2009 Hyundai Accent review

In a world of economic instability, any new car that can tout a sub-$10,000 starting price has a lot going for it. OK, it has exactly one thing going for it: It's cheap. But that doesn't necessarily mean a horrible driving experience — nor does it mean every trim level of said car is cheap.

That's where the Hyundai Accent fits into the marketplace. It's inexpensive, inoffensive and gets good gas mileage. While that may not sound like a ringing endorsement, the Accent holds its own in a crowded field, and that says a heck of a lot.

I tested a 2009 Accent; 2010 models are arriving at dealerships now with a few changes.

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Manual climate control system
1. Front windshield defrost button 2. Rear window defroster button 3. Fan speed control knob 4. Mode indicator 5. Mode selection button 6. Air intake control button 7. Air conditioning button ...

Floor mat anchor(s)
When using a floor mat on the front floor carpet, make sure it attaches to the floor mat anchor(s) in your vehicle. This keeps the floor mat from sliding forward. WARNING • Make sure the floor m ...

Center Ventilator/Side Ventilator
The center ventilators are located in the middle of the dashboard. The side ventilators are located on each side of dashboard. To change the direction of the air flow, move the knob in the cente ...