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.

See also:

2010 Hyundai Tucson review by By Scott Burgess
It has spent nearly two decades repairing and then polishing its reputation. In the past, critics, including myself, have accused it of copying designs and then dulling them up. Some vehicles had ...

Brake/clutch fluid
Check brake fluid level in the brake fluid reservoir. The level should be between УMINФ and УMAXФ marks on the side of the reservoir. Use only hydraulic brake fluid conforming to DOT 3 or DOT 4 sp ...

REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER SWITCH
The rear window defroster is turned on by pushing in the switch. To turn the defroster off, push the switch a second time. The rear window defroster automatically turns itself off after about 20 ...