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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Obtain Spare Tire and Tool
Remove the spare tire and remove the jack and tool bag from the trunk. NOTE: The spare tire and tool is located beneath the luggage mat in the vehicle trunk or luggage compartment. ...

Handling the Spare Tire
Remove the installation bolt to remove the spare tire. To replace the spare tire in its storage compartment, tighten the bolt firmly with your fingers until there is no more play in the spare ti ...

Using a child restraint system
For safety reasons, we recommend that the child restraint system be used in the rear seats. WARNING Never place a rear-facing child restraint in the front passenger seat, because of the dang ...