Used Hyundai Accent cars for sale

internal.raccars.co.uk currently have 7 used Hyundai Accent cars for sale

Hyundai Accent

1.3 GSI 5dr

 
£750
2005(05)
 
 
  • 76,000
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 1.3L
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Hyundai Accent

1.6 CDX 5dr Auto

 
£575
2003(03)
 
 
  • 50,143
  • Automatic
  • Petrol
  • 1.6L
Call the dealer:03300292450View vehicle

Hyundai Accent

1.3 i 3dr

£695
2000
 
 
  • 79,000
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 1.3L
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Hyundai Accent

1.6 GSI 5dr

 
£595
2004(54)
 
 
  • 85,192
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 1.6L
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Hyundai Accent

1.4 Atlantic 3dr

£3,390
2008(08)
£54.49 per month
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  • 9,700
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 1.4L
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Hyundai Accent

1.3 GSI 3-Door

 
£1,250
2006(06)
 
 
  • 37,568
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 1.3L
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Hyundai Accent

1.6 GSi 5dr

£495
2005(05)
 
 
  • 88,000
  • Manual
  • Petrol
  • 1.6L
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Used Hyundai Accent

Background

After great success in international markets, the cheap and reliable Accent helped Hyundai become a household name in the UK. As a cheaper alternative to an Escort or other small family runarounds, it entered an already fairly crowded marketplace in 1994, hoping to net the economy buyer.

Three versions of the Hyundai Accent have been sold in the UK: saloon, hatchback and coupe, originally with three petrol engine options: an 83bhp 1.3 litre 12v, a 92bhp 1.5 litre 12v and a 105bhp 1.5 litre 16v. Regular special editions were released, such as the Siena and minor revisions made, particularly to the engine line up including the addition of an MVi Coupe, a tepid rather than hot hatch at 98bhp. A slightly larger, more powerful and more modern looking second generation was released in 2000, including the option of a diesel powerplant. The newer Accent attracted more attention than the original and went on to sell very well in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but still flying somewhat under the radar in England. 2003 saw further improvements in styling and engine line up in an attempt to compete with more sophisticated rivals, until the Accent found itself replaced in 2007 by the i30.

Bang for your buck

The used Hyundai Accent is slightly longer and narrower than rivals in its class, such as the Focus or Astra and is unfortunately the Plain Jane of the bunch. You won't draw any attention in the supermarket car park or admiring glances around town (although that might suit some). Accepting that there is an emphasis on function over form, the Accent does its job very well indeed. Entry level models are basic but higher spec variants include power steering for earlier models and height adjustable driver's seat post-facelift, plus tinted glass, central locking, a sunroof, electric front windows and a driver's airbag. The boot is generously proportioned and rear seats can be folded flat, while two rear passengers can comfortably stretch their legs.

Simplicity is the keyword here; everything about the Hyundai Accent is neat, easy and sensible. Its light driving experience makes it popular with more mature drivers or those lacking confidence behind the wheel. The Accent has in fact gained a very good reputation for customer satisfaction and reliability. A September 2000 'Which?' magazine customer survey named the Accent the UK's most reliable car, jointly with the Toyota Rav4.

What you'll pay

The earliest, 1994 released second hand Hyundai Accent cars for sale can be found for under £1,000, going up to £2,000 for a 1999 model, with different trim levels having very little effect on the price. You do pay a couple of hundred more for the bigger engines, particularly the more sporty MVi 16-valve Coupe but it's all still very affordable, with even V-reg 1.3GSi five doors only just pushing £2,000. £200 more will get you an automatic gearbox while another £800 is probably worth it to get the plusher and slightly more powerful 1.5 litre CDX. Insurance follows the pattern at a very reasonable groups 4 and 5.

What to check

While the engine and mechanicals are trouble free, the interior won't stand up to much punishment. Used Hyundai Accents will usually have been well looked after by an older client base but it's best to favour examples with a full service history, just to be on the safe side.

Parts

A set of shocks will set you back about £75, with a clutch assembly kit at £125 and brake pads around £45. A replacement headlight costs around £100, a radiator about £170 and a windscreen about £205. Quality tyres can be had for £40 per corner.

How it drives

Go for the most powerful engine you can, because the cheap Hyundai Accent doesn't offer any fireworks under the bonnet. It's not all bad news, with good handling around corners, a fairly smooth ride and nice feedback from the steering.

Early models suffer from too much road noise, rectified on later cars and a general lack of refinement. While newer Accents feature improved suspension and better engines, they still lag behind the competition when it comes to driving experience. Where the Accent does win is value for money. If you're happy to be boring and prize reliability over excitement, it's a very practical, sensible second hand buy.

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