Hyundai Accent 1.4 GL Review
Back to basics

Story and Photos by Alvan Sio
8 Jan 2016
 

Introduction

We tested the automatic version of the Accent a while ago and it came with a CVT. As petrolheads and car lovers we tend not to appreciate the finer points of having no gears at all (or unlimited gears, depending on how you see it) fully.

You see when there’s a manual version available for two grand less (as of 4th Jan 2016), there really is no better way to get back in touch with the finer points of driving than to choose it.

I’m not saying that we loathe CVTs or that we don’t recommend it, but let’s consider the context of the car in question.

It’s the most basic sedan you’ll find in Hyundai’s range, and this is the most basic spec – manual gearbox.

The people that buy these things are on a tight budget and just want to save all they can but get a halfway decent car to go about their business with. So when you get a slick shifting 6-speed manual that costs less than 90 grand (remember COEs were 90k at one point) you might want to consider removing the rust off your left leg.


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