How Did This Survive? 1998 Hyundai Accent GL
This next car should not have survived the years in the condition you see today…because it is a Hyundai Accent. Who would preserve such a miserable pile of cheap Korean metal and plastic…I don’t know, but I appreciate it. Because there is a horse for every saddle and a saddle for every horse and cowboy boots should always be muddy, or something like that. Anyway, this car gets three dirty thumbs up in my book because it has manual windows and a manual gearbox. Find this 1998 Hyundai Accent GL offered for $4500 in San Francisco, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
From the seller:
1998 hyundai accent gl
condition: like new
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: green
title status: clean
1998 Hyundai Accent GL sedan. ** 5-speed manual transmission **
117K miles, with most of it towed behind a RV, so it presents as fresh and unused. Service records.
Clean title in hand. Registered til October 12, 2022, smogged on January 26, 2022, pulls numbers like a new car (see pic).
Rare and unique. I bought it last year for a short-term use, and it’s been reliable and fun to drive. Vivid green color and new-’90s look get constant positive comments.
Dual front air bags, AM/FM cassette with plug-in Bluetooth phone connection. Cold air conditioning and hot heat. Everything works and feels close to new.
It’s beautifully simple, with wind-up windows and manual locks.
Adorable and durable with a lot of life ahead. Check it out, located in SF.
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I wonder when the last time was that it sold for $4500?
WHY did it survive? There, I fixed it for you.
A buddy of mine had one of these during college. It was the newest car of our friend group and it was a complete penalty box.
He did however, drive the everloving crap out of that thing. It died north of 200k a half dozen western states away from where it was bought. How this one spared that fate, I’m really not sure.
The notes on towing it behind an RV may explain it – somebody bought it cheap not to use as an expendable daily driver, but to use as a vacation car. And evidently only used it as a vacation car with something else as a daily driver.