|2000 Hyundai Accent
by Jim Bennett and Rick Smith
The Reviews OnLine Auto road evaluation coincided with the Reviews OnLine annual road trip to PC Expo in New York City. This year's timing couldn't have been better to evaluate a revised small economy car. Chicago has the highest gas prices in the nation, ranging between $2.25 to $2.60 per gallon. This scenario provided real world insights into the Accent's fuel efficiency, usable space and reliability during real world, travel conditions. The Accent was excellent!
The car was a 2 door, silver GX with a 5 speed manual transmission. So if you saw one with Illinois plates, on its way to or from New York, before or after PC Expo 2000, that probably was Rick. He didn't get lost since he used satellite navigation and electronic maps to get there and back.
Dated: June 23, 2000