This was my parents car. It only has
89000 miles on it. I use it to commute
~90 mostly highway miles daily. It
makes an OK commuter car. It had a
defective torque converter that was
replaced under warrenty. It has a
problem with the ignition switch.
Installed a push button to bypass the
ignition switch. It is hesitant to
start. The air vents are cheesy and
they have fallen part. The air
conditioner still works but the outside
air vent is now jammed open. A water
leak has rusted the AC blower fan. Put
some oil in it to quiet it down for
now. On humid days the windows can fog
up easily. DO NOT BUY UNLESS YOU KNOW
THE CAR'S COMPLETE HISTORY.
IT still runs (for now). Compact size.
Mileage is OK ~23mpg not great.
Better climate control system would
have been nice. The air vents are
cheesy. Seats are uncomfortable.
This car has always started for me and
has been reliable. But for some reason
the engine has become a OIL BURNER. I
feel that this pre-mature for a car
that only has 93000 miles. Perhaps the
4 CYL engine was not appropiate for the
Sonata. The power windows don't
operate very well.
Better Engine. The mitsubushi engine
wears our prematurly. Also, better
power window motors.
My 1990 Hyundai Sonata was a disaster.
This car totally sucked. Every part of
this car malfunctioned just after it
went out of warranty -- including the
battery and the stereo system. I spent
more time in the service department for
this car than I did going to the
grocery store every week. *SIGH*
When I traded it in for scrap to pay
for my 1993 Honda Del Sol Si.
Stop importanting this car into the
United States. Its clutterring up our
junk and salvage yards.