by Ryan Usher on Oct 7, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan
This was my first car, and the two yeas
I owned it were an exercise in
frustration. When the thing was working,
it drove pretty well. Handling and
brakes were decent. The interior was
uncomfortable, and at least half of the
controls stopped working within six
months. Fuel economy was so-so. My main
problem with this car was the terrible
reliability, I had it in the shop eight
times in two years, and for some big
problems: Transmission, alternator,
starter, and finally the engine failed,
costing me a total of twice the price I
paid for the car, before I called it
quits and donated it to charity.
by Sonata01 on Mar 6, 2004 Vehicle: 1993 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan
I bought my Sonata brand new in 1994
(it was leftover stock from 1993) for
the price of a used Ford Tempo. In
other words, I got a real bargain on a
brand new car (I knew the risk I was
taking on Hyundai in the early 90s).
Ten years later, I still own the car,
and haven't spent a penny on anything
but oil, fuel, and windshield wiper
fluid. I bought the base version,
which came with standard air
conditioning (still works), tilt
steering wheel, and a good stereo. The
interior is quite roomy and the
driver's seat has a height adjustment
for short drivers.
This is my 4th Elantra (1989 Sonata, 1993 Elantra GL, 1996 Elantra GL) - forget about Hyundai's reputation. Detractors are usually not speaking from personal experience, but from hearsay. This is the ...
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