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1995 Hyundai Sonata - Consumer Reviews

1995 Hyundai Sonata

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reliable, but unexciting Sonata II
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By American in Korea
on

Vehicle

1995 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan


Review

My father-in-law gave me this car
with about 100,000 km. It's not the
nicest car I've ever driven, but it is
VERY reliable. It has never broken
down on me. It starts up in the snow
and cold no matter what. So far, all
I've replaced has been a
battery, distributor cap, and plugs.
Getting work done on Korean cars in
Korea is dirt cheap, so that is a
plus. Same problem with power door
lock gremlins. They lock and unlock on
their own all the time. When I get out
without my keys, I make sure to roll
down the window first! It has 155,000
km. (nearly 100,000 mi.) on it now and
should be strong for much more.


Best Features

All buttons/controls are where they should be. Large trunk. 'O/D OFF' button is nice on hills for a little extra kick when the 2.0l 4cyl. engine can't really cut it.


Worst Features

My model needs back seats that fold down. More head room. I'm 6'1" and my hair constantly brushes against the headliner. Seats could provide more leg support. Also, what on earth does the 'ECT' button do? Can anyone tell me? If so, please send to my email address.


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Impressed
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By Brudzio
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Vehicle

1995 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought new and still driving 9 yrs
later. Fun to drive, especially at
190km/h. Had front crash at
80 km/h miraculously nothing happened to
us, car took all the impact and was
severed. Mechanically excellent and snappy.
Body mouldings rust inside and swell -
had to replace 2 times. Door locks rust
& freeze, takes time to get in - can
turn the key, however can't open.
Hardware falls apart (sunshades, door
knobs). Upgraded stereo to Hyundai CD
combo - far much better sound. A/C still
works well. Fuel tank rusted - had to
rebuild.
Manual tranny rebuilt in 5th year, wheel
bearings noisy.
Overall quite positive experience


Best Features

Snappy 4cyl eng & 5 spd tranny. Huge capacity - able to completely fit Civic hood in the trunk, 12' 2x4s and other building materials with seats folded. Handles well on turns and at high speeds. Wheel covers are impossible to get lost - as those are screwed down with wheel nuts.


Worst Features

Better hardware from stainless materials should be used. Also black window door posts should be made corrosion-free. Better speakers would make a difference too. Jack and wrench both broke as made from cheap materials.


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Hyundai Sonata
Performance
Comfort
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By paul the driver
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Vehicle

1995 Hyundai Sonata GL V6 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought the car at aroudn 50,000 miles
and now it had 100,000 miles the car
performed very well untill about 90,000
and then everythign just started
falling apart i spend maybe 3,000 on
repairs and currently my transmission
only has 3rd gear i will redline on a
highway at 90mph i cant take turns at
more then 25mph or it will skid out i
dont recomend buying a hyundai i would
rather have a civic then this car


Best Features

handbreak doesnt work that bad so burnouts arent bad


Worst Features

drive it into a wall at 100mph


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Not worth it
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By Jasmine
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Vehicle

1995 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car because I had no
choice - it was the only one available
that I could afford. It has given me
nothing but problems - the brakes went
out (twice), it rattles terribly, it
stalls when the a/c is on (and
sometimes when it's not), and the
interior fogs up when the heat is on.
However, it does get good gas mileage
and it is comfortable. But I will not
buy another Hyundai.


Best Features

The back seat is very well designed, also the big trunk is nice. The sound system is not great, but not bad.


Worst Features

Build these cars better - use better parts, better workmanship, and FIX the problems with the heat, the door locks, and the door handles.


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not a lemon
Performance
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By sonata user
on

Vehicle

1995 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I had problems with my auto
transmission, I did not have the
transmission coolant flushed, so it
overheated eventually and killed the
transmission, bought a new one, still
going strong. Had a fault with the
auto door locks, sometimes they would
lock without warning when I got out of
the car, locking my keys in. The
brakes have lasted forever on this car,
confortable ride even on the worst
frost-heaved roads. My only complaint
has been expensive parts/
unavailability of parts. Right now I
need a valve cover gasket, and none of
the dealers can get it for me.


Best Features

The trunk space is HUGE!! I have carryied a 4' x 4' sheet of plywood home in it, flip the seats down, and I have brought home a 12' long roll of carpet. The windshield is bombproof, I have taken several rocks into it which would have broken any other one


Worst Features

the air filter is a pain in the you know what to change


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