by bhart on Sep 20, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan
You should get your timing belt changed
before you hit the 65000 mark. The car
has no saftey engine shut off when the
timing belt goes and the engine is
therefore ruined and you will need a
whole new one because all of the valves
get smashed together. I was only in my
driveway when mine went without any
warning. I turned my car on and boom
the timing belt went and so did the
engine. Buyer beware.
Sheet metal is all new, and gives Sonata a more substantial look despite somewhat controversial retro-style front fascia and grille. Flush-fitting doors and restyled exterior mirrors help quiet the ride, while horn activation switches from spoke button to center steering wheel pad.