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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Hyundai Sonata Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 142 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Hyundai Sonata

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Cheap, functional transportation with a huge rear seat.

  • Cons

    Lots of engine and wind noise. Bouncy suspension.

  • What's New for 1998

    No changes to the Sonata for 1998.

Full 1998 Hyundai Sonata Review

What's New for 1998

No changes to the Sonata for 1998.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

97 sontai

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Sonata

I bought the car 2005 and only 50.000 km but no problems so far but some of the parts have broken off

130,000 and still a great

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Sonata

I bought my 1997 Sonata 5 1/2 years ago with 80,000 miles at a cash price of $3,500 and it's still a great car! I love it and I'm looking to buy another one. Have not had any major problems with it.

Great car overall.

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Sonata

I really like this car alot. I drove this car for about a week some time ago and when I heard that the car was for sale I immediatly offered to buy it. What really left an impression on me about this car was the power of the engine. It really seems to make the most of it's 3.0 V6. I've driven cars with comparable engines and this one outperforms them by far. The interior is very comfortable and of good quality. Power windows, locks, moon roof, all nice features to have. Overall, it's a pretty nice car.

Good car

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Sonata

more power is better!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Loved it!

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Sonata

I just "retired" my 1997 Sonata due to a major mechanical problem and was very upset to have to do so because up until this incident this vehicle performed FLAWLESSLY for me. I had absolutely no mechanical problems whatsoever with this car and it was by far the best vehicle I have ever owned up to this point (I am 35 years old)

Make up for the low

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Vehicle: 1997 Hyundai Sonata

I bought my Sonata used a couple years ago. It ran fine for about six months. When it hit 100,000 it fell apart. I've had it in the shop about twice a month for the last year and a half. It has been one headache after another. I would recommend that you not touch this car with a 10-foot pole.

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Gas Mileage


  • 15
  • cty
  • 22
  • highway
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