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1999 Hyundai Sonata Sedan - Consumer Reviews

1999 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

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Best car ever
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By harrelson marie
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1999 Hyundai Sonata Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


Review

i love this vehicle this is by far the best vehicle that i have ever owned


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stay away!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jb
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1999 Hyundai Sonata Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


Review

Acquired in 2000 with <13000 miles. Fuel & crankshaft sensors shot in 6 mos. Then, out of the blue, it wouldn't start! A loaner was never available. Stalled at a city intersection - $400 to fix. Was told a new timing belt would be necessary soon with only 38000 mi on it! $1000 later, I had paid off the loan but couldn't afford a newer car payment. The decision was made for me 3 wks ago, when I was in a car accident. Front driver's side crushed like a soda can when impacted by a vehicle at only 30 mi/hr. I now know why the car needs side airbags! Got a check, since repairing cost more than resale value. For a car driven approx 5000 mi/yr, there is no excuse! I'll never buy another Hyundai!


Best Features

Exterior design. Warranty - but you need it!


Worst Features

Besides all new parts, here are a few other areas that could be improved: Inside fogging and icing was a constant hassle. PLEASE add a warning when lights are left on - was jumped at least 3 times due to this oversight. Useable cup holders. A faster wiper speed is needed for more than a sprinkle.


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It's Cheap and It Runs...
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By House
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1999 Hyundai Sonata Sedan 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car in August 2005 with only 40K miles. I've had it for 6 months now with no problems whatsoever. So far, it's been good, cheap, reliable transportation. Not sporty, not luxurious, and I wouldn't enjoy it on a long trip, but for my 10 mile daily commute -- it fits the bill.


Best Features

V6 engine has plenty of power. Stock speakers hold their own with my aftermarket stereo. Plenty of legroom & headroom once inside, but low entry is a challenge.


Worst Features

Better interior ergonomics. Cruise switch, wiper washer are not intuitive. Could benefit from some useable cup holders!


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Great car
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By Scott
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1999 Hyundai Sonata Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


Review

I've had this car for 5 years now (>120k miles) and other than a wheel bearing replacement, have had no significant problems. The car is comfortable and most importantly, reliable.


Best Features

Engine power and reliability.


Worst Features

Handling leaves a little to be desired.


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Hyundai is junk
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Hyundai hater
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1999 Hyundai Sonata Sedan GLS 4dr Sedan


Review

I got this with 39K and I now think it was traded in initially for poor quality. Had a $500-$700 engine repair every 6 months or so. My trusteed mechanic said that parts were very expensive compared to more common makes. This was a very poor quality car and I will never go near Hyundai or KIA again. It was a little cheaper than Hondas and Toyotas but nowhere near the quality. Lesson learned. I simply couldn't stand owning this thing any longer.


Best Features

Good power when the engine was working.


Worst Features

Engine quality big time.


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