by Love my Sonata on Feb 6, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
After doing much research, I found my Hyundai Sonata to be everything claimed. The six cylinder model is a very quiet, smooth ride. It accelerates when applied and the cruise control is amazing. Other than the big turning radius(which was disclosed), I have nothing but good things to say about it. It is a large roomy car so 20 mpg (in town) wasn't a bad statistic. As with all automobiles, regular maintenance is a must.
by John on Sep 2, 2007 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I got this car as a hand down from my parents when it was at about 55K miles. We bought it brand new in 2001 and had zero problems with the car until recently. After 50,000 miles the Engine had to be replaced. Though its been running great as long as I've had it, the only problem I see now is the auto-Tranny is lagging (at 65K Miles) but thanks to the 10year/100K mile warranty that wont be a problem. The power you get is surprising for a 4cyl. I have no problems passing people on freeways and it handles corners very well for a Sedan. I wouldn't recommend this car but its fairly reliable.. if your stuck with it, it'll get you from point A to B without many problems.
by Todd on Jan 3, 2007 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Get something else. Not reliable - needed new door locks TWICE, water pump, exhaust. Now the mechanic says it needs a new engine. I have no pressure in one of the cylinders. Airbag light is on, dealer can't fix it. Cruise control doesn't work. Stock CD player wouldn't eject anymore and had to be replaced. Transmission searches for correct gear on the slightest of hills. Headlights burn out every 2 months (yes, I am installing them correctly without touching the glass). Car now has a very loud squealing noise when turning the wheel in a parking lot. Traded it in for a Civic today.
by andrea on Oct 24, 2006 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
This car is loud and had tons of work on it. WHile it was under warrenty, it had many parts replaced. THen 2000 miles after warrenty was expired, the trans had to be replaced. It is loud, rattly, and it drives like it is ten years old. It has been driving this way for the last 50,000. Gave this to my sister and bought a honda, much happier.
by hyundaihater on Sep 7, 2006 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Mom gave me this car and what a lemon.though it lasted me through college,cost me tons of money for repairing. Timing belt broke at 53000 miles out of nowhere, had to get a new engine at this time, luckily under warranty after showing massive proof of oil change records.had to get new breaks every year and a couple months later would squeal like a pig the minute i stepped on breaks. Terrible rotors or terrible work by mechanics i'll never know. Check engine light comes on intermittently. Luckily, i will never deal with this again as i'm now a college grad who'll be able to avoid a hyundai now and forever. Am very grateful to have had a car that got me from point a to b. So thanks.
by talie on Aug 18, 2004 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
I bought this car because of the price
and the warranty and those were the
reasons I liked it. Until sensor's
started going out, the airbag light was
on, rotors went bad, and I had to have
it hauled to the dealer too often for
my liking. Dealer was great, they
repaired it nicely and really stood by
the car, but it hasn't been as reliable
as I need a car to be. It's at the
dealer now. ANOTHER sensor went out at
53,000 miles. This is the last time I'm
doing this. As soon as I get it back
from the repair shop I'm trading in
before the warranty expires because
this particular car really needed the
warranty to make it worth keeping.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.