Beware of chronic "check engine" warnings. Prepare to pay hundreds and hundreds of dollars for faulty sensors: input and output. Hyundai will capture the public with a low/reasonable price tag but the REAL cost of ownership begins the day you take it home from the dealer. NEVER, NEVER AGAIN hyundai!
I have a 6 cylinder Sonata and for the first 30,000 mile was great. After a tune up, it was down hill. The disc brakes keep making noise, it has a bad sensor that I spend too much money on, the transmission keep slipping, and when the power windows need repairs, only Hyundai can replace it, with a cheap plastic piece to draw it up and down. I may have drive the crap out of the car, but the reliability is bad. It also revs up to 4000 rpms after I start it up. I'll stick with my Ford Tempo which out last the Sonata so far out of the two cars I have.
The sound system, lumbar, cruise control, body style.
Rip the blue prints and start all over. More power. Better brakes, better transmission.
I purchased a used Hyundai last year after my Ford Explorer gave out on me. I was skeptical at first because I didn't know much about Hyundai; after my test drive, I was sold. The power and the sleekness of this car has really been worth the remarkably low price I paid for the car (9,000 with a 4 year 75,000 mile total warranty). I am very pleased with my car I just wish I could have found one with a sun roof at the dealership! :)
CD player, wood paneling, light odometer, extra plug in, the cute horn ;) and the rear pull down cup holder console.
A beautiful and fun car with a pretty good design and the warranty - awesome. But I've used the warranty way too many times. It's been in the shop no less than 10 times: replaced sensors 3 times, replaced dead battery twice, fixed airbag sensors twice, fixed window motors three times, and of course they found a multitude of problems during the 30K mileage tune-up. I like this car, but I wish it was more reliable!
I like the front seat comfort, handling, moonroof, and dash/console design, as well as the great gas mileage on the highway (city is ok, around 20mpg).
Ok, the oxygen/engine sensors, airbag sensors and window motors are horrible - this car is only just reaching 4 years old and I've replaced all the above annually! Oh, and the shifting between gears around 20-22 mph drives me nuts (flips back & forth)