I was very sceptical at first when
looking at Hyundai to purchase a family
size car, we looked at Honda, Toyota &
they were out of our price range. The
Hyundai Sonata was definitely the right
price, & the great warranty was a
factor in deciding on the Hyundai. I've
owned this car almost 3 years & have
not had a major mechical breakdown,
with a few minor exceptions, the car is
very reliable. The Sonata drives like a
Camry & feels very comfortable driving,
although it's not a performance sedan,
it could use a little more horsepower
out of the 2.4 liter engine, but you
could always opt for the V6. Overall I
rate this car outstanding.
Very comfortable seats, this car will
make a long drive effortless.
More horsepower out of the 2.4 liter
engine, better handling.
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.
Heating system was good. I mean i hate cold and the heat would be blasting excellent.
I've had my car for a year now and it has been the best thing ever. It has gotten me back and forward to school, and the gas mileage is good. The car also has great handling and control. I've had minimal problems with the car. It holds up well when something is wrong though. I would suggest this car for any young driver.
Great Brakes, The best sound system, and it heats up fast in the winter.
Purchased car new. The vehicle has 57,000 miles on it. Over the past ten years, I have only performed maintenance items on the vehicle. I have just had to service it for the first time. The AC compressor needed to be replaced. Purchased an extended bumper to bumper warranty so the it was covered. I recently passed the car onto my son. Out of all of the cars I have owned, this one has been the most reliable.
Comfortable to drive. Body style.
Waterproof electrical connectors on engine (can't power wash without issues). Quality of plastics in interior. Brakes vibrate when stopping from high speeds.
2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan w/Leather (2.5L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my Sonata GLS new in the summer of 2001. I have a 43 mile one way commute to work. I change the oil every 3,000 miles. I replace the engine coolant and transmission fluid every 60,000 miles. I replace the timing belt and serpentine belt every 60,000 miles. My reward for taking care of my car is 300,800 miles so far. My car does not use any oil or leak any fluids. I've had work done on the AC system once and had it charged a second time. I replaced the front wheel bearings once and each of the front tie rods once. Eleven and on half years of reliable service sums up my satisfaction with Hyundai. btw, This is the first car that I have ever kept past 100,000 mile.
I don't really have any specific favorite features.
I have some rust on the body; but after 11 Illinois winters it is not excessive.
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