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2002 Hyundai Sonata - Consumer Reviews

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great commuter car
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By ajacques
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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A little too wide for a city car, and slightly sluggish on acceleration (it is not meant to be a muscle car, though). Otherwise, a great commuter/travel/hwy car. Never had any real problems, very dependable.


Best Features

Spacious interior, smooth ride


Worst Features

Rear window is a bit small, and turning radius slightly narrow.


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Love my car
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By petvetmom1
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2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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I researched quite thoroughly before buying my Sonata 2002 used in July '06. Reliability and Safety scores made the difference for me. Since I've bought it I couldn't be happier. The car is beautiful; have gotten comments from friends and strangers about its looks--"looks like a Jag". Besides that I love the car; it looks great, ride is smooth and powerful, very quiet. The interior is comfortable, spacious and beautifully appointed, the stereo system sounds great. This is probably the nicest car I've owned even though it is 5 years old, and I've owned an a new Accord, a Celica and a Mazda 626. First used car I buy and best buy I ever made.


Best Features

The exterior styling; the interior layout; very spacious and comfortable; this car turns heads!!


Worst Features

Adding a direct connection for an IPod to the stereo system; fixing the front cupholders so that you can fit 2 cups comfortably.


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By Spunky
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2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 5M)


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I was extremely pleased with the performance of this vehicle. I just traded it in on a 2007 model. This car was quite possibly one of the best cars I've ever driven.


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Hyundai has outdone Japan
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By Chris Carroll
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this used (1 yr old) from dealer (pgm car) with 11K miles. My wife and I have put 35K on is since, and this car has not needed to see the dealer since, with the exception of 1 recall. Other than regular maintenance, this car has needed nothing, and still looks and runs like new. The car has depreciated less than $3,000 in the 3 years we've owned it, and now I'm shopping for one for my son. If you want a good, stylish, reliable and economic car, the Sonata should be your first choice.


Best Features

Body styling, reliability, fit & finish, great gas mileage.


Worst Features

Cruise control activation should be on the steering wheel, and that's about the ONLY recommendation I can think of!


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Nothing but problems
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By Laurie
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2002 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Love the style, price, etc.But...I've had nothing but problems- only had car for 6 wks. rotors had to be replaced- warped,$400+, multiple belt problems, vibration in steering wheel, interior handles cheaply made - caused cuts on hands, brakes not covered under warranty- pulley problem was causing belts to be replaced every 2 weeks.Took back to dealership 5 times within less than 5 months for high pitched noises in front end.The pulley was chewing the belts up.Problems with engine cutting out.Carfax check prior to purchase showed car was clean.I'm reporting this under lemon law and trying to get another car, but because of amount owed will have negative equity in car. Very disappointed!


Best Features

Style of body.


Worst Features

Brake and pulley issues, along with inside handles should be considered recalls and covered under warranty- especially the warping of the brakes.


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