by jg_cool on Oct 17, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
For sure the head lights have a problem with having to be replaced.
I also had to have the steering assembly replaced at over $1000.
Now after 14 months it is starting to leak again and makes a buzzing noise due to that.
I've never owned a car where I had to replace such a component.
Not happy about this at all.
by collette93 on May 19, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought my Sonata with 17,000 miles on it.
It now has 204,000 miles and it's still going strong.
It has never once left me stranded, and I've only had to do the usual car maintenance: brakes, tires, tune up, etc.
I have been meticulous about oil changes every 3,000 miles.
The interior is still in great shape, and it continues to be a comfortable ride, still.
Truly the best car I've ever owned. My only complaint is that it's not the greatest in terms of gas mileage.
by cbutschek on May 13, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Hyundai Sonata V6 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I've had this car for about 6 years now. It has never let me down. Not long after buying it, I rear-ended an old truck that should have, in all honesty, torn things up. The car started right back up and has been running flawlessly ever since. I've never had a bad belt and, unlike my Ford, a broken a/c compressor doesn't affect engine performance. The serpentine belt started squealing a little shortly before the alternator went dead earlier this year, but I suspect a squeaky pulley rather than the belt. There is plenty of power and handles very well. I trust it to keep me and my family safe on the road, within reason.