by matt on Nov 19, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Hyundai Sonata LX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
Fuel pump has failed 3xs sense ownership at 50k. The water pump went out at 100,000 which destroyed the pistons, brand new timing belt and the heads. Now I have a brand new Hyundai (joy). The car looks brand new after having the hubcap and door handles painted. Ride and comfort is fine but overall not impressed
by Charles P on Jun 14, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Hyundai Sonata LX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
Love this car. Also own Lincoln Town Car. 72,900 on it now and have only replaced the headlights (3 times) but I drive with them on all the time. Bought it 2 yr old with 18,000 miles and it has not whimpered one time. Car cruises at 75-80 on a regular basis, the ac is always cold, suspension is tight and I have only replaced tires and a battery. Use it as the community car when company comes and they love it. Even the BMW and Audi owner. The car is heavy for its size and hugs the road. Did a 3500 mile road trip without fail, no issues. It gets about 26 mpg and growls when you really romp it.
by llerrub13 on Sep 25, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Hyundai Sonata LX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
This has been a wonderful vehicle. I purchased it new and it has performed superbly. It still looks good and performs well. All of the maintenance has been performed by the dealership. Had to replace headlights and stereo has had a couple of minor glitches. The fuel economy has been a little substandard but now for the good stuff. Ride is comfortable and sporty; LX model has all of the bells and whistles including the sunroof; leather seats and power antenna are very nice. I would highly recommend Hyundai to anyone (wife has purchased a Santa Fe and daughter has bought an Elantra). I see why Time magazine has named Hyundai as the 2009 "Car Manufacturer of the Year".
by Jack McCord on Mar 26, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Hyundai Sonata LX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
This has been a great experience. My previous vehicle was a 1995 Monte Carlo V6. The Sonata performs every bit as well. I have over 60,000 miles and have all recommended manufacturers maintenance done. So for $800 of maintenance (plus regular oil changes) this car handles like new. I just replaced 2 tires recently and will replace other 2 next month.
by Mark James on May 30, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 Hyundai Sonata LX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased this car new and now have 104,000 miles on it. I have all the recommended services performed and have had NO problems at all. Very reliable and comfortable. After 4 years, I still enjoy driving this vehicle. I would recommend Hyundai to anyone wanting a lot of car for a lot less money than competitors.
by BillF on Aug 9, 2007 Vehicle: 2004 Hyundai Sonata LX 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
Since new, this has been a great car. It is quiet, powerful for a 2.7l engine and handles very well. We have had only one issue with the starter where the Bendix drive slipped. The starter turned but the engine didn't turn over. Roadside assistance was here within an hour, took it to the local dealer and claimed to find nothing. It has never done it again in over a year. Its the best 17K I've spent on a car.
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