by 05_hyundia on Jul 1, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
Bought New. At 75000 changed timing belt n plugs. CV Shaft, was under the 100k warranty. O2 sensor twice but under warranty as well. I got 114k out of the front braKe pads. turned the rotors and new ceramic pads and we're good as new. The electronic tuned suspension really holds down the g forces in curves. I a bigger guy so the front seat is a little crowded but my shorty wife has plenty of room and loves all of the extras. I've had it to 120mph. The car settled down quite nicely and maintain that speed with ease. It doesn't look sporty but it can hold its own if you need it to.
by dartman7 on Nov 30, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought a new Kia Sephia and had bad rotors after 2 years.
Then, after 79000 miles, it had a bad front catalytic converter.
I thought it might be a fluke, so I decided to buy a new 2005 Sonata, even though they're made by the same company.
After 2 years the rotors went bad and warped.
Then, 5 1/2 years and 63000 miles, the front catalytic converter went bad.
I will not buy any Kia or Hyundai again, no matter how good of a deal it may be.
by tommynatl on Feb 1, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I am the type of owner who drives and maintains a car till the wheels fall off. That being said I typically buy new so I am assured of its maintenance and driving record.
This is my first hyundai and I am so impressed I have quikly switched my alliegence from honda. Whatever they are doing, they are doing it right. It handles like a typical 4 door sedan except for less roll or g forces. It takes off like a rocket even when left in auto ( you can manually shift ) . But more important it has not had one single repair issue since ive owned it. This after 145 k miles. Thats right, 145 thousand miles. Not one breakdown. Not one tow. Not one replacement part. Bear in mind I do basic maintenence.
by JJTucker on Nov 15, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I have loved my Hyundai Sonata except for one thing.It started making a horrible noise from the rear at about 36,000 miles and has gotten much worse over time.The servicing dealership (Pinehurst Hyundai) would not acknowledge the noise, and the Hyundai Corp. simply ignored our plead for help.No Hyundai area rep would even take time to contact us! We are left with a vehicle that we can't sell and get anything out of because of this.The poor customer service has literally cost us thousands of dollars.If you are planning to purchase a Hyundai you need to consider that if anything happens They will not stand behind there product. That tells me that they do not believe in their product. Beware!
by Mir on Jun 5, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
When my older son asked if I have looked at Hyundais I gave him a long stare. My 20 year old's need for a daily driver while in college got me to research vehicles. Went to test drive a Sonata and came home with it. Unbelievably smooth take off and stopping and everything in between. Handles like an expensive luxury sedan. Effortless steering, smooth cornering. The auto-manual puts you instantly in a sports rush. Superbly crisp sound. Oh and such distinctive exterior, jaguar like, without the Jaguar tag or nag. If I hadn't experienced it I would be still holding my long stare at the name Hyundai, continuing to hold my Mercedes', BMWs and lexus' close to heart. But now I'm a believer.
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