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to jacob kim: i understand now. i live in massachusetts and we call it a sales tax which is 6.25% here on the purchase price. no matter what it is called it is a tax. good luck with the sonata. i have had two azeras one a 2006 and the current one is a 2011-no problems whatsoever. wife has an 2010 accent with no problems. arthur
Lower control arm bushings are not the problem of the noise but if they are cracked broken or worn, still should be replaced. You can just change the bushings and not the arms. Changing the arms is not necessary. The bushings get pressed out and press new ones in.
I drove identically equipped white Accords (EXL, and EXL V6) at a local Honda dealer on Saturday. I like the 4, but the V6 was incredibly fun. I liked it, but wasn't as blown away as I thought I would be. Previously, I'd tested the LX and EX 4-cyl models. For comparison's sake, I have a 3.3L Sonata GLS (2009). It's the fastest car I've ever owned; and at 6.6 seconds ... Read More
This is from the Christian Science Monitor (!) but there are many sources on the net, announced today: "The first Hyundai recall involves approximately 240,000 Sonata and Azera sedans manufactured between 2005 and 2011 and sold in the District of Columbia and 20 US states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. ... Read More
Re: Gauges, etc. I just noticed this week that my outside temp jumped up from normal to about 20 degrees or more warmer. This is a Hyundai Sonata 2006, LX. Haven't had any problems with it before. Also this last tank of gas seems to be about 3mpg less than average. Has anyone experienced something like this before?? Also where is the temp indicator located? I have looked all over for ... Read More
I have a 2006 Hyundai Sonata LX and I have had nothing but problems since I purchased the vehicle back in 2008! I also have the same problems your experiencing as well as water coming in under my dash board so I'm at risk of being electrocuted, plus mold from the carpets being wet all the time and had to replace my brake pads, collibrator, and other parts at my own ... Read More
Hi All , So recently purchased my 2006 Sonata V4 for a very resonable price, replaced engine, which I knew would be an issue given that I had got the vehicle for such an amazing deal, car has 114,000 miles on it. I moved from Virginia, where they don't do emissions to atlanta, where they do. After attempting to get my emission done, the tech stated that my car is not ... Read More
Nissan has the potential for failure as well, in fact I just read of a recall already on the latest and greatest 2014 Altimas... What is really amazing about that is Nissan is recalling cars they haven't even made yet! :) The first Hyundai I owned was a 2001 Elantra, one of the first 1000 or so of that new design to reach the USA. Before I could even drive it ... Read More
I traded my 2006 Honda Civic LX in for my Sonata due to having a newborn back in 2010. The civic was said to get 40 mpg on highway but it never did seem that way. When I bought my Hyundai Sonata they said I would get 21 city and 32 highway. I tested it by driving to work and back and I would use a quarter of a tank for ... Read More
For full disclosure - my car history has been: 1996 Accord: My first car. Cramped for my 6'4" frame, and not particularly peppy (130hp) but it had a personality. I miss that car. 2006 Accord: Great to drive. Had some road noise, felt more powerful than it was. Currently have a 2009 Sonata GLS V6: Quiet, smooth riding, lots of power with good MPG (averaging 29-30mpg on my highway commute), absolutely ... Read More
I wonder if the 2006 allowed for camber adjustment? The 2011 redesign may have been the first model that eliminated the camber adjustment capability on the Sonata. Our 2012 GLS had an alignment at 2400 miles and the tech fine tuned the Toe in on the fronts. They moved the fronts to back to see if the adjustment effected the unworn backs on the front. Now at 8000 miles and all ... Read More
The camber bolt kit for the 2011+ Sonata is a $14 part. It is amazing to me that Hyundai would allow $14 to come between them and customer satisfaction. The other goodwill option would be to ask the customer to pay the $14, and then Hyundai covers all of the labor to install the camber kit. Most people would not blink an eye to pay the $14 if it meant the ... Read More
Yes, I recall the 2006 Kia Optima. My friend had a blue one that looked really nice. The interior was nice too. Nothing too fancy but it had lots of features for the money. Other than replacing the driver side power window motor he had no trouble with it until he sold it with 119k on it about a year ago. He bought a 2011 and I recall him showing it ... Read More
Well, even with the 10/100 warranty, most of the problems would have been covered only for five years or 60k miles. Also this particular car, a 2006 Optima, is actually a tweaked Gen 3 Sonata, designed in the mid-'90s--before Hyundai's push for quality vs. only low price. Current Hyundais and Kias are a big improvement over the older cars.
Mine is 2006 Sonata GLS with 72,000, which has been trouble with oil pan. I visited local Tire plus and Hyundai dealershop to fix this problem. After 6 months later, it happened again. I don't know what I should do...
Hi, I still have my 2006 sonata 2.4L with 46000 miles on it. There is a recall affecting 2006-2008 sonatas, regarding the airbag and passenger front seat cushion which houses the pressure sensor which activates the airbag and seatbeat light.... you should call the 800 number and speak to someone about it. Sounds like your dealer is trying to avoid this. Did you buy the car new? or used? Is your ... Read More
Thank you for your response. the passenger sides move often times whenever I give a ride to my mom =). However, on the driver side, I do not move the seat a lot. The dealers said, there was no recall regarding my case so I could not argue with them. As you said, you have a 2006 one. do you sell it? please let me know, I am irritated by the ... Read More
Hi, I have the 2006 version, but I believe they are virtually identical with a few cosmetic changes. If you research it, there was a recall regarding the pressure sensor in the passenger seat regarding the passenger airbag light. Question: do you move your seat back and forth often or recently? I've found once, that after my wife moved the seat forward and I've moved it back, the electrical plug for ... Read More
2007 Sonata owner here, had persistent problem with rear brake rotor/pads. Many others apparently have this problem, as evidenced on this board and this class action suit for 2006-2010 Sonatas in New York. See this link http://classactionlawsuitsinthenews.com/class-action-lawsuit-complaints/hyundai-- sonata-brake-pad-rotor-caliper-class-action-lawsuit-complaint/ We first heard squeaky noise coming from the rear, took it to dealership (24k mi). They said it's rust, and worn pads damaging the rotor, so rotor/pads needed replacement, no warranty! Same problem ... Read More
My 2006 Hyundai Sonata has had a noisy engine since soon after I purchased it new. We thought it might be valves at first. Dealer claimed not to hear it. Finally at 55K the dealer addressed by replacing timing tensioners. Noise was a bit less, but has gotten worse and worse again over last several months. Loud "put-put" when accelerating around 20-30 mph, especially on a slight grade. Lasts many minutes, ... Read More
I have a 2006 V6 Hyundai Sonata. The ESC Light illuminates at different times. Sometimes it stays on for long periods of time, other times it will not come on. I took it to a Hyundai dealership and there were no error codes. I have driven it this way for months and it drives just fine. I have noticed as it gets cold weather, the ESC light comes on immediately. The ... Read More
How about instead of insinuating that another member is lying, we simply ask him (politely) how in the heck he put that many miles on his vehicle? It could be a typo. There could be a plausible explanation. A very minor amount of research would have shown you that it's the latter. You can see his previous 5 posts. In November, he states that he had 52,000 miles on his 2011 ... Read More
80,000 miles a year in a car is very possible for a traveling salesperson over a very large region like the western United States. This person claimed he put 80k miles in 8 months on his new Sonata. I agree that truck drivers can put that many miles b/c they can haul a lot of stuff in there and they don't stop to deliver stuff every 5 or 10 miles. However, ... Read More
that's a tough way to make less than 70K a year.
You guys want to hear something about insane miles driven? A guy I know is an over-the-road truck driver. He averages 3,000 miles a week! He is only home 3 nights a month! His company pays him $0.45/mile (they own the rigs) and of course cover all fuel, maintenance, etc. Most of the tractors have duel 150 gallon tanks for a 300 gallon total capacity and with diesel fuel at $4.00/gallon? ... Read More
So you like to call people liars or stretching the truth as you put it. Look, you don't know what the guy does for a living, how many hours a day he works, how far he has to go but you're very quick to call him a liar and say I'm stretching the truth when I try to explain that it could be done. There are extremes to everything. Maybe in ... Read More
Yes, it’s possible when you start stretching the truth…working 10-12 hours/day, everyone is living on the highway, there’s no traffic and we can drive 70-80 mph all the time, etc. I’ve been taking courses in another state for the past year. I need to travel about 53 miles each way. Yes, I can put 70-75 mph at 2PM but I still need to spend about an hour to travel 53 miles…why?...it ... Read More
I'm just not that willing to say something is impossible and I'm sure not that willing to say someone is lying because I don't know their personal situation. There are a lot of jobs in the world and there could be some that require this type of driving. If you don't think it's possible that's fine. I see medical delivery drivers around the Chicago area that visit clinics all over the ... Read More
Yes, it's possible but I'm thinking about a real job here unless you're Jason Statham from the Transporter. ;)
I still don't think you can rack up those miles w/ a "delivery and pickup" job b/c most of the time you need to stop and wait for people to deliver the stuff. Plus, you don't drive faster than 40-50 miles/ hours for this job.
That's a lot of driving for anybody. 15 years ago my brother took a year off work and traveled the country in his '87 Jetta. He basically lived in that car and averaged almost 1,500 miles a week. He ended up with 255,000 miles on that Jetta. It was a red GLI with 5-speed stick. It's certainly possible. Having 400,000 miles on a 5 year old car and averaging 80K/year for ... Read More
Maybe he uses the car for delivery and pickup and is on the road 10-12 hours a day constantly driving from one place to another. Not something I would want to do but many people do that to make a living. Totally feasible.
Yes that is easy to drive that much in a day. I drive 400 miles in six & half hours with two breaks all the time. That only avergeing 67 MPH :D
Now with 80,000 on my '11 SE2.0T in 8 mos 80k / 8 months = 10k per month 10k / 22 working days = 455 miles per day Do you believe that? Even if a person takes a long trip once a month (say 1k miles), you still need to drive 9k / 22 = 409 miles / day. That's a whole day highway driving.
400k on a Sonata?! That must be close to a record. You should tell HMA about that... maybe they'll put you in a commercial. :D
Having put 404,109 mile on my '07 3.3 ltd, I can tell you with proper maint. and paying attention you will do just fine. I had no major problems, just routine maint. and routine wear and tear. Now with 80,000 on my '11 SE2.0T in 8 mos, I expect the same. Drive on with confidence. :)
Yeah, I also had to have both of my sun visors replaced (under warranty) and have had my ESC/ABS light sensor go off and fixed (under warranty). Outside of those two things, the car has been flawless. Still four years of powertrain warranty left. Glad I got in on Hyundai when I did, because I see their prices are shooting towards Toyota and Honda prices.
My 2007 GLS turns five next month, 56k miles. I've owned it for 2-1/2 years (bought off a lease). It's been a great car for us. Still the original brakes, no major problems. Really the only problems have been a power recliner switch needed replacing a couple of years ago, and both sun visors had to be replaced as they kept flapping down--a common problem with this generation of Sonatas. Those ... Read More
Just wanted to post an update about my 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS that I got for $16,000 brand new in Dec. of 2005 now has 75,000 trouble free miles on it. I now see that Hyundai's are closer priced to Honda and Toyota, but at that time the Sonata was about $5,000 less than an equally equipped Accord or Camry. There were a lot of people on this board that thought ... Read More
I have had this problem with my 2006 Sonata continuously. They reset the light over and over and over and then in SEP 08' replaced the seat belt buckle. Light is back on but now out of warranty period. I have to pass inspection, so it is $125 for the diagnositc (active code B1706) and $179 for a new buckle plus labor. I will have to do this yearly to pass ... Read More
Thank you for the reply, autokritiker. Our Kia Optima is 2006 (earlier model, probably similar to 2004-2005 Sonata) with 4 sp auto transmission. At first I wanted to buy Redline D4 and use it for drain/refill. On their website they say it is also compatible with SPIII. Not on the bottles though. But Kia/Hyundai say only SPIII should be used. What is it that makes this ATF so special? Can it ... Read More
The old days of buying the same car again and again are over...brand loyalty is starting to become a thing of the past. I went from Toyota to Nissan to Honda and if I had to buy a car today, I'd either go to Hyundai or Buick, as in Verano. Got new plugs and a air filter for the Mazda3 since we're over the 100k mrk and talked with the wife. ... Read More
I used hyundaiusa.com and requested internet quotes from all the Hyundai dealerships in the VA & MD area and I received responses from all of them. I did this because only 1 dealer responded to my EDMUNDS.com quick quote. I'm shopping for a 2012 GLS automatic with popular package, wheel locks, carpeted floor mats, cargo net and mud guards. I stated this in my quote request. I also stated I only ... Read More
I traded a 2006 Chevrolet Impala for a new 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS, 17 months ago. The ride in the Impala was not all that great...noisy and rough/busy...very similar to the Sonata. Between the two, the Sonata rides a slight bit better than the Impala. Not sure which Ford you are looking at, but I have a lot of seat time in the new Ford Taurus Limited and the ride is ... Read More
xmen1, you are absolutely right . LASHAWN seems to be dealer or some relation to Hyundai. Check his some of the posts trying to mock consumers. we should complain about these guys to edmunds. #3150 of 3170 Re: SPIII [geoblue] by LASHAWN Mar 29, 2011 (5:32 am) Replying to: geoblue (Mar 28, 2011 8:43 am) Do just the drain and fill. I have a 2006 Sonata LX and I had my ... Read More
Wow! I bought a 2011 Sonata. I only have 5k on it. I bought it for the turbo and the power. If this is what I have to look forward to then I may as well trade it in on American products. If you have an issue with a preignition sound then take it to hyundai. It is the turbo actuator rod rattling around. Kind of makes your car sound like ... Read More
Look up forum discussion for Hyundai Sonata seat issues. Turns out some people were having same problem as me in 2006 models. I'll bet Hyundai still uses the same type of seat in 2011, or similiar. So my situation may be rare but not unique
I own a 2009 Sonata and at 57,500 miles the AC began acting up. It was set to 71 degrees, outside air was 80 deg. The AC stopped blowing cold then began blowing hot on right side of dual control. Hyundai replaced the temp controller. Two weeks later when I had the AC on it stopped blowing cold and started blowing hot on both sides no matter how low I set ... Read More
I have been watching this Sonata forum for 6 years without participating. I have a 2006 Sonata Limited with 105 K miles. My most important advice is to buy that extended bumper-to-bumper warranty to 100k. It has been a very satisfying car to own, my favorite. Anything I wanted to be replaced was done by my eager dealer, so the warranty more than paid for itself. I paid $900 in the ... Read More
Their only competition was the Honda Accord? Evidently you never looked at the KIA Optimas,Hyundai Sonatas,the Ford Fusions or the Nissan Altimas. All of those that I mentioned have been excellent value cars,especially after 2006.They also look better than the Camry,inside and outside.
I have a 2008 Sonata GLS with ~46K miles on it. I noticed the thunking sound shortly after buying the car. At first I thought it was a bad ball joint, which was an unnerving suspicion to drive around with, especially with my daughter in the car. I've taken it to two separate dealers, and surprise, surprise--they both claim there's nothing wrong with the car. The thunking sound is in the ... Read More
Hi gandb777 (why the new screen name with the extra "7"?). It's been a while! Just a refresher: Hyundai Sonata 2006-2007 #7508 of 7852 GLS problem by gandb777 Nov 25, 2007 (4:57 am) "...... If so than the Hyundai rep wasn't being honest with me. If this problem occurs in all 2007 Hyundai GLS's then Hyundai has a problem they're not addressing. In any case, after buying two 2007 Sonatas based ... Read More
Only when damaged or just for piece of mind.
2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited w/PZEV Sedan was offered $265 month 35 months 12000 miles 265 at signing Trading 2006 sonata lx owing 4900 in good shape said was giving me 12000 for my trade should I keep looking?
When is it advisable to replace the whole lower control arms assembly vs just only all bushings replacement, if the arms are not rotted or bent?
You can replace the bushings without the lower control arms and can use OEM or aftermarket parts. Replacing the bushings only should be around $250.00 or so parts and labor. If you decide to replace the control arms, you'd be looking at about $900.00.
I have a 2006 Hyundai Sonata with the "thunk" symptoms. My mechanic said that bushings in both lower control arms are worn out and recommended both lower control arms replacement. I would like to ask a few questions: Can the bushings be replaced without lower control arms replacement? Are the after market lower control arms available or only OEM parts? What is a ballpark cost for both lower control arms replacement ... Read More
Congratulations and good luck! I've bought three Hyundais at Hyundai Village-love the salespeople there as well as the service dept. I bought a 2006 Azera (new) and traded it in for the 2011 Azera (new) and last year bought my wife an Accent (new). Can't go wrong at this dealership and I love the new location.
2009 I4 auto with over 54k miles. Lifetime average of 35.7 mpg. I would say 90+% hwy. I tend to drive very conservatively, going 60 on the interstate. The needle says 60, but my gps says 57. Also had that discrepancy with my 2006 Accent. I checked the gps with our 2009 Fit, and I think it was only 1 mph different. Is this Hyundai's stealthy way of getting its owners ... Read More
Sorry, I reverted to Italian there for a second. Timing chain tensioner is correct. My experience with a Chain tensioner is that it is not continuous. When someone mentions "rattle", assuming nothing is actually loose, I always suspect the chain tensioner. Wasn't there a Hyundai TSB on this?
That's exactly the message Hyundai used when the 2006 Sonata debuted, and I think Honda also with the 2008 Accord. Likewise, you hear carmakers e.g. Hyundai and Nissan talk about their "compact cars with mid-sized room".
I also had problems buying a Hyundai after driving Lincolns for over 30 years. But in 2006 I was fed up with problems that I always seemed to have with my Lincolns-mechanical problems. So I looked at a new 2006 Hyundai Azera and bought it. Kept it for exactly four years and 40,000 miles - NEVER had one mechanical problem or any problems for that matter. just serviced it regularly oil ... Read More
I really wish I knew why the Mazda6 doesn't sell better. About the only thing it's not at or near the top on is fuel economy, but it's not like the FE is terrible. It's possible that some mid-sized family sedan buyers find the styling too much, but then look how well the Sonata is selling, and that car's styling is even more extreme to my eyes than the Mazda6's. If ... Read More
The "thunk" on my 2006 was fixed with replacement of the left strut. I actually had a guy at the Firestone store look at it for me while I had it in for a brake inspection. Pushing down on the left fender while holding a finger on the top of the strut mount, we could feel a vibration in the mount itself. The thunk was more prominent on the left than ... Read More
I have a 2006 Sonata and yes, the noise is coming from the right front shock tower. I'm getting a very load squeeking when I push down on the right front and a clunking sound when driving forward or back. I've noticed that mine makes more nosie when it's cold or colder outside. I have not had mine fixed yet but am looking to get it done. I live in Mesa, ... Read More
I live near this dealer, Paramus Dodge and Hyundai I think it's called, and I had some bad experiences with them. One time I was just looking at a car, a new 2006 Sonata at the time, while my car was getting an oil change. I said I was just looking but just out of curiosity I asked what was the best deal I could get, but I also said I ... Read More
You really can't judge somebody else's experience with Hyundai if you haven't experienced the same thing. I own a 2006 Sonata LX and have never experienced anything problematic with the car or Hyundai. So far I've gotten over 72k trouble free miles(knock on wood) and I'm just waiting for the turbo model to come out so I can trade. Everybody makes some bad cars and have some bad techs that work ... Read More
Just got back from a 500 mile trip with highway and city driving. The steering seemed fine on the highway. When I first got it back in April, it took me a little time to get use to the EPS. I went from a 2006 Sonata to the 2011 Sonata Limited. I averaged 38 mpg on the way up to Maine from CT, 160 miles, approx. 160 up there and the ... Read More
There is a $500. rebate incentive but it for the valued coupon offer. It's on the www.hyundaiusa.com website. I just bought a 2011 Hyundai Azera after trading in my 2006 Azera and the car is a real beauty. There is a $1,500. dollar rebate valued coupon offer on the 2011 Azera so I took advantage of it. Good Luck. I did road test a 2011 Sonat, in fact, the dealer let ... Read More
The reason I asked "Whats this have to do with brakes?" is because there is a forum for the Hyundai Sonata and real world mileage you should be posting there you will get more responses and have more responses to read as well.
First thing, this has nothing to do with brakes. I have an 06 Sonata V6 with 71k miles and average around 18-91mpg in the city. Just came back from trip to Montgomery, AL visiting family and Hyundai Plant, averaged around 26-27mpg on the highway driving average of 76mph with a/c on. I reset my trip computer on every fill up, do you do the same as well? It might make a ... Read More
My original point was that because the 2011 Sonata can be leased for a reasonal price ($199mo) the resale value must have increased to put it with Toyota,Honda and others. I just don't know how any of us can predict the resale value of a car that just hit the market. Historical records are guidelines. If the 2011 Sonata develops major problems like the Toyota the resale value can plumet. The ... Read More
"Some good points but I drive a car ten years before trade in and it is pretty used up by then. " I also plan to drive a car for a long time. Replaced a 1994 with the 2006 Sonata, which is a very good car. I had hoped to drive it for just as long. But then Hyundai does this really crazy thing and creates the 2011 Sonata! So resale ... Read More
everything I have read recently says that Hyundais reliability and market value over the last 2-3 yrs has been fairly good.. Not quite up to Honda, but very respectable.. My last car was a 2006 civic ex... guess what? engine block cracked at 54k miles.. what??? a Honda??? yes!.. happy to say that in spite of the fact I was out of warantee they replaced the engine, transmission at no cost...payed ... Read More
I have a 2006 Elantra 5 dr. Granted it only has 15,000 mi on it but I have been offered $7000 for it. I paid $10800 for it almost 5 yrs ago. What Honda only loses $4k in 5 yrs? When I bought my 2011 SE I traded in a 2006 Sonata that I paid $19,800 in 2006. I was given $10,500 on a trade towards my new car. Again I ... Read More
Really? The hype goes on! Prior to 2006-2010, Sonata models were replete with problems and because of that they have low resale value as of now. 2011 Sonata uses GDI technology that has been used by German car companies with mixed results, and its been shied away by Honda due to its tendency to clog the injectors. The new 2011 Sonata reliability is totally unknown. Yes, its a great value and ... Read More
Since you don't own one, it's not fair to criticize us owners. No one has said there are no other cars out there comparable. Let's face it, Hyundai has come along way since the flops in the 80's. I have owned a 2002 Sonata, a 2006 Sonata and the 2011 Sonata. My wife has owned a 2003 Elantra and now a 2010 Elantra which we picked up 2 weeks ago. I ... Read More
The current Elantra has a stellar (well I won't throw superlatives around too much, so how about great?) reliability record. The 2006-10 Sonata doesn't have much in the way of problems either, so what are you saying here? To the best of my knowledge, and belive me I read everything automotive, there is no current Hyundai product that is thought to be trouble prone..notice I didn't say they were trouble free. ... Read More
That sounds like a very optimistic approach. I hope Hyundai has put as much effort in insuring reliability of this vehicle as it has in advertising it. Its warranty is the best in the market so at least you are covered. Yes, there are lemons and often they can be pricey lemons since lot of them are Euro brands like Jaguar. Even Hyundai has some models that dont have stellar reliability ... Read More
Cordobaman - a couple of questions if you don't mind: 1 - Is there a PM to prevent the premature seizing? Other than my experience with premature seizing of my rear brakes at 11 months/21K miles, my '07 Sonata has been very good. I now have 78,000 with original front pads (50%) and 57K on the rears (>50%), I'm asking because I'd like to buy the '11 Sonata and would negotiate ... Read More
ktpmm5 I work at a Hyundai dealer as a tech in the salt belt, I think 800 is alot from a private garage - we (the dealer) get about that much and you get genuine hynudai parts, there is a differance. I'm not trying to stick up for the dealer high prices. 47K is not early that is actually pretty good, was the soft pedal before or after the brake job. ... Read More
What's so funny? My Sonata came with pusbutton start and premium 18" wheels. As I said I priced it with same features as an Accord/Altima. Do me a favor and see if you can buy an Accord with the same or similar features as my Sonata SE with a 10 yr warranty for $23k. Not to mention my Sonata is a 2011 vs 2010, Better styling, and roomier. My car turns ... Read More
Please don't take offense,but what is this obsession many have with cornering? Do you like to make fast turns like on two wheels? I bet you never looked at the KIA Optima or the Hyundai Sonata.I own a 2006.5 Optima and I think it handles great,but I guess it's a matter of preference. PS...enjoy your new car,it's always fun when it still has that new car smell.
We've got a 2006 Hyundai Sonata, a 2007 Sonata, and are about to buy a 2009 Sonata. I can no longer remember what schedule is due when, and want to keep track of it on the computer. I would like to have an Excel spreadsheet, or use one of these online services. Can anyone recommend an online service (I've seen yourGarageonline.com, etc) or have a spreadsheet they are willing to share? ... Read More
I am startng the process of researching to buy a new car. So far it seems as if the sonata leads the pack I have been driving a 2006 civic... very reliable car. I drive as much as 30k miles a year for my job, and so I can put about 100k miles on a car before I sell. I'd like to hear from former owners of Sonantas, or hyundais.. as ... Read More
My mistake. I think I got the year wrong because I know the earlier V6 used a belt, but off the top of my head I cannot remember when they changed over. Then again, maybe it was a CHAIN tensioner. I know they used those in the buick V6, because I had one fail. Got lucky in that it made a bunch of noise and I got it shut down before ... Read More
I know for a fact, having seen the car and talked with the mechanic and shop foreman, that a 2006 Sonata in the shop with ~50K miles had a timing belt tensioner fail, dropping the belt and busting valves, was getting a complete rebuild under warranty. Someone's blowing smoke, because 2006 Sonatas have a lifetime timing chain, not a belt. The warranty is real. I have a 2006, and haven't spent ... Read More
I know for a fact, having seen the car and talked with the mechanic and shop foreman, that a 2006 Sonata in the shop with ~50K miles had a timing belt tensioner fail, dropping the belt and busting valves, was getting a complete rebuild under warranty. I have also seen the V6 out of a Santa Fe break a cylinder sleeve at 48K, and get a brand new engine at no ... Read More
I suggest you view this website and plug-in Hyundai Sonata. I looked at yrs 2006,07,and 08 with no evidence of K-Thunk problems. I'm sure there were some but apparently not that many as evident by the no consumer complaints. http://www.carcomplaints.com/
This was my 3rd time buying a first year model, a 2002, 2006 and now a 2011 of Hyundai. Haven't been disappointed with any. With the warranty, you have some satisfaction. You can have problems with any make, weather being a first model year or later. I have also bought the 2002 Sonata and Elantra, the 2006 Sonata and Elantra 5dr and now the 2011 Sonata SE. Other than a minor ... Read More
For the first twenty five years or so they produced mostly junk, ... You have GOT to be joking. Hyundai started selling cars in the US in 1985--25 years ago. Do you realize you are calling vehicles such as the 2007-10 Elantra (CR's Top Pick for compacts), the Genesis sedan (2009 NA COTY and CR's top-ranked upscale sedan), the Veracruz (which beat the Lexus RX in MT's comparo), the 2006-2010 Sonata ... Read More
This was my 3rd time buying a first year model, a 2002, 2006 and now a 2011 of Hyundai. Haven't been disappointed with any. With the warranty, you have some satisfaction. You can have problems with any make, weather being a first model year or later.
Hyundai made adjustments to the Sonata equipment packaging after the Gen 4 debuted in 2005 (e.g. made power seat much easier to get after the 2006 MY), and I expect some tweaking in option packages will occur in the not too distant future--including better availability of moonroof on GLS and SE.
Apparently hit the character limit on my first post, here are a few more links: Edmunds comparo, 2005 (old, but relevant in terms of long term comparison) http://www.insideline.com/hyundai/sonata/2006/comparison-test-hyundai-sonata-tak- es-on-the-accord-and-camry.html#article_pagination_top_0 Long term test - 2007 Sonata, Motor Trend http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/oneyear/112_0708_2006_hyundai_sonata_lx/inde- x.html Long term test - 2006 Sonata, Edmunds http://www.insideline.com/hyundai/sonata/2006/long-term-test-2006-hyundai-sonata- -lx.html Long term test - 2006 Sonata, Automobile.com http://www.automobile.com/2006-hyundai-sonata-gls-v6-long-term-test-update-no-12- .html Long term test - 2006 Sonata, Consumerguide.com http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/long-term-test-2006-hyundai-sonata-cg- a.htm
I've had my 2011 Sonata GLS nearly two weeks, about 500 miles on the odo, and am very pleased with the car. Glad to find this forum, have read a good bit and decided to join. Got harbor grey, which am am now quite happy with. Originally wanted silver, but they had a car right off the truck with what I had wanted (popular option package), and it had the "spring ... Read More
If you don't mind me asking what did you pay, please. I'm here in Winchester, Ma. and my last two hyundais (wife purchased a 2010 Hyundai Accent-nice car for her)were purchased from Hyundai Village. I just like to do business with them and their service dept. is very good as well their prices have been fair and also they don't harass you. I've been working with them on a 2011 Hyundai ... Read More
Auto manufacturers have long provided "designed to fit" front license plate frames to use in states that have front and rear plates. Living in PA I don't have that potential problem (rear plate only) but with many recent new cars I have bought I found the unused bracket/frame in the trunk..or in the case of the 2 last generation Santa Fe's we bought in the cargo area. The last new car ... Read More
REF:6937 18500 is not realistic on this desirable car. I'd be surprised if you got it for 19.0 but 19.4 is realistic. check truecar.com and click on the table view. Beware the Ohio doc fee of $250 which many say is mandatory when it is a MAXIMUM set by statute. FWIW, I am also cross-shopping the accord and sonata in Ohio. I like the sonata better but the accord has better ... Read More
http://huntingtonhyundai.com/ I don't think they will beat or even meet that price as it is close to $2500 below MSRP ( http://www.hyundaiusa.com/build-your-hyundai/?vehicle=sonata&year=2011) but it won't hurt to ask. If you call ask for Bob Awn in sales. Coincidently I was at Atlantic 2 weeks ago and saw the red SE with moonroof and Nav pkg in the showroom and they wanted $2500+ for it as a cash deal. I paid close ... Read More
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