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2008 Hyundai Sonata

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WORST HYUNDAI don't waist your money
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By consummer
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2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Slowly but surely, every bit of this car has broken, peeled, snapped or shattered from the day I drove it off the lot. Now I have only 1 outside door handle left and can't even get in my car. Yup... went to open the door when on my way to the doctors, and the handle just shattered (cheap plastic), and that's the 3rd one in a week. Paint is lifting or chipping, Brakes went out after 20K miles and not covered by warranty, Micheline Tires had to be changed after 30K (unheard off) also not covered, rearview mirrors have fallen twice, Inside door-handles just fell off, Sun visors snapped (both) and fell on my lap as I was driving (very dangerous) seat belts snap off...


Favorite Features

When driving it it smells like exhaust inside the car and you literary have to stop and get out to take a breath, and it's been recalled (all of them) over 6 times. Radio and CD stopped working properly after 2 months.


Suggested Improvements

While still under warranty HONOR it Record consumers complaints on paper and do not ignore them


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Best car I've owned.
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By sdemaris
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2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this car used with 34,000 miles back in 2009. It has been nothing but solid for me for over 4 years of driving it. The maintenance I had was minimal. The alternator went out on me last summer which was 500 bucks to fix but I was told by the mechanic that this is a typical problem with newer cars when they get close to 100,000 miles. Other than that I've had no other problems with it other than typical maintenance. I'm currently at 90,000 miles on it and plan on keeping it for a few more years. The paint quality is not the best on the outside but all in all still rides like a dream on the highway. Fun car to drive too.


Favorite Features

Easy to handle. Great sound system and 6 CD changer. Fun to drive. Great car for the price.


Suggested Improvements

The exterior paint seems to chip away easy.


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So thankful
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By uraveragemom
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2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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To put it simply, this car saved my son and my life. We were hit oncoming on the passenger side. Had this car not have been made with such durable materials and just all around a well crafted car, I don't even want to think about what might had happen. We both came out unscathed. Before this had happened, I loved my car. It was the first one I'd ever bought and I couldn't have been more happy with my purchase. It was roomy, the sound system was awesome. I bought it with 78,000 miles. Only replaced back brakes. The only thing I didn't like was the gas mileage but that's expected with a V6.


Favorite Features

Room, size, interior design, reliability, smooth ride


Suggested Improvements

CD player got jammed a lot


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Warrenty about up and car falling apart
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By spencer_sc
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2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I really liked my car at first. It is coming up on 5 years old (warrenty about up) and has been to the dealer 3 times in the last 5 months. Twice for check engine lights and once for ignition problem. Twice I could not get the car to start. I thought I got a good deal but I am a little worried I will be spending a lot of money to fix soon. I would stay away from Hyundai and spend a little more to get a quality car.


Favorite Features

Not a bad 4 cyl. engine. Plenty of get up and go and pretty good on gas. Smooth ride and very confortable on trips.


Suggested Improvements

The engine needs to be more reliable so I don't have to keep taking to the dealer.


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great family car
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By revpsyko
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2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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traded in our 04 neon which was a great little car, for the 08 sonata, we needed a bigger car for our growing family. Great gas mileage, great features, smooth ride, the ECS is nice, electronic brake-force distribution, and an attractive price, just couldn't really couldn't ask for a better car. plus being IIHS safety pick for 07 and 08 really put us at ease when we signed those papers.


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