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By Mark
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2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Overall I'm very impressed. Commuter car bought for just under $18K in Franklin, TN. 4 cylinder is okay but could use more power for this size of car. Only problem is with the Hankook tires. Car rides great and is ultra quite - quieter than our Acura TL. I've driven two 09 models as loaners and they are very loud. Hyundai must have taken out some of the insulation. I'm not too impressed with the mpg. If I really baby the car on the interstate I can get 28 mpg at 70 mph w/out AC. (I check mpg at the pump - computer is not accurate.) I average 25-26 per tank mostly highway but really have to stay under 70. Car driven 6K so far. I do recommend this car based on comfort, quite ride and price.


Best Features

Quite ride!!! Good size vehicle. Feels roomy. Good size trunk. Price! Got this car for $6K less than 4 cyl Honda EX-L. I think Hyundai is a good buy! You don't have to pay the premium price Honda dealers want.


Worst Features

MPG's. 5 speed on 09 models probably will help more than just the 1 mpg stated. Everything is backwards inside car - manual shift is on the right, stereo is on top of AC vents, fan control is on the right, etc. Takes some getting used too. Like the 09 interior better except for the noise.


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Check it Out!!
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By Dennis
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2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this car right after Christmas. I looked at the sonata in and out. This is one of the best cars I have ever owned. The power of the v-6 is awesome! Inside is so quiet you can't even hear the engine running. The infinety sound system is the best sounding stereo I've ever had in a car. Also the heated leather seats came in Handy this winter. I have gotten many compliments on the style of the car. Some people think it's a Lexus or Mercedes. The gas mileage is not bad either. I get about 26 mpg combo city and interstate driving. I highly recommend anyone to test drive the sonata. I think they'll be sold like I was.


Best Features

V-6 power, infinity sound system, comfort, XM radio, auto temp control, heated leather seats, regular gas for the engine, style, standard safety features.


Worst Features

Slightly better gas mileage, lighted trip computer switches for nighttime, better fit and finish at front bumpers.


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Excellent Car
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By John
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2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I have really enjoyed my Sonata. Ride, performance, comfort are excellent. MPG is around 28.


Best Features

MP3 Stereo


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Half year follow-up since purchase 1/31
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By Recommend
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2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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I wrote my original review 2/09/08. 34yr old buyer. After 5 mos. of ownership I'm still very happy w/ my purchase. I have the dark cherry red with color matched door handles, blk leather interior. Sharp looks,rides beautifully. It is roomy; 4 adults and a car seat with room to spare. Huge trunk. Great mileage. Good power. My only 'regret' is not getting the V6 (NOTE:the 4 cyl is NO SLOUCH!) I got my loaded 2008 Ltd off the showroom floor for $18.5K plus tax/title. I do like the new 2009 interior more + the improved HP and 1 mpg better for the 2009. Were I not so picky, there would be scarcely a chance to criticize or compare my 2008. No buyer's remorse on day 1.Still happy after 5 months.


Best Features

I like the spaciousness. I prefer the front grille on my 2008 to the 2009. The BIG trunk is awesome. Fit and finish are great. I didn't read the manual; I found a new gadget on each drive.It's loaded w/ features I didn't expect. 5 disk CD changer was a surprise.


Worst Features

Slightly stiffer suspension. More Hp for the 4 cylinder, more up to date dashboard (the 2009 meets responds to my whole wish list -- except the front grille which is better on 2008). I like the opening in the rear center seat of Volvos which lets you load long items in the trunk like a fishing rod.


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I love our hyundai
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By john
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2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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We love our Hyundai. It is not quite as frugal on gas as my Chevy cavalier was but much more comfortable to drive and a lot more power and luxery inside. Rented one to drive from Dallas, tx to ca on vacation and was so impressed with it we went out and bought one the same month we got back. For the money it is a great buy. We love the built in XM radio and 6 disc cd player. So far no complaints with it. But have several with dealer.


Best Features

everything


Worst Features

cant think of any off hand


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