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  • $8,500
    Great priceGreat price
    $3,482 Below Market
    46,633 miles
    No accidents, 2 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Automatic
    Auto Deal Xpress (Hallandale, FL)
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    Located in Hallandale, FL / 914 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    The price you see is the price you pay for the vehicle. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure.Accessories and colors may vary. Quoted price subj...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JC6SH8C4126307
    Stock: AD126307
    Certified Pre-Owned: No

  • $8,270
    Great priceGreat price
    $3,121 Below Market
    67,297 miles
    No accidents, 2 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Automatic
    Gettel Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (Punta Gorda, FL)
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    Located in Punta Gorda, FL / 877 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    Value priced below the market average! This 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT, has a great Black exterior, and a clean Jet Black/Brick interior! -New Engine Air...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JC6SH9C4121780
    Stock: C140473A
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 07-24-2022

  • $4,777
    Great priceGreat price
    $2,926 Below Market
    133,879 miles
    1 Accident, 3 Owners, Corporate fleet vehicle
    4cyl Automatic
    Your Choice Auto Sales of Posen (Posen, IL)
    Tire Pressure Warnin...
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    Located in Posen, IL / 566 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    This 2012 Chevrolet Sonic 4dr 4dr Sedan LT 2LT features a 1.8L 4 Cylinder 4cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 6 Speed Automatic transmission. ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: No

    Personal Use Only: No

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JC5SH6C4183874
    Stock: JYC-183874
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 06-10-2021

  • $6,491
    Good priceGood price
    $1,957 Below Market
    121,002 miles
    No accidents, 4 Owners, Rental vehicle
    4cyl Automatic
    AutoNation Honda Sanford (Sanford, FL)
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    Located in Sanford, FL / 741 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    2Lt Preferred Equipment Group Audio System; AM/FM Stereo With CD Player Dark Pewter/Dark Titanium; Deluxe Cloth Seat Trim Engine; Ecotec 1.8L Variable...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: No

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JC5SH2C4118682
    Stock: C4118682
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 07-21-2022

  • $8,999
    Good priceGood price
    $2,074 Below Market
    66,277 miles
    No accidents, 3 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Automatic
    Auto King (Roseville, CA)
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    Located in Roseville, CA / 2,333 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    Auto king 916-676-6867 , WE DO HAVE FINANCING AVAILABLE WITH MANY LENDERS , . CLEAN TITLE ,CARFAX AVAILABLE, SMOG DONE, MECHANICAL/SAFETY INSPECTION D...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JA6SH7C4112159
    Stock: 1511
    Certified Pre-Owned: No

  • $7,950
    Fair priceFair price
    $582 Below Market
    101,804 miles
    No accidents, 3 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Automatic
    George Gee Buick GMC (Liberty Lake, WA)
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    Located in Liberty Lake, WA / 2,054 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    Clean CARFAX. Summit White 2012 Chevrolet Sonic 2LS FWD 6-Speed Automatic ECOTEC 1.8L I4 DOHC VVT 25/35 City/Highway MPG 15" Painted Aluminum Wheels, ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JA6SH6C4219266
    Stock: 157371A
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 07-05-2022

  • 111,150 miles
    No accidents, 1 Owner, Personal use only
    4cyl Automatic
    Private seller via TRED (Dallas, TX)
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    Located in Dallas, TX / 1,162 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    This 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is being sold by a private seller, Hector, and is located in Richardson, TX. Single owner, normal wear and tear, runs great....

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JC6SH0C4216373
    Stock: 216373
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 07-14-2022

  • $7,995
    Fair priceFair price
    $341 Below Market
    106,162 miles
    No accidents, 2 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Automatic
    Action Auto (Lehi, UT)
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    Located in Lehi, UT / 1,817 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    View the Carketa condition report of this vehicle by visiting www.actionautoutah.com or www.carketa.com RATES AS LOW AS 2.49% (OAC)Action Auto Utah be...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JA5SH9C4191554
    Stock: L12126
    Certified Pre-Owned: No

  • New Listing
    $8,900
    Good priceGood price
    $1,354 Below Market
    73,453 miles
    2 Accidents, 3 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Automatic
    Alpha Motor Sports (In-stock online)
    Delivery available*
    Bluetooth
    Heated seats
    Tire Pressure Warnin...
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    Located in Fredericksburg, VA / 53 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    **FREE SHIPPING AND TOUCHLESS DELIVERY** WE OFFER FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.47% AND UP TO 110% OF KBB TRADE-IN VALUE FOR TRADES** original sticker pri...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: No

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JE5SH7C4207321
    Stock: C7321
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 08-01-2022

  • $5,988
    Fair priceFair price
    $280 Below Market
    142,006 miles
    1 Accident, 3 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Automatic
    Beach Blvd Automotive (Jacksonville, FL)
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    Located in Jacksonville, FL / 647 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    WARRANTY 4CYL AT A/C BUY HERE PAY HERE FINANCING AVAILABLE ON OVER 250 VEHICLES! KING OF DEALERS! MILITARY DISCOUNT! HUGE SAVINGS!! WOW TOP DOLLAR FO...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: No

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: Yes

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JA5SH1C4122776
    Stock: VIN2776
    Certified Pre-Owned: No

  • $10,950
    Fair priceFair price
    $158 Above Market
    99,425 miles
    No accidents, 3 Owners, Corporate fleet vehicle
    4cyl Automatic
    Sterling Auto Sales (Franktown, CO)
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    Located in Franktown, CO / 1,454 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    If you would like to view more photos of this vehicle please visit our website at www.sterlingautosales.net! All active retired military Law Enforcem...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: No

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JC6SH7C4157905
    Stock: 157905
    Certified Pre-Owned: No

  • $7,995
    Good priceGood price
    $487 Below Market
    90,239 miles
    1 Accident, 2 Owners, Corporate fleet vehicle
    4cyl Automatic
    Vehicle Wish Auto Sales (Frederick, MD)
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    Located in Frederick, MD / 25 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    2012 Chevrolet Sonic with an available 'Extended Warranty'

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: No

    Personal Use Only: No

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JA5SH6C4115290
    Stock: 3056
    Certified Pre-Owned: No

  • $7,999
    Fair priceFair price
    $291 Above Market
    148,689 miles
    No accidents, 3 Owners, Corporate fleet vehicle
    4cyl Automatic
    Your Choice Auto Sales of Posen (Posen, IL)
    Bluetooth
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    Tire Pressure Warnin...
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    Located in Posen, IL / 566 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    This 2012 Chevrolet Sonic 4dr 4dr Sedan LTZ 2LZ features a 1.8L 4 Cylinder 4cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a 6 Speed Automatic transmission....

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: No

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JE5SHXC4133831
    Stock: YC-133831
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 05-16-2022

  • $8,891
    Fair priceFair price
    $67 Below Market
    82,792 miles
    1 Accident, 3 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Automatic
    Mike Maroone Chevrolet (West Palm Beach, FL)
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    Located in West Palm Beach, FL / 865 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    **FREE DELIVERY ANYWHERE IN FLORIDA**, 1 FREE MONTH ONSTAR (IF EQUIPPED)**, 3 FREE MONTHS XM RADIO (IF EQUIPPED)**, 60 DAY POWERTRAIN WARRANTY**, AIR ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: No

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JC6SH0C4111767
    Stock: C111767
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 07-18-2022

  • $10,999
    Fair priceFair price
    $152 Above Market
    87,010 miles
    No accidents, 2 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Automatic
    Siry Auto Group (San Diego, CA)
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    Located in San Diego, CA / 2,242 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    SIRY AUTO GROUP Is Offering A ~2012*ONE OWNER* ~Chevrolet Sonic LT 5dr Hatchback ~ Siry Auto Group Has Been Synonymous For Our Huge Selection Of Vehic...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: Yes

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JC6SH5C4157496
    Stock: SA2625
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 03-02-2022

  • New Listing
    29,741 miles
    No accidents, 2 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Manual
    Carvana (In-stock online)
    Delivery available*
    Tire Pressure Warnin...
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    Rear Bench Seats
    Stability Control
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    Located in Greenville, SC / 397 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    At Carvana, we want to help everyone Live Feelessly�. That's why we never charge last-minute, bogus fees. We believe in treating you better--we think ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    29 Combined MPG (26 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JD5SH0C4137101
    Stock: 2001830818
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 06-02-2022

  • Price Drop
    $4,900
    Great priceGreat price
    $3,867 Below Market
    133,450 miles
    No accidents, 2 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Automatic
    Dan Cummins Chevrolet Buick of Georgetown (Georgetown, KY)
    Bluetooth
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    Located in Georgetown, KY / 385 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    THIS IS A FRESH TRADE THAT HAS NOT AND WILL NOT BE SERVICED. SOLD COMPLETELY AS IS AS WAS TRADED. SOLD WITH ABSOLUTELY NO GUARANTEES AT ALL. THIS IS J...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JC6SH2D4110959
    Stock: 3797B
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 05-30-2022

  • Price Drop
    111,462 miles
    No accidents, 3 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Automatic
    Andy Mohr Toyota (Avon, IN)
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    Located in Avon, IN / 476 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    Accident Free Carfax History, Alloy Wheels, Cruise Control, New Brakes, New Car Alternative, 4 Speakers, ABS brakes, AM/FM radio, AM/FM Stereo, Driver...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JA5SH8C4145102
    Stock: C22180B
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 07-23-2022

  • 174,360 miles
    1 Accident, 2 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Automatic
    Car Guys (Houston, TX)
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    Located in Houston, TX / 1,196 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    Came in as is with cosmetic damage to the clear coat on the roof(see pictures). Come in For a test drive. - Air Conditioning, Power Steering, Power Wi...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: No

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JC5SH7C4207017
    Stock: 207017
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 05-26-2022

  • 33,559 miles
    No accidents, 1 Owner, Personal use only
    4cyl Manual
    CarMax (In-stock online)
    Delivery available*
    Tire Pressure Warnin...
    USB Inputs
    Upgraded Engine
    Alarm
    Trip Computer
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    Located in Brandywine, MD / 41 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    Introducing the Love Your Car Guarantee from CarMax! Now you can take your time with a 24-hour test drive and a 30-day/1500-mile money back guarantee ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    28 Combined MPG (25 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JC6SBXC4232138
    Stock: 22768297
    Certified Pre-Owned: No

  • 70,407 miles
    No accidents, 3 Owners, Personal use only
    4cyl Manual
    Carvana (In-stock online)
    Delivery available*
    Bluetooth
    Heated seats
    Tire Pressure Warnin...
    USB Inputs
    Upgraded Engine
    +more

    Located in Houston, TX / 1,209 miles away from Ashburn, VA

    At Carvana, we want to help everyone Live Feelessly�. That's why we never charge last-minute, bogus fees. We believe in treating you better--we think ...

    AutoCheck Vehicle History Summary

    Accident Free Vehicle: Yes

    Personal Use Only: Yes

    History Provider: AutoCheck

    Title Details: Clean Title

    Salvage Vehicle: No

    Frame Damage: No

    Theft History: No

    Lemon Status: No

    Free History Report: No

    Features and Specs:

    29 Combined MPG (26 City/35 Highway)

    Listing Information:

    VIN: 1G1JF6SB2C4196887
    Stock: 2001649713
    Certified Pre-Owned: No
    Listed since: 05-04-2022

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Consumer Reviews for the Chevrolet Sonic

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5 out of 5 stars
I own TWO 2012 Sonics... Read this Review!
Gary N,07/04/2016
LT 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)
I'm not sure what some people do with their cars. We have TWO 2012 Sonic LT Auto's, both with the 1.8L engine. One is a Sedan and the other is a Hatch. I like the sedan a bit better because is is actually longer, giving more cargo space in most cases. Plus, due to aerodynamics, the sedan gets better MPG, especially on the highway, where we routinely get 37 MPG out of that car. But, I … also like the hatch, because it has the bigger wheels and fog lights. If it only got the same MPG... There have been a few recall issues, but not many. I do my own oil/filter changes and full synthetic is the way to go. The only odd thing on the sedan was the air intake hose between the air box and manifold cracked on the sedan and that tripped the engine light. It was a $35 part, so I just replaced it in the garage. UPDATE: GM extended the warranty on this part and reimbursed my repair cost. UPDATE: Both cars have had the air intake break and both were fixed by GM. Also, we are starting to get some thermostat codes popping on the one with 75k miles on it. It's either a dirty connector, or a failed sensor (less than $50) as they all seem to do this. On the hatch, I took a pot-holed exit ramp too fast and broke a ball joint, so that was $150 with labor and alignment. Other than that, we have about 100K miles combined and ONE unexpected repair. BTW tie rods and ball joints on smaller cars are almost routine maintenance when driving on Michigan roads. Overall pretty good repair record, in my opinion. These are good cars for the money. The insurance is reasonable (we are over 50) they ride pretty well for being so small, especially compared to the imports. We live in Michigan and have full sets of snow tires for these cars, since the factory tires are useless in the snow. But, with the right tires, they are good in winter. I routinely drive though 6-8 inches of snow and isolated patches up to a foot and have never been stranded. The sedan was rear-ended early on, and the fix was done well at the dealership. We take care of our cars and these have been particularly trouble-free. But, a lot of younger people buy these cars and maybe they don't take care of them. Also, a lot of used Sonics are coming on the market now from rental fleets, so they might not have been cared for that well either. The flood of rental returns is also lowering the resale right now. All things considered, I'd buy another one tomorrow, probably a turbo LT sedan. UPDATE: I did buy a 2013 LT Turbo Sedan, slightly used a few months ago, so now I have THREE Sonics. They are pretty good cars, my only recent gripe being a few rattles have developed, but they are cheap and easy to fix. The dealer put a replacement set of plastic stabilizer bar links on the 2013 with only 5k miles and there was a TSB put out for a bad seal between the engine and transmission on the car with the turbo engine. That leak was fixed at no cost to me. UPDATE: I sold the 2012 hatch and traded off the 2012 sedan with the 1.8L engine, so we are down to only the 2013 turbo sedan now. Still good cars, but the cooling systems on them do tend to get leaks and cracks in the plastic parts. None of these parts are expensive or difficult to replace for a DIY person, but bleeding the air out of the system after repairs is nearly impossible. I had to take them to a local shop to have them do it for me because we had air in the heater core and it was 20 below zero outside... They pressure tested it and everything was good, but then a month or so later, the water pump started weeping coolant, and it was due for a timing belt... A few months after that I traded it off. The 2013 now has 20k miles on it and the rear shocks are starting to go bad - another common but inexpensive issue. I did this on at least one of the others and it was easier than I thought, but I'm waiting until spring to do this car. I still recommend these cars, but you really need to get the right deal on them, as I did on two of the three I bought. They do tend to have some issues, but they are inexpensive repairs if done yourself and none of them ever left us stranded anywhere. I actually never replaced any of the batteries.
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