The 1997 Hyundai Sonata is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include GL 4dr Sedan, 4dr Sedan, and GLS 4dr Sedan. Sonata models are available with a 2.0 l-liter gas engine or a 3.0 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 142 hp, depending on engine type. The 1997 Sonata comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual. The 1997 Sonata comes with a basic warranty, a roadside warranty, and a powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle GLS 4dr Sedan
Review I bought my car used five years ago. It had 59,000 miles on it, two owners before me, and looked to be in great shape. I LOVED it. It served me very well driving long-distance back and forth from college. The V6 engine gives it great acceleration (though at the expensive of very low gas mileage) and everything about it started out smooth. It was affordable and a very attractive car. Well, after about a year the paint started coming off. My roof is now completely bald five years later and the lovely red paint is not perfect anywhere except maybe the doors. (Of course I've never parked it in a garage and we have harsh winters.) Then about two years in my entire transmission gave out and had to be replaced - VERY expensive. Almost cost as much as the car itself. Then it was the door handle, then the electric window buttons, then the alternator, then all four brakes at the same time. This is spread out over five years, but I've spent well over $4,000 (what I paid for it) in repairs. And it only has 75,000 miles! Today I found out the spark plugs are in wrong so I have to replace them and some other parts. The engine is really loud and clicks when I drive. The transmission can still be a little rough, and when I have the air conditioning on, my car rocks quite a lot. The passenger window is slow to go up. It seems like from the reviews I've been reading, most people have gotten more miles out of their Sonata, but maybe mine was driven hard before me or just wasn't a good one. I'm very attached to it, and it's served me well, but be wary of all the problems that may come along the road!
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What options are available on the 1997 Hyundai Sonata?
Available Hyundai Sonata 1997 Submodel Types: Sedan
Available Trims: SE, GLS, Limited, GLS PZEV, SEL SULEV, SE PZEV, Sport, SE SULEV, Limited PZEV, Sport PZEV, Limited SULEV, SEL, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T, Base, GLS V6, Base PZEV, Eco, GL, LX, Limited 2.0T w/Black Leather and Gray Accents, Limited w/Brown Leather PZEV, Limited V6, Sport 2.0T w/Black Leather and Gray Accents, Limited w/Brown Leather, SE V6, Eco w/Prod. End 9/30, V6
Exterior Colors: Quartz White Pearl, Phantom Black, Symphony Silver, Venetian Red, Radiant Silver, Lakeside Blue, Machine Gray, Harbor Grey Metallic, Shale Gray Metallic, Pacific Blue Pearl, Scarlet Red, Electric Blue, Phantom Black Metallic, Midnight Black, Pearl White, Dark Truffle, Shimmering White, Nouveau Blue, Iridescent Silver Blue Pearl, Sparkling Ruby, Indigo Blue Pearl, Indigo Night, Bright Silver, Camel Pearl, Ebony Black, Powder White Pearl, Black Plum Pearl, Dark Cherry Red, Desert Bronze, Deepwater Blue, Steel Gray, Willow Gray, Golden Beige, Urban Sunset, Slate Blue, Ruby Red, Brilliant Silver, Cocoa Metallic, Medium Silver Blue, Silver Blue, Natural Khaki, Ardor Blue, Aqua Blue, Arctic White, Celadon Green, Dark Cinnamon, Noble White, Slate Gray, White Pearl
Interior Colors: Gray premium cloth, Gray cloth, Gray leather, Black leather/cloth, Beige premium cloth, Camel cloth, Black leather, Gray leather/cloth, Black premium cloth, Beige leather, Camel leather, Camel premium cloth, Beige cloth, Black Leather w/Gray Accent leather, Brown leather, Beige, Black, Cocoa leather, Wine leather, Gray, Cocoa Black leather
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Aux Audio Inputs, USB Inputs, Bluetooth, Trip Computer, Back-up camera, Power Driver Seat, Heated seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Keyless Entry/Start, Post-collision safety system, Sunroof/Moonroof, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Leather Seats, Cooled Seats, Upgraded Headlights, Lane Departure Warning, Navigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Parking sensors, Automatic Emergency Braking, Pre-collision safety system, Remote Start, Upgraded Stereo, Power Liftgate/Trunk