1999 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Review: stay away!

1999 Hyundai Sonata Sedan - Consumer Review

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stay away!
By jb on


1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan


Acquired in 2000 with <13000 miles. Fuel & crankshaft sensors shot in 6 mos. Then, out of the blue, it wouldn't start! A loaner was never available. Stalled at a city intersection - $400 to fix. Was told a new timing belt would be necessary soon with only 38000 mi on it! $1000 later, I had paid off the loan but couldn't afford a newer car payment. The decision was made for me 3 wks ago, when I was in a car accident. Front driver's side crushed like a soda can when impacted by a vehicle at only 30 mi/hr. I now know why the car needs side airbags! Got a check, since repairing cost more than resale value. For a car driven approx 5000 mi/yr, there is no excuse! I'll never buy another Hyundai!

Best Features

Exterior design. Warranty - but you need it!

Worst Features

Besides all new parts, here are a few other areas that could be improved: Inside fogging and icing was a constant hassle. PLEASE add a warning when lights are left on - was jumped at least 3 times due to this oversight. Useable cup holders. A faster wiper speed is needed for more than a sprinkle.
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