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2001 Hyundai Sonata

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By JannaH
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2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased a used Hyundai last year after my Ford Explorer gave out on me. I was skeptical at first because I didn't know much about Hyundai; after my test drive, I was sold. The power and the sleekness of this car has really been worth the remarkably low price I paid for the car (9,000 with a 4 year 75,000 mile total warranty). I am very pleased with my car I just wish I could have found one with a sun roof at the dealership! :)


Best Features

CD player, wood paneling, light odometer, extra plug in, the cute horn ;) and the rear pull down cup holder console.


Worst Features

I wouldn't change anything!


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Great savings but it's been troublesome
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By SgtGary
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2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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A beautiful and fun car with a pretty good design and the warranty - awesome. But I've used the warranty way too many times. It's been in the shop no less than 10 times: replaced sensors 3 times, replaced dead battery twice, fixed airbag sensors twice, fixed window motors three times, and of course they found a multitude of problems during the 30K mileage tune-up. I like this car, but I wish it was more reliable!


Best Features

I like the front seat comfort, handling, moonroof, and dash/console design, as well as the great gas mileage on the highway (city is ok, around 20mpg).


Worst Features

Ok, the oxygen/engine sensors, airbag sensors and window motors are horrible - this car is only just reaching 4 years old and I've replaced all the above annually! Oh, and the shifting between gears around 20-22 mph drives me nuts (flips back & forth)


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Great car!
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By Daniel Yorgov
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2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought this car used 3 months ago and I took it on a 1300 miles trip on the very next day. GLS Leather is very comfortable and roomy inside. It is also a beauty: I have had quite a few good comments from my friends. It proofed itself as very dependable vehicle in the extreme upper Michigan weather conditions. Definitely will consider buying Sonata again!


Best Features

I love almost everything about this car.


Worst Features

Although this is a family sedan I would like more sporty feeling driving this car.


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Love my Sonata
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By Seanna's Mom
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2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

This is possibly the best car I'll ever
own. She has been totally reliable,
beautiful and fun to drive. As small
as it looks, this car was big enough to
accomodate me, my 10 cats in their
cages and their supplies for our move
from New Jersey to Florida. I'llmiss
her when I have to trade her in.


Best Features

CD player AND cassette player with the AM/FM radio. Fold down rear seat. Moonroof.


Worst Features

I would have loved to have a trunk release on the keyless entry remote.


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Great Warranty, but needed it too often!
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By talie
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2001 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car because of the price
and the warranty and those were the
reasons I liked it. Until sensor's
started going out, the airbag light was
on, rotors went bad, and I had to have
it hauled to the dealer too often for
my liking. Dealer was great, they
repaired it nicely and really stood by
the car, but it hasn't been as reliable
as I need a car to be. It's at the
dealer now. ANOTHER sensor went out at
53,000 miles. This is the last time I'm
doing this. As soon as I get it back
from the repair shop I'm trading in
before the warranty expires because
this particular car really needed the
warranty to make it worth keeping.


Best Features

I like the styling and the paint on the car was quite nice. I really liked the


Worst Features

More horsepower. The tranny is a little sluggish and hesitates sometimes before moving out. The seats were terribly uncomfortable on longer trips.


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