2002 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Review: Best car I've owned in my 39 y

2002 Hyundai Sonata - Consumer Review

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Best car I've owned in my 39 years!
By greywethr on


2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


I bought one for $10,000 w/29k miles. I wrecked it at 142k miles. At 40mph, I T-boned an SUV, and it still started, but Esurance totaled it.
The water pump died at around 80k, covered. Between 100k & 142k, I replaced the front wheel bearings in 2011 (I drove offroad a few times), battery, alternator, rear brake calipers. That's it, nothing else major went wrong. Minor things the past year or two, tape deck died, radio display flickers (I have Sirius, so that doesn't matter), antenna only goes half-way up.

Best Features

Intermittent wipers slow down when car stops. Sunroof automatically closes when car is turned off. Lots of storage compartments, like dual center consoles. Doors won't lock with keys in ignition.

Worst Features

Have you seen the 2011 & 2012? They've made all the improvements I would suggest.
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