2003 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Review: Poor Choice

2003 Hyundai Sonata - Consumer Review

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190 Total Reviews

Base Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Poor Choice
By cody on


2003 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


At 10,000 miles calibers stuck had to have all new brakes and drums, then at 14,000 front breaks had to be replaced. Dealer said it was my driving that cause the brakes to crumble. Needed new belts already, gas mileage stinks. Paint came off door handles so they are now White, all four of them. Interior worn, and I am a single person. Would not recommend this car. Now at 48,000 need new breaks again, rear calibers stuck once again, but then it is always my fault. Don't buy a 4 cylinder, you have to turn off heat or air to get on the freeway, and pray when you go up a hill. No matter what a salesman says this model in a 4 is not like a 6. Have driven my daughters Toyota and her 4 has no problem.

Best Features

Have had many people ask me if I liked my car.

Worst Features

Don't know if they had problems with brakes or they just like to blame the driver. Need to find out why paint came off the door handles, they are plastic.
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