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love this car
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By ED
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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brought this car new in 2006 have been one of the greatest , havent had no major problems with it an have replace nothing but brakes, bulbs , so far got 342,000 miles on it now, still run like a champ love this car.


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Two engines since coming off the showroom floor in
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Jeff
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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All I can say is that this car had an electrical system right off the showroom floor. It has also had two engines. The first failed at less than 100,000 and the last one failed at 34,700. Support from the dealer was ok but Hyundai Motors showed nothing but contempt for us and treated us like dirt.

Will never ever purchase any other Hyundai product again period. Please do yourself a favor and ask lots of questions and also talk to as many owners and research any car you purchase from these people before hand. The warranty sounds good but its a scam. They Hyundai Motors staff are cotemptable
disrespectful trolls.


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Love it and Hate it
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By rrankin90
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2006 Hyundai Sonata LX 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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I have owned this car since 2011. It only had 7,000 miles when I purchased it. Obviously Grandma Moses owned it first! I love the ride, drive, and comfort of seats for rides lasting less than four hours. Anything over that and my back begins to hurt. The only thing I can actually say that I HATE about the car is the constant need to replace light bulbs. From headlight bulbs, break lights, and the bulbs over the license plate. Ugh!!! Many are easy to change and I've made my own way of changing them. Others... Not so much. Almost two hours to change the high mount bulb in the back window. Other than that I love it and will definitely buy another!!!


Best Features

Interior features and quality of leather upholstery. Powerful V6 engine without compromising gas mileage too much. Smooth ride and handling.


Worst Features

Make the bulbs easier to change!!! I know the car is 9 years old. But make an improvement for the newer models. That's one thing I looked at in the new Sonata; how easy is it to change the freaking bulbs!!!!!


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My 1996 Escort is Better
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By mrebate
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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This 2006 Shoddyota, aka Sonata, was acquired in 2007 with 14,000 miles. PROBLEMS before 30,000 miles: $1,200 engine repair to replace shoddy timing chain tensioners. Poor quality engine component should have been recall but Hyundai shafted owners by cutting compensation to dealers for doing the repair under warranty, which was essentially negating their much touted warranty. Defective sun visors. More orange peel than my Escort. Escort also has spring loaded side view mirrors unlike Shoddyota. Cruise control stopped working. Glove box door had to be shimmed to prevent rattle. Wiper blades had to be downsized to prevent hopping. Poor city mileage. Hyundai can't even design a cup holder !!


Best Features

Michelin Tires


Worst Features

Give every Hyundai buyer a 15 pound sledge hammer. I would enjoy smashing this chunk of garbage to a pulp.


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Value for A to B drivers
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By jake013
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2006 Hyundai Sonata GL 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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If you're looking for a car to get you from point A to point B that's reliable, cheap to own and decent looking, you've found the right car. If you're looking for handling, performance or fun, go somewhere else. Safe, reliable and cheap! Over 250,000km's and still going strong. No rust, heck, the car still looks new. It's never even been rustproofed and I live in Canada.


Best Features

Projector headlights, exterior styling… no much, it's a pretty bland car.


Worst Features

If a car could be a colour, this would be beige. The dash is heinous to look at. Was poorly thought out. Oh, and the transmission is god awful. a 4-speed? Who uses a 4-speed?


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