2007 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Review: Meh

2007 Hyundai Sonata - Consumer Review

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

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By joetshmoe on


2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Personally, I think my boxers are nothing more than a piece of fabric between my body and my zipper.
Try telling that to someone that just spent $50 on underwear.
If you have a similar attitude towards your car, as a piece of metal between the road and your bum, this will satisfy you.
The car has plenty of power for a 4 cyl sedan, more than the 0-60 time leads you to believe, because the transmission is so slushy that you can spin the front wheels at will thanks to a 2000-rpm spread between cruise and go.
Textbook slushbox.
The steering and directional stability are horrible.
The interior fabric still smells like cigs in very hot sun over a year after ONE cigarette was smoked in it.

Best Features

The wheel is stuck to the right, since new, and the dealer refuses to do anything about it. That warranty is a joke. The car thunks on every down-then-up bump, sounds like its coming from right under the hood (strut mount?). Again, dealer doesn't care. The car beeps 12 times every time I start it, and pesters everyone with beeps every time you take your seatbelt off (even in park), open a door, etc. It drives you crazy. The knobs on the stereo have broken after less than 10k, and, surprise surprise, not covered under warranty. The car barely ever gets the advertised mileage of 28, even when the tires are pumped up to 38 and the cruise control is set on 65. Bump-steer is the worst

Worst Features

I've ever felt. The trunk is very stiff, and the whole body of the car sounds like a marble in a can when you thwack your thumb against it, the center armrest is made out of material you'd expect a boat deck to be made out of; the wheel feels like steering a boat that's floating in maple syrup, the engine sounds like its killing itself every time you venture north of 4500 rpms, though it does pull smoothly, the rear end creaks when i back out my driveway (i'll let you guess how the dealer feels about that one), and every little plastic piece that covers a screw seems to have fallen off at least once. All you can credit hyundai for is keeping up with the times, and investing in mass appeal.
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