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2008 Hyundai Sonata

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By jwalker
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2008 Hyundai Sonata SE V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Purchaed this a few days ago. It was a dealership loaner vehicle and had 6,000 miles on it. It was still in perfect shape. Traded in a Hyundai Elantra and wanted a 6 Cylinder. Drives good.


Best Features

Xm radio,


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Won't go back to Accord!
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By A former honda nut
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2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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After driving a Sonata for a week as a vacation rental car, I knew it was the car for me. I was about to purchase my fifth Honda Accord, but in terms of value for the money, the Sonata is a winner hands down. It combined everything I wanted in a car, all the bells and whistles, with a very sweet price. It rides beautifully, is very roomy even for four people, is beautifully appointed and is easy to drive. The leather seats are very comfortable and driving position is excellent.


Best Features

stereo mute button on the steering wheel (a great touch); all the little bins and compartments; automatic climate control; looking forward to using the heated seats in cooler weather


Worst Features

more complete display on radio (it truncates the information from satellite radio); ipod jack; power outlet in back seat


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So far so good!!
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By mee924
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2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Just purchased last week used, actually a rental. Still have balance of factory warranty. Like the comfort on the highway. Gas mileage nearly 30 seems good enough for the v6. Interior dash design is the lone dated item in my opinion, 09 addresses this. Cost was reason for my purchase as used was 5k less than 09.


Best Features

V6 power, good mileage, comfortable, infinity sound system and nice warranty.


Worst Features

Dash update on 09 is very nice,tighter handling.


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Very happy so far
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By trex
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2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 4dr Sedan (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Have had the car for about a month and put on approx. 1000 mi. Have gotten very good interstate mpg- about 28 @ 80 mph, about 31 mpg @ 70 mph. Rides quiet and nice, plenty of power for normal driving. Very roomy as well- we were considering a Fusion or Milan based on reputation, price, and mpg, but the Sonata met or exceeded those requirements with more room for (future) strollers, etc. I also own a 01 Sonata, and would without a doubt recommend Hyundai vehicles.


Best Features

Very good mpg, solid power, ride quality, plenty of warranty left, 16 in. tires in GLS (for affordable replacement), decent sound system, looks sharp. In depth manual w/ DIY maintenance instructions!


Worst Features

Can't think of much... very satisfied. Solid car for a fair price.


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Meets my expectations
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By Mark
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2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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Overall I'm very impressed. Commuter car bought for just under $18K in Franklin, TN. 4 cylinder is okay but could use more power for this size of car. Only problem is with the Hankook tires. Car rides great and is ultra quite - quieter than our Acura TL. I've driven two 09 models as loaners and they are very loud. Hyundai must have taken out some of the insulation. I'm not too impressed with the mpg. If I really baby the car on the interstate I can get 28 mpg at 70 mph w/out AC. (I check mpg at the pump - computer is not accurate.) I average 25-26 per tank mostly highway but really have to stay under 70. Car driven 6K so far. I do recommend this car based on comfort, quite ride and price.


Best Features

Quite ride!!! Good size vehicle. Feels roomy. Good size trunk. Price! Got this car for $6K less than 4 cyl Honda EX-L. I think Hyundai is a good buy! You don't have to pay the premium price Honda dealers want.


Worst Features

MPG's. 5 speed on 09 models probably will help more than just the 1 mpg stated. Everything is backwards inside car - manual shift is on the right, stereo is on top of AC vents, fan control is on the right, etc. Takes some getting used too. Like the 09 interior better except for the noise.


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