2008 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Review: A Pig with Lipstick

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A Pig with Lipstick
By newburgh_jim on


2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


I shopped around and the Sonata seemed to be the best value at the time.
I was wrong, as they say "You get what you pay for".
In the first week I noticed the ride just felt cheap and the tires squealed going around corners.
I had to replace the back breaks at under 20k miles because the original set stuck or something and cooked the back rims and actualy browned the hub caps.
Worse yet, I had to pay for this obvious manufacture defect.
Poor fuel economy and with 44k miles as of 11 May, 2011 average fuel economy is 20.9!
Tires were rotated but had to be replaced at around 22k miles.
I do not abuse my vehicles and all maintenance was on time.
Now the engine is ticking loudly.

Best Features

Comfortable seats and great sound system standard with the GLS model.

Worst Features

Brake system, fuel economy, tire wear.
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By newburgh_jim
on 05/13/11 08:51 AM (PDT)

This is my post. I wanted to add that the ticking noise turned out to be a cylinder. The Hyundai service department is replacing the short block. At least Hyundai is honoring the warranty. The car is not terrible but I feel that too many issues have occured to this relatively new car.

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