Flawed Gem - 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS: Flawed Gem

April 04, 2011

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There I was, reveling in the Sonata's pristine beauty in the morning sun. (As Donna DeRosa has noted, the Venetian red is really eye catching.) Alas, I had my bubble burst at the car wash minutes later when the check-in guy told me that there is a tiny ping/ding/pebble-created divot in the windshield. And he's right. (For the record, it didn't happen on my watch. I didn't hear it happen, anyway.) You can see it after the jump.

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Such things are inevitable, I guess, given the amount of stuff that flicks up from the road and flies off trucks. The wee chip is now on our fleet's watch list. We'll see how long it takes to go 100 percent failure.

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @15,605 miles

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