Protecting the Beige - 2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata: Protecting the Beige

April 25, 2011


For the long weekend I had our 2011 Hyundai Sonata, a fact that made me nervous because of dog + beige seats = disaster. I had to drive my dog down to Long Beach for a play date and was really concerned about how to transport her without harming the near-pristine state of the Sonata's beige seats. After all, editor Warren had blogged about how good a job they were doing resisting our editors' grime. I didn't want to be the one person to dirty them up.

So not only did I put down a blanket for the dog in the backseat, but I also made her wear a doggy diaper to be extra safe. Yes, there is such a thing; it has a cut-out for the dog's tail. And no, I didn't want to post a picture of her wearing said diapers because no one should be shamed in public like that. In any case, we made the trip without incident.


It wasn't until this morning after I took the car to the car wash and inspected the backseat that I noticed the telltale signs of dog: gray fur! I guess that stuff doesn't come off with just a vacuum so now I'll have to see if I can borrow some of Takahashi's extra-strong tape that he uses to get cat fur off his motorcycle suit on those seats. Unless, you guys have other fixes?

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 16,069 miles

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