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DON’T PURCHASE THIS CAR!
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By Rachel
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2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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I purchased this 2012 model used in 2014. It was in great condition, or so what seemed to be, and I was incredibly excited to own it. Looked and felt great, good gas mileage, low miles, great safety ratings, records showed previous owner kept up with regular maintenance, no accidents, luxury style interior. However, everything started falling apart within 2 years. First, the navigation went out, then Bluetooth, then the A/C stopped working, leather interior started wearing badly-like it was cheap, breaks began squeaking and exterior trim started getting strange fading spots. But the worst of all - the Engine BLEW after owning it less than 3 years. I discovered there was a engine recall for over 100,000 of these models. I’ve never owned a car with more problems. I took such good care of this car and did minimal driving with it, but it still failed me. The trade in value after all of this left me owing more than it was worth, so needless to say, I took a big loss on it. Save yourself the time, money and stress and look spend a bit more for a better car. I would aim for a Honda, Toyota or Nissan. Hyundai’s are off my list for good.


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Hyundai Sonata Suppiority
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Tara Glick Hale
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2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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Handles great, it is very responsive, it takes off like a sports car and accelerates very fast, looks great, brakes very well. I have had no issues except regular maintenance. I would give the Hyundai Sonata a 8.9 out of 10


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Think twice
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By Steve
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2012 Hyundai Sonata SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Cheap plastic on some of the interior controls. Scratch very easily. Also, the black paint that was painted on some surfaces starts to come off after a few years. Poor trade in value. The turbo 2.0 engine is great however. Lots of power when you need it or just want to play. But, the engine and road noise are very loud. On some roads you literally have to shout to be heard. Not fun for long trips.


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Had better but not bad
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By David Shoemaker
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2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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Basic edition fee extras front wheel drive traction poor in rain had in ice and snow!


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Great Car
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By John
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2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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Very economical to operate and maintain, and it uses regular gas!


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