All the vehicles I've owned besides this car have been older trucks. 1990s 1980s, and none of them ever gave me as much trouble as this car has. I've had nothing but problems since getting it two years ago. Alternator, seized caliper, pulleys, lights are constantly burning out, blown motor due to recall, and now fuel injectors. I've been stuck on the side of the road more often in this car than all my other cars combined. It gets good mileage, and the heated seats are nice.. but I wouldn't recommend it.
2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Purchased this car C P O from San Antonio dealership. Came with remaining factory warranty and lifetime on engine and drivetrain. Watch recalls on certain years had bad motors. Luckily mine was not. Car has been exceptionally reliable. Great gas mileage. Only replaced 1 set tires and battery. Considering my next Hyundai purchase and keeping the 2013 until the wheels run off of it . LOW TRADE IN VALUES.
The best features of the 2013 Sonata are its fuel efficiency, its reliability, and its "drivability." According to the car's dash display, the car has measured at 35-40 mpg on longer road trips and averages around 28-30 mpg combined. Having had the car for 6 years almost and having driven over 100k miles, I expected to have made at least one major repair by now but that has not been the case. The largest "problem" we have encountered was a burnt taillight assembly. The acceleration on the car is not always the best, especially when driving up any sort of incline, but the car handles well at all times, brakes efficiently, and the engine is more than capable of sustaining power on level ground. One drawback would be cargo space (although there is quite a bit of space in the trunk it cannot always fit awkward or bulky items well, such as strollers and yard work tools). Another drawback is the deterioration of some aesthetic features; some of the plastic on the steering wheel components peels with normal use and the cloth seats also show signs of wear even without extreme use. Overall I would suggest the 2013 Sonata to those who are looking for a fuel efficient, reliable vehicle that performs to average standards.