"i baught this car b/c the engin is a dream to work on plus i had a buddy who had spair parts. i fixed it up and it ran like a top never had a problem and actually got 37 mpg i was really happy untill some guy ran a red light and i got hit, good news the air bags work well too"
"Bought this ('97) from brother-in-law who let it sit outside for a year. Just rolled over 150k miles. I've replaced the water pump for the engine and the blower motor for interior vents. Despite being driven hard by all its' owners. It's exactly what I expect from a high-mileage car. And being a V6, acceleration is great! I know it's a sedan "family car", but I tend to drive it like a little sports car. The oil pan is easy to reach without jacking up. However, working on the engine to replace something can be difficult -- i.e. you have to remove the timing belt to get to the water pump. Thank goodness those don't wear out often. I have had the power locks get stuck and want to stay locked/unlocked, just lube it up a little and it's fine"
"My Sonata just rolled over 200k last month & is still going strong. I paid $200 for it, I've had it 2 yrs & have only ever replaced the battery. It has never given me any problems & still does 80 mph on the highway. I'm constantly bragging about it's gas mileage & reliability."
"I have this car for one and half year now, Only thing i did is oil chnages and some WD40 in windows because they were jam. I even took this car to 300 miles straight no stop and then came back right away another 300 miles and only spend 50 dollars worth of gas so good on gas."