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1997 Hyundai Sonata

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Overall Rating
7.3
Out of 10

Based on 9 Ratings for the 1995 - 1998 models.

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  • Value
    8.0/10
    Quality
    7.7/10
  • Reliability
    7.9/10
    Performance
    7.6/10
  • Comfort
    7.8/10
    Styling
    7.2/10
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What an awful car

By on Friday, September 07, 2007

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

"I owned this car for a few years and it gave me nothing but problems - more maintenance costs than the car was worth, and they all started at around 60,000 miles too (even with the scheduled maintenance done on time). The accessory/interior components are so cheap - the driver's side door handle broke multiple times, the windshield cracked very easily multiple times (ok so only the first crack was Hyundai's fault, the replacement glass is another issue - although that model of glass was really expensive). There was a problem with the cooling system that I spent many trips to the shop and probably $1,000 altogether, to try to fix, but it was never remedied. The car would overheat after about 2 minutes of stop & go, it was absolutely undriveable in any city or highway traffic and that was at only 60,000 miles! So the car was basically worthless when it was 5 years old. The service was really expensive. The window mechanism stopped working, leaving the window stuck in the down position, and that fix cost $400 due to the parts involved. The sunroof leaked and the metal arms broke. Sometimes when I closed the door hard, like when pumping gas, it would just power lock itself - all 4 doors. Fortunately the first time that happened, I had my keys in hand. What an awful example of an early model Sonata. Supposedly they have come a long way, but based on this past experience I'd never buy one again."

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

great car for low price

By on Thursday, August 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,309

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great car to drive"

Cons: "needs bigger cup holders."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car used for an affordable price.It has been a great car economical after owning for 4 years and bieng that it's a1998 it still looks like new in the interior and outside.It has driven great never given me any mechanical problems have only done the regular required maintenance.over all great car."

13 people out of 21 found this review helpful

Excellent car to have

By on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, quick, good on gas, good looking"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Good size for 5 people. Great ride, speed"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

By on Wednesday, May 05, 2010

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

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1 person out of 6 found this review helpful

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