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2002 Hyundai Sonata

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 27/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2002 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 328 Ratings for the 1999 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    8.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.7/10

I love my car.

By on Thursday, January 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 240,000

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: "V6, Smooth Ride, Stylish Interior, Infinite"

Cons: "No cons, Honestly"

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

I live in buffalo. We have snow, and lots of mud.

"I would tell anyone I love my car. I know. I know it is a 2002 Sonata. But I have put 100,000 miles on my car in my 6 years owning it and would not trade a single one. Did you notice the mileage is 240,000? Still running like a champ. I have spent $2,000 on repairs in 6 years, and that would be the maximum. This car has been a miracle to me. Being my first car, and incredible, I cannot let go. Hopefully she'll get me to 2017! Or who knows! maybe 300,000 miles. Everyone is shocked when I get oil changes. I just smile. I am saving up to get a new car, and will not be surprised if I end up purchasing a new Sonata. P.S. Always go for the sunroof. ;)"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

I live in buffalo. We have snow, and lots of mud.

RUST PIT

By on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "comfortable seats"

Cons: "rust a safety problem"

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

"I will NEVER buy another Hyundai again. There was a recall on under body rust which the dealer preformed. My car is running good still.. no problem. The rust has come back to the whole under body and is moving up above the rear wheels. My mechanic said it is a safety issue and I might be able to make it through winter. I called Hyundai they told me to take it to a dealer. Three different dealers service department were just out right rude to me. They won't be making any money if they looked at my car. The fourth was very helpful. He told me that Hyundai fixed it once and would not do anything to benefit my problem. I never had a problem with rust with the 3 Toyota's that I have in the past. Cheap metal is why they can afford lower prices. Don't fall for it."

A lot of car for the money.

By on Monday, August 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 88,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "More car for the money."

Cons: "It ain't no Bentley"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"On the Used car market, it is like buying a Camry or Honda for less than half the price, and getting all the size, all the power, probably all the reliability, almost all the confort and not quite the pizazz. To look at another way, with 4 grand to spend on a Sonata, you can find a nice, clean, pretty, low milage car that needs nothing. The 4,000 Camrey is over 15 years old, has 150k to 200k miles, and "needs TLK." "TLK" means more than Tender Loving Care. It means lots of money."

13 people out of 22 found this review helpful

Elegance, Comfort, RELIABILITY..

By on Friday, August 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,521

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: "RELIABILITY--DEPENDABILITY--IT NEVER LETS YOU DOWN"

Cons: "IT HAS EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED!!!!!!!!"

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

"I would DEFINATELY purchase another Hyundai Sonata; this time in RED..YES!!!!!!!!! I purchased this car, brand new, in 2002. I used it for work & it NEVER, NEVER, let me down. I drove through many, many treacherous "Snow Storms"; even when the highways were packed with snow; I put on my "TCS", traction control, and plowed right through drifts of snow, as high as 1 to 2 feet. On another occasion, I drove to Kansas, for my vacation; the car just hugged the road & I felt happy that I had selected this car; the car ride was comfortable & then it seemed to just float along, eating up the miles; she just mastered the road; the more gas you gave her, the sweeter the ride. It was a very, pleasurable experience; (roundtrip total miles 6,000) I still love her to this day."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Love Hyundai's

By on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "10 Year Warranty, reliable, & priced right!"

Cons: "I can't really think of anything I don't like!"

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

"The Sonata I'm driving now is my third Hyundai. I've had 1990 Excel, a 1984 Elantra, and currently own a 2004 Sonata. I have never had any significant problems with any of them that was not my own fault. If I had replaced the belt on my Sonata when it was recommended I wouldn't have had any problems. I am so sold on Hyundai's that with in the next six to eight months I plan on purchasing another Sonata. They are very reliable vehicles, drive nicely, and the value cannot be beat! Where else are you going to get a car with a ten year warranty at the price that you pay for a Hyundai?"

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Performance, reliability, economy.

By on Friday, July 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 41,300

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great performance on the road, reliable car"

Cons: "Just the doors' handles that lost some paint"

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

"I purchased this car new so I have owned it for 12 years already. It's very comfortable and the performance on the road is quite good. Yes, its horse power is only only around 140 HP but the fact that is not as heavy as the modern SUVs compensates for the relatively low HP number. In fact, I can easily pass any car I wish to pass on the road without much difficulty. Its interior is spacious and well designed. The colors of the panel and seats have not faded over the years. The exterior line is reminiscent of one of the Jaguar models of the late 1990s early 2000s. It's very reliable and I only had to do the regular suggested maintenance since I purchased the car. Surprisingly, the original battery is still working. It helps that I haven't placed too many miles on the car since I work very close to home. The other advantage of the car - when compared to modern cars - is the availability of parts and their price. I get parts for the car online and can choose from several OEM manufacturers at very reasonable prices. Then, I have my local mechanic install them at great savings for me. This is much harder to do with more modern cars since oftentimes special tools or equipment are needed to access the location of the parts and proceed with their replacement. Overall, a great car that I intend to continue driving for many years more."

12 people out of 22 found this review helpful

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