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2004 Hyundai Sonata

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
8.5
Out of 10

Based on 307 Ratings for the 1999 - 2005 models.

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  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.7/10
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This car has nickel and dimed me to death

By on Friday, October 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Plenty of room for four"

Cons: "Underpowered and sloppy ride"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"This car has nickel and dimed me to death. It seemed nice initially, but after awhile, many things started failing on a regular basis. They have not stopped! The next generation of Sonata improved dramatically…I know…I own one (2008)"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

holds the road, see out of windows easily

By on Friday, October 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

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: "very dependable, safe, attractive, good price"

Cons: "can't think of a one"

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

"The day I test drove this car I was impressed. I was allowed to take it home and drive it to work 25 miles away. That morning, it was raining hard. Going down the highway at 55 mph I had a car stop suddenly so I had to swerve out to miss. I knew I was going to go out into the median on a car I didn't own, but no, it held steady on that rain covered road during that quick move. It was like I just decided to change lanes. I drove it back to the dealer that afternoon and told them I wanted that car. They asked didn't I want to check out other colors, but no, I had to have that car. 200,000 miles later, it is like a best friend, has never let me down. Of course I took car of it too."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Love this car

By on Thursday, September 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "It has been a wonderful car, I enjoy driving it."

Cons: "Needs new floor mats & interior shows some wear."

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

"This is a one owner car, runs great and get amazing gas mileage. Does have a few bumps & scrapes. New brakes all around with good tires. Regularly serviced at dealership plus repairs made as needed."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best Car I've ever owned

By on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 113,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Low maintenance, 6 cylanders"

Cons: "No bluetooth"

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

"Over my lifetime I've owned many cars but this car is the best one I've ever owned. It's the last of the 6 cylinder engines, has a crossover transmission, lots of speed and low maintenance. Providing the owner takes care of the car and gives regular oil changes and maintains it in good working order it should last quite a while. Mine has and it's been going strong for 14 years. Now I find myself looking for a newer model of Sonata with Blue Tooth and other linked in features. Yet I want to keep this one as well because as the saying goes, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Or in this case I'd say, "if it hasn't broken down, why replace it." I love this car! I'd like to find another Sonata since I find the brand an excellent car and value. Who knows? I may clean up all the little dings, have the whole interior cleaned (kids), install blue tooth, install an auto start system and get a full tune up instead of replacing the old gal. Yes! I'm that in love with my car!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

excellant veh.

By on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,766

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

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

"very enjoyable auto."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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