"I am so happy with the Sonata cars.
Only maintenance is tires and brakes at 75,000, 150,000.
Timing belt at 150,000.
Drives like a roller skate, using Goodyear Triple tread.
Mostly highway, 65 to 75 mph, very powerful."
"I bought mine in 2002 having rented one for a week and been very impressed. Since that time (seven years now) the only things I've had to replace (other than the oil) are the battery, two tires, and the CD player. This is a reliable, comfortable, and nice looking car! It handles very well in the snow and in conditions where you'd think you need an SUV. When I bought the car, it was so quiet I would occasionally doubt the engine was running when I came to a stop. Over the years the noise has increased slightly, but I can hardly complain. I truly can't think of anything about this car that I'd improve. I could certainly get a new car now, but why? I don't like the styling of the new Sonatas quite as well and I can't imagine getting luckier than I was with this one."
"I had my 99 sonata for five years and it runs great. the only problem so far is I changed 2 speed sensors and it is kind of common in Hyundai cars. the mileage on my car is over 200000 miles and it still running great. After I graduate from school, I definitely will buy a new one with the same model."
"My dad bought it new and willed it to me when he passed. I have maintained the vehicle since he purchased it and it has been fantastic. I had a Viper starting system installed. It was all this vehicle needed to make it perfect.
I have replaced the front bumper cover and did some minor repairs and paint to the body. He was 94 and was driving it up until 3 months before passing.
He and I have been the only operators."
Cons: "I couldn't find one in black, instead white."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I've owned this car for 4 years now. only tune ups and oil changes. Car runs like the energizer bunny, literally! Low-cost maintenance, easy to work on and a luxurious elegant look. I love it and would buy another one if anything were to happen to my baby."