Cons: "visors fail, local dealership service was absent"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Cash-in-hand, I went to the local dealership to test drive used vehicles. I tried several but didn't like any of them. However, we've bought several good used cars from this dealership and at his urging, I tried the Sonata. The first surprising thing was applying reasonable throttle and squealing out of his parking lot. The seats were comfortable and over-all I was happy with the steering, responsiveness and fit. White is one of the only sensible colors in GA and I much prefer cloth seats. (At the time of purchase, there was a close Hyundai dealership but they closed after 2-3 years. Taking any car to a mechanic who's not factory trained for the specific model makes me uneasy. That was my major complaint; nearest dealership, about 40 miles away. Second major complaint: around year 4 after purchase, both visors had broken shattering the mounting plastic all over the dash and front seats. (I'd heard that there was a period of time the dealership would have replaced the visors for free, but I missed out on that. I doubt that the replacements would have lasted more than 4-5 years since I suspect faulty design and/or materials was the reason they failed). Over-all the car has been reliable and mileage has been 23 mpg mixed hwy/city and 29 mpg loaded with 2 adults and a trunk full of luggage. The paint has held up well and so has the upholstery and seat supporting materials; the driver lumbar adjustment is great."
"Bought this car used in 2007 with around 20,000 miles on it. Besides the routine upkeep any car requires, it's only needed one repair (new key assembly)since. Handles well in snow & is a comfortable ride. Gets relatively good gas milage. Don't feel like i could have asked for more. Will definitely get another Hyundai."
Pros: "good mileage, comfortable, feel very safe in it."
Cons: "center brake light replacement and driving lights"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My sister shopped a long time for a new car and paid cash for it. I was so happy when it was left to me after all the cars I have had purchased in the past. Excellent mileage, drives great and reliable. If I could find others at a good price I would get one for each of my 4 kids."
"Even though car has high mileage it still performs like a champ. I have kept up with Every service maintainence issue thru the years and same service shop for all repairs can verify condition etc.. Replaced alternator, new battery and tires etc in past year to support the strong,quiet engine.This Sonata still runs Great; City & Hwy!! Interior is in good condition as well... Everything still works; except cannot seem to get airbag light to go off on dash panel.. my service tech has tried numerous times ( manufactor defect on this) But we do know that All airbags etc operate properly. I am only selling car because I am buying newer model and do not have use for 2 cars....GREAT STARTER CAR FOR NEW DRIVER... GREAT CAR FOR OLDER PERSON, GREAT BUY FOR LOW BUDGET/POOR CREDIT PERSON!"