2004 HYUNDAI SONATA

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123,496 Miles
14,451
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Vehicle Details

Mileage: 123496
Body Style: Sedan
Doors: 4
Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
Engine Type: 2.7L V6 24V MPFI DOHC
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: GAS
Location: Elk River, MN

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Option & Equipment

AM/FM stereo
Anti-theft alarm system
Audio system security
Auxilliary engine cooler
Bucket front seats
Cargo area light
Cassette player with auto-reverse
Center Console: Full with covered storage
Chrome grille
Clock: In-dash
Coil front spring
Coil rear spring
Cruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheel
Curb weight: 3,254 lbs.
Double wishbone front suspension
Dual illuminated vanity mirrors
Fold forward seatback rear seats
Four-wheel Independent Suspension
Fron
Front and rear suspension stabilizer bars
Front fog/driving lights
Front Head Room: 39.3"
Front Leg Room: 43.3"
Front reading lights
Front Shoulder Room: 56.9"
Front Ventilated disc brakes
Fuel Capacity: 17.2 gal.
Fuel Consumption: City: 19 mpg
Fuel Consumption: Highway: 27 mpg
Fuel Type: Regular unleaded
Heated driver mirror
Heated passenger mirror
In-Dash single CD player
Independent front suspension classification
Independent rear suspension
Instrumentation: Low fuel level
Leather shift knob trim
Leather steering wheel trim
Manual front air conditioning
Manufacturer's 0-60mph acceleration time (seconds): 9.0 s
Max cargo capacity: 14 cu.ft.
Multi-link rear suspension
Overall height: 56.0"
Overall Length: 186.9"
Overall Width: 71.7"
Passenger Airbag
Power remote driver mirror adjustment
Power remote passenger mirror adjustment
Power remote trunk release
Power steering
Power windows
Premium cloth seat upholstery
Privacy glass: Light
Rear bench
Rear Head Room: 37.6"
Rear Leg Room: 36.2"
Rear seats center armrest
Rear Shoulder Room: 55.7"
Rear Stabilizer Bar: Regular
Regular front stabilizer bar
Remote power door locks
Side airbag
Silver aluminum rims
Simulated wood center console trim
Simulated wood dash trim
Simulated wood door trim
Spare Tire Mount Location: Inside under cargo
Steel spare wheel rim
Suspension class: Regular
Tachometer
Tilt-adjustable steering wheel
Total Number of Speakers: 6
Variable intermittent front wipers
Vehicle Emissions: Federal
Wheel Diameter: 16
Wheel Width: 6
Wheelbase: 106.3"

Recalls & Defects

VIN KMHWF35H04A982844 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

SUSPENSION

HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 188,282 MY 2001-2004 SONATA AND MY 2001-2004 XG300 AND XG350 VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. ROAD SALT APPLIED IN THESE JURISDICTIONS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS MAY RESULT IN PROGRESSIVE, INTERNAL CORROSION OF THE FRONT SUB-FRAME ON THE VEHICLES, AND MAY RESULT IN THINNING OR PERFORATION OF THE SUB-FRAME STEEL. THE CORROSION IS FREQUENTLY VISIBLE AND OFTEN DISCOVERED DURING INSPECTION OR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, AND OWNERS MAY ALSO HEAR NOISES OR NOTICE TIRE MISALIGNMENT AND STEERING PULL. IF THESE SIGNALS ARE UNDETECTED OR UNHEEDED, THE CORROSION MAY PROGRESS AND THE FORWARD MOUNTING OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM MAY DETACH FROM THE SUB-FRAME.


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Information about Dealer

Cornerstone Kia... Hands Down!

5
Tami on 11/10/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Buying Process: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

The purchase of my new car was easy and pressure free. Ty was great! He was very knowledgable, personable and patient... even when I ran into a hiccup with my auto insurance company. Great experience with Cornerstone and I love my new Kia!

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 288 reviews

Best car I ever bought, other than my Honda

5
Annette Conyers on 08/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 5

Like buying a poor mans Honda.

My 2004 sonataa

4
Leanna norris on 12/24/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating:

I bought my 2004 sonata used for only 4500! It now has 212,000 miles on it and runs awesome and has never left me stranded. The only thing ive had to do to it is a tune up, oil changes, changing of head lights and tail lights. I had to buy new tires after 2 years and a starter for it but thats it. It may sound like a lot but it was just regular maintenance that it needed. Never had any other problem with it. It just started making a creaking noise and i think its my cv axles that need replaced but i wouldnt trade this car for a new one because the space in the car is amazing i think and the new cars have to much technology in them and are compact cars that look big and bulky. Ill keep my 2004 hyundai sonata till it wont drive anymore! Hope this helps.

The best car if you take Care of it

4.3
kaylabandy on 10/06/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

My hyundai belonged to my dad before he gave it to me. He bought it new and it has never had any major issues. Just did regular maintenance. The only thing I don't like is the headlights don't seem To be very bright! But other than that I love the car and it's always been really reliable. Just watch out for the timing belt, because of the interference engine. Don't replace it late. Other than that the car is amazing and has never failed me. Already has 190000 miles on it and runs beautifully.

My Sonata

4.8
jg_cool on 10/17/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

For sure the head lights have a problem with having to be replaced. I also had to have the steering assembly replaced at over $1000. Now after 14 months it is starting to leak again and makes a buzzing noise due to that. I've never owned a car where I had to replace such a component. Not happy about this at all.

Best Car I've Ever Owned

4.5
collette93 on 05/19/2013

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Sonata with 17,000 miles on it. It now has 204,000 miles and it's still going strong. It has never once left me stranded, and I've only had to do the usual car maintenance: brakes, tires, tune up, etc. I have been meticulous about oil changes every 3,000 miles. The interior is still in great shape, and it continues to be a comfortable ride, still. Truly the best car I've ever owned. My only complaint is that it's not the greatest in terms of gas mileage.

I've never had a more reliable car

5
cbutschek on 05/13/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for about 6 years now. It has never let me down. Not long after buying it, I rear-ended an old truck that should have, in all honesty, torn things up. The car started right back up and has been running flawlessly ever since. I've never had a bad belt and, unlike my Ford, a broken a/c compressor doesn't affect engine performance. The serpentine belt started squealing a little shortly before the alternator went dead earlier this year, but I suspect a squeaky pulley rather than the belt. There is plenty of power and handles very well. I trust it to keep me and my family safe on the road, within reason.

Reliable, but has little else going for it.

3.4
johanndc on 11/05/2012

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

Despite check engine lights, awful squealing from the serpentine belt, and a transmission fluid leak that prompted an emergency repair (shifts smoothly years later), this car has NEVER failed me. That said, there are issues. Constant rattling from interior trim pieces. Serpentine belt squeals despite several repairs. A headlight that is prone to failure. The 2.4 I4 has that wonderful combination of disappointing gas mileage and a deficit in power, and it shakes quite a bit. Handling is somewhere between Buick and BMW. But all in all, if you just need reliable transportation and don't mind getting the heck annoyed out of you, by all means get it. Certainly cheaper than alternatives.

yay i bought a car...

2.6
carchris07 on 08/28/2011

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Got my Sonota because of consumer reviews saying how much they all loved there car. Not the case with me. Took it off the lot and cerpintene belt immediatley started squiling, something not right with ignition(car hesitates),speakers started ratelling and check engine light came on. Repaired the cerpentine belt twice only for the d*mn thing to start squeling again. Decided to deal with it till driving to work one morning and com sensor went (took hyundai 3 days to figure out). 29 day mark of ownership, had the car taken to the dealership. oh ya, was very comfortable to drive, an only 60,000 miles.

A very well built car

4.8
elster on 06/19/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my 2004 Sonata 4cyl base model used in 2006 with 24K miles. My car currently has 138K miles and still going. No major work needed. Biggest repair was the cv/boot from all the speed bumps I went over. This cost about $600. Also needed a new engine mount at about 100K miles. I get 25MPG city and 31MPG on long trips. The other drawback is the paint job. Very peeled, but not worth repairing for a 7 year old car. They make good cars.

Reliable Driver

4
superlative28 on 05/02/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Got this vehicle from my mother 4 years ago. Has been very reliable with no major repairs required to this point. Comfort of seats is fair and interior design on base model is bland but it gets the job done.

Trouble

2.9
matt on 11/19/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Fuel pump has failed 3xs sense ownership at 50k. The water pump went out at 100,000 which destroyed the pistons, brand new timing belt and the heads. Now I have a brand new Hyundai (joy). The car looks brand new after having the hubcap and door handles painted. Ride and comfort is fine but overall not impressed

I love this car - it's a keeper!

4.9
Lolo on 09/11/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I can't say enough about my Sonata. It's dependable, reliable and simply a great looking car. I saw someone driving this car in 2004, walked into my credit union back inquired on this vehicle and said exactly what I wanted and I got it 2 days later. Never test drive this car, first time ever doing that when purchasing a car! Best thing I ever did and have not regrets either. I plan on buying another Hyundai but I do plan to keep my Sonata. It too had a paint chip in the door handles and a radiator replacement but overall it's an outstanding car. I have had this car 6 years now and approximately 190,000 miles. Imagine that! Longest I ever owned a car with that many miles.

Best Sonata that Hyundai has ever made!

4.8
Jason on 09/06/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this car for about a year and a half, and I love it. The only downside is city mileage. I love the style inside and out. Inside, the mahogany wood grain complements the interior nicely. Plus, the body style has an expensive look to it. It is silver, which to me is the best color of all the 04 Sonata's. It's sleek, sporty, and rather fast surprisingly. I have the V6 2.7L, which delivers a lot of power and speed. It may be six years old, but she still runs like a champ. I Love this car, and I hope to get another 100,000 thousand miles out of her.

Love My Sonata

4.8
Charles P on 06/15/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car. Also own Lincoln Town Car. 72,900 on it now and have only replaced the headlights (3 times) but I drive with them on all the time. Bought it 2 yr old with 18,000 miles and it has not whimpered one time. Car cruises at 75-80 on a regular basis, the ac is always cold, suspension is tight and I have only replaced tires and a battery. Use it as the community car when company comes and they love it. Even the BMW and Audi owner. The car is heavy for its size and hugs the road. Did a 3500 mile road trip without fail, no issues. It gets about 26 mpg and growls when you really romp it.

My first car!

4.6
Deputy Tut on 05/14/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first car and i love it! But i have a few problems. The caps for the fogs lights come off real easily. I have a check engine light on for a cylinder 3 misfire. The emergency brake barely works, the headlights don't last long. The power steer is shot. The power antenna doesn't work. But it is an extremely reliable car. I plan to own it for a long time. I would recommend this car to anybody.

My First Sonata

4.6
j0anne@bellsouth.net on 05/10/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have a 100 mile commute to work. This is primarily driven on a Interstate. Nothing has been replaced on the car except for the air conditioner condenser, because a rock punctured the original. As of today I have 119,000 on the car and still enjoy it like it was new. My next car is going to be the Sonata Hybrid. Thanks for making a great car.

Walking Hyundai Commercial

5
angelgirl on 04/23/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! I bought it new and have 190000 miles on it. I have had water pump and timing at 100000 miles and those are standard items to go at that mileage. I would recommend this car to anyone and hope to have another brand new Sonata soon!

Sonata rebiew

4.1
Tony on 04/04/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

No problems for five years. Low maintenance vehicle.

Driving experince good.

4
mary nieves on 02/09/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

my only complaint abut my hyundai is the paint on the door handles all chipped off, I was given a tub of paint for me to apply and it didn't work. I had to pay to have them really do over.

Great Car for the money

4.6
A.Quint on 01/25/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this car for almost 4 years. I have not had any problems with it. I have 98k miles. I have normal maintenance on it and purchased one set of tires only. As for warranties. The power train warranty is great. I just recently took it in for inspections and there is some work that will be covered by the warranty.

Favorite Car

4.8
Theo on 01/23/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is super smooth at any speed. In my fifth year of driving it and would be glad to drive it another five. If it were totaled tomorrow and I had to buy another car, I would look for another '04 (maybe an '05) Sonata. Most problems were covered by the extended warranty. I'm pushing 120k, so I'm on own now. Driver's side air bag doesn't work. Service tech at the Hyundai dealer said it's caused by all the trash pushed up under the seat, that's my fault. I get a little over 20mpg. Could be better but I admit I have a heavy foot.

Incredibly worry-free

4.9
NoWorriesSonata on 01/10/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I travel a lot of miles in the city and on the highway between Denver, Albuquerque, and Flagstaff. This vehicle has been completely flawless. I follow all manufacturer's recommended maintenance intervals: oil changes, drive belt, timing belt, spark plugs, etc. I will probably never sell this car as I am sure it will give me at least 250,000 good miles before any major repair is needed. Take good care of your Hyundai and it will take better care of you!

Good Car , Dealer Service Questionable

4
Sonata GLS V6 on 12/17/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Car seems to be above average, but service dept. stinks. Engine warning light problems, ABS noise, and transmission concerns. Not sure if hyundai will be my next car. Jury still out.

This is my 1st Car Ever

4.4
Tony1stCar on 12/08/2009

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is really great. it is a very stylish car and many people think that i am driving a Jaguar. This car is very well built. It can fit 5 people very comfortably. The trunk space is very large which is a good to always have. But my antenna broke. Due to the motor burn out. So now i can get the AM stations. I am curious about how it will drive in the snow because it has no traction control nor ABS.

GREAT CAR, except breaks

4.5
Dave NY on 11/30/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My first brand new car purchase. I have loved the car for 5.5 years, longest I have owned a car by 200%. Only prob has been breaks...needed new rotors all around after 20k. Needed more work another 15k into it. Tires replaced at about 35k. I don't drive the car aggressively. Everything else was amazing. Trading it in, got $5k for it. Not bad, I paid $14,600 with sunroof 5.5 years ago.

Great Vehicle

5
Muppet on 10/05/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased this car used with 70000 miles on it. This car looks and drives great with the V6. Fuel economy is very good. AC is good. Reliabilty is superb. I put 1100 miles a week on it and have had no problems. In the passed 60K I have replaced two sets of tires, timing belt, spark plugs, headlight bulb, oil and tranny fluids. I am so impressed with this Hyundai and still like it's ability...

Wonderful Car - Excellent Value

4.8
llerrub13 on 09/25/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been a wonderful vehicle. I purchased it new and it has performed superbly. It still looks good and performs well. All of the maintenance has been performed by the dealership. Had to replace headlights and stereo has had a couple of minor glitches. The fuel economy has been a little substandard but now for the good stuff. Ride is comfortable and sporty; LX model has all of the bells and whistles including the sunroof; leather seats and power antenna are very nice. I would highly recommend Hyundai to anyone (wife has purchased a Santa Fe and daughter has bought an Elantra). I see why Time magazine has named Hyundai as the 2009 "Car Manufacturer of the Year".

Terrific Car

5
Mike M on 08/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been the most maintenance free car that I have ever owned - hands down. I have 110,000 miles on it and it still rides nice and smooth like the day I bought it. Outside of normal maintenance, the only thing that I have had to replace is a front headlight. The cost to operate this car is extremely minimal. I am passing it on the my daughter and I fully expect to get another 110,000 miles out of it.

Extended Warrenty

1.4
Sam on 07/02/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

This car has been a joke. We bought the car and are not high-mileage drivers. We also purchased the EXTENDED Warranty to "Protect" us in the future. As of today it has 51000 miles. Problems, Air went out, 3 batteries, broken engine mounts, fuel sensor (which it seems is not covered by our Extended Warranty). So much for "protection." Add to this our local dealer went belly up and we have to drive forever to get the car fixed and it is time for the Toyota.

My 6 months of research paid off!

4.9
dani24 on 05/18/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best car I've ever owned, by far. I don't put many miles on it, so I expect to have this car for a long time. Gas mileage = 20-23 MPG -- wish it were better. Drives very nicely and quiet. The only problems have been the side mirror motors sticking (they "release" after I work the switch for a minute), and the power antenna not always going down all the way (one or two soft starts of the car usually fixes this). And, paint chips a bit too easily (from door dings). Otherwise, fit & finish are great. The upgraded cloth seats are plush and comfy. Leather dash/steering has held up beautifully. And the car looks like a hybrid Mercedes C Class and a Jaguar. I've received many compliments!

Fantastic Sedan

5
Jack McCord on 03/26/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been a great experience. My previous vehicle was a 1995 Monte Carlo V6. The Sonata performs every bit as well. I have over 60,000 miles and have all recommended manufacturers maintenance done. So for $800 of maintenance (plus regular oil changes) this car handles like new. I just replaced 2 tires recently and will replace other 2 next month.

Great Vehicle

4.9
Muppit on 01/17/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drive 1100 miles a week, to work and back, and this car has been faultless for the past 23K miles. And yes I do preventive maintenance, to assist this, such as 3K miles oil changes, tires, etc. And have only really incurred the cost of four Yokohama 520 tires; which are superb on this vehicle. Get one you'll be surprised at this good all round secret. PS 32-33 mpg (95% highway).

Outstanding value

4.5
John on 09/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this when our other car died. The interior and acceleration sold me and my wife. We have the 4 cylinder. No problem getting to highway speed off of ramp, and that speed is 70 mph. I make frequent 600 mile trips and check mileage. My last trip highway mileage was 31.5 , which is better than the sticker said. This was the last year for south Korean made sonatas. They are now made in Montgomery Alabama.

grandma's car

4.9
tom on 08/24/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 85 yr old mother purchased this 2004 sonata gls new. Turned into on coming traffic and was hit head on, the other car was totaled she received only a minor bruise from the air bag. We hoped they would total it so he didn't have to put her back on the road. Ins fixed it, she no longer drives and I have been driving it. Now I am glad they repaired it, it's the best car I have ever owned.

Missing my Sonata

4.8
Becky Krzemen on 08/14/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my Sonata used and had it for two wonderful years before my 16 year old totaled it. The car kept her perfectly safe and didn't even look back after the accident. I cried when the insurance man said, "total loss". That was the best car I have ever owned, I never had a single problem with that car. It was so fun to drive and I loved the exterior style. The gas mileage wasn't as good as I would have liked but I sure miss my Sonata. I ordered a brand new Sonata today, I'm sold!

Best Car I ever owned.. Love it!!

5
Linda on 07/16/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As far as the driving its quiet and comfortable and we just love it.. It still is as quite as the day we bought it. And the dealer, they are just as nice as the day we bought it. Very kind and considerate. Would buy again from them.

Excellent Car

5
Mark James on 05/31/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car new and now have 104,000 miles on it. I have all the recommended services performed and have had NO problems at all. Very reliable and comfortable. After 4 years, I still enjoy driving this vehicle. I would recommend Hyundai to anyone wanting a lot of car for a lot less money than competitors.

Great Car Very Safe

4.9
Sheri on 05/11/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent car had it for 4 years only had to replace battery , thermostat, and brakes, only maintenance i did was change oil every 3000 miles, change out coolant ,change timing belt and all other belts and air filters and of course oil filters and wiper blades did NO other maintenance . Car saved my life in a major accident recently. Did excellent job in crash. Was hit by other vehicle going 80 mph. and I walked away with only minor bruises and a little soreness, of course was wearing seat belt, But the car was totaled but I was unhurt for the most part. Could not ask for better car. Great gas mileage and reliability. Get Gap Protection it is worth the investment!!

Great Little Car

4.8
Hugh G. Rection on 01/03/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this car used with 58000 miles on it. The Carfax report said that it had been a rental in it's previous life. Despite that, this car looks great, drives great and even with a V6 is good with fuel economy. I have since put 12,000 miles on the car and have had no problems. Just put on some new tires and have been diligent with the oil changes. I hope this car performs for another 30,000 or so. Then it should be about time to buy a new Hyundai.(I'll get the warranty next time:)

Great Car

4.9
Vlad on 12/11/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is great car. My wife bought this car brand new. It is fun to drive and has been very reliable after 62,000 miles. We drove it all over the country to SC, FL, Phile, Kansas City, NYC, Cleveland, St. Louis, Gatlinburg. Good substitution for an Accord or a Camry. Great warranty on this also.

MY BABY JAG!!!

5
JOY on 09/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My first car ever was the Excel she treated well through out those harsh Chicago winters. So I moved up to the Elantra she treated well also. So I said what the heck get the Sonata. I think the 2004 has the best body build of all the Hyundai's. I love the quick speed pick up of that V6 engine, those horses just win durby evry time. I have not attemped to use that shift gear, for what? I still get asked what kind of car is that when I am at the car wash. People call it a baby Jag. The back spoiler I had installed gives it such a arrow dynamic look and feel. When I let my friend drive it one day and she drive up in it, I was like is that me!!!! Yes! I am very happy with my baby Jag

Great Car

4.4
BillF on 08/10/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Since new, this has been a great car. It is quiet, powerful for a 2.7l engine and handles very well. We have had only one issue with the starter where the Bendix drive slipped. The starter turned but the engine didn't turn over. Roadside assistance was here within an hour, took it to the local dealer and claimed to find nothing. It has never done it again in over a year. Its the best 17K I've spent on a car.

Great Car

4.8
Sapient on 07/31/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been very happy with this purchase. The only downside is fuel economy. I usually get 21 MPG for non-highway traffic (and that is with climate control turned on). For a V6 the MPG is not bad.

OK car

3.8
Jeff on 06/25/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I bought my Sonata 6/04 and traded it 4/07 with 77K miles. It was comfortable, but with the 4cyl acceleration left something to be desired (with no MPG benefits to show- 22mpg, mostly hwy, in the winter, 24- 26 in the summer). Reliability was questionable (in the shop 3 times with emissions issues, 1X brakes, 1X fuel pump). My friend has a V6 Sonata with none of the issues, better MPG and much more power. It was comfortable, interior used cheap materials but put together well, and I did like the car. I will buy another Hyundai (but not when putting 25-30K miles a year on the car), may buy an Elantra or new Sonata to compliment my new BMW (2003 model) for when an auto trans would be nice.

Good Car for The Price

3.6
Tony on 04/16/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Like the styling and color. Performance is good for a small V-6 on the highway.

Hyundai changed my opinion of them...

4.6
Niceride on 03/29/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven this car for 32,000 miles plus from Fairbanks, Alaska down to Seattle, Washington and now down to Lompoc, California and I have not had one single problem! Not one!!!

No not a Jag but a Hyundai!

4.8
Steve on 03/03/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Couldn't be happier with this car. We have owned it for three years now and still love it. Great looks, style and best of all this car has Lexus type of reliability.

Pleasantly Surprised

4.9
Mike on 02/01/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this veicle knowing that I had peace of mind with the warranty offered. what has been so nice is that I have not had to use the warranty. I have over 51,000 miles on my car and I have not had any problem at all! Not even a bulb go out.

Awesome car

4.8
cj on 11/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i have driven my car almost 38000 miles in two+ years. It is a beautiful car and I have had no problems with it other than the cassette stopped working. I took it in and it was immediately replaced. Gas mileage is around 28mpg. The seats could stand a bit more padding .

OK

4.5
Jerry on 11/02/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Just totalled my car, for some reason the left rear tire came off on its own on highway and the car went into a ditch. No other problems, not sure whether any body else has had their tires come off.

I love my Sonata

4.9
Sooner Boomer on 10/30/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my 2004 Sonata LX into the Service Department for regular oil changes and once for a rattle. Other than that, it has been maintenance- free and a wonderful car to own. I would happily buy it again given the same circumstances. I bought it for the warranty but have really enjoyed driving it.

Excellent car best in class

4.9
R Dorbeck on 10/18/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Sonata has been dream to own and drive. Excellent highway milage and great ride and handling in fowl weather!

Excellent choice

5
Margaret Bergwall on 10/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I got this car in January 2004 and on one trip I took from Florida to California I averaged 34.9 gallons per mile. I set it on cruise control at the speed limit (which varied) and kept going. Didn't check the mpg until I got there and needless to say I was pleasantly surprised. I am trading it in for a 2006 Santa Fe only because I need more hauling capacity for things I buy.

I love my Hyundai!

4.9
Misty on 09/21/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband and I have owned many cars from compact cars to SUVs, thus far my Hyundai Sonata has been my absolute favorite! It rides so smoothly and it has excellent safety features. It has maintained mechanical stability since day one. I recently had to purchase a new SUV in order to have more room for additional children, but I still love to take my Hyundai anytime the children are not with me! I highly reccommend this car!

Owner's Review

4.9
Alton Utsey on 06/24/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is one of the best handling vehicles I have ever owned. It is simply a fun car to drive. Quality is top of the line when comparing other vehicles I have owned. You just don't get tired of driving this car.

the way to go for less

4.5
bryan ducayne on 06/17/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I had to have a reliable and safe car in 2004 to take my wife for her cancer treatments. The sonata filled the bill.

Excellent Car

4.3
swork on 06/07/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had this car for over two years now and its been very comfortable and reliable. A cv boot needed replacing a year ago, but was completely covered by the warrenty. Otherwise, the car has given me no problems. The ride is a little "boaty" and the gas mileage is something like 17 miles to the gallon. . .which in these times is not great. However, I feel it's a great deal for the money involved.

Hyundai Sonata

5
Don Ast on 05/29/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I travel about 4,000 mi a month in the NW, a lot of back roads to farms and ranches. The car handles very well, excelent fuel milage (30 MPG) I can drive 600 Mi in a day and not be overly tired, extreamly confortable. My car has the 2.4 L 4 Cly engine in it and i am pleased with the power. I plan to buy another hyundai when i need another car.

A great car!

5
Rich on 05/05/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great little car! Has plenty of muscle for a four cylinder! Got it up to 80 mph with little effort. A true pocket rocket! I have the 5 speed transmission which adds to the performance. Handles well around sharp turns. Excellent craftmanship and looks. My next new car will be a Hyundai.

Great Car

4.9
Mike on 04/16/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I use this car for business and have found it to be reliable and comfortable. I drive approx. 30K a year and have had no mechanical problems. I had a problem with the std. radio/CD player but that was taken care of under warranty. The drivers side inside door handle chrome peeled and also was replaced under warranty. I would not hesitate to buy another Hyundai.

2 hot 2 be stoped!

5
J.A. Howard on 03/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Sonota. After trading in my 01' Toyota Echo, I had to get used to having power everything. Powerful 2.7 L V-6. Recived X-Type luxury for thousands less. I love my Sonota, however I have had to get my antenna replaced twice.

Excellent Performance and Value

4.6
Ben Bailey on 03/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We looked several of the "big boys"-Camry, Accord, Altima. The Sonata came out on top for us because of its excellent rating on reliability. However, what really sold me was the smooth, comfortable ride. I do a lot of freeway travel and I found that at at freeway speeds the Sonata is much more quiet and comfortable than any of the other aforementioned cars-even the Camry. I get all kinds of compliments on the looks of the car too-something I've never gotten before on any other car I've ever ever owned. I love this car.

Review of 2004 Hyundai Sonata V6 GLS

4.6
myprettycar on 02/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great car. I have not had any issues with this automobile except that ever since I've owned the car - since day one I have experienced severe sacroiliac pain because the seat is low and I twist to get out of the car. The seats are pretty firm too. That took some getting used to. I get many compliments on the car and it has been a good purchase except for the back pain issue.

Happy Sonata Owmer

4.9
James Bouvier on 12/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has been great. The ride is very good, the comfort is very good and it handles great. I like to looks and the overall design. The price was very good and you can't beat the warrantee or the company commitment to make you happy with the purchase.

Still love it!

5
cwilson on 10/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had this car for almost two years and still love it! So does everyone else. People (several) have actually stopped me to ask about my car. They think it is expensive:)It is the first new car I have ever owned and we are now a Hyundai family. My sister bought a Tiburon yesterday. I thought it was cute but the Sonata has style!

Worth the money!!!

4.9
Debbie on 09/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My family owned this car and a 2005 Elantra. We have owned 2 previous Elantras. I went from driving a 2001 Infiniti I30. We traded it in a an Elantra GT. I loved the GT but needed a larger car, so we got this Sonata. What a dream. This car reminds me of my Infiniti, WITHOUT the extra cost of premium unleaded gas. This car has it all. Great pickup, great radio and great overall value. I love this car. I recommend the 6 cyl. though. The 4 cyl. doesnt have the pick up. It is sluggish. After driving it as a loaner car, we bought it. I really recommend this car. I love it!!!

Highest value mid-size sedan

4.5
E on 08/31/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you rated this car on value per category it would rank 10 on all aspects. I rated this vehicle in comparison to other mid-size sedans in a similar category, such as the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. If you are looking for a car with a firm ride this is not the vehicle for you as it has a fair amount of body roll, sacrificed for the soft ride no doubt. Overall it is a fun car to drive and I would recommend it over any other mid- sized sedan primarily because of the cost. My fiancee bought this car a month ago for $10,700 with 22K miles. It is very comfortable for long trips and has ample space in the rear seat and trunk. The car looks very upscale both inside and out.

Wonderful Car

4.5
Paul on 08/26/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall, I love this car. The fuel economy is not quite as good as the competitors, but it's not bad. The low end tourque of the V6 is pretty weak, but once it gets going the car performs very well. passing on the highway is not a problem. The ride is extremely smooth, and quiet, and the car handles very well. The inside is confortable, and the standard features/price ratio was unmatched by any other car.

Great Car / Great Value

4.9
Jen on 08/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband is a big guy 6ft 4in and it's hard for him to fit comfortably into some cars. As soon as he sat in it he fell in love - plenty of leg room super comfy. Other cars were a little tight for him. It met all our needs - room for our family (4 of us plus our dog), great trunk space, 27mpg on highway, price, style and comfort. We are very happy. I hope this helps like all the reviews helped me. Happy driving!

great choice

4.5
LINDA on 08/08/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owed Nissans, Toyotas and Honda and for the value my 2004 Sonota is right up there with them without the big sticker price. My sister bought one and sold me on it too.

First

4.6
ncb on 08/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought car used in june. took 8000 mi trip to western states in July. Car performed excellently, especially in mountainous ares using manual shift. I believe the car is well worth the money for the performance & warranty, but concerned about trade-in value or resell value.

Love this car

4.8
Mark on 06/15/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I also have a 2001 Grand Prix GTP and the ride quality in the sonata is 150% better than my GP. There is hardly any road noise to this car. I'm gonna tweak the Air induction box to improve gas mileage a little bit. That's my only complaint with the car.

Great choice

4.5
sberhow on 05/31/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my 2004 Sonata used with about 17,000 miles. Also considered Mazda3, Camry, Accord, but the Sonata comes with so many more features standard, and you can't beat the price or the warranty. Love it so far - the ride is very smooth, car is very easy to handle. Tons of space in the trunk. I love the look of the car, and it's so comfortable to drive. The only down side so far is that gas milage is not quite as good as my Mazda Protege was, but that comes with a bigger car with a bigger engine.

Hyundai Happiness

4.6
PKobia on 05/04/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I commute 76 miles to work, a total of 152 a day. My Hyundai Sonata has been superb. I have put 58,000 miles on the car in just under 18 months and have not had a single problem. Not one! I have been fanatical about oil changes etc. and tire rotation from day one. My gas mileage is excellent at 30 mpg and the Sonata 6 cyl has more than enough zip to keep me out of trouble on the open road. I am a big man and the Sonata is very comfortable with more than sufficient leg and head room. All in all a pleasure to drive and a pleasure to own.

Great Car

5
Ragtime Lady on 04/15/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Car! Runs great with room to spare. We bought it for the warranty but so far we have not used it. Maybe one of these days Hyundai will retain their resale values like the Hondas. The depreciation of the vehicle is the only set back and it isn't justified.

Great Little Big Car!

5
Collette on 03/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my Hyundai since August 2004. My husband and I were looking for a car with enough room for our 3 boys to be able to sit comfortably in the back seat as well as great gas mileage as much as I drive. The Sonata is GREAT! I love my car! It has all the little extras that a higher-end car would have without the big price tag. It handles great, I have PLENTY of room in the trunk for groceries, sports equipment or luggage. The gas mileage is great. We take my car everywhere, especially with the price of gas. I love the CD player and console area where I can put my cell phone and charger. This is a great car!

good car!!

5
cindi on 03/17/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am happy with my Sonata, I drive daily to and from work as well as casual driving on the weekends and I never experience any problems.

GLS

4.9
jon singleton on 01/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great car for the $$$$. Interior is high quality. Nice quite ride. Gas milage could be better for the size of V-6. Overall great car and would recommend to anyone.

Quality & Good Price

4.9
Marc T on 01/28/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you are looking for a lot for your buck and for a very well built car, this is it! As a bonus, I find this car's look very classy; it does not look cheap at all! Although if you are looking for a performance car, even with a V6, this car will disappoint you. I also find the suspension a bit stiff in town, but the driving comfort on the highway is excellent. This car has a very roomy interior without being a dinosaur. I for one appreciate the fact that it does not horn when the remote is used to unlock. It is more discreet and respectful of the environment and people. I hate noise pollution like car alarms and cell phones' ringtones! Make your wallet happy, not your mechanic!

Best Decision for the price

5
Hasik on 01/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was my best choice of 2004. I drove a Volvo940 Turbo before. That car was a money and gas eater. Also very noisy to drive. Before buying this Hyundai, I considered the Accord but went with theHyundai for the price and options. My wife and I, we are very satisfied so far. Everything about the car including dealer service is awesome. Especially those functions such as auto diminishing room mirror, heated mirror, smart climate control, and manual shift make me feel like riding luxury car.

Vibrates when stopped

4
Fed up -shaking on 12/28/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

When stopped for any length of time, car will start to vibrate. First, you will feel it in the steering wheel, then the dash board and the floor vibrates. Dealer states this is characteristic of car. I have had five Hyundai's, starting in 1990, and not one of them vibrated like this car.

FANTASTIC CAR! ZIPPY & GOOD LOOKIN'

4.9
Dan on 12/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a lot of car for the price! With incentives, this car came down to about 13,500! Feels like a luxury car, and drives like a sports car! I love it! It looks sporty too. Like a Jaguar, at a fraction of the cost. Hyundai knows what it's doing!

Why I like the Sonata.

4.9
Tiffany T on 11/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my car at an excellent price. The rebate was good and this car has tons of features that are standard that other cars don't have. You'll have to pay extra for things like the CD player, side airbags, fold down rear seat, etc. The warranty is better than the other cars I've looked into. There is a lot of trunk space, great for putting strollers in. The owners manual is cute they give you a little pen and notebook with the Hyundai symbol on it. Great for storing papers. I really enjoy my car. I didn't feel like I was taken advantage of after I bought this car and I really feel like I got a good deal on it. The price was well worth it.

Nice Car

4.8
Quite Satisfied on 11/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice car! Good handling, comfortable.

Economical Choice With Style!

4.8
Kee on 10/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The engine is quiet and the ride is smooth. We have taken this car on a long distance trip with for adults. One adult is 5"10 and was better off in the front than in the back. The ride was comfortable. I have given up my minivan for this Sonata! My minivan has been put in the garage because the Sonata is perfect for around town driving as well.

Great Value and good looking

4.6
flashman on 10/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After owning a Toyota Celica and Mazda 626ES, was talked into looking at a Sonata, and finally test driving a Soata. I was very impressed when we began to talk price I was really Impressed. So much for so little. It is every bit as good as the Mazda, and although not as sporty as the Celica it is every bit as nice as a Camry but for thousands less. I would highly recommend buying one. I was hesitant while reading reviews of poor gas mileage but doing predominately highway driving I get 30mpg.

From an SUV to a car:

4.8
Medical Transcript on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A little disappointed that it has already been in the garage to replace rack and pinion due to leak. Jeep was never in the garage in 8 years except for oil changes, etc.

Peter's

5
psdchgo on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best Auto I have ever bought

Really is inexpensive....not cheap!

4.9
Giovannitx on 10/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was skeptical of buying such an inexpensive car. I thought it would be cheap. After 6 months, I really couldn't be happier. It both looks and drives great!

Get the leather, it's worth it

4.9
Moonraker on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the first car I've bought w/o influence of (ex)wife, parents, friends, etc. Car looks fantastic, inside and out. Drives smooth, quiet, good stereo. I test drove w/ and w/o leather. Get the leather. This car has a much better feel w/ leather. The thermostat and the sunroof will now be necessities rather than luxuries on future cars for me. If it's over 60 degrees and not raining, the sunroof is open, day or night. By the way: The headlights are EXACTLY like my friend's mercedes, and yes, the back end looks like a jag. People mistake it for $40,000-type car all the time.

I love my Hyndai

4.9
thehrs on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the second Hyndai I have onwed. I have found both cars to be extremely reliable, plus at the price, it can't be beat. The car feels like a luxury car, at a compact car price. If you test drive it, I think you will love it!

EVERYONE LOVES IT

4.6
LAMON88 on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my Hyundai Sonata for over a year and I love it. Whenever my friends take a ride they always say how nice it is and how quite the moter runs.

Excellent Vehicle for the $

4.9
Debxpub on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am a researcher and it took me 2 months to finally decide to buy the Sonata and I'm glad I did. For the $ it is an excellent valued sedan! Maybe it doesn't keep the same retail value as a Honda or Toyota but I don't think they compare with the interior and function at the price I paid. So it works out in the end.

Hyundai

5
donnavb on 10/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car. Fun to drive and dependable.

FROM HONDA TO HYUNDAI

5
WORKING MAN on 10/07/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Due to the many miles I drive each year, I trade in every year. For past 5 years I had purchased a Honda. This year I got a Hyundai and with 35,000 miles on it, I have not had any problems while I used to have to take the Honda in after just 20,000 miles for more adjustment.

very good car-

4.4
Jack Miller on 10/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

like this car- roomy and good to drive

Hyundai Lover

4.8
Deborah L. SImenson on 10/04/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a fun car to drive. It hugs the road well. It is very easy to set controls and make adjustments for different drivers to use. Love the pockets in the doors for cds. The style of the car is awsome. I have the silver and love the way it does not show dirt. You have sold me on this cute car. By the way my last car was a buick, park avenue and I love this one more.

one of the best cars i have ever owned,

4.8
ciao baby on 09/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Well im 63 and said that i would never buy anything but american , but after owening this sonata for two years and just returing on a vacation from florida to calfiorna i am sold on this car .30 mpg on the road and a smooth driving car that after driving 600 miles a day for three weeks you never feal like it , when the new 2006 models come out i will be the first in line to get one.

bought santa fe lx and sonata lx

4.4
ronzx on 09/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a 03 santa fe lx, which turned into my wifes car.A year later I bought a sonata lx.They both have the same engine,I thought I would get a lot better gas milege with the sonata ,but its only like 19 city to 25 highway,average I get about 21.Santa fe is 18-22 average about 19.Thats the only thing I dislike.My friend bought an impala ,which is bigger,heavier more horsepower and gets a lot better milege.What I paid for both makes up for gas milege.

great car

4.9
lila stewart on 09/13/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

SUPER CAR ..CAN'T BEAT IT FOR THE MONEY!! IT'S LIKE DRIVING A MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE CAR.

Excellent!!!

4.6
kfessler on 09/13/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Talk about Bang for you Buck!!! This car has it. Bought for $16k before taxes and I dont regret one penny of it! I didnt think it was possible to get this much car for such little money. I put 2400 miles on it within the first month, and it didnt give me one lick of a problem...even in 90° bumper to bumper traffic. I LIKE IT!!

Love this one, but wouldn't buy another.

4.1
sweetjoann on 09/11/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This cars pros outweight the cons, but one con is so important it can't be ignored. The hyundai sonata is a great car for people who can afford to buy it as a second car. The ride is smooth, the interior is better than average. it has a great sound system for the normal music buff,(hip-hop and hard rock folks would be dissatisfied). The gauges and knobs are in great positions to reach them without stress or confussion, the trunk space is great for easy access and room to load and unload. Now the cons are sensitive body to scrathes and dents, also a loud engine, and a unstable ride up to a certain mph. But the #1 con is a very poor resale value.

Love my Hyundai

4.4
MSmith3120 on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is so much fun to drive. It makes me feel like a professional driver.

hyundai 2003 V6 review

4.8
mrkoality on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car for the money! Nice looking styling,most of the creature comforts found in more expensive cars, great free road side assistance, great reliability (this is my second v6 sonota)speaking from 6year experiance.

sonata lover

4.6
chicagojoe on 09/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

seat's are to small,and to low

WE LOVE OUR SONATA!!!

5
COPSWIFE1950 on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WE SAW THIS SILVER SONATA & KNEW IT WAS WHAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR!!!

02 sONATA

4.6
PLEASED on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The four cylinder engine was supriseing at expressway speeds. fully loaded, Myself, 210lbs, son, 285lbs, wife 200 lbs. plus luggage Through the hills of Kentucky and Tenn. The car never bogged down from 80-85mph. very supriseing. The car was reasonably confortable, and handeled well at all speeds. It also looks good. I had thought about buying a 6 cyl, but can see no reason to do so. I averaged 30 mpg. from Ohio to the gulf coast. Its well worth the money. The warrenty is a giant bonus.

Better than most

4.6
J. Carson on 09/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I shopped for other similiar vehicals and couldn't get the extras that I wanted at the price I wanted until I found the Hyundai. You get a lot more car for your money with this car.

First Hyundai

4.5
Lebron on 09/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

So far I have driving the car for about one year, no problem with it so far it runs great and has all the luxury I need I like the fact it has a tape player as well as a cd. it came with michelin tires a plus. It is well buil and has a lot of safety fetures. averall it it a great car for the money.

A winner!

4.9
Gregg Glassey on 09/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Sonata may not get all the press of an Accord or a Camry, but at the price you get a lot of car. It is quite comfortable to sit in and is a lot of fun to drive. The interior is nicely appointed and with everything power including the moon roof the car offers as much as those other brands. The seats are very comfortable and the driving position is excellent. The sound system is first rate. The trunk is spacious and with the 60/40 split more than adequate. The finish both inside and out is excellent. The warranty is also something to consider with this car, too! We liked it so much that we bought two!!

Best Choice

5
Labaneli on 09/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good price, good performance and good looking. I think this car is the best choice of around 20000$. Don't buy another car like Mithubishi Garant or Suzuki Verona. Sonata is much much better! I recomend GLS or LX model. The perfomance is same but, the interior is different. LX is more luxury but over 20000$ so, GLS is also good choice (19000$)

hyundai sonata

5
lewisroseville on 08/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

surprising pleasant nid-size car to drive for the money that normally I pay for a subcompact car

great car

5
moviecash on 08/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is the best car I have ever owned and my first import. I was afraid of the brand at first but find the customer service great. The car is real fun to drive,

Great Car

5
Wild Bill 47 on 08/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought this car, and love it. This is the second Hyundai I bought, first was a 95 Accent which has been phenomenally reliable. Incredibly comfortable and very smooth ride. Must get the sunroof. No better value for the money you will spend.

new to hyundai

4.4
cisco123 on 08/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

a great buy for its price. No problems so far except for front and back brakes. Warranty covered pads replacement due to noise at braking.

great car

5
peter1 on 08/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the car is fun to drive looks good not noisy inside great on gas

Rain Not

4.3
Nogo on 08/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is well worth the money thats paid for it because of all of the extra options that are includede with it, along with its 100,000 mile warrantee.

Love this car!

5
newgnu on 08/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My second Hyundai. First one a 2003 Elantra which I fell in love with from the start. The 2004 Sonata, with V-6 and leather has much more pep, is stylish, comfortable, and just down right fun to drive. Haven't had it on a trip yet, but would expect good performance. The warranty is just icing on the cake!

Excellent vehicle

5
beccaboo on 08/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've only had my Sonata for 2 days and I'm loving it already. I loved it as soon as I saw it. It's very sleek and stylish. I love the colors and everything about it. This is my first purchase of a brand new vehicle and I couldn't be happier. Thank you.

Sonata GLS w/pk#5 best buy

4
rayam2000 on 08/11/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Just bought a 2004 Sonata GLS w/pk#5 from Fairfax Hyundai for $17400 after tax and fee. I don't have plan to buy it today, but the sales is friendly, he knows a lot about this car. No pushing for sales and willing to make a deal. However, VA's "documentation fee" is too expensive - $289.90, compare with $100 in MD.

Absolutely Great Car!!

5
Jen2 on 07/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is our second Sonota (our fourth Hyundai) and I can not say enough great things about this car. It is fun to drive, has a lot of pep, the style of the exterior is modern and up- to-date, the interior is roomy (with lots of head room so you don't feel like your in a box), there is plenty of trunk space and it is very reliable! As you can tell, I love this car!!! I would, and have, recommend the Sonota to my friends and family. The price is great and the warranty is phenomial. Take one on a test drive and you will see for yourself!

Go for it....forget the name Doit!

5
gr8mortano on 07/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Hugs the road and has power on demand. The only thing missing is a retractable steering wheel and emergency hot button on key pad. Otherwise you can't be disappointed in the value, price, performance and sex appeal!

My 2nd one!

4.9
NCGUY on 07/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I find this car to be an excellent value. Looks great, drives great, and feel great. This is my 2nd Sonata, the first for my wife is a bit more luxurious, the 2nd, this model for me.

Great Sonata

4.9
popeguy on 07/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I own a new 2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6. I have put 4,000 miles on the car and I love it more everyday. Great ride and great warranty.The styling is so cool and the interior is top notch.

A great value for the $$$

4.8
merlot on 07/20/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is now 17 months old and has performed perfectly. I have had zero defects to have repaired/replaced under warranty, which is the best available. The car for considerakbly less than $20,000 is a first rate "buy". Gas mileage is consistantly 22-24 MPG, combined city/highway driving. Bought this car because we had a Santa FE LX that my wife was driving and have had perfect performance from it we bought the Sonata.

Great Car !!

4.9
cam123 on 07/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

for the price, you can't beat this car. Great standard features, good looks, good performance, 23 MPG combined for the V-6 and a warranty that can't be beat

Sonata Review

4.8
Bosqueman on 07/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been a good, reliable car. Runs well, no problems so far

Happy Owner

4.9
Artie Dee on 07/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the way it looks style wise and it handles beautifully.The trunk has ample space, especially when to put down the rear seatbacks to give you more cargo area for longer items.I am very happy with its pickup and passing ability.A great car for the price and especially the warranty. That really sold me on this car. I figure if a car manufacturer gives you such a long warranty period, that means they trust their car to have less performance failures.

2004 Hyundai Sonata LX

4.9
Baldy on 07/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my Sonata for 1 month now and I am very impressed it. It is the most smooth riding and quite car I have ever been in. I am getting 30 miles per gallon. There is enough power for me. I read people thought this car needed more power but so far I don't think so. The interior is very nice and well appointed. I love the sunroof. The fit and finish of the leather interior is gorgeous. I would recomend this car to anyone. People thought i bought a Jag.

I love my Sonata

5
jannyr on 07/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you really want a great moderate sized car...check out the Hyundai Sonata. I surfed the web for months trying to locate a car I might like to buy. I ended up with the Sonata as my first choice and took the step and purchased it. It truly is a wonderful car. It has the feel of luxury rides like a dream, and the mileage is great. If you are looking for a beautiful a medium sized car with lots of class. Go for it! Take a test drive. It also included a rebate, 10 yr. 100,000 mile & 6 yr. bumper to bumper warranty. Even the paint has a 5 yr warranty. don't delay Sonata is the #2 rated car in America!

a real buy

5
zigzags on 07/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

we got good gas mileage over 20 per gal city driving .Did not hear any engine noise others were talking about.the car is a real bargain right now with the 2000 rebate

Sonata Great

4
Don Segel on 06/29/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have owned the car since February and find no faults except that the mileageI am getting is less than anticipated.

Sonata Experience

4.8
ADJ on 06/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been driving my new Sonata since August 2003. Out of the cars I have bought in the past, i.e., 1996 Passat, 2003 Eclipse, I am beginning to put Sonata on the top of my list. I enjoyed driving my Passat, but there is something about the Sonata that makes me a very proud owner of the vehicle. I have received numerous compliments by people I do not know. A lot of folks thinks it is a Jag. Recently I was hit by a bus on the rear back door. The outside body of the door peeled back like an orange revealing the interior mechanisms of the door. The car swerved about 3 times before being under control. I had a passenger, who was pregnant. No injuries.

a

5
shean on 06/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it a very good car. and a lot of car for the money

awesome

5
Bldgoddess on 06/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car had been such a joy to drive. It has fantasic pick up and a gorgeous exterior. I get people asking me all the time... Is that a Jag? The car inside has a very comfortable feel and I feel very safe knowing that there are front as will as side curtain airbags. And you can't beat the 10,000 mile 10 year warrenty. The Roadside assistance is a fabulous feature although my car will (hopefully) never have to use it. It is so reliable and safe that I am proud to be the owner my Hyundai Sonata!

Great Value for Money

5
Swaroop on 06/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I first looked at this car after stumbling on the J.D Power review in some news article. After a lot of research I test drove the Sonata LX and fell in love with this car. I also test drove the Toyota Corolla and Honda Accord. Corolla was just a good point A to point B type of car with no frills and thrills. Accord was similar to the Sonata. Well it was slightly better in terms of quality but it was atleast $8K/$9K more than the Sonata. The value for money was maximum in the Sonata. The Sonata is THE car for the cost-conscious person who wants a good car.

love my new sonata

5
foxtrot22 on 06/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My new Hyunai Sonata Lx is a smooth quiet riding car. I get wonderful mileage even though it is a six cyc car. On several occassions I was asked if I had a new Jaguar by my neighbors.

Great buy

4.9
CBL1975 on 06/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very picky about my car and have owned a dodge intrepid for the past 5 years - The Sonata that we just purchased is the best vehicle that I have ever had. It is an incredible value, great performace, the warrenty is unbeatable. If you need a new car - this is it!!! Don't wait.

Great Car

4.9
W. Thomas on 06/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased my first Hyundai Sonata (LX)in March and drove it from CT to MO. This was one of the best cars I've ever driven and this is taking into account that prior to purchasing this car I've never owned anything but Volvos. Actually the car drives alot like a Volvo but is much more spacious, and has more play in the brakes and at half the price. All I can say is I'm glad I made the purchase..."Great Car"

SATISFIED OWNER

5
DAVE8282 on 06/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE RIDE IS GREAT AND THE PRICE WAS THOUSNADS LESS THAN THE CAMRY OR ACCORD. REALLY GET MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK.

Great car for the money

5
KekrmanStettner on 06/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

EXCELLENT, most reliable vehicle I have owned.

Great Car!

5
Lisa Gia on 06/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just got this car and so far I absolutely love it.

wasn't what i expected from hyundia

5
sam on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is a nice car for what you pay for...it wasn't what i originally thought hyundias were like. this is a great car! i would highly refer it to any first time buyers. it is just nice and i will keep it until it will not run!it has a smooth, semi- quiet ride. a lot of options for under $22K. The only bad thing is gas mileage and it could use a little more horse power. But, it is a nice car. You go hyundia!!!

Sonata 04 GLS

5
Bobby Joe Wes on 06/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

For the money, Hyundai builds a fine car in the Sonata. I have 11,000 miles on mine & other than normal oil changes & tire balancing/rotation, I've had no problems. Many people say it looks like a Jag & my response is that it looks better. Every time I see an Accord or a Camry, I just smile as I got mine loaded with a V-6 for less than their stripped models go for. Good acceleration, handling, braking & 24 MPG average in suburban driving. I'd highly recommend this car & over the years I've had some big Buicks & an Infinity. I'd stack the Sonata up against any of 'em. Great car for the $$$.

Nice Car

4.8
dc4r on 06/05/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I had the car a month and enjoy it For the price it is well worth it nice appointments and design. good fuel economy, Lots of comfort.

Don't Ever Buy A Hyundai

1.4
whatwarranty? on 06/02/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

After 9 mos. the car was falling apart. From the exterior paint peeling, to one window that can no longer operate and another that the cable broke and it fell into the door. My brother owns a Sonata also. The engine blew at 50000 miles. Hyundai and the dealership both refused to honor their "fabulous" warranty for ridiculous reasons. Over $2,000 later out of pocket expenses, he has to go to court to get reimbursed, maybe... A bicycle can get onto the highway faster! NEVER BUY A HYUNDAI

Excellent and Fun Car To Own

5
Ife Zachary on 06/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My experience so far with owning a Hyundai Sonata has been excellent. I haven't had any problems since I have had it. I keep up with my oil changes. The car is very reliable. One time I forgot my lights on all night. The battery didn't drain. There is a power saving mode that the car goes into when you leave your lights on. It is great. I think that I made a wise decision on my car and you can't beat the warranty. It is a all around grat car for the price.

So Far So Good

4.8
den on 06/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Exellent Warrenty....Wish American Cars could do that good

Sonata is a great car

4.5
Dave on 06/02/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I would recommend Sonata to anyone considering an Accord or Camry. Having owned a couple of Accords & having friends with Camrys. The Sonata is just as reliable & so much more affordable. Everyone thought it was uncool to by a Honda in the early '80s.

Great Car

4.5
Surrey on 06/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Was looking for a full featured car that we good afford. So far, the Hyundai seems to be well built, quiet and gets good gas mileage. Only very minor criticism is the driver's side overhead grab handle, which I continue to hit my head on when exiting the car. Other than that, great car for the money.

Great Car

5
doubledown1180 on 06/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the Sonata after long and hard work both at dealerships and on the internet. This car fits my needs to a 'T'. Great ride, smooth and quiet, good power. I just bought a few weeks ago and am looking forward to driving it in the winter months to see how it holds up. Love the looks of it. The gas milage could be a little better. Getting about the same amount of miles per tank as my old Honda Civic, but with a tank that is about 8 gallons bigger.

Great car

5
Ed Stevens on 05/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This has been a great car. Put a lot of miles and no problems. bumper to umper warranty has bee excellent and the Dealer is great

Just bought the Sonata

4.9
ZenStyle on 05/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

At first I wasn't sure if I wanted to go from a truck to a 4 door sedan but after test driving the Sonata, I realized rather quickly how incredible these cars are. I have a 2.7 engine so it gives the get up and go that I'm used to. Handles very well and gives the feeling that the driver is in control. I also would like to add that I've been driving trucks for years and swore that I would never drive another car again, partly for safety and partly because of the way a truck handles, but looks like that has now changed and I couldn't be happier.

It rattles, but it's pretty

4.4
Donnamo on 05/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had trouble with the cruise control when I first bought this car. Had to press HARD on the brakes, and it still rolled into traffic from a stop. After having it towed to the dealership twice, they fixed the problem. The dealership is unable/unwilling to fix the rattle in the passenger door.

The car to buy

5
kofender on 05/29/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very simply, everything you really need is in this car. It's not expensive, but it is surprisingly well built. It is not a speed demon, but do you really need to be runing your engine with hard accelerations? You can't beat the value for the price. Everything you really need is here and all the frills (except a navigation system, but do you really need one to get around your own neighborhood) are here too. And heck, it's about $8000 than a similar Accord or Camry.

Quality Drive That's Cheap!

3.9
Hanky on 05/27/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice Car that's build with quality! The base level model even has SHIFTtronic automatic transmission - makes it fun to drive! Only minuses are below average gas milage for a 4 cylinder. Toyota's 6 cylinder has more horse power and almost the same gas mpg. Coming from driving a luxuary SUV for awhile, low feeling and the harder feel of the seats needs getting use to. Finally, can't beat the warranty and peace of mind of road assistant. Recommended over any dosmestic brand car! Period!

What a car!!!

4.6
RikerWT on 05/25/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellant vehicle! I would recommend this car to anyone. The dealership has been great to work with and the car is everything that I had hoped for.

Can't Beat it for the $$$

5
Budgetman on 05/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my LX a week ago and I love it. I looked at Accords and Camrys but for $5K less I got a vehicle as good or better than those. The car is a pleasure to drive and the dealership is the best new car experience I've ever had.

Exceed expectation

4.8
hwspen on 05/21/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best looking sedan regardless of price. Fell in love with looks

The Most Inexpensive Jaguar

4.9
HyundaiBeliever on 05/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased an 03 Hyundai Sonata GLS with 8K miles. I owned an 03 XG350 prior. I drove across the US 1,400 miles. The interior comfort is amazing. The ride and handling is actually BETTER than the more expensive XG350. The shiftronic feature was great driving through mountains. Most interestingly I'm constantly complimented on the "cool" design. Next to the new Jaguars, there are a LOT of similarity. The price makes me feel SMART. For smart car buyers who aren't out to impress with a name (HYUNDAI won't) and want a LOT of car for your dollar, buy the Sonata. The 24/7 roadside assistance gives peace of mind that I didn't expect.

Great Car for the Money

4.4
Ed J. on 05/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my 2004 Sonata 2 months now and have had zero problems. I'm really impressed by the build quality and the standard features included for the price. I'm really glad I didn't spend thousands more on a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry. The Sonata looks much better too in my opinion. The Accord/Camry have extremely bland exterior styling if you ask me.

Neel's review

4.8
jneel on 05/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Although, I have not had the Sonata for very long, I feel it is a lot of car for the money. The styling is great, it is very roomy and the ride is good. My only complaint is that the braking is not as good as I am accustomed to.

the Accord of the new Millenium

4.3
dp10 on 05/12/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

My family bought this car this year upon my suggestion. Price, warranty, quality of the car and standard features combined to make a very compelling argument for the Sonata over the Camry, Accord, and others. JD Power rates it best in their IQS study. The Sonata is the best value in its class!

Radio gave way

4.6
nonnocere on 05/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought my Sonata a week ago. LX with all the works including moonroof, homelink. Hadn't driven it only even 100 miles when the radio went out. Radio fuse was intact. Took it dealer, they're replacing the entire radio, we'll see if it causes me more problems. The ride, however, is superb, and overall am very happy with the puchase. Good acceleration. Quiet over NYC potholes.

Great Bargain

4.9
JohnMi on 05/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great price, has all the features as the more expensive cars. Runs great, have averaged 24 MPG in the city. Have not taken it to the country yet. Has the big car feeling when on the road. Looks good, drives good has plenty of features.

Nice Ride

4.9
Rod Hill on 05/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We looked at other mid size vehicles and found that the Hyundai Sonata was the best for the buck. So far it has been a joy to own.

LOVE MY 04 SONATA LX!!!

5
SpecialK on 05/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased an 04 Sonata LX 8 days ago & I LOVE IT! Some ppl say it could use a little more horsepower and while that would be nice, it has nice power and pick up. It's extremely comfy & stylish. The functions are easy to find and use. You cannot beat this car for the features, style, comfort, safety and simple overall satisfaction at the price. Every1 loves my Sonata, makes me feel great. Great warranty, can't beat it. I had a great dealership experience as well. If you can complain about this car you should search in the $30-$40,000 range and you still might not beat this deal by much.

Irene loves her Sonata Hyundai

4.9
Julia Powell on 05/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Sonata. It's stylish, reliable and is great to drive. It is also very luxurious looking, inside and out. For the money, it is an excellent value. It is roomy for the passengers in the back seat as well as for us in the front. I get compliments all of the time on what a sexy looking car it is. I can't think of another car which would even come near all of the wonderful extras which are automatically a manufactured part of the car. I wish that American auto- makers would come up with just such an automobile for me to buy. I have tried for many years to find American autos which compare to my Sonata Hyundai.

EXCELLENT. I LOVE IT

5
HUTCH on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WHEN I FIRST DROVE THIS CAR I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. DRIVES AS SMOOTH AS SILK- LIKE A LUXURY. OF COURSE I HAVE THE 6 CYLINDER. HANDLES SUPERB. QUIET. NICE PACKAGE. LOOKS VERY "HOT" AND EXPENSIVE AND IS SHARP. I BOUGHT IT AND STILL LOVE IT. IT FEELS, LOOKS, AND DRIVES LIKE A 50,000K CAR. CONGRATULATIONS HYUNDAI. I UNDERSTAND AS OF THIS MONTH, MY SONATA IS #1 IN IT'S CLASS. GUESS I HAVE GOOD TATSE AFTERALL!

My Hyundai

4.5
PainKillJen on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a very comfortable, reliable vechile. It looks expensive, but I have a fully loaded model that was inexpensive. You get a lot for your money and who can beat the 10 year warranty?

The Sonata

5
Hammerhead on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Car Nice features roomy interior under powered smooth ride and quiet interior and great price

first saved life, so I bought 2nd

4.9
skyeprincess2000 on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

driver's door crashed in by car going 50mph and I survived with just a scratch on my finger. I owe it to my Sonata and both air bags deploying. Several people thought I was dead at the scene and searched for that driver who was gone, I said, that was me as I walked outside of the car. They were shocked! I had problems buying the second car at Glassman in Southfield but great success at LaFontaine in dearborn. Will buy a third when the car changes or I become tired of it. Great car, awesome dealership!

I love my Sonata

4.9
JoAnne on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great mid-sized car, sharp exterior, beautiful interior.

cost to maintain

4.4
dan marshall on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great car but costly to repair, recomended maintance should not be a hinderence yet it is.

The Great Sonata

5
Gotino on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best car for your money and better than alott of other more expense cars..Great power and gas mileage.. cant ask for a better car..

My Hyuandi

4.9
Stephanie Nelson on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The absolute only thing I do not like about my car is that it does not hold a wet road very well at all. I dont feel really safe driving it in the rain. Other than that it is the greatest car I have ever owned.

My Hyundai Sonata

5
teburg27 on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car...comfortable, easy and fun to drive. Would definitely recommend to others. Great price. Beautiful!!!

Love my Sonata.....

5
Deed110 on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has it all....style,comfort and the price was right.I have an explorer and in bad weather always used it.One night I was out and we had an un- expected snow storm, well the TCS kicked right in and I didn't have any problems, I wasn't even nervous driving in the storm.I love my Sonata and this is coming from someone who loved her truck.

First Leather

5
Angie Linn on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I wasn't sure about the leather but the extra few dollars were worth it. It is fabulous! I recently had a chance to own another car.....free and I declined. I just couldn't give up my Sonata.

my car

5
jrc on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a big surprise! It is everything I want in a car. Especially the quality for the price.

Great Car

5
KMu on 05/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great pricing, loves long trips, great around town

Nice, but repair needed after two weeks

4.6
psh on 05/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I love the appearance of the Sonata. It looks very elegant, like the German luxury sedans. I bought the LX model with ABS and traction control and drove it happily for two weeks until the power steering started making terrible noises. I took it in and it turns out that the rack and pinion was leaking and needs to be replaced. Not only that, but the part has to be back-ordered from Korea because there are 17 people ahead of me who need the same part. Basically, two weeks into owning a new car, and it is sitting at the service department for 10 days+ while they back-order a new rack and pinion.

Great Car

5
brucew8 on 05/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a surprise to own a car that is fun to drive, plus the 10 year 100000 warranty. After looking at the Toyota and Honda line of cars we shopped for the Hyundai as one of our friends has two. We fell in love at first sight and walked out of the dealership for $4000.00 than the others we had looked at. We give it a 10.0 because of the no hassell from the dealer, the $2000.00 rebate and the quality. One should look at one. You will be surprised.

Great Car!

5
AndreaCarrot on 05/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very comfortable and affordable. This car looks expensive but isn't! With a warranty like Hyundai offers- you can't go wrong.

THE BEST VALUE, EXCELLENT QUALITY

4.8
Wayne, Alexandria VA on 04/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought this vehicle and am amazed at the power available in such an economical car. I learned how to drive on my father's 1966 Chevy Impala 283 V-8 and this V-6 Sonata is it's twin in pick up from a standing start. The interior is plush and the design....I feel like I bought a Jag! I owned a 2000 Hyundai previous to the Sonata and it was a solid, reliabe, no frills car. This Sonata is fantastic! Get one!

My Sonata

4.9
Triggahnc on 04/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Sonata is a great buy, I was looking for something that was inexpensive, good on gas, comfortable and had the apperance of a more expensive car. The Sonata satisfied all of the above.

MY NEW SONATA

5
BJGUSSIN on 04/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

IN TWO MONTHS AND 3600 MILES I HAVE EXPERIENCED TOTAL COMFORT, AND 33 MILES TO THE GALLON, ON THE HIGHWAY. THE INTERIOR IS SIMPLE AND CONVENIENT TO REACH. THE CLOTH SEATS ARE A PLUS IN THE DESERT I LIVE IN, STANDARD.

im lovin my sonata

5
linda s. on 04/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

after having different cars this is the one for me. it not only has class and is truley affordable but it rides like a dream.. you would think your in a quite luxury car no noise at all..its affordable classy (my own little jag) and i just cant say enough good things about it.. except try it you*ll love it.. i sure do and now my two daughters bought new ones too.. !! im lovin it.

Good Value

4.9
David Moss on 04/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good value. Bit noisy engine. Nice interior.

Overall Evaluation

4.9
Lilly Calpey on 04/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my Sonata now for nearly a year. I get many many comments how nice it looks and many comments about the paint job. Most people really like the style and design of the Sonata. In the year that I have had it. I have had no problems with it mechanically. I just need to change the oil regularly and rotate my tires for I have not only a ten year warranty but also tires for life. To me these features are very important. The dealership where I purchased it is people friendly and go out of their way to get you in and out without delay.

HYUNDAI SUCKS

2
SSannuto on 04/21/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I purchased a 2003 Hyundai Sonata. 7 months later, with only 9300 miles on it, while driving on a very busy highway in Clearwater, Florida, my transmission blew. I had to get it towed back to the selling dealer. First I was told that they had to order a part, and see if the new part would take care of the transmission. After 4 days, I was then told the part they ordered would not solve the transmission problem, so they needed to put another transmission. I questioned several times, "a new transmission or a rebuilt/remanufactured. I was told a new transmission, when in fact it was a rebuilt one.

great ride

4.9
devildude on 04/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A great car to look at and a great car to drive. The v-6 has good power when accelerating and passing. The engine runs smooth at all speeds. the ride is great. You can't beat the warranty on this vehicle. So far at 30000 everthing is A OK.

What a bang for the buck!

5
troy Clark on 04/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is by far a great deal for the Dollars. We have a 1994 Hyundai that has ad no troubles at all in 10 years! So, we are back to try this one out!

great car for the money

4.6
ccatt on 04/20/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

just a great car overall

2004 Sonata GLS-Superb

5
shelley1121 on 04/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my new Hyundai 1 week ago, I totally love it! The dealer was great and the price was outstanding. I test drove the Toyota Camry and this seemed to run better. I felt like my money was well spent. I like the4 cargo net in the trunk. I liked Hyundai because everthing my car came standard and it is pretty well loaded. It seemed like Toyota and Honda added more options which drove the price up, not Hyundai, I only paid $49 for the pinstriping and that was it!

What, it's not a jaguar

4.6
msarcuri on 04/16/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We love the Hyundai. It's a great car for the money. Our daughter totatled a 2001 Maxima. Our outstanding Chubb insurance gave us $18,600. This paid for the new Hyundai with V6, sunroof, ABS and traction control. Car rides great and looks great too. I pulled up at my brothers and beeped and he looked and thought who is that in the Jag?

Love this car

4.9
fiVe on 04/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We've had the car 2 weeks & have approx. 400 miles. I really like this car--power, smooth ride, great value. It just feels right when you drive it. We think it looks like a Jag. We had a good buying experience and got a great deal. You can't beat the warranty. I'm very impressed with what Hyundai has done here.

The best in its class...no doubt!

5
Jong on 04/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very comfortable, quiet, smooth ride and lots of features period. Why would anyone wants to buy something else for more money. This is a very well-built and designed car. Camry and Accord? Oh! Please.....Hyundai on the rise. Watch out!

restaurant Mgr

4.9
BertFic on 04/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

over all i am very happy with the car, it handles great 80-90 mph and the ride is sooth i had a elante ran great but i just want to up grade.I am glade i did also went from M to A hurts on gas mile but a comfortable ride

I love my Hyundai Sonata!

4.6
Anne Short on 04/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have only had my Hyundai for 11 months, but I really enjoy driving it. The price was right. (I was looking for a nice car that I could afford to pay cash for, and the Hyundai fit the bill. So far I am completely happy with my Sonata.

A best buy for the money.....

4.5
Ledfut on 04/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Our 2003 LX has just passed the 10,000 mile mark and is thus far, flawless. For the amenities and features of this model, you'd pay five to seven thousand more. It carries two to four passengers in comfortably and securely.

My 2004 Sonata

5
catlvr1 on 04/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Sonata is great to drive. It is comfortable and has a great warranty. It's drive is very smooth and has great pickup. After the test drive, I was sold on owning one. After 4 months of owning it, I know I made a great choice.

its a good buy for the money

4.9
william r obrien on 04/08/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

very nice on hiway also around town

The best on the Market

5
bmyers on 04/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have been looking for over a year for a neew car. Always said I would not buy a foreign car. Well never say never, This Sonata is the greatest deal out there. Did my research on it and got it $3,000 below sticker price.The standard equipment is optional with all others.LOVE IT.

Great car, great warranty.

5
Nicholasha on 03/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

V-6 engine is more powerful than I expected. Great warrnty. Great price. Good standard features. Good handling on highways (better than Accord). It is very silent like a Camry. Roomy!

A Great Car at Any Price

4.6
SteveG101 on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am sold on my Sonata, having put 25,000 miles on it in 7 months and had absolutely no problems. The fact that you can buy a car like this for $20,000 is incredible. A lot of "expert" reviews say that the Sonata isn't in the same class as Honda or Toyota, but my wife owns a Honda and I can't see any difference between the cars in fit, finish or performance. It has very little engine noise and the power to merge easily into traffic. The steering is responsive and the brakes are solid. The back seat and trunk are huge for a car of this size. I bought this car to drive it into the ground, but I have a feeling that it may outlast me.

awesome

4.9
carrie hutson on 03/30/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

People tell me that my car looks rich. Some have told me it looks like a BMW. I am very pleased with the pick up as far as speed goes. The leather seats are very easy to keep clean. The interior is very roomy. It's just a sharp car all the way around. As a matter of fact, my husband wants to get one.

Good solid value

4.8
Brett Kalinsky on 03/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is an excellent value and drives like a car that is priced in the 30's. It replaced a 2001 Nissan Sentra SE and the ride and interior of the Hyundai feel like you're driving in a luxury car.

Excellent car for the price!!!

5
alainbock on 03/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am really impressed by what is offered in this car for such a low price.

Don't let looks fool you!

2.9
junk car1 on 03/20/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

*Air bag sensor 700 miles 3 trips to the dealer. *Altenator 2,000mi *Replace transmission at 5,000 mi. *Battery 9,000mi. *Throwout bearing failed in new trans at 9,800mi. **Michelen tries replaced on front at 15,000mi *Front wheel bearing 20,000mi (car sounded like jet *car overheats(everthing associated has been replaced started at 11,000mi and still attempting at 28,000mi 5 trip to dealer. You will probably see good review early on, but once this car hits 5k you will wonder if it will stay fixed.

Love my Sonata

5
ND Sonata Lover on 03/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Sonata!! It is fun to drive and a great looker! I traded in a 2000 Bonneville and never looked back. For the money and the options, I got such a great deal and it looks like a million bucks. I will never go back to a GM car again!

sonata 99

4.3
edavid42 on 03/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

the only thing I can say in a negative light is that the transmission in the 0-5 mi per hour range feels loose.

First thousand miles

4.9
Pghstarz on 03/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased 2004 GLS Sonata on Feb. 2. Now have 1000 miles. I am more impressed with the car the longer I drive it. Besides getting a great deal the car is super fun to drive. It rides smooth with the 16" Michlin tires and the V6 has enough power for hills. All in all, well satisfied.

Nice wheel for the money

4.5
JimSouthJersey on 03/15/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice wheel ! Larger / Faster Motor would be nice

Previous Toyota and Honda owner

4.6
albad on 03/11/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall, this is a very good car. Good acceleration although a little slow to start. Very smooth and comfortable. Generally quiet. Looks great. I've owned a Toyota Camry and a Honda Prelude in the past. As far as I can tell, this car is about as good as those cars but $5000 less. I refuse to pay extra for the Honda and Toyota name even though I was happy with those cars. I did a lot of research and it's true that Hyundai are much better cars now. Very few regrets so far. The way I look at it, Hyundai's are a steal right now because they're reliable but because they haven't caught on with the public yet, their prices aren't ridiculous.

EXCELLENT TOWN AND ROAD CAR

5
ZIPPADEEDUDAH on 03/09/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS CAR IS AN EXCELLENT VALUE. IT RIDES WELL, IS RELATIVELY NOISE FREE EVEN AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS. THE STEREO IS EXCELLENT AND THE SUNROOF OPERATES FLAWLESSLY. THE ENGINE IS QUIET AND THE CAR IS ERGONOMICALLY DESIGNED, ESPECIALLY IN CASE OF COLLISION. SIDE SEAT BAGS ARE A DISTINCT PLUS. I CHOSE CLOTH SEATS OVER LEATHER BECAUSE OF MY DOG'S CLAWS. LOVE THE LUMBAR SUPPORT AND THE POSITIVE ACCELERATION. GETS EXCELLENT GAS MILEAGE. PEOPLE STOP AND LOOK AT IT. IT WILL VERY SHORTLY BE A BETTER ALTERNATIVE THAN THE HONDA AND TOYOTA WHICH COST A LOT BECAUSE OF HIGH NAME RECOGNITION. REBATE IS EXCELLENT.

Good deal, could be better

2.8
Bob Devon on 03/09/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

Good warranty and seems reliable. Some interior cheapness is a bit iritating but for the price I can stand it. The illusion of the money saved definitly makes the car apealing but after some further research I realized it's actually cheaper over a 5 year period (even less probably) to by an Accord. The accord has a better transmission, better engine and is better to the enviroment (this Sonata is a smog machine). Hyundai added some extras to make the good selling points vs. the Accord but these are features rarely used compared to daily driving, ala hyrdrolic hood.

Fun to drive!!!!!!!

4
NormJay on 03/09/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The car hanles the road very well. There's pleanty of power in the 4 cyl. It's the best car for the price.

Great Value!

4.8
VLORD on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was able to buy a nice sedan, with all the bells and whistles I wanted, for way less than I expected. This car is SHARP! and practical. No problems yet. The engine is kind of knocky (4 cyl) but I don't care.

love that car

5
tipndale on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

when i brought my hyundai i took a trip to the west and it really handled very well and the gas mileage i got was great. the ride was very comfortable. never did i have trouble going or coming back home. thank you hyundai for making a wonderful car.

Sonatas rule

4.8
TonyP on 03/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is awesome I love it 10 years 100,00 mile warranty great handling beautiful easy to keep clean.

Sonata 101

4.9
Sister1021 on 02/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned my Sonata since October and drive approximately 100 miles per day. I have found two problems with this car both minor but worth mentioning. When making a sharp left hand turn if you knee or hand touches the drivers door the bell which indicates an open door sounds no matter how firmly the door is closed. The second problem is the washer fluid for the windshield doesn't squart up high enough on the windshield - as a matter of fact it 'just hits' the bottom of the windshield. Other than these two minor problems I love my Sonata I find it as comfortable as some high prices sadans and I didn't pay high dollars for it.

great car

5
clive svendsen on 02/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

better than a honda civic EX by far

Good value, excellent warranty

4.5
jeh1n on 02/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Just drove it from the dealer and gave me a great ride.

A Great Deal

4.9
Scordova on 02/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall, this car has a great, great ride. It is very smooth in comparison to the Toyota Camry. With its low wheelbase, it corners very well with stable, predictable handling. The six cylinder motor gives plenty of extra kick when accelerating and going up steep grades, even with a full load.

Love it!

4.9
LeLace on 02/25/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This was not my first choice, but after a couple of months of driving it I am MORE than pleased. I am told it looks like an expensive sports car from the rear and that the rear seat is comfortable for adult human beings! It is fun to drive, easy to park and nice to look at! The number of features that come standard are wonderful for the price.

awesome car

5
cajuncrew on 02/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is alot of fun to drive ...it shifts very smooth, it gets great gas milage, the forth hyundai in the family...2 elantras one xg300 and noe this sonata.....

The only thing!!!

4.8
catastrophe on 02/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is very nice. I was very surprised at the comfort of this car. It handles very nicely, even in very windy weather!! Handles well in the snow and rain.

2004 sonata

4.4
rn on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is smooth.. in transmission, riding, and driving. It has the sense of luxury without the luxury high price. I have owned for one week and I love it.

hyundai sonata

5
udd on 02/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

it is a great car it looks like it is more expesive than it is. it drives very smooth.

Great Sedan

5
NoirCorvette on 02/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really enjoy driving this car. It is fun and it has a lot of cool things that you would expect in a more expensive cars. I love the moonroof... and the faux wood paneling. The car looks very good in Blue :)

Sonata

3.9
hisliving on 02/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great bodystyle, 6 cyl moves out quite well, Everything seems tight fitting and good attention to detail. Only negatives..no cupholders for children in the rear on the std. model. TERRIBLE dealer experience-very unprofessional.

Excellent Buy!

4.3
Mike K on 02/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. It has an elegant look and great style. It runs like a top and has been very dependable so far. I like the shift-tronic feature. Great car graet price.

my 2004 sonata lx

4.6
tthompson40 on 02/17/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this was the first vehicle I have ever purchased. I was impressed with: 1. the warranty 2. the value of the sonata 3. the overall look of the vehicle I would recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a "smart" car; a car that is a good value and has a little luxury.

Luxury look

4.8
Jag wanna be on 02/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'm very happy with my car choice. The Sonata looks good, drives well, has plenty of basic features, more pick up an go for a 4cyl than I thought and great rain run off on the large, great designed trunk!

Highly Underrated

4.9
MemphisMark on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving my 2004 Sonata for seven weeks, I'm convinced I made the right decision. We have been so pleased with it that my wife went and purchased a 2004 Elantra. The warranty is impossible to beat at any other dealership. The car rides very comfortably and handles extremely well in both city and highway driving. It's stylish design is far more attractive to me than the high-backed Nissan Sentra and the squared-off Toyota Camry. I highly recommend this car.

Lov it

4.9
band man on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Sonata LX. It has leather seats, lots of pep, and a great ride on the highway.I am enjoying the sound system, moon roof, and all the other extras.

2004 GLS with all extras

5
lesleyk on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought this car and love it. It handles well and is a smooth, comfy ride so far.

GOOD VEHICLE FOR THE PRICE

4.8
POLICE1 on 02/16/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

FIRST NEW CAR I BOUGHT IN YEARS AND AM WELL PLEASED. WOULD RECOMMED TO A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER.

New to the Hyundia family

4.5
GGagne1955 on 02/15/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Just purchases a 2004 Sonata and a 2004 Elantra for our son in college. Very pleased with both vehicles. Dealer was a pleasure to work with, they even allowed us to apply the Hyundai loyalty owner rebate to the Sonata. Our first trip in the sonata returned a very good 29.33 miles per gallon.

I love this car

4.9
Lovelylisa on 02/14/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just bought this car on the 3rd of Feb though I haven't been driving it very long but I this cars performance. The warranty I got is the best ever!

I Love My Sonata

5
Sally Bell on 02/13/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have purchased in the past Chevrolets,Buicks,& Fords. The Sonata is built so much better than the above mentioned cars. It rides like a Cadillac. The dealership I purchase this vehicle from were also very accommadating. I did have a problem reaching their staff after I purchased the vehicle but after I complained they rectified this problem. I am very happy with the Sonata.

Kudos to Sonata

5
geminilaf on 02/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

More value for the money than Honda and Toyota for thousands less.

sonata LX

4.9
jcoastal91 on 02/06/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

very satisfied with my car. Luxury at a fair and reasonable price. Warranty is super. 3rd hyundai that I have bought in the last 3 years. Dealership customership service could improve. Disconnect among differnet services departments within the company.

Don't be afraid of Hyundai

4.4
WM/Charlotte on 02/06/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I really like the design. From the front people think it's a Mercedes. I'm tall and the headroom and seat room beat most of the other cars I considered.

Great looking car

5
Zaid on 02/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very impressed with this car. It looks good the warrenty is great and i love the smooth ride. Even when i go 80 to 85 miles per hour it's still smooth. I really like this car.

Sonata or Benz..........SONATA!

5
PrincessChantelle on 01/31/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY LOVE IT!!!! DID I SAY I LOVE IT? IF NOT...I LOVE IT! We owned an Hyundai almost 10 years ago and swore I would NEVER buy another one. I asked my husband where he bought his crack from when he even suggested it! Moral of the story? NEVER SAY NEVER. The new reputation, warranty, the smooth ride, the price, and the appearance won me over. I couldn't be happier. It also helped to have a sales rep who rocked!

Best Value Sedan

4.9
WWeronko on 01/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After careful analysis of all sedans in the Sonata's price range I determined it is by far the best value. It is 2-6 thousand dollars lower priced then other comparable equipted vehicles. It is very peppy and comfortable. It has a tight steering and good road feel. This is my second Hyundai and I am very pleased with the realibility and quality of these fine cars.

exceeded expectations

4.4
verne on 01/26/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I previously owned a ford Taurus 1996 and lost two auto transmissions, and ford would not give any help even though the transmission had only 50,000 miles, i had a factory new transmission installed and it lasted one year and 18,000 miles, but waranty said one year. So i decided to try the Hundai Sonata, and have found no troubles and been extremely happy with this car.

i may not buy another one

4.4
william r obrien on 01/20/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

gas mailage not as good as i thought it woud be ( 18 to 19 mpg.) car has sounds coming from back like something is broken-- all in all i dought that i would buy another one.

a lot of bang for your buck!

4.8
lindy42 on 01/18/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Super value. get the 6 cylinder, 4 cylinder works too hard to propel a mid- size sedan. Shiftronic feature is great. You can shift up (or downshift) through the gears, or let it go automatic. On the downside, resale value is terrible. If you get one, plan to hold on to it for a while.

HYUNDAI 2000 SONATA SEDAN GLS

4.6
TYRANSKI on 01/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I HAVE FOUND THE HYUNDAI SONATA TO BE A SOLID AUTOMOBILE. IT HAS APPEARANCE, IT HAS VALUED EQUIPMENT FOR THE DOLLAR, AND IT HAS PERFORMED VERY WELL BOTH LOCALLY AND ON LONG DISTANCE DRIVES. I USUALLY AVERAGE APPX 27-29 M.P.G. WHILE HIGHWAY DRIVING ATSPEEDS FROM 55 TO 75 MPH. I HAVE USED THEIR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TWO OR THREE TIMES AND FOUND THE RESPONSE TIME AND SERVICE TO BE EXCELLENT. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS AUTO TO ANY FAMILY SEEKING A SOLID, WELL BUILT CAR LOADED WITH EXTRAS FOR THE PRICE.

My Sonata

5
dap48 on 01/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, great warranty, a real value for the money. A great alternative to other higher priced exotic vehicles.

Bling bling w/out the sting

4.9
Bryan James on 01/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in my '01 Elantra for the '04 Sonata in search of more power,a better ride & a nicer look. I got all for far less than I could have buying new from the competition. My LX feels luxurious, looks expensive & offers good performance. I know there are other vehicles out there that offer more horses, or tighter handling or better amenities, but few have all of these & none can beat the price & industry leading waranty.

hyundai gls sonata..2004

5
douglas andrews on 01/03/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

just bought my hyundai a week ago....totally satisfied

Luxury Car; Affordable Price!

4.6
slw on 12/30/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Test Drove LX: loved it! Got the ABS & sunroof package. Paid a little over invoice (1%). Great customer service... no haggling! Inside, the LX is luxurious! The added features like the climate control, leather seats, auto rear mirror, and power drive seats are great bonuses for the buck! Don't get the Accord or Camry! Get the Sonata and you'll get more!

Sonta LX

5
Vena on 12/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car!!I looked at every car available in this price range before buying. I must say for the money you can't get a more luxurious car. Mine is fully loaded with leather, sunroof, etc. In fact it has every option available on this model and I got all of it for under 21,000. The ride is exceptional and very comfortable. You would never know you were riding in a car that sold for under 25,000.

Hundya Sonata

4.9
paulweeks on 12/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Sonata is a luxury car and is the finest vehicle that I personally have owned. The first hyundia that my wife and I owned was a accent. Both of these cars are in a class of there own. If I would have bought a similar car I would have spent thousands more. The next car that I buy will also be a hyundia. They are worth everything.

First Hundai

4.6
PhilJr. on 12/26/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought my first Hundai two days before Christmas. I would have liked the V6, but settled on the 4 cyl. Acceleration is more than sufficient. Ride is smooth; seats are comfortable; styling is superb. Combination highway & around town is 26 mpg which I consider excellent because the car hasn't even been broken in yet - 360 aggregate miles. With limited resources, I was very P&Q (Price & Quality) conscious. The price was right, the quality is apparent, & their warranty manifests the confidence of Hundai's engineering for the next 10 years or 100,000 miles. As a discriminating buyer, I was completely sold on this car.

It's not a Jag?

5
Chazrads on 12/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is comfortable, easy to drive, and can get out of it's own way.

Pleased buyer

4.8
Pleased owner on 12/08/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I read the reviews from the pros and was concerned about the noisy engine remarks, but when I drove it, I was pleased. Engine noise is not so bad, specially if you drive with audio on or drive around busy streets. Noise is no factor, and for the buck much better.

Great Value Car

5
Paul Eo on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. Better than Camry.

Fun to drive and very stable car

5
Chong on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Well, I never drove this car before, and this is my first time owning a Hyundai. I heard lots of my friends telling me this is not a good car and not reliable. After I go for a test drive. Wow!!! I like it so much and guess what, I fall in love for this car for the first time and ends up buying this car. The next things i like about this car is the package. Very worth for the money compare to other car manufacturer like Toyota. I am so glad I bought this great car.

Great Car

5
meat on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE CAR RIDES VERY SMOOTHLY.HAS GREAT PICK UP AND COMFORT.HANDLING IS GREAT.

I love my Sonata

5
K.Piotrowski on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second Sonata. I absolutely love it and wouldn't even try out another car. I'm physically small in stature, and I love the comfort and safe feeling it provides, and the ease of driving.

Sonata GLS

4.5
Rick Sullivan on 12/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall the Sonata GLS performs great. It also has a great look and will sustain that look for some time. It has a look of a Jag from the rear great job on that design

ALOT OF CAR FOR THE MONEY

5
roxnmir on 12/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I ENJOY DRIVING THIS CAR BECAUSE IT HAS A LUXURY FEEL TO IT. THE EXTERIOR IS MADE TO RESEMBLE A MORE EXPENSIVE VEHICLE. SOMETIMES PEOPLE LOOK AT ME WHILE I AM DRIVING AND THINK ITS A LEXUS. I HAVE A 6 CYLINDER AND IT DRIVES VERY SMOOTHLY AND QUITE. ABOUT THE ONLY THING I DON'T LIKE IS THE SOUND OF THE RADIO. IT IS NOT AS CLEAR AS I WOULD LIKE. EVERYTHING ELSE LOOKS AND FEELS FABULOUS. IT LOOKS BETTER THAN MY CO- WORKERS NEW IMPALA. IT IS MORE CONFORTABLE THAN MY BROTHERS NEW DODGE INTREPID. I PAID MUCH LESS THAN THEY DID FOR THEIR CARS. I GOT A 10 YEAR WARENTEE AND A CAR WITH MORE LUXURY FEATURES. CAN'T BEAT THAT!

A classy car

5
rennattaangel on 12/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the Sonata ia a wonderful car. Roomy but elegant. Easy handeling but classy. A Lady feels like a Lady driving this car!

Great car, great price and relaible.

4.8
fjnlcpc on 12/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased in 2001 as new.Had previously ownes a Elantra wagon and a Santa Fe. Both also excellent and with standard 4. Friends thought Hyundai was cheap etc. you know the old stories. Well i am known to be smart when spending and Hyundai gives dollar for dollar the best deal in quality, reliability and well they won me over big time.

Happy with my Hyundai

4.9
nnewton on 11/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

One of the best values that I have recently had. Everything works fine and there have been no disapointments

Great Deal for the Price

4.9
LindaC on 11/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very happy with my Sonata, I have owned it for exactly 2 years now. This car is not only stylish on the outside, but the inside is very elegant. My friends and even strangers all comment on the sleek new look. This car is reliable and very hardy, but the 5 year/60,000 mile warrenty really makes me feel at ease I will have no major problems with this car.

nice car

3.9
moshe on 11/26/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

its good fun to drive very cheap amazing car better than a lexus its a steal

I love my Sonata

5
EdZal on 11/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I like it more than the Honda Accord. I switched from Honnda Accord to the Sonata and I do not regret it a bit.

Excellent Car Excellent Price

5
Misty386 on 11/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is great not only does it have style it is a nice running 4cyl, good on gas, comfy for passengers, and lots of trunk space. Definitly would suggest it to anyone.

LOVE MY SONATA! Best Car I've owned

5
EBer on 11/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I've ever owned. I've had just about every type of car known to man (or woman)...Mercedes, Nissan, Chevrolet Corvette, Blazer, etc. This car handles well, the ride is quiet, the mileage is great. I can't say enough. Then, add in the awesome warranty and the LOW price and I don't know why anybody would buy any other car!

Looks like a lincoln LS from the back.

4.8
cancerman on 11/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in a Ford Taurus, the Hyundai is a bit smaller and a little more cramped, but a whole lot peppier and quiter. I wish at least the GLS and LX came with power seats, I miss this feature as my wife and I use the car and always adjusting mirors, seats ETC. Waa Waa no big deal We really love our Hyundai. Have 12000 miles on it and am taking it in for the first minor problem.

Great Car

4.9
pappy on 11/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car, Very glad we bought it.

Love at first sight

4.9
RDSC on 11/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I went to our one week old Hyundai dealer to buy an Elantra for my wife and ended up trading off my Lexus ES- 300 for a loaded Sonata! There it was just begging me to take it home; I couldn't resist. It is not as sporty nor as powerful as the Lexus but I am not 20 anymore so those things are not as important. This car just looks and feels right. Except my wife didn't win.

love it

4.6
jlong on 11/05/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

overall comfort and solid styling makes this car a pleasure to drive. probably the only real down side to buying a Sonata is the low resale value.

If they fix the oxygen sensor its a 10

4.4
JFP on 10/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Love the styling and the interior. Sound is excellent and all the right features for the right cost. It looks like a million bucks.

Most bang for your buck

4.4
Jay Balsam on 10/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my second hyundai sonata, so I received the owner loyalty discount, making this this car about 5000 dollars cheaper than an accord or camry. It has a beautiful modern looking exterior and a very comfortable interior. The standard features were all I needed, and the automatic transmission has an optional manual shift which helps when getting onto the highway. If you want a solid, comfortable car for a much lower price than other midsize sedans, this is worth a look.

And the winner is!

4.6
kinger on 10/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving all the big names like Toyota, Nissan, Saturn,Honda and Chrysler and comparing creature comforts, exterior styling and price for a comparable model, the only logical choice was the Sonata LX. Safety features galore, more than the others and at $4 to 8000 less. Hyundai has worked hard to make their products build quality better each year from their disasterious start. Nothing like a strong commitment to excellence!

I love my Sonata

5
lucynethl on 10/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my first Hyundai in 94 it was an Excel and I still have it, no problems and it has 117,000. We needed something bigger and I bought the sonata. The warrenty is awesome. I love the car and people are always looking at it saying it looks like a Jag.

SONATA02

5
TSUEGUY1 on 10/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i ACUTUALLY BOUGHT A 2002 SONATA & I LOVE IT. IT HAS STYLE AND CLASS. IT RIDES SMOOTH AND HAS A LOT OF TOYS (OPTIONS). iT IS FUN TO DRIVE WITH THE SHIFTRONIC, LIKE HAVING THE BEST OF BOTH THE AUTOMATIC AND THE MANUAL STICK WORLD. I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYBODY TO BY ONE. THE COMMERCIAL SAYS IT ALL....DRIVING IS BELEIVING.

lot of car for the money, well worth it

4.9
ghostt on 09/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the shiftronic makes up for a slight lag in power, besides an economy sedan wouldn't be economical if it burned too much gas. It also give the car a more sporty feel. The sound systems quite good considering everything alls factory. Overall it looks good and drives good. By the way did i mention they're 4 airbags, standard.

Smart Buy

4.9
Floridaowner on 09/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The extensive warranty, five year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance, FREE oil changes for as long as I own the car. Finally, the price. I had only seen them from a distance and read about them on the Internet. It wasn't until I test drove one that I became convinced. You can not beat Hyundai when you combine the price & warranty. I was a loyal Toyota owner for ten years. Toyota could NOT put me in a vehicle with this kind of comfort, space and features for 17k.

Great Value for your dollars

4.9
J Date on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

best Value ever for my $

Leaky sunroof

3.9
Lemon? on 09/25/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Have had the car into dealer four times still waiting for a fix. Very frustrating having to go back and forth to the dealer. Water continues to leak in around the sunroof.


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