Buying a new 06 Sonata - Need direction.

I am thinking of buying a new 06 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6. I would appreciate any input on this car/buying tag/reliability etc..Any new Sonata owner's input would be greatly appreciated.

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I'm not quite sure I understand exactly what your asking. The '06 is new this year, so reliability is a projection not a fact. As for other input on "buying tag" etc. do you have specific questions? What do you know about the vehicle? I have an '06 Sonata GLS V6, like it very much, have a couple minor gripes that may be peculiar to me and nobody else. No major or minor problems yet, nice car Doc
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what kind of gripes do you have on your car. I am looking at a price tag of 19k out of the door price? what would be a good deal?
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19k isn't bad, better than most I would say, more than a few. Seen prices vary a bit from locale to locale. How much are you willing to pay? Gripes, nothing mechanically (yet). Design is excellent. Doc
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If I can get the same deal in 18k i would buy it in a heart beat....how much did you pay for your GLS V6?
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I have a GLS V6. I paid $16,900 out the door after a full day of "haggling". Consumer Reports had the "bottom line" at $17,200 for a V6 GLS (with the rebate at the time), so I made out fairly well I think.
I should also note that this was my FIFTH car purchase from the same dealer since my 1997 Elantra, so I think the owner (yes, I met with him for an hour personally) made this deal for me.
My biggest complaint is with the cup holders (yeah, I know, minor). They truly suck. I also wish the radio had an auxiliary input somewhere (even behind it would be fine), but I can't find one. And you can't replace the radio with an aftermarket unit without MAJOR modifications.
Other than that, I love the car. I am 6'2" and 205 (close to Doc) and I absolutely LOVE the drivers seat.
Good luck.
Eric
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I got it for $19,389 after $2500 rebates and negotiating, plus they tinted my windows. My only complaint is that I can not get real comfortable in the front seat. I don't know what it is, I think the seat pan is shorter than my other car. It's not uncomfortable just not quite right. Love the car, great value, great car. Rob
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Thats funny I had heard about the seat pans being an issue (shorter) before I bought, but it hasn't come to pass (panned out?). I'm 6'4" 240 so I kind of fill the seat but I find if the adjusment tilt (that is, the seat pan tilting front to back) is biased towards the front (down) I have no back of thigh impingement, nor little "arse" awareness. In addition I lower the entire seat as low as it goes and I'm fine. I'm coming from a much smaller car so perhaps I've never acclimated to "long pan seats" anyway. I do agree however great value great car..................Doc.
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