Reliability of Hyndai Sonata

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Never say never. You may be shooting yourself in the foot by ruling out an entire brand.
Cars are redesigned every 3-5 years, and a bad one can suddenly become great.
I have had nothing but trouble from my "bullet proof" Toyota pickup, but the way it looks now, my next one will be a Toyota. Not because of brand loyalty, but because I think the Toyota truck sucks less than the rest.
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Bob Adkins wrote:

I dunno. I recently test drove a new Tundra because Toyota gave me $50 to spend at Home Depot for taking the test drive. I was not impressed at all. I like my 1994 Chevy K1500 with 100K miles better than the new Tundra. Yes, the Tundra has more power and was a little quieter, but almost everything else was negative compared to the Chevy.
The Toyota was like the old F250 Fords where you need a ladder to get in. The visibility out is terrible! The front pillars are extremely wide and the tailgate is so tall that combined with the height of the rear of the truck, you could hide a minivan behind it. The steering was vague and the thing had a beeper that beeped constantly when you shifted into 4-Lo. Very annoying. And the truck is ugly to top it off.
After driving one, I'd never consider buying one. I think the salesman thought I was joking when I said I liked my 13 year-old Chevy better than his brand new Toyota, but I was actually dead serious.
Matt
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Matt,
I have driven a 2006 Tundra quite extensively, and found it just "OK". If felt more like I was driving a big, floaty SUV than a rugged truck. It's a moot point anyway. I'm in the market for a Tacoma-sized truck. I drive on narrow grass lanes and levees on my property, and that big ole Tundra would rut up my roads something awful.
I wish I could hold out until Hyundai markets a Tacoma-sized pickup with a ~150hp diesel, but my old Toyota is on its last leg.
I'm not a brand loyalist by any means. All I care about it reliability and bang for the buck. -
Bob
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> GUEST wrote: > Hello, > > I am considering buying a 2007 Hyundai Sonata (V6 engine). I have > never owned a Hyundai but read positive things about their cars. > Here's my dilemma- > I would love to hear from owners about how a Hyndai Sonata performs > after it has a few years on it compared to how the car performed when > new. > I think most manufacturer's cars today drive well when new, but some > age sooner compared to the Japanese cars (IMHO). > > Ken
I don't think every Honda makes it 200,000 miles, and for many different reasons. The reliability of cars is statisical in nature. That is why J. D. Powers and most others provide statisical data when trying to quantify the reliability of cars. They provide statements like number of defects per 100 cars or some such thing like that.
If you read their reports, Honda has been rating much higher than Hyundai. Also, for consumer reports they poll owners and ask what problems they have had over various periods of time. Again Honda's appear better.
I had the graduate level statisics courses and does this mean your Hyundai will not last longer than my Honda? NO!
The bottom line is you pay your money and you take your chances. Stistically, though, you have better odds of getting a reliable car with a Honda. I have had three Honda vehicles and received outstanding service from them. I only have a sample of one Hyundai and it has been pretty good but less than stellar. And I have not been happy at all with the warranty responses from the dealer and Hyundai America.
This is as objective an answer as I can come up with to defend my previous postings stating I will buy a Honda next time.
And by the way, 1984 models are not a very good comparison for todays models. Hyundai's were about like Yugo's in 1984.
Luke
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I own a Hyundai Sonata (100K) and a Honda Accord (50K). I would not buy a Hyundai again, primarily because I shared the same experience of getting a poor response from Hyundai America on an obvious defect. I had to sue Hyundai in small claims court before the manufacturer agreed to pay for the repair. They insisted on a confidentiality agreement, which is why I cannot elaborate. I have also had more costly repairs on my Sonata (e.g., electric window regulators, real wheel bearings). I do not think that Hyundai's are bad cars - I just won't reward a manufacturer that doesn't care about customer satisfaction with future purchases. I should add that I know of two other people who had similar bad experiences with Hyundai America. By contrast, my Hyundai dealer has been top notch in terms of service.
My Honda has been very reliable thru 50K - no repairs other than normal maintenance.
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Just curious, what year? Are the USA made Sonatas better or worse than the Korea made? Given that the 06 was a brand new model, can you use older models as a comparison for reliability?
Every car maker has had the problems you describe at one time or another and that is why buyers are quick to change brands after many years of driving one they liked.
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My Hyundai Sonata is a 2000. I assume it's Korean made. Again, my issue is not so much with the car (which I still drive every day), it's with the manufacturer. The other two people I know had 2002 Sonatas. None of us will ever buy a Hyundai again.

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Your loss :) If your seven year old clunker is what you base 2007 & 10/12ths purchase on Good luck to you The 07 ones we have a brillient
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I own a Hyundai Sonata (100K) and a Honda Accord (50K). I would not buy a Hyundai again, primarily because I shared the same experience of getting a poor response from Hyundai America on an obvious defect. I had to sue Hyundai in small claims court before the manufacturer agreed to pay for the repair. They insisted on a confidentiality agreement, which is why I cannot elaborate. I have also had more costly repairs on my Sonata (e.g., electric window regulators, real wheel bearings). I do not think that Hyundai's are bad cars - I just won't reward a manufacturer that doesn't care about customer satisfaction with future purchases. I should add that I know of two other people who had similar bad experiences with Hyundai America. By contrast, my Hyundai dealer has been top notch in terms of service.
My Honda has been very reliable thru 50K - no repairs other than normal maintenance.
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I own a Hyundai Sonata (100K) and a Honda Accord (50K). I would not buy a Hyundai again, primarily because I shared the same experience of getting a poor response from Hyundai America on an obvious defect. I had to sue Hyundai in small claims court before the manufacturer agreed to pay for the repair. They insisted on a confidentiality agreement, which is why I cannot elaborate. I have also had more costly repairs on my Sonata (e.g., electric window regulators, real wheel bearings). I do not think that Hyundai's are bad cars - I just won't reward a manufacturer that doesn't care about customer satisfaction with future purchases. I should add that I know of two other people who had similar bad experiences with Hyundai America. By contrast, my Hyundai dealer has been top notch in terms of service.
My Honda has been very reliable thru 50K - no repairs other than normal maintenance.
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I own a Hyundai Sonata (100K) and a Honda Accord (50K). I would not buy a Hyundai again, primarily because I shared the same experience of getting a poor response from Hyundai America on an obvious defect. I had to sue Hyundai in small claims court before the manufacturer agreed to pay for the repair. They insisted on a confidentiality agreement, which is why I cannot elaborate. I have also had more costly repairs on my Sonata (e.g., electric window regulators, real wheel bearings). I do not think that Hyundai's are bad cars - I just won't reward a manufacturer that doesn't care about customer satisfaction with future purchases. I should add that I know of two other people who had similar bad experiences with Hyundai America. By contrast, my Hyundai dealer has been top notch in terms of service.
My Honda has been very reliable thru 50K - no repairs other than normal maintenance.
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I own a Hyundai Sonata (100K) and a Honda Accord (50K). I would not buy a Hyundai again, primarily because I shared the same experience of getting a poor response from Hyundai America on an obvious defect. I had to sue Hyundai in small claims court before the manufacturer agreed to pay for the repair. They insisted on a confidentiality agreement, which is why I cannot elaborate. I have also had more costly repairs on my Sonata (e.g., electric window regulators, real wheel bearings). I do not think that Hyundai's are bad cars - I just won't reward a manufacturer that doesn't care about customer satisfaction with future purchases. I should add that I know of two other people who had similar bad experiences with Hyundai America. By contrast, my Hyundai dealer has been top notch in terms of service.
My Honda has been very reliable thru 50K - no repairs other than normal maintenance.
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thebeaver wrote:

Why not post this same message 5 or 6 more times?
Matt
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I was not used to the software and by mistake created multiple postings. sorry

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southluke wrote:

My issue with Honda was far more about the treatment I received from the dealer and from the Honda zone office than it was the engine failure itself, although that was certainly bad. I won't repeat the entire story here, but let's just say that not only did Honda not stand behind their car, they actually sent me two letters from the zone office one of which was both accusatory and insulting and a second which was just plain stupid. I haven't bought anything since that bears the Honda name nor will I.
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My first brand new car was a Dodge Aries. Major problems. My 2nd brand new car was a Buick Skylark, blown tranny at 35,000 miles, not covered. My 3rd brand new car was a Saturn LS2, still more problems and very expensive ones. My last new car was my 2004 Sonata. It's been problem free and it's at 65,000 miles now. I always do the scheduled maintenance on all my cars. The Dodge, Buick and Saturn all had very expensive repairs after the warranty was up. My Sonata has been the best new car I've ever bought. It still runs like a new car and I will definitely buy another Hyundai. But my best car ever was my used 1966 Dodge Dart with the slant 6 engine. I could do all the work myself, the parts were cheap and the engine lasted 200,000 miles until I totaled the car out in a snowstorm. But I sold the motor to a friend who put it in a bread truck and it still ran for 3 more years. Auto makes don't make cars to last anymore, otherwise people wouldn't buy new cars every 5 or 6 years. And the parts are 20X as much as they used to be.
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Still apples and oranges. The 01 has nothing in common with the 06-07-08 models. Different engine, transmission, body, assembly plant. Sorry to hear of your problems, but they don't extrapolate anything to the new models.
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Watching this thread, I have to say my 02 Sonata was a creampuff! Only had 3 issues, one of which I created;
1. Rear speakers blown, yeah I know, too much bass! 2. MAF sensor died on a HOT 124 degree Laughlin, NV day. 3. Clutch- once in a blue moon it wouldn't disengage which I traced back to a bad slave cylinder. The SM and I went round and round over that one.
All in all, I have had three Sonatas now and I think they are fast becoming the Toyota and Hondas of the 21st century. They've already edged out Nissan amongst several "authoritative" publications.
Now, when they get big, famous and expensive, what other choice will us poor working stiffs have? Maybe Yugo will make a comeback!
Steve

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45:16) about "Re: Reliability of Hyndai Sonata":
SR> Now, when they get big, famous and expensive, what other choice will SR> us poor working stiffs have? Maybe Yugo will make a comeback!
Chinese cars will appear in our not-too-distant future. There are presently 5 carmakers in China.
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