Remeber, the Hyundai owners do not expect too much from their cars. They
consider a lot of defects and problems in their cars as normal.
Just ask any Honda or Toyota owners to drive a Mercedes and BMW and they can
find unlimited defects and problems. There is no way a Honda or Toyota owner
would say a Hyundai car is reliable. Those Hyundai owners probabaly drove
some US makes or Nissan before.
I am a honda owner as a matter of fact my last several vehicles have been
Hondas. My wife is driving a 2004 Hyundai Sonata and it is a very nice
car. She is on her 2nd Hyundai and so far we have not had any problems.
Hyundai isn't the same company it was a few years ago. They are putting out
some good quality vehicles.
That is just my two cents. Let the flames begin
no flames here just a statement for whoever....
It seems to me that publishing a report that a 2004 model vehicle is the
most reliable vehicle is putting the cart ahead of the horse you might say.
Reliability is based upon usage over a period of time. There is not enough
of a track record to determine reliability. I wonder if it will be like
in the early 80's when Motor Trend published that a Renault (I belive) was
car of the year. I bet they would like to forget about that issue.
Also reliability does not equate to high resale value....
I agree to a point. Reliability is normally what we call day-to-day
operational status; can it get me to work? But it isn't at all hard to make
a car work every day for a year. Longevity is an entirely different issue.
Honda has it in the cars built in the 80s and 90s, so we presume it is still
in the 2000s. Maybe we're wrong, maybe not.
I had a 2002 Sonata as a rental car for 5 days a couple of years ago. My
wife and I both thought it was very nice. It had a smooth ride, quiet enough
cabin, more than acceptable creature comforts, and seemed to be a tight car
to us overall. We would most definitely consider purchasing a Sonata in the
future. She has a 2001 Civic LX that is still in great shape, but if we ever
decide to replace her car the Sonata will be in my top 5 list of sedans to
I know Hyundia used to be a piece of shit, but there quality has improved
over the years.
I don't think there resale is going to surpass Honda or Toyota, or Nissan
for that matter.
If I were to buy one, I'de have it in mind to drive it into the ground, and
not worry about re-sale.
I heard that Hyundia is going to introduce a pickup truck in the near
future, it has to be better looking than the Honda Ridgeline.
I like the Hyundia Tucson, haven't seen many on the street tho.
I did not see the report. I will believe that Hyundia is now up to the
standards of Honda and Toyota after it starts becoming the CAR And DRIVER
and MOTOR TREND Car of the year for at least three years out of five.
Until that happens, I'll drive a Honda Accord.
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That is my recollection. The Honda 600 had a 600cc two cylinder engine, but
only cost $1300 when the nearest competitor was almost $2000. I was tempted
to get one in 1971, when I was saving for my first car.
no, very real and believable. I am not a fan of Hyundai (not yet anyway)
but their entire lineup is built almost completely automated. They just
take out the human errors and there it is. I don't like the majority of the
"feel" of many individual parts (seats, dashboard, etc.), but they are
If they can improve on their mileage, then they will have something.
Actually, I like the looks of several of the Koreans (and for once I am
talking about the cars, not the women). I think they already do "have
something". With the gas mileage, you get kind of the reverse hybrid
argument. The dollars you save buying a Hyundai instead of a Honda will
pay for a lot of gas.
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