> GUEST wrote:
> I am considering buying a 2007 Hyundai Sonata
(V6 engine). I have
> never owned a Hyundai but read positive things about
> 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
> I think most manufacturer's cars today drive well
when new, but
> age sooner compared to the Japanese cars (IMHO).
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
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
I had the graduate level statisics courses and does this mean
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
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
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.