Hyundai Sonata Review from Croatia

2006 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.4i Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance145000 miles
Previous carOpel Omega


Comfortable car with bad reliability and low quality materials


132 000; Need to clean the injectors because the car was driving lumpy in first gear.

140 000; Rust on the left and right back side around the wheels.

144 000; Clutch failure, friction plate broke itself into a few pieces and left me on the road.

145 000; Right wheel bearing.

General Comments:

I bought two Sonatas and both have the same problems; lumpy first gear driving, steering wheel leather is worn pretty much.

Also, I was waiting 20 days for a new clutch. Service for Hyundai in my country is very bad. If something fails, it is impossible to find the part in a sensible period.

This is definitively my first and last Hyundai. Now trying to sell them, and that is not an easy job.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th June, 2013

Average review marks: 4.4 / 10, based on 1 review