Hyundai Sonata Reviews from Malaysia

2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 405

Summary:

A good car - I would recommend it

Faults:

Changed the front dampers at 100k.

Changes the front suspension bushing at 110k.

General Comments:

I've had the car for 3 years now (bought used) - no major problems. I love the large interior space (I'm 6"2').

Interior fit and finish is acceptable for a car of this price. The engine can be pretty asthmatic at times, but it's sweet sounding.

Shiftronic gear change is really very smooth.

Road holding is fair, but it has a fair bit of front end diving motion on uneven roads.

Overall I'm pretty happy with this car, but I'm not sure I'd buy the new model because they cost the same as Honda Accord, which I think is a better buy - all things being equal.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th August, 2006

26th Aug 2006, 17:12

The Sonata is still significantly less cost over hear in the UK and also in the USA. I have ordered the Sonata having test driven both the Sonata and the Accord. I thought the Sonata was more luxurious. The ride in the Accord seemed harsh and this tended to make the car seem smaller than it actually was.

Nick.

2004 Hyundai Sonata Gold 2.4

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres

Summary:

Reasonable car

Faults:

Current mileage is 35,000km.

Loud wind noise and road noise after reaches 20,000km at speed 100km and above. Noise tend to reduce comfort and driving pleasure.

Manufacturer/service still cannot solve the problem.

General Comments:

Car handles good in wet/rain and twisted road conditions.. thanks to its TCS.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 31st January, 2006

5th Oct 2008, 07:09

You need to add sound insulator. (They did not install any.)

Trust me man.

I have the 2004 EF Sonata 2.4L.

Noticed of the noise.

Hence you need to invest around MYR2000-4000 to get the insulator.

You can send to GS (hyundai panel opp Kah Bintang PJ 222).

Best of luck.

2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0 16v

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired106 kilometres
Most recent distance9850 kilometres
Previous carHonda City

Summary:

A bargain luxurious sedan in town

Faults:

QC is not very detailed as they have missed out the CD-Changer, tire pressures are not properly checked and many loose parts.

General Comments:

This car is above my expectation. The comfortable level is comparable too many others luxurious sedan and it is presentable as well. Fuel consumption is at acceptable level, but the whole car is solid, handling is in control, and very quiet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2003

2002 Hyundai Sonata GSi 2.0 petrol

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired37 kilometres
Most recent distance5690 kilometres

Summary:

Excellent value

Faults:

Nothing of any importance.

General Comments:

This is a well made car. It's very comfortable and has a host of extras. It's very easy to drive. I would thoroughly recommend it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2002

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 4 reviews