When it runs, you'll love it..
The alternator went bad at 34,000 miles (1.5 months after purchasing the vehicle).
The factory stereo quit working at 34,300 miles.
The passenger side headlight wiring went bad at 36,500 miles.
A wheel bearing went bad at 41000 miles (it is still in the shop).
This vehicle is not the worst vehicle I have ever seen. It is comfortable and drives nicely. The trunk is roomy, and the cabin seats four comfortably.
That said, I am frustrated with the nickel-and-dime aspect of the vehicle. It seems like there is always something (minor or major) wrong with the car. Sometimes, it's just an annoyance, like the headlight problem, but I can't help, but wonder what else will go wrong with the vehicle in the future.
I contemplated trading the vehicle in, but found that the resale value has drastically decreased (and, of course, I overpaid for the vehicle, according to dealerships I sought to trade it to), so I am $5,000 upside down on a loan for a car I have only possessed for a little over a year. Thus, I am stuck with the Sonata.
I wish I had gotten the chance to visit the Hyundai service center before purchasing this vehicle. every time I have had the vehicle serviced, at least one of the representatives has made a comment about how "you should have known better". I even heard one of them saying "how stupid people are for buying these pieces of ****" when I took the car in this morning.
Guess I'm not alone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th July, 2004