Hyundai Sonata Review from South Africa

1996 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0L 16v

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0L 16v Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired174000 kilometres
Most recent distance186000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626


The car does not make sense


Within the first month the Altenator packed up.

Then the battery packed up.

Then the gearbox packed up. The car stood for 2 months because of parts that is not locally obtainable.

Then the powerstearing pump packed up.

General Comments:

It is a very stilish car with lots of features.

The car is not a reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2005

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 1 review