1996 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

1996 Hyundai Sonata GL from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired89000 miles
Most recent distance91500 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

This car is GREAT!

Faults:

None.

Need a new battery soon.

General Comments:

Car's room is so comfortable for 5'11 tall men like me.

Gas mpg is okay if you're not driving too much like me.

This car's engine can take anything like hard driving and high speed for a long time.

Taking care of this car is most important like the car's previous owner did. That's why this car has 91500 miles.

I will keep this car until it shuts down and won't start when I fix it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2006

1996 Hyundai Sonata GLS gas from North America

Model year1996
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission gas Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance88000 miles
Previous carhydaia sonata

Summary:

OK-Could be better

Faults:

Oil leak.

Brakes go to the floor.

The handles on the inside of the doors keep breaking off.

General Comments:

The car itself is efficent and good there's just a few things wrong with it, the brakes mostly that have me questioning my purchase.

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

Review Date: 14th August, 2005

1996 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0L 16v from South Africa

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

Summary:

The car does not make sense

Faults:

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

1996 Hyundai Sonata 4 cylinder. from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder. Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Truck

Summary:

So much bang for the buck!!

Faults:

Nothing has went wrong with this vehicle and it is driven hard every day. 210 miles per day to and from work at 75 mph average speed. The timing belt had just been replaced when we purchased it. I would assume maintenance is an important factor in the reliability of the vehicle.

General Comments:

This car is awesome for the price that was paid for it.

Has good pickup and speed for a 4 cylinder.

My husband is 6'3" and 250lbs. and is the one who drives it everyday. Other than wishing it had cruise control he is very comfortable in it.

The back seat is extremely comfortable and roomy for whatever size person is riding.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2003

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 4 reviews