2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 from North America
Wish I hadn't bought it
In first three years, power window motors were replaced twice, each front door. Oxygen sensor replaced three times. Tires were dry rotted after two years.
Fourth and fifth year, paint started peeling/oxidizing from the back bumper and side moldings. All except tires were repaired/replaced under warranty.
Sixth and seventh years, both front and rear variable speed sensors broke and needed replacing. These keep the car in gear (or not, as happened on the freeway), but are not covered under warranty. Paint is peeling on the roof and inside the door handles. The radio antenna has problems going up and down. The dealer offered to replace the motor for only $340. I laughed at them.
Eighth year, rack and pinion leaked oil and needed replacing. Chrome on the inside door handles is peeling and will cut you if you open the door wrong.
I love the way it handles, and the way it looks (ignoring the peeling paint).
I only have 35200 miles, and am searching for a new car. The engine train warranty doesn't mean anything because the engine itself doesn't break, just everything around it. I thought I could hold out for the ten year warranty, but I think it's time to cut my losses. Maybe someone will take it for scrap.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd June, 2009
25th Jun 2009, 15:42
Hey man (or woman for that matter), I hate to burden you with this but all these are MINOR problems. And the reason why your tires are dryrotting and you antennae doesn't work at times is because you don't drive it enough, If that's all the mileage you've put on it in 8 years, then you need to drive it more often to keep things functioning properly. If you can't handle spending money on your car then I recommend you invest in a bus schedule because whatever new car you choose, it's going to cost you money as well. Get used to it. They are ALL man made you know!!