2001 Hyundai Sonata from North America
A major lemon that is not worth the lousy warranty or the comfort of it's drive - when it works!
The air conditioner has gone out every year since purchased.
When the air conditioner did work, the car made a whining noise while steering.
The 4th time I paid over $400 (In 2005) and it went out again. Remains out.
The sunroof wind flap screw and attachment rusted off the third year - over $200. Remains off today.
All for window motors have broken and two windows have been off track. One is broken now.
The brake shoes have been replaced, but squeak.
The electrical system went out the second year.
The radio went out the second year.
The starter just went out.
The air sensor assembly system went out after the 4th year - they wanted over $200 to replace - still out.
The check engine light stays on all the time.
Two recalls: Airbag and T07 - gas cap recall causing problem with sensor assembly - cap replaced.
Constant heat from vents - repaired.
Loose door case - repaired
I had religiously taken the car in for service checks.
I too tried to talk to the Hyundai Customer Service representative without any help!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th August, 2006
23rd Feb 2007, 03:07
Just one question.. What did you expect when buying a Korean car? It's not a Japanese you know... if you want a reliable car that will last you BUY A Japanese.
HYUNDAI AND KIA ARE THE SAME COMPANY. 10-15 years ago... Koreans had trouble installing stereo systems in their cars because electronis were too "complicated". And you expected that a Hyundai would be reliable. Damn... next time read the reviews about the car before you buy it.
Go to Toyota, Honda, whatever... any Japanese company... and buy yourself a real car. And by the way...I'm not Asian, I'm American, so don't think I'm "Patriotic about cars" like some Americans are. And then you see them on these damn surveys saying how bad their cars are.
BUY A Japanese <PeAcE>
23rd Feb 2007, 15:51
To 03:07: Are you a qualified auto reviewer? I see my share of negative reviews of Japanese cars on this site. You probably have not been within 50 feet of a Hyundai. Indulge in something you know about.