2003 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 4 cylinder from North America
Not very good
I have replaced the brakes several times and this is considered a wear item and is not under warranty. But are Sonata brakes only supposed to last one year of driving? I've never had a car that wears brakes this fast, both rotors and pads.
I've had starting problems in the winters. It barely starts, but the engine runs rough. No problems found even if this is a problem every winter/when it is raining.
The car is starting to form corrosion in some places even I wash it regularly and polish it twice a year. Even less than four years this car is starting to look less than perfect.
Drivers seat looks worn.
Main concern has been the brakes and that this car does not perform very well in rainy weather if it has been parked for a long time. Almost impossible to start.
But the car is comfortable and I initially thought this car was a lot of car for my money, but I'm not sure now since I have covered several repairs myself. Dealer is very absolute about what Hyundai covers and what they do not cover and I'm not very satisfied.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th February, 2007
10th Jul 2007, 14:34
Regarding the brakes...I'm not sure why they are wearing. I'm at 53,000 and I still haven't replaced the brakes. Go easy on em!!
19th Nov 2007, 14:45
Also regarding the brakes. I bought an '03 Sonata LX for my wife back in '03. Put 100k miles on it in 3 years. Traded it in for a GMC Envoy because wife wanted more room, and I get a GM discount. First set of brakes on mine lasted until 80k miles. The brakes sounded horrible, so I figured it was time to replace them. When I get in there, found plenty of pad material left, just the pad was separating from the backing, thus making the noise I was hearing. Are you replacing with Hyundai pads? I've worked for a Hyundai dealership for 5 years, and never seen anyone go through brakes that much.