2003 Hyundai Sonata Base 4 cylinder from North America
I hate it and will never buy another Hyundai!
The transmission had to be replaced at 12,000 miles, after 4 times in the shop.
The washer blades had to be replaced at 8,000 miles.
There is a squealing noise, which still occurs after 4 times in the shop.
There is a pinging noise, which still occurs after 2 times in the shop.
The car hesitates on cold start and will not accelerate into traffic... major safety concern... still not resolved after 8 times in the shop.
My experience with Hyundai has been the worst experience of my life with any car I've ever owned. I did a lot of research before purchasing the car, and did so because of the warranty and the high ratings from Consumer Reports. Hyundai is giving me the runaround about fixing my current problem, and I'm in the very stressful process of seeking a buyback from Hyundai. Will most likely have to hire an attorney to get any results, since Hyundai shows no signs of doing the right thing. PLEASE think very hard and long before you purchase one of these cars, and check out the web for postings of problems with them... they are everywhere!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 27th August, 2004
4th Sep 2004, 12:55
My sympathies to this consumer because I'm experiencing the same thing with my 2000 Hyundai. It is a lemon, lemon, lemon; a nice looking lemon, but a lemon just the same. I thought how nice and sporty it looked just yesterday as the tow truck took it away to the dealership. I have thought of a buy-back, but my lease is almost up. Yes, I was dumb enough to lease this vehicle. I will tough it out, and take it as a valuable lesson learned. All you out there considering a Hyundai, you'd better think again. There are far better, more reliable cars out there than Hyundai. I suggest you disregard their great commercials touting that 10 year warranty! It isn't worth the trouble.