2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.7 from North America
It is a poorly designed, cheaply built crackerbox
A/C quit working years ago and not under warranty.
Window track is making noise.
Antenna is starting to not go all the way down.
Paint is flaking off of any plastic body parts.
Rear view mirror is right in the line of sight, and blocks the entire right side view from the windshield.
The cruise control button is located down on the lower dash in an odd location.
The cup holders are very poorly designed, and don't allow even two medium drinks to sit next to each other.
You could easily scratch right through the paint on this car with your fingernail.
The seats are not very comfortable at all, even being power leather.
I am 5'9 and my head is only about 1 inch from the roof.
The driver's side seat belt does not retract all the way any more.
This is a very cheaply made, poorly designed, and not well thought out car. The dealership will rake you over the coals on the maintenance costs; it was $38 when I got it to change the oil there, and I could do it myself for $16 at the time. They threatened that me taking it elsewhere would void the warranty. They also wanted to charge me over $700 every 15,000 miles to change the timing belt as preventative maintenance. There was a long list of things they wanted to do each time, and you would be forced to wait for several hours in their facility while they worked on your car. I even was berated once for bringing it in there with bird poop on it, saying that it would damage the paint. I wash the car all the time and that would not have been an issue.
I would never support this company again. Only used older cars for me from here on out. Never buy new.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th January, 2014