2009 Hyundai Sonata from North America
Nothing but problems
There is rust on the hood of my car. I took it back to the dealer because it is only 6 months old, and they said it was from a rock chip. I took it to a local body shop, and they said it wasn't a rock chip. I called the dealer back, and they said (this is funny, the local body shop guy even laughed) a rock chipped the paint, causing moisture to get underneath it, and bubble then rust.
Glove box doesn't close properly. Took it in four times until they finally replaced it, and then told me to slam it shut really hard, and it would stay closed.
I will never recommend a Hyundai car to anyone.
The service departments for these cars are horrible to deal with in the two states that I have taken it to.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th February, 2010
"I called the dealer back, and they said (this is funny, the local body shop guy even laughed) a rock chipped the paint, causing moisture to get underneath it, and bubble then rust."
That's an entirely possible scenario...
From the sound of it, it's not the car that has the problems, it's the service.
Can you mention something about the engine, reliability, and typical car purchase questions?
You are not recommending it because it has rust on the hood from rock chips?
Rock chips and a bad glove box door... do you have any real problems with the car?
May I interest you in my 2010 Malibu?
Water pours into the car when it rains, "Service airbag" and "check engine" lights come on intermittently, the car shakes an rattles on the freeway, tires wear unevenly and it needs new rotors after 8K miles, but the quality and finish of the glove box is second to none, and it closes without effort with a reassuring thud.
I also have not noticed any rust, which might be due to the fact that I have driven the loaners more than the car I've purchased, but if you want to swap, I will throw in a rust proofing treatment for free.
The paint chip scenario is highly possible. As for the glove box, well, that is annoying and it's disappointing the dealership is giving you the runaround, but I would not call it a particularly serious issue.
Good service is hard to come by in general, I think.
You are being overly picky in regards to reliability to dismiss the car over such a small issue.