I own an 07 Sonata SE and I also do not hear a suspension noise or the fuel sloshing.
A side note about the spark plugs, I'd rather take the manifold off than tilt the whole engine forward (GM 3100 V6).
I have an 07 Ltd and I don't have the suspension problem or sloshing sound. That is one of the drawbacks of getting a first model year car... you end up as the guinea pigs for the rest of us. (I feel your pain, I had first model year 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T and it had problems since day one.)
Also, I hear there's a fix for the suspension issue at your Hyundai dealer. From other people's comments on other boards, I've heard it works wonders.
I just bought a slightly used 2006 Sonata with 10K miles and I LOVE IT! No noise or problems mentioned by others here. Great design. Roomy! I highly recommend this car!
I have an 07 Sonata and it does have a knocking noise when the tank is full. Other than that, the car is perfect, no suspension problems either.
This is the first time that I have visited this site and I must say that I am pretty impressed with the wealth of information that I have found here.
On the Sonata 2.4, I should be getting mine from the dealership tomorrow, but that's not to say that I haven't driven the car—the dealer gave me a demo car for a few days to drive around in and figure the machine out.
This will be my 17th car and I feel it drives well—it has the right amount of grunt to it, while still retaining all the goodies that come with a car in this category. And while some may argue that the looks are a steal from here and there and everywhere, Hyundai has done a fine job in putting all the parts together in a rather appealing way.
In the few days I had the car, I didn't hear any fuel sloshing around at all. And the suspension—it is nice and has the right cushion...
Cheers to you all.
Just picked-up my new 3.3L, no rear end noises or fuel sloshing. The car was born 1 Nov 06. It was a replacement for one built 8 Feb 06, and that did have a rumble from the rear suspension. The replacement is just superb. Glides along.
I believe that the Hyundai sonata V6 is an amazing car for its price... my parents bought a gls when they first came out. the only issue with it is an electrical glitch which is not a SERIOUS problem, it does however cause the headlights to dim slightly on hard breaking. because the break power takes away from the electrical for a brief second. other than that this car is great. the gas tank does Slosh occasionally, but that is a small price to pay for getting 235 hp and a very soundly constructed car for a little over 15 grand. I have heard nothing, but bad news from the 2.4L its more or less a waste of time. if your going to buy a new sonata only buy the 3.3L its much better of a value IMO. cheers.
I bought an 07' V6 last year and I absolutely love it. As for the sloshing noise, I do hear it when the gas tank is full, but after I drive about 15-20 km it goes away. I must say Hyundai put together a beautiful car. I think my most favorite feature of this car is the dual chrome tipped exhaust. It gives the car a very nice exhaust note, sounds like a cat purring, but it's a cheetah off the line thanks to its 235 hp engine.
"It has a lot of suspension noise that the service department says is normal. They say the suspension must make noise. This about my twenty first car. I never heard any suspension noise."
Um let me ask you this question. If you so called haven't heard suspensions noises like that before, why did you buy the car then? I mean if you felt like you was getting lied to at the get go, why did you buy it? Oh yeah, and BTW we have a 06 Sonata LX and we haven't had the problems listed above.
I own a 06 GLS V6, and find it to be a quality vehicle for the money. I do have the rear clunk, but only on hard bumps, and then only notice it when the radios off. The fuel sloshing is so insignificant it's a non issue. I did have a problem with the delay wipers having a mind of their own, but one quick warranty trip, and good as new. The intake is not a poor design, on the contrary, its very logical, and only takes a few minutes to remove for spark plug replacement, which isn't until 90k I might add...
We purchased a 2007 Sonata GLS 4 Cylinder w/automatic transmission at the end of June 2007. We live in a small rural town so have found our city mileage is down somewhat due to the short trips we make, however we are getting between 34-36 miles per gallon on the highway trips we have made and are thoroughly happy with the car. The CD player is great also as it plays MP3 as well as regular CD's. There were 65 miles on the car when we bought it and it now has 3000 miles. It is quiet, handles well on the highway and certainly has room in the trunk for all we need to carry with us. We are enjoying our new car.
I rented a Sonata and drove it 1000 miles cross country. It had about 8 thousand miles on it when I picked it up and the trip MPG showed 26 MPG average. After my first fill up, (300 miles later and still had over 1/4 tank) I reset the trip meters and found that I got 31-33 MPG during the remainder of the trip. I never did run it all the way down on gas, but I probably could have gotten 500 miles per tank if I'd have been willing to push it!
The car was a blast to drive, super quiet and I was SHOCKED by how much trunk space there was! We had three large trash bags full of fabric, three duffel bags, two fishing poles, a volleyball net, several small boxes and still had a little room back there!
The car was solid, quiet, roomy, economical, comfortable for me and my three kiddo's, had plenty of power and nice options.
I used to sell Ford's. I've owned 10 of them over the last 13 years, but the Sonata has become my secret hearts desire! LOL I'm headed over to see what the Entourage reviews look like...
I've had the intake off to access the rear three plugs. Takes 30 minutes to remove and replace, and it was my first time. Not really that big of a deal if you're mechanically inclined.
Also don't buy the ripoff cabin air filter. Go to Home Depot and cut up a furnace filter to fit instead.