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First New Car in 22 Years.
Pros: Miles per gallon.
Cons: The tilt steering wheel.This is the first car I have bought in 22 years, and a lot has changed. Changed for the better that is. This is a very good car. I like it very much, but since I have other vehicles, I have only driven it 3000 miles in the 3 years I have had it. I really only have 2 complaints. One is the tilt steering wheel is useless to me, since it does not telescope, and blocks the speedometer if I tilt it where I would like it to be. My second complaint is the center driver's arm rest, as it is too far back to rest your arm and still keep your hand on the steering wheel.
Transmission sours overall opinion
Pros: engine - smooth and gets great gas mileage with performance
Cons: Transmission issues3.3L engine with auto trans-will hesitate and then slam into gear 2nd and 3rd and will also slam into these gears when decelerating. Hyundai has a problem with the transmission and the dealers nit pick it. I just had mine in the shop and they updated the software -which should be a recall item. The care shifts better with the update but it's still a hard shift. I drove Pontiacs for years and couldn't tell when it shifted unless I watched the Tach (I got rid of two Bonnevilles this year because GM won't acknowledge they are as water tight as a sponge. Other than transmission I enjoy the car.
Best Vehicle Ever
Pros: heated seats
Cons: get sweaty with the leather seats in summer.It is a great mid-size car; great get up and go, great gas mileage, no major or minor problems with the car...just looking to upgrade.
I like it very much but now I am by my self I would like a smaller car
Best Vehicle Ever
Pros: Gas Mileage
Cons: NoneThe Hyundai Sonata is a very sporty mid sized car that is fun to drive ,gets good gas mileage ,comfortable to ride in and the price is right for the amount of car you get.
Outstanding Car for it's Price
Pros: Design and gas mileage. Price too.
Cons: Nothing.Love my 2011 Sonata Limited. Well equiped, looks great, outstanding gas mileage and best in class warranty. Nothing came close and I shopped and researched extensively. Highly rated for safety too.
Love this car???
Pros: Bluetooth standard
Cons: 6 speed automaticI wanted to love this car but..... I owned a 2009 Sonata, that unfortunately was totaled out. I loved that car, so when I picked up my new 2011 Sonata I had hoped for the best car ever. I drove the car for 132 miles and I was in love. The front end was tighter than the 2009 and the looks were more sleak. The problem was at 133 miles the transmission started down shifting on it's own (A/T) at inappropriate times. I brought the car back where they said it was the solinoid. So they decided to replace the transmission. When I picked up the car five days later, the transmission slipped between 1st and 2nd. So I went back again they replaced the transmission. 9 days later I have been driving it ever since (1 week). The car is fantastic. I hope the repairs are not something I need to concern myself about later.