I've owned a 96 and 06 Elantra's so I'm a loyal Hyundai owner. Moving up to the fully loaded Sonata SE was the best move I've ever made. It's an impressive vehicle that didn't break the bank. I'm consistently impressed with the styling--it's a head turner in ruby red--fuel economy, and sharp handling. It's joy and pleasure to drive; friends and family are equally impressed with the passenger ride. I highly recommend this car!
This model was highly rated by several sources and so far the car has performed well. Hyundai gives one far more features per dollar than almost any other brand. I got more than expected (like heated seats front and rear) and it looks great!. The base 4 cyl. engine doesn't have the grunt I am accustomed to, but is not embarrassing. The only problems so far are (1) that the trunk lids sometimes opens on its own - still trying to solve the problem; (2) The front end is too low and it is easy to scrape it..
My family and I drove a 1993 Toyota Camry for 22 years. It had 262000 miles. It finally gave up the ghost, and we had to purchase another car. We decided on the Hyundai Sonata. I was somewhat taken back that a car not nearly as expensive as a Camry of equal age and millage would be of the quality that the Sonata is. The ride is quiet. Gas millage is much better than the Camry. The extras available in the Sonata we purchased are above any other model we looked at. When we got the first oil change the mechanic even commented on how easy the oil was to change. Most of all I no longer worry that my wife and son may be stuck on the road somewhere because of our tranportation
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