Make HYUNDAI. Get the real truth from owners like you. hey I dated a korean for 6 hours from Seoul to LA on Northwest Airline. I am about to evict a tenant who had trouble making their rent and that was before she went out an bought a new Kia Spectre because she just loved that car. Another buddy would drive a large teapot if it promised a cheap commute. Hyundai seems to me to be aping Toyota almost tit-for-tat, while Ford is reinventing itself as a technology-led enviro schtick that Honda perfected, though with a core business of trucks/SUVs that doesn’t mesh well with that ideal. Aside from a slight drop off in handling, the Sonata is equal or better than my Accords in every way. We’ll have a result for the 2009 next week–thanks to a survey process that yields results far ahead of anyone else. Honda and Toyota have smarter, quicker players. And the I-4 has plenty of power for their style of driving. In 2009 Hyundai Sonata was released in 11 different versions, 1 of which are in a body "Sedan". Scottsdale Police might disagree. The 5 speed automatic is pretty seamless. I doubt any car for sale that weighs over 2500# has true feedback. It seems that as Toyota becomes the new G.M., Hyundai becomes the new Toyota. REQUEST A QUOTE . If they can keep it up, they’ll be a long term success — and a model for the US makers (especially Ford, as I see this marked as where Ford should be). Over the lifespan of your vehicle your engine's parts can become worn and in need of replacement. As for this Hyundai, I think you nailed the point in the statement on showing the domestics. No. … C $86.46. So what if the Sonata isn’t so great on the hairpins. * Price is the median price of 7 Hyundai Sonata 2009 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months. Inside, refinements have been made to the centre console, audio system, and HVAC controls, and control illumination is now blue. View Hyundai-recommended tires for your 2009 Sonata, plus important information about Hyundai Sonata tire pressure, tire size, and speed rating. Good just means you have to push harder to get the wheel to turn. It was well equiped (for it’s market segment) and worked. Remember, being the cheapest hasn’t helped GM lately. I agree with many of the Hyundai/Toyota comparisons. No feel or soul, but it worked every day and did exactly what was it was called on to do, without fail. People have different tastes in what they desire in a car but most desire their cars. Finden Sie viele günstige Auto Angebote bei mobile.de – Deutschlands größtem Fahrzeugmarkt A 3 year old Sonata, assuming current depreciation levels, could be a good car at a good price. It grew on me, actually. Learn more about the 2009 Hyundai Sonata. The 2.5i is a little soft due to strut differences with the GT, but still will tackle an off ramp faster than most sedans out there. Heck, when I rent a car I rarely get it over 130. Or you may just be struggling to keep it highway-approved. Off-road for beginners and the experienced, plus camper trailers, caravans and motorhomes, We make it easy to compare design, practicality, value and more, Buying used? Actually, the 2006 and newer Sonata engines, both four and V6, were all new and have cam chains, not belts. But, better steering feel is definitely on my wish list. I’m still partial to the last generation, but even though the new Accord is bloated and ugly, it still works well as a car. “The steering on the Camry is awful! Not sure I care, the car reviewers like hard effort steering, many drivers prefer fingertip effortlessness. For 2009, the Hyundai Sonata receives a mild facelift. The SE sport package adds bigger five-spoke wheels and plastic effects to noticeable improvement. The Sonata’s not going to give you any hints as to how. Lexus is the name of that game and the Sonata plays it to perfection. Ten years warranty. Outer tie rods provide a link between the steering knuckle and other steering components. I fully expected a few comments regarding my higher octane choice, it’s 91, while the Fit runs on 87. Wir sind die Topvariante gefahren, den 3.3 V6. It was also the most expensive of the bunch with a weaker warranty, a noiser ride going 70 MPH, less comfortable seats and the dash is a mess of wierd knobs and confusing buttons. But if I had one, I’d feel it would be saying to the world: this guy doesn’t do anything with his life but commute, and is afraid of anything even mildly risky. A Legacy Limited stickers higher if you want the leather interior, and you still don’t get as many “features” as the Sonata (If those USB enabled extras are your bag as opposed to steering feel and AWD). Get detailed pricing on the 2009 Hyundai Sonata including incentives, warranty information, invoice pricing, and more. So it's very chilly riding in the car in winter. I have to admit, I didn’t notice the new Sonata sitting right next to the Genesis. I was curious though, has Hyundai fixed the terrible ventilation in these cars? Prices for the 2009 Hyundai Sonata range from $3,999 to $8,986. E20 instead of E10, without telling us. Recalls & Safety Issues. Get trim configuration info and pricing about the 2009 Hyundai Sonata Blue, and find inventory near you. We’re getting about 25mpg in mixed driving. Exterior Color BLACK. It’s so beautifully generic. This is the same reason I objected the TTAC reviewer ranking the Altima second among automatic four bangers just because it was slightly more sporty (talk about a relative scale). I will buy a Hyundai with no worries with a 100,000 mile warranty. The Sonata is available with a manual trans. The Malibu also had a lot of features for the price like the Sonota such as stability control, ABS and traction control, telescoping wheel, Onstar and the 5/100 powertrain warranty. The Hyundai Sonata is a great car for people who don't care all that much about cars. Our comprehensive reviews include detailed ratings on Price and Features, Design, Practicality, Engine, Fuel Consumption, Ownership, Driving & … Hmmmm. But then again, you may as well add the Kia Optima into the equation as well to tally up the overall sales since they are as similar as two pieces of toast. The wife’s windshield fogs up terrible if its even the slightest bit damp outside. 5 out of 5 stars. 2009 Hyundai Sonata This car has over 270, 000 miles, free oil changes for life and we have taken full advantage. Give Hyundai 10 more years, and the US manufacturers will be toast. Several weeks ago I wrote here that Shell premium is genuine gasoline. The Detroit 2.4 can’t be in league with them, however, since running anything above E10 in your non-flex fuel vehicle actually voids the warrantee. I don’t want to diss anybody who likes the Sonata, because it is a good and honest and honorable vehicle. what sets the car apart is its complete lack of offensiveness or any distinguishing trait. Hyundai Hyundai Sonata 2013 Hyundai Sonata Owners Manual. It’s an extremely sensible ride for a truly ridiculous price, and the interior would shame some cars costing three times as much. No matter the situation, Advance Auto Parts has the Low Beam Headlight Bulb product you desperately need. As far as I’m concerned , Honda is overpriced and Toyota is overrated. In view of my recent dismal experience with a famous Japanese brand, also with an “H” in its name, I’ll be looking at Hyundai next time out. It floats like a cloud. If I get the urge to take a drive to get excited and have fun with a car I’ll take my Corvette for a ride. Did you realized you purchased an Econobox? We also wish it had the new 6 speed automatic trans like the 09 models do which would have bumped highway mileage by 3 to 33 and improved low end performance quite a bit. I saw 2009 GLSs advertised at $15k recently after rebates. Curious. Anything more than 200hp needs right-wheel-drive, not front-wheel-drive. Even it’s stereo system sounded inferior to all the other cars. He fought it on the grounds that Hyundai said it couldn’t go that fast, but tests proved the rental he had could go over 150. The interiors of all these cars look like the Lexus now too. SUSPENSION Recall Date: 08/12/2013. The 2.3 liter engine dissapointed and it’s highway mileage rating of 28 is well below the others. Flashpoint- Chrysler cars look unlike any other car on the road, and people hate them for it. Not just utes. Hence my argument, if in the end it’s a wash, why not buy the “better” appliances from Honda/Toyota. In the end the Hyundai will be lined up with GM and Chrysler fleet rejects at the “bad credit friendly” used car lot, while the Honda/Toyota gold standard sedans will still demand premium gold standard used car prices. You could also consult an auto transmission specialist to get an independent opinion. She felt that the CamCords were just too big for her, and the Sonata was just right. Compare prices of all Hyundai Sonata's sold on CarsGuide over the last 6 months. From e-bikes to Uber, EVs to public transport; your resource for reviews, news and advice focusing on urban lifestyle. These are bright, successful guys for whom "driving dynamics" are as valuable as GPS on a squirrel (hunters excluded). Still, I expected 100% gasoline to perform a bit better than it did. The Sonata’s standard six-speaker system is utter crap. Maybe in the next few weeks…. The Fusion also was a mixed bag. Find used Hyundai Sonata vehicles for sale in your area. It was a no brainer. I live on curvy roads in the Texas Hill Country and I always enjoyed the Sonata on those back roads. The Sonata’s engine moves the car around with acceptable gas mileage (22/32). They have a sound business strategy that is paying off. GM needs to figure out what Hyundai is doing, because if GM built this car, the auto journals would be calling it “car of the year” and falling over themselves to praise it. So it's very chilly riding in the car in winter. Therefore mission succeeded. I do not need dynamics on my way to work, store, mall and back, neither do millions and millions of others. Hyundai Sonata workshop manual covering Lubricants, ... Hyundai Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2009 Misc Documents Brochure. Granted, it was a rental in the DC area. I think they are happy to produce a good car at a great price and they seem to be forging ahead with this strategy. Pahaska You need a tune up or change your air filter if it’s not due for TU and did you check tire air pressure and wheel balance and alignment. Er, No! The seats are all day comfortable provided you purchase the GLS popular equipment package with power seat. I had a V6 Fusion last week and was much happier with it. Great car though, alot of blue-hairs are tending towards these as you can get them loaded up for quite a bit less than a Camry. And what does it say about you? Every 3 months we had an oil change and made all the difference. It contemplated every move like a chess master without a clock. Yes, but anyone who buys a Sonata and then takes it out for some all-out motoring needs to get their heads examined, anyway. It was nice enough looking and had a distinct Ford personality to it. Haven’t they witnessed the Maxima’s demise at the hands of the Altima? Use our free online car valuation tool to find out exactly how much your car is worth today. Also for: Sonata. Which is convincing occupants they own/are renting a nice car. Of course; you want reliable; quiet; dutiful; relatively inexpensive; low maintenance; understands and speaks your language; willingly does what you reasonably ask of it; carries on without complaint; sips and doesn’t guzzle; doesn’t go to the (expensive) doctor’s office on a regular basis; is reasonably competent on multiple fronts; and doesn’t frighten pets and small children to look at. Who knew? Then we got a Fusion on vacation in New Hampshire. That’s Hyundai’s official stance, but remember about a year ago, someone was clocked doing 152 in New York in a Sonata V6 rental. The Fusion, while not as nice inside as the Sonata, is a leagues-better driver’s car. Here's the catch: 215,000 miles, what do … Plenty of power, but a trans that won’t use it responsibly. There doesn’t seem much point in ranking them, which should make Hyundai happy. The latest and future car tech from around the world, We're here to help you with any car issues. Get reliability information for the 2009 Hyundai Sonata from Consumer Reports, which combines extensive survey data and expert technical knowledge. Would it spoil some vast eternal plan if the Hyundai Sonata added some personality to the equation? And now the engine choices are decreasing to V6 engines around 3.5 or 3.6 liters. 448423-23. Used (normal wear), Leather, Sunroof, 6-Disc CD/AUX/Sat, Power Everything (windows, locks, seats, mirrors), Heated Seats, Alloy Wheels. Therefore “fun” is a defect that must be engineered out of the car. The Sonata fills that role and more. The first generation Sonata, which was introduced in 1985, was a facelifted Hyundai Stellar with an engine upgrade, and was withdrawn from the market in two years due to poor customer reactions. When it comes to ‘comfort’ midsized rides I have endorsed the Sonata in the past for those looking for an import along with a slew of other near-Camry models. The Outer Tie Rod is a major component in the vehicle directional path These designs incorporate highly durable upper and lower metal bearings. Agree with Dan and Justin – as a rental its a pleasant contrast to any equivalent domestic product or even some decontented Japanese offerings. Steering “feel” is overrated in most reviews. The exterior of the Passat CC, MKS, Buick and Genesis look just like the Lexus GS. What is the general life span of a hyundia sonata I have a 2013 drive about 15 thousand miles a year keep oil changes up to date. I’ll always take a manual transmission, but while the shifter wasn’t that bad (though not nearly good), the clutch is way too sensitive. Road feel is for drivers who want to feel the road, and they’re driving other cars. Could I get 250,000 miles out of the car without problems Nope; it was identical. Parking’s good. I live in NE Ohio and, with sons/grandkids in Columbus and Dayton, a good (and fuel efficient) interstate cruiser is nice to have. Trim GLS SEDAN 4D. You may actually have an 02 sensor problem or some such. I realize TTAC’s audience, but not everyone wants to “carve up the twisties” etc etc. They usually go fro a cheaper price out the door for the non-enthusiast and satisfy anyone except perhaps those aspiring to an upscale Camry or Accord. If the Sonata is anything like the Elantra, the SE package should add some noticible cornering “prowess”. The Hyundai Sonata is a great car for people who don’t care all that much about cars. 2009 Hyundai Sonata transmission problems with 7 complaints from Sonata owners. I can “guess” CaliCarGuy, as to why you are having a drop in MPG. MrbOOst said “i’m a big fan of the Sonata as boring family transit; I just don’t get why it’s still got an interference-style engine with belt-driven cams. golden2husky- what feedback? Its simply not true. Rented a Sonata recently: crappy handling, crappy brakes, noisy, interior so-so; worse than the G6’s I usually get. Hyundai is basically going after the practical Toyota crowd. The easiest thing to do in the Sonata is park. I also enjoyed eyeballing the Genesis cars, and spent quite a bit of time looking over the upcoming Sonata hybrid tech section while jawboning with one of the female Hyundai folks (before your eyebrows all go up, my Mrs was standing right next to me!….). Yet, other than that one tankfull (actually, even including that one tankfull), my efficiency was 6% better on real 100% gasoline compared to E10 over 5000 miles (8000 km). Model SONATA. My son wants to buy a 2009 Hyundai sonata which is running my son wants to buy a 2009 Hyundai sonata which is running great and looks and feels great. Transmission AUTOMATIC. i have an 07 sonata v6. That's not a slam. **2009 Hyundai Sonata** Clean car, beautiful grey exterior with grey cloth interior, car comes equipped with 2.4 litre 4 cyl, auto, air conditioning, ps, pb, pwind, plocks, pmirrors, ptrunk, cruise control, tilt steering, am/fm C.D. Doors 4. The Sonata car looks like perfect vanilla to take on Toyota. The Sonata is a steal. View the 2009 Hyundai Sonata recall information and find service centers in your area to perform the recall repair. All the buttons respond with firm precision. How many ways can you arrange an instrument panel, seats and inner door panels? Ominously, no explanation for the signs disappearing was offered. “I think Hyundai is poised to dominate the rental car market.”, The very definition of (car-wise) “damning with faint praise” ;-). They know that E10 and E20 goes through cars like a drunk goes through free drinks at a Christmas party. Ours is called “Frank” (my British bro-in-law named the car). The Camry with it lackluster interior, bland plain exterior complete with ugly grille, softer mushier handling and more enemic 158 HP engine and sluggish shifting transmission left us cold. Hyundai clearly has Toyota in their crosshairs. Back around 2004 or so I test drove the Sonata back to back with the Accord. Description of this Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sdn I4 Auto GLS Sedan. I took some of the advice of my Canadian friends here, and when I could, I actually put Shell Premium fuel in the Sonata – and measured carefully, expecting a bit of an increase over the prior tank of E10. They can pocket the monies and charge the same price. To roughly 6.5 litres per 100k, and don ’ t use it.. 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