Pros Smooth ride. Nice interior. Comfortable. Great for the price.
Cons Friggin Navigation system keeps going out and the Roseville Hyundai dealership sucks. Bought in May09 and been to dealer three times for navigation system.
Summary Hard to say. Navigartion system keeps breaking down and the dealership doesn't help out.
"Great bargan"on by NWsonataowner
Pros Strong V6, smooth ride, excellent brakes, electronic stabilty control, clean exterior look, leather and roomy nterior, Infinity sound system with satellite radio, heated seats, dual climate control, fog lights, huge trunk and logical instruments.
Cons Suspension is a bit jumpy over rough pavement. A mechanic friend said this is because Hyundai stiffened suspension for better handling. He recommended switching out the factory tires to alleviate the concern.
Summary I had no intention of buying a new car, let alone a new Hyundai. But after you add the $3000 rebate for the 2009 Sonata, $1,000 extra for trade-in etc. I was able to get a comfortable very well-appointed new car for well under $20,000. For the same amenities, at that price, I would be looking at a used Camry, Accord, Altima or Mazda. Add in Hyundai's 5-year 60,000 bumper to bumper and 100,000 powertrain warranties and it seemed a no brainer to me. Toyota is making their recent ad campaign about "qualilty" and I wonder if that is directed at Hyundai since there have been recent news stories saying that Hyundai is making significant inroads on Toyota, even in the midst of a recession. To me, Hyundai is the "hungry" auto manufacturer while Toyota, Honda etc. are pricing their products way too high for what you get. I have spoken with many Hyundai owners and they all rave about durability and reliabilty. I especially like the V6. I commute through mountains every day and the V6 effortlessly handles any climbing. I am getting 26 mpg highway and city driving and nearly 30 highway only. I read that the 2011 Sonata will not offer the option of a V6, which to me would be a big mistake.
Pros I just bought a Sonata, and mine came with Bluecoonnect Handsfree, a bluetooth set. Reviewer got it wrong there.
Cons N/A... Just a correction of the review.
Summary Nice car.
Pros A lot of extras for the money.
Cons Bluetooth not integrated. The aftermarket product is not as sleek as other manufacturers' offerings.
Summary The reviewer is correct that the bluetooth is not integrated into the navigation system. If you order the bluetooth option, it is essentially an aftermarket product that is not integrated into the stereo system. It is installed in the sunglass holder.
Pros 1. 250 Horses from a 3.3 Liter is VERY efficient.
2. Great price/value when compared to the competition.
3. Style/Design, Interior/Exterior is a fierce upgrade from the '08
4. The engine is smooth and quiet, and has the purr of a Japanese luxury car.
Cons 1. Wish I had gotten the sunroof, but that's my own fault, lol.
Summary The 2009 Sonata is a "Refit" for the original 06-08 design, and a very good one at that. The interior and exterior have been brought up to par with the competition while maintaining a comprehensive look and feel. Also, you still can't beat the price for what you get from a Hyundai when compared to the competition.
Let's face it. Hyundai has stepped up their game. I was really surprised that CNET hadn't mentioned that the 4 and 6 Cylinders are upgrades on both power and increased fuel efficiency on the 09's when compared to the 06-08 models. (see specs for details) I think it's time to give Hyundai the credit that they're due having risen from a low priced second rate reliability risk to a competitively priced, well built (Most of their vehicles sold in the U.S.A are MADE IN U.S.A), viable competitor on the automotive landscape.
I have the SE Model (Which, by the way has sport tuned suspension that the GLS and Limited models don't have) with the V6, and I love it. Pure and Simple.