Pros Fuel efficiency, Looks, Torque, Price, Loads of standard featues , ESC (already saved me by not spinning out ..while avoiding a headon)
Cons So far no problems found. presently have logged 4000 miles. Hancooks 18" tires seem loud over rough highway ...lots of road noise .. looking to change to Continental's
Summary Upon research I found the Sonata Se had far more bang for the buck than the Honda Accord ex I was going to buy.. It gets great mileage .good as my standard shift 2001 Accord EX. Good performance and loads of standard features ..Great Warranty
Pros Base Engine provides plenty of power! Dimention Sound system is a MUST HAVE! Nav System is easy to use and navigate around! Voice Commands are good too!
Cons THE DREDED BLUETOOTH!
Summary I love this car! its amazing! i have the SE model with the Sunroof + Nav and i must say, spend the extra 2 grand! its well worth it! The ONE THING I HATE and even though its a small minut gripe, its simply annoying! if you have a compatable bluetooth phone, your sonata can download the contacts from your phonebook automatically, and it does it very well and organizes it the same way as your phonebook. As long as your phone numbers are well organized the car will organize it accordingly. NOW! WHen you use the bluetooth voice command system, you MUST speak the name of your contact LAST NAME FIRST then FIRST NAME! if you give the command first name, last name, it will not understand the contact you are looking for. So for instance, if you need to call, John Doe you need to need to tell the system you woulod like to call Doe, John for the system to recognize the contact in your phone book. Granted its a small griipe but i feel like everything else is so perfect in the car that if they changed this problem , i would give it 10 stars if i could!!! i hope they release an update for the system !
Pros Redesigned exterior, 18 inch wheels, beautifully engineered touch screen & voice activation with bluetooth phone capability, navigation, xm, ipod dock, cd/mp3, comfy seats, smooth suspension, extremely roomy, big trunk, home link, great mpg
Cons below avg and slow responding acceleration, unimpressive engine,
Summary I did a month's worth of research, open to all types of cars (American/Asian/European, Sedan/Coupe/SUV) and I ended up purchasing the 2011 Hyundai Sonata SE. I guarantee you will not find more value in a car for the price. The new exterior makes heads turn. But it's the interior that puts the Sonata ahead of the crowd. The beautifully crafted and perfectly engineered touch screen system that ties everything together is a pleasure to use. I can browse/search my entire phonebook or if I'm driving, I can use the voice command to call one of my friends. The navigation system works seamlessly even when I am listening to the radio or on the phone with a client. The cabin is extremely spacious and the seats are comfortable. I could go on and on, but I can tell you in just weeks, you'll see this car everywhere on the streets.
Pros Acceleration is excellent-defnitely NOT A WEAK ENGINE-200hp!!! holds the road wiht the SE suspension
Cons only thing I can think of is a weak horn
Summary Paddle shifters, six speed automatic, Bluetooh, 3 months free XM radioAfter having this car for three months now, I am totally satisfied. The service people are knowledgable and courteous and have all the answers to my questions. The salesman showed me something this week that if the battery is going dead on the inteeligent key remote, you put the remote inside of an opening inside the console that is hooked up to the electrical system and the car will start. Amazing technology they have put into this car. The only drawback was the horn is weak sounding but otherwise, it is terrific. Wiat tillt hey come out wiht hte Turbo and the Hybrid int he Fall of this year they tell me.
Weak horn, some slight road noise
Updated on Jun 18, 2010
Updated on Jul 17, 2010After owning this car for four months now, I can only find one thing wrong with it-the horn sounds tinny for this car.The acceleration ia impressive, though the engine is a little noisy when it gets up around 4000 rpms but other than that, the car hugs the road wiht the SE trim and the dual exhausts are not really dual since the exhaust pipe is single from the engine then splits but it still raises the hp by 10%. Good enough for me!!!
Updated on Feb 1, 2011Now thatI have had this car for almost a year, the only thing I found that they could change would be that the door sills collect the dirt from water running off the roof-but other than that-it is great.I do not have the nav system but since i do not travel enough to pay for the extra expense, ti works for me. Mileage is all local for me and runs about 22-23 but on the longer trips i have made, it is about 33-34.Outstanding.I've been stopped twice by the cops, just to ask how i like the car!!!
Pros Sleek Design, SE package due to the dual exhaust...very sporty look, navigation / moonroof package, the price is incredible, considering what you are getting.
Cons So far, I can not think of one thing that I dislike about the 2011 Sonata. Hyundai has outdone themselves in my opinion.
Summary I just purchased a Hyundai Sonata SE with the navigation/moon roof package and all I can say is, "WoW". It feels very comfortable to sit in no matter if you are the driver or the back seat passenger. There is plenty of leg room even for my 6'3" boys. The SE with the navigation / moonroof package has every option but leather. I love the sportiness of this SE package with the dual exhaust pipes. The navigation is very intuitive. I can hook up my ipod, listen to tunes on XM radio, and use the bluetooth for my phone which is a huge plus. Although I am still breaking in my engine, I am averaging 30+ miles/gallon on hilly roads. If you are in the market for a new car, do not hesitate to purchase the all new 2011 Hyundai. I do not think you would be disappointed to get all these features for a price you cannot beat. After looking at cars for the past month, I found that the other competitors offered less options for their high end models and the prices were up to $6 thousand dollars more. I would say Hyundai knows what they are doing in this competitive market.
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