If youre reading this and doing research, congratulations you have hit the jackpot.
Purchased A 2016 LF3 (MY17) Premium. Woooooooowsers in my trousers people.
Have been driving a 15yr old Honda Accord Euro for eternity. Getting in the Sonata is like driving to work in a comfortable space ship. Cant recommend this car enough. I find excuses daily to drive to the shops just so I can drive the car.
Averaging 8.2 L / 100km freeway
10L in Sydney traffic
Quiet like a mouse
Fast as a shoplifter
Comfortable like a cloud. Stinking hot outside, yet I have seat coolers blowing cold air up my bum - you beauty.
After reading every online review about this car I was hesitant. Dont listen to those sooks. The car is amazing.
Purchased in November 2016.
Great car well built
Love my Hyundai being a qualified mechanic there extremely well built great seating position nice car to drive excellent on fuel coming from a commodore.
10 years ago wouldn’t have looked at Hyundai but there a fantastic car now and great warranty as well definitely a car to be considered to Toyota ect
Purchased in August 2020.
Is this car a Lemon?
Private use. I am retired.
Serviced at every scheduled service.
In Sep 2016 I took delivery of a "new" dealer demonstrator Sonata Premium. There was about 1700 km on the Odometer.
I liked the stylish look of the car and the comfortable leather seating for my big (6'5") frame.
It has all the then latest electronic aids. GPS, Rear camera, bluetooth phone connection and a good quality radio
The paintwork was and still is flawless.
It runs really well with plenty of power and excellent economy.
I love it....
Purchased in September 2016 at Keema Cars Brisbane Hyundai dealer.
Issues with in dash radio / satnav display
I purchased this car new in early 2016. Within 6 months I had to bring it in to the local Hyundai Service Centre as the in-car display stopped working. They ended up replacing it with a new display as it was covered by the warranty. I have just been to the service centre again (April 2020) because the display has once more stopped working. I am now being told it will need replacing again and I will have to pay for its new replacement - and its installation, - as the faulty display is outside of its 3 year warranty. NOT IMPRESSED HYUNDAI.
Purchased in May 2016 for $38,500.00.
2014 Hyundai Sonata
Best car I have ever owned and I have had a Honda Accord and a Toyota Corolla
This car is problem free. It has good pick up as a manumatic. It is a reliable car that has not let me down.
I drive about 15k per year and do the regular maintenance. It is comfortable and I enjoy taking it out, either on long rides or as a daily commuter.
I am a six footer and don't feel cramped or cut off by the windshield. I just set the cruise control and put on the cool AC and just travel down the road on ECO mode.
Sudbury Hyundai can be expensive so I bought my own brake shoes and rotors and got Canadian Tire to put them on for 500 bucks. A lot better price than the 1,200 Sudbury Hyundai quoted me.
My second Sonata so much room for tall people
This 2015 Sonata is the second Sonata I've had, Just so comfortable to drive also very economical to run overall. I'm very tall and I have so much room and not feeling cramped like i am in some other larger vehicles. A lot of features like all newer cars but i'm very impressed with car, i would recommend any model Sonata for everyone.
Like everyone else we were looking around for a small SUV vehicle that seems popular these days. After trying numerous vehicles of all makes and models a salesman suggested the Sonata. We took it for a test and fell in love. Great price. Great on fuel and even though I'm a big guy there is still plenty of room and very comfortable for the four of us. Would recommend those looking at the small SUV that they open up their options.
I bought a current model Sonata Elite 2 months ago. Brand new off the showroom floor. I love it! This car has power if and when required, it has a 2litre Turbo engine, it feels like a limousine to drive but has excellent manoeuvrability and feels incredibly safe. It's got the latest technological gadgets of cars priced at more than twice what I paid for it. It has an amazing amount of space both in the cabin and also in the boot. We can fit 2 full golf bags & 2 golf buggies in the boot at the same time. Bonus! It's had its 1st service at no co...st to me. The only hiccup with it is it uses more fuel than the car I traded in, which was a Honda Civic Hybrid. But one is a 1.3ltr small car, the other a 2ltr Turbo medium car. I'm really happy with the latter. So far, the Sonata has not missed a beat. Other cars I have owned have included a BMW 735 & a BMW 733. This is on par with those cars. It outstrips the Honda by a mile - due to size, power & safety.
Highly recommended and safe buy.
This car has gained an extreme respect and regard for Hyundai as a company.
I don't know what they've done, but somehow they've managed to create a sturdy and reliable workhorse which goes on and on.
Had this car for three years and never had an issue with it, other than the driver side sun visor broken (which was a manufacturing defect) and think these lot was recalled for replacement. But the previous owner missed out somehow.
All this car needs is timely service.
IMHO this car will crap over the likes of Camry's and Accord etc. At any gi...
A fantastic alternative to a Camry - reliable, spacious, quiet, powerful.
Bought this car with 60k (mostly highway) in preparation for starting a family back in 2012. No regrets.
- Lots of space
- Very quiet, especially out on the open road (including B-grade/coarse chip roads, where tyre roar was minimal).
- Enough power for most situations
- Reasonable economy for such a big car (11L/100km in city, 7.5-8L highway)
- decent handling especially out on country roads
- Generally very trouble free, as you would expect from a modern Hyundai ...
2009 Sonata Diesel
This is the 2nd Sonata I have owned, The first was a 2001 Gold Sonata Auto V6 2.7ltr <100,000km, I picked up for $1000 as a replacement car while my GWX240 was being repaired. I kinda feel in love, was nice to drive, run well, lots of power, Soooo I brought a 2009 Hyundai Sonata Elite Diesel to go to uni and back (130,000km per year). Less than 100,000km when brought and the car has been problem free. Electrics are more than fair, engine is smooth, Car is very quiet at local speeds and at 130km on freeway and doesn't seem to have the Solinoid issues that alot of Hyundais Diesel gearboxes have. Honestly for $8k was the best buy ive ever made, I think this car will be with me for along time yet.
i have been reading the reviews on this car and they are varied,,i bought one of these about 12 months ago, it had done about 243000 klms,,this car i find very comfy to drive in all aspects,, i owned a vt commodore before this and was so glad to get rid of the commodore (biggest piece of rubbish i have ever owned ),,compare the sonata to the commodore, in my terms the sonata is a far better car than our so called local product,, every thing from the outside to the inside on the sonata was better quality than the commodore,, i would buy another ...sonata any day before a holden now,, fuel wise, what i used in a week in the commodore i can drive around 3 weeks for in the sonata,,this alone makes it a better proposition,,,people run them down but remember when the japanese first sold cars out here and look at them now,, the same goes for hyundai,, they are starting to become a very nice car,, i am a retired auto elect and have worked on just about most of cars that have been sold in aust (from restoring them to buying for my own use ) i dont have to many complaints,, even now after the car has done 276000 klms i am still happy with it fuel consumption,,, interior, just about everything some parts can be a bit expensive
I'm very happy with my Sonata. For a ten year old car, it looks great and it drives smoothly. I had an RAA inspection done, which it passed with flying colours. I have no problem recommending this car at all.
I recently bought a ten year old Sonata in 2010. It has done minimal km, however after ten years, I can not fault it. It drives comfortably, no jerks or other issues. The interior and exterior are still as modern as a newer car.
I do find it uses alot more fuel than I thought - however I came from a four cylinder to a six, so there is a comparison there!
This is ideal car for used car market people. value for money. i own one build2004 and very happy with that. excellent ride and comfort. good looking interior. and good handling.
Value for money in used car. v6 power in mid size engine. not to big not too small. good ride.
cost lot more to convert it to lpg.
Excellent value for money in a family car. We bought our MY02 in 2005, and it still had 2 years of the warranty left. The first owners took a large depreciation hit, and we took advantage. 2 of our friends have bought the same model after driving ours.
Willing V6 engine and gearbox. Very comfortable on long trips. Huge boot space when rear seats put down.
No trip computer.
Excellent car that I intend to keep for 200,000 Km. Long warranty makes this possible. Would buy again...possibly the diesel if they bring it here.
Have now had my Sonata elite for two years (50,000 km) and not a thing has gone wrong. Well finished well equipped for the price and a delight to drive. This is a luxury car at a bargain price. Very quiet and comfortable. Economy 1okm/litre consistently. Tyres lasted 48,000 km. Appreciate the huge boot and the fold down seats.
Not a dislike as I knew before I bought it, but I acknowledge the handling is not as good as the best in the class. can be a choppy ride over a very bumpy road. Nice effort Hyundai from your previous model, but you have a way to go yet.
Impression of the car was it looked like a Toyota Camry but a bit more stylish. The weird part is I expected some class of wood grain in the car but it looks a bit too sporty. One of it, is the dials in the instrument cluster are a bit neon and just seems a bit out of place for the car. The seats are pretty comfy and the interior is quite well done. The cruise control is a bit different from how other cars but still ok. I love the auto light feature where it sense when lights are required. Also I noticed I did not turn off my lights when I turn...off the engine and it would switch off. Not sure there is an override feature but I would say overall is not a bad car to drive. price, space and looks (exterior) dedicated mp3 player, blue screen, a bit sporty inside
A good range of features for a great price. If you are a Hyundai fan then you can't go past the Sonata for a great family option. Please check safety ratings in older models though.
For the price conscious family the Hyundai Sonata represented a great low cost alternative to the big four car companies' family cars. The car had many inclusions that were optional extras for many other vehicles in the same category. The Hyundai Motor company is fast becoming a big player in the Australian car market.
Call me a snob but i belive that in life you really get what you pay for. While the features are plentiful, build quality lacks and to be totally honest you can see where they have cut corners on this vehicle.
We bought this car new in 2002 because we had such a good run with the previous Sonata. We are now about to buy another car, it will NOT be a Hyundai.
Good to drive, comfortable ride,
Had the clutch replaced at 75000km,(under warranty) that failed at 150000km, cost us $4000 to replace.Timing belt broke 5000km short of needing replacement, had to replace engine with second hand unit, cost us $2700, dealer did as much as they could to help. Hyundai were not interested. This car was disappointing, our first Sonata bought in 1996 was much better.
With every thing that went wrong in the begining it has left a bad tatse in my mouth and I could recommend this car, I wish I never brought it, And will be getting rid of it in the very near future. BUYERS BEWARE.
A lot of safety features for your money
Had a lot of problems from day one very poor inside finish and a lemon over all the car had too go back plenty of times for warrantee issues, And i am still having problems a year down the track
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Questions & Answers
Why are sonata s discontinued?
Hi, Shelley, They have Always been around but Called the Hyundai i45 in our Market. This was for Hyundai to present the car inline with its "i" naming (i20, i30, i40, iload etc). Hyundai seems to have learnt from its mistake as "Sonata" is like their "Camry" in naming. Since Then and the i45 is no longer, We now have the Hyundai Sonata Back, Its came back with the Sonata Badge in 2014/2015
Sonata 4cyl,2004 What cc's is the engine,2lt,2.4lt ? Also is it a chain or timing belt and if so how many years/kms for changes please,ta Andrew.
hi mine is a 2.0 litre engine,5 speed manual, it has a timing belt,, as with most cars with a belt it is advisable to change around the 150000 klms mark,,usually with modern cars now when they reach this amount of klms you may have to change a few things,,, they are designed to have a use by date for some parts i love this car as it is very reliable and very cheap to run,, hope this helps
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