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2012 Hyundai Sonata - Consumer Opinions


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Fabulous automobile!
Source: Edmunds

...I have now owned my Sonata Hybrid for just over six months.
Like most of the early adopters of this automobile I had the check engine light issues until Hyundai figured out what was happening.
Kudos to Hyundai for working diligently to solve the issue and provide us a $50 gift card as compensation for our trouble.
Meanwhile, I've enjoyed a mid-sized luxury car ride with penny pinching average fuel economy of 38 mpg over 16,238 miles!
Within the first few miles of driving I sense a little hesitation in the transmission but after a few minutes it's fine.
I get lots of...

Great car!!!!!!!
Source: MSN Autos

...It has everything on it. I swear it does everything but the dishes. Still learning about all the voice control toys. The V6 has a lot of power. I'm sure it would get you out of any jam. The seats are firm but comfortable. I drove one of these a few years ago and was very impressed and I still am. The mpg is exactly what it says it is and I know it will only get better as it breaks in. I built it thru the internet and got a wonderful deal in it (in June). Check out the standard equipment, all the others have tons of add ons. I highly recommend the Sonata Limited V6! Cons: NONE!!!! Overall: I...

Compared with the Accord, Altima, and Camry ... Sonata FINALLY on top (and my 1st new car)!
Source: Edmunds

...I spent 4 weeks comparing mid-sized sedans eventually resolving to buy either the 2011 Accord LX-P or the Sonata GLS (pop pack 2).
I posted the comparison charts at and ...
you can compare them yourself, but even the posters agreed that the Sonata was a better buy in every element except reputation.
I'm VERY happy with my great looking and driving Soanta, the price thru Hyundai Circle (plan A) was excellent, and the service department is great...

Sonata SE 2012
Source: Edmunds

...Sonata model, in general, is really nice. Exterior as well as interior design are probably one of the best out there for the sedans.
SE has a bit more aesthetic aspects than the GLS (chrome grills, door handles, dual exhausts, tire, etc).
The comfort level of SE is sub par. Noise level during the ride is also quite annoying.
These are due to the sporty suspension and less-cushion tires, but they shouldn't be the excuses for these crucial aspects of the car.
If you can live up with this, it's an amazing car.
If you think you and your family rather like a quieter and...

Worth the Bucks
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Cosmetics, safety features, turbo, warranty Cons: Cannot see front of vehicle from driver's seat Overall: Smooth ride, refined engine, feels good to drive!!!!!!...

Source: MSN Autos

...Very comfortable. Cons: This only problem I have with buying the Hyundai Sonata....Hyundai in general is the resale value. I Have a hyundai Sonata GLS/XM 2007 I purchased new in July of 07 with only 12,000 miles on it now in excellent condition 6 months old and wanted to trade for a better V6 model Sonata, only to find out at Universal-Hyundai in Orlando Fl, they only offered me $11,000 for the car, after I paid $22,000. I also called Hyundai's customer service and they didn't give me a straight answer on why. Hyundai Dealers are great in pushing the sale, very aggressive tactics, but over...

The lemon car
Source: MSN Autos

...Cons: Nothing but problems since purchase. From brakes (in for service 5 times in 16 months),
electrical wiring (entire electircal system had to be redone), air bag system (in twice before recall was done), loss of power (in 4 times over 12 months).
WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND A HYUNDAI. Overall: Don't buy a Hyundai...

Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: I like the looks and the get up and go not bad for a small V6 Cons: Owned for 26 months been in shop 12 times oil leaks,engine light,
air bag light, recalls know several other people that own one and are having exact same problems.
Have burned many vacation days for this piece of crap Good thing for the huge warranty that comes with vehical.
Its gone when warranty expires Overall: Korean automakers need to call Japan buddies for help DO NOT BUY THIS CAR...

Good car, Solid value
Source: MSN Autos

...The engine is peppy and quiet. I really enjoy the power options including the sunroof. Price to value ratio is excellent. The warranty is awesome! Cons: A couple more miles per gallon would be great (I get about 22 to 23 around town). The rub strips on the doors are too low and the car attracts door dings at an alarming rate (oh the sacrifices we make for styling). Overall: I bought the car when it was 1 year old with 12,000 miles. I chose the car after driving a Grand Am and an Alero with about 30K (and 4 cylinder engines like my Sonata). The Sonata was much smoother and quieter.Factor in...

Small Problems are the most annoying in a new car!
Source: Edmunds

...I am a proud owner of a 2012 Hyundai Sonata, happy with my purchase, just not from where I purchased it.
There have been SEVERAL interior problems and the car is less than 3 months old, the car dealer blames me.
I take VERY good care of my car, clean it every day, inside and out, make sure it's always full of gas and drive smoothe.
BOTH side air bag panels have fallen off, there was a tear in the passenger seat, the cupholder is fading to an off black, and there is white glue on my door air bags.
It's just the small things that bug you, and rude salesman playing you to be...

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