Best car ever!
Will buy nothing but Hyundai in the future. Absolutely no problems and plenty of power , comfort like no other in its class. A gem like driving a Mercedes without the price!
Best car for the money
Handles nice, good excelleration, low maintenance, nice looking and comfortable. Has plenty of features inside to suit me.
I bought my 2007 Azera Limited with 3.8L V6 almost 3 years ago. It had 136,000 miles on it. I paid cash so I was looking for something nice, reliable and good on gas. I know have 170,000 miles on this car! It's been to Panama City Beach, FL 3 times and soon be to 4 times in June of this year. It gets about 28MPG on the highway using cruise control at appx 72 MPH. I get the oil changed every 3-4K miles, rotate the tires, etc. . and I've had no major problems. The most expensive thus far is new brakes all the way around but that was only $300.00 for a well known garage in our city. When sitting in my drive way, the car looks for like a Benz or Jaq, not a Hyundai. I've had 2 friend go out an buy Hyundai's since they've seen and drove my car. One bought a 12" Azera and the other a 13' Genesis. BOTH love their cars.
I've owned my 2007 Azera Limited for over a year and feel I can give an accurate review. This car is a really practical midsize sedan. Comfort, power, reliability, and amenities all make this first gen Azera one of the best used cars for the money. I will give you what I believe to be the most noticeable pros and cons for this car. Pros: Drive-train - Good fuel economy for the size engine with plenty of power to boot. The transmission shifts smooth and efficiently in the low gears. Room - plenty of interior and trunk space. Ride - This car was made to be driven on the highway; if you have long interstate commutes, this car is perfect for that. Plus it's super quiet. Features - Leather, sunroof, telescoping wheel, to name a few. Cons: Interior materials - abundance of cheap plastics. Transmission - Shifts good but this car/engine could use one more gear. 5 gears is limiting the car from even better mpg potential and the overall behavior of the tranny. Seat bottoms - too short; seems to be a problem with a lot of cars nowadays, but with a car this big, Hyundai could've added another 2"...would've made a world of a difference. Suspension - as noted great on highways, disaster on windy back roads and uneven pavement. I would equate the suspension to a 90s Buick. If you do a lot of city driving, I would look elsewhere. This car is a good entry level quasi-luxury car. To me the main thing that separates it from a Lexus GS/ES or Acura TL is the suspension. I wish they firmed up the suspension just a bit for a more sporty feel. It took me about 8 months to accept the suspension for what it was set up for - highway cruising. All in all I have been relatively satisfied with this car and I plan to keep if for a few more years. Best wishes!
This is the second post. I initially posted Love my AZ, December 7, 2009 so I know have a lot of time with my car and can give my opinion over the time period. My current mileage is around 75000. As far as things needing fixed. Repairs: *Sun Roof needed replaced due to malfunction. Fix under warranty but the dealer kept the car over a week to get parts in. *New breaks which was expected at around 65000miles * The cracked dash that so many have talked about having with this car on the passenger side where the air bag is. Out of warranty to get it fix so it's still there. Not really worried about it now and can't really notice unless your looking for it. *4 New all season tires, that works great. * New battery at 70000 miles. That's it for repairs which most were routine. Car has been very reliable and comfortable on long trips. The ride can be harsh sometimes over bumps or pot holes so I try to avoid them as much as I can. I do run full synthetic oil when I get oil changes. I also spread out how often I change my oil to about 7000 miles which off sets the additional price of the oil. I got the XM satellite radio turned on which I love. Should have done it sooner. All in all still love the car very much and plan to keep it for a long time. It definitely feels like a premium car even thought it's a Hyundai.
Hyundai can be trusted
I have proudly owned a 2007 Azera and couldn't be happier with the car. Comfort, interior styling and performance are superior compared to comparable cars in this class. Pesky issues have been there from the get go however, e.g., a nice feature in an automatic collapsible rear sunscreen -stopped working at 30k; a plastic drive shaft cover fell off at 40k; always makes a clacking noise upon initial cold start-up.
Azera is Excellent
I rent 1 or 2 cars every week. I have driven most cars that retail between $20K and $50K. The Azera is the best value for the money. It has a big enough engine to get out of trouble. Its gas mileage is descent. And it is very comfortable.
A real gem
I researched used cars and found the Azera best in it's class for 2007 and surprisingly in my price range. People I encounter think I bought a Mercedes. The interior is spacious and quiet. It handles like a sports car and has adequate power. Mileage is 25-26 on the highway and 20-22 in town. Not many used one's to be found. Azera owners are trading up for the Genesis...leaving great used cars to be had. Hyundai is making a great car in this one.
all around good car. Bought used off a 1 year rental car lease with 9,600 miles. have put 40,000 of my own and the only issue i've had is a fog light bulb replacement. Not bad. comfort is good, performance is good, very peppy with the 3.8 L 263 horse. really glad i bought this car.
A great car the only proplem with it is that the drivers seat doesn't go back far enough for more room.