Most compliments I've received on a car.
I owned a 96 Accent, a 2002 Elantra and now own a 2007 Azera Limited with Ultimate package that I purchased in 9/07. Love this car! Drives like a dream, looks good both inside and out, and gets me lots of compliments. I only have nitpicky things, I guess because there are no big things to complain about. Would have loved a GPS and Bluetooth/MP3 player option, the ashtray sits too low, and I would have loved a burgundy/wine color option--I chose the Aubergine color, but am not in love with it. And those are my only gripes--not bad at all!! It really is a superb car.
this is the most luxurious car that i have ever owned it is even better than the 2006 lexus es350 that i had previously,not only for its luxurious-ness,but for its safety and its amenities and i also love its handiling and performance i would recommend this car to anyone.
Better then all my previous auto's
PRO I looked at most of the manufactures and settled on this one. For the money can't be beat. Owned eight months with no problems. Con Remote buttons are vulnerable to accidental activation of alarm or trunk and door release.
Better than luxury models
Researched and tested Lexus, Infiniti, Acura and others for six months. Always came back to the Azera. Did not consider cost and still came back to Azera. Has more of the safety and luxury features that I want. Rides great, performs very well. MPG is better than I anticipated. Everything still works great and it still looks great at 3,500 miles. The interior and exterior styling are excellent. The instrumentation and control layout are simple, functional and user friendly. Inside and out, it LOOKS like a luxury car. Then you get to play with the toys. Mine does not have Nav, bluetooth, etc., but I didn't want them anyway. Owned Saabs, 300Z, Rx 7 and Camary XLE V6 in past. This car is better overall. Try it - you'll love it.
Rented but now might buy one!
We rented this car for a 2 week vacation and have put over 3,000 miles on it.The FIRST thing you WILL notice is how quiet this car is.I tried to restart it once when it was already running! I have never driven a car so quiet at highway speeds that you can have a soft conversation with someone.The power and handling are superb.I can't imagine how ANYTHING can beat this car at this price.I was only renting it for a vacation,but now may end up buying one,it's that good!
Only had the car 1 month, but I am truly happy! Now, I'm a reader of Motor Trend, Car and Driver and Road & Track and I can tell you stats on just about every auto on the road under $60K. However, I typically make the logical decision versus going with my heart. Not to mention, when it comes down to it, how often do you really try to improve on your slalom numbers. How often do you really take on the Maxima and see if the car is really faster. Day-to-day driving is a dream and it still move pretty quick if you push it, just don't do any twisties at the same time (which I rarely do). I like this car, took me a while to sell my wife on the Hyundai concept. But now she and my teenagers are sold. Went to the lake to hang with a bunch of friends. Nobody guessed it was a Hyundai by looking at it, heard things like Volvo, Lexus, Mercedes like interior. Bottom line is that I got a fully loaded Limited for $27K instead of $31K, also got the extended warranty (bumper-to-bumper-baby up to 100K miles) and we look and feel real good about it.
A good value, great purchase
Yes, this article is about the 2007 Hyundai Azera SE. We started out looking for a family sedan and were considering vehicles from ALL manufacturers. We quickly narrowed it down to our top three: Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Hyundai Sonata. After test-driving all three cars on the same day, we agreed that the Sonata was the better value. We then went back to the dealership after closing to look at the car once more without any sale people there. When we got there, we saw the Azera. It was more appealing than the Sonata but we didn?t think we could afford it. When we got home and started talking about the Camry and Accord and how if one of those cars would have been our first choice we would have found a way to afford it, the Azera became more than just a passing interest. We called the dealership and scheduled a test drive. There is a very noticeable difference between the Sonata and the Azera and worth the difference in price. As for owning the Azera, we?ve had it about three weeks and really enjoy the car. We?re very happy with our purchase. The ride is smooth but still taut in the corners. The engine has enough pick-up so you can feel confident when you step on the accelerator. Interior room is ample and the layout is very user friendly. Even the exterior design is eye-catching. Some of the unexpected pleasant surprises are the numerous little features of the car. Things like the foldout map pocket in the door, the locking glove box, the integrated antenna, and the outlet in the center consol for charging a cell phone while keeping it out of sight are great nice to haves. The warranty is an added bonus. Our only recommendation is to mount the full size spare tire on the same wheel as the other four tires. This will allow for a five-tire rotation or if you get a flat, it will provide for an easy replacement. The safety features on this car are EXCELLENT. The only thing that it doesn?t have is knee airbags; otherwise, it has it all. Based on all of this, the goods associated with this car far outweigh our two areas for improvement. If we had it to do over, we?d make the same decision and purchase the Azera SE again. Hyundai has done an excellent job with this car!
Tremendous car for the money !!
I bought the 2007 Azera Limited with the Ultimate Package. I only have about 2,200 miles on it. I drove, and researched, 10 other cars before buying the Azera. This is a fantastic car. Very fun to drive. The quality in this car is very apparent. The gas mileage was the ONLY disappointment at first. It is getting better all the time. A recent trip checked out at 30.6 MPG. That is about all I would expect from a car with 265 HP. Bottom line= I LOVE this car !!!
I test drove it and was quite surprised. Nice response, quiet inside, and great options. This car will take customers away from Honda and Toyota real soon. Can't match it for the money you'll spend.
lots of zip, looks good, wish had better mileage
Mine is a 2006 Azera SE with about 15K on it. Very pleased overall with the car. However, on interstate driving, only averaging about 21.6 mpg according to the calculator on the car. The air conditioner compressor went out (overvoltage) at about 10K and dealer had to put a new body control unit on it to make rear windows operate up and down. Dealer was great, though. No hassle, dealer rented (and paid for) a car for me to use because they had it about a week to fix. Kind of a minor hassle changing oil because it sits so low and you have to take off the snow cover to get to the oil filter but it's not the end of the world. If it holds up, I would place it in the category of one of the best cars we've ever had and we've had over a hundred. Rated it a little lower on handling because I feel the suspension is too soft. Body rolls a little more than I like. But I guess some folks like it that way.