2002 Hyundai Sonata
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Best car EVER

by from Wadsworth Ohio on July 12, 2017

Bought it new in 2002 and still have it . Would buy another when needed. The car is in great shape.i love it.
Bought it new in 2002 and still have it . Would buy another when needed. The car is in great shape.i love it.
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Does recommend this car!!

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I really truly love my car!

by from San Antonio Texas on July 6, 2017

I think somehow someone read my mind and saw my dreams and put this car n my life path, it suites me so well I couldn't have ever imagined I would love a vehicle so much!
I think somehow someone read my mind and saw my dreams and put this car n my life path, it suites me so well I couldn't have ever imagined I would love a vehicle so much!
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car!!

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You Get What You Pay For

by from Chambersburg, PA on March 1, 2017

I got a 2002 hyundai sonata when it had 176k on it for free from a friend who was getting rid of it. My biggest complaint is that I have only had the car for two years and the AC went out, and would c...
I got a 2002 hyundai sonata when it had 176k on it for free from a friend who was getting rid of it. My biggest complaint is that I have only had the car for two years and the AC went out, and would cost almost $2000 to fix. Summer days get very long and hot, especially with the fabric seats. Otherwise the car is very powerful and reliable. Cruise control is incredible. I am about to break 200k and am getting a new car but this was a great first car to start out on.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Have no complaints

by from Pittsburgh, PA on November 12, 2013

Purchased from Sr citizen who was moving closer to family. 2002 GLS with the 2.7 V6. Has all options. 41,000 miles. Leather interior like new. A couple door dings and scratches on bumper. Had body sho...
Purchased from Sr citizen who was moving closer to family. 2002 GLS with the 2.7 V6. Has all options. 41,000 miles. Leather interior like new. A couple door dings and scratches on bumper. Had body shop make it like new by painting bumpers. Fixed the dings. Car is kind of fun, decent power for year. Dependable so far. Decided to do 60, 000 service because of cars age. Car looks new inside and out. Going to drive till 100, 000. To change cars look changed front grill to Korean spec grill. Changed look of car to something more expensive. No complaints about car at all. Great $4500 buy.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Money Pit

by from Columbus, OH on July 3, 2012

When i purchased this vehicle in 2008, I thought it was the best thing that i had ever owned. One month after the warranty expired and three months after I bought it the first signs of trouble occurre...
When i purchased this vehicle in 2008, I thought it was the best thing that i had ever owned. One month after the warranty expired and three months after I bought it the first signs of trouble occurred. I had to replace the alternator. Since then I've replaced it once every year since I've owned the car. I've even taken it to several Hyundai dealers and no one can tell me why it goes out so fast. I've had to replace the suspension twice, the brakes have even gone out on me while driving, and after it happened and i had it towed back to the dealer, they told me that the rotors and brakes had completely detached from the wheel. The rotors constantly end up separating, which means new brake systems. This car also blows tires with every pot hole you go over. If you enter any construction, chances are you will need 2 new tires by the time your done driving. The timing belt gets replaced once a year as well, and I've also had to replace the exhaust system twice. This car is a money pit and unsafe for interstate driving. I wouldn't wish this car on my worst enemy. I got a good 45,000 miles out of this car, but i thought when i bought it it would at least get up to 180,000. I was wrong. 130,000 is all it's good for. It seems as though Hyundai just jazzed the inside up so that it seemed like a nice car. Not worth the money spent. DO NOT BUY!!!!! worst car I have ever owned.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Good Car, Questionable Reliability

by from NY on August 4, 2010

I bought this car used in 2005. At the time, it was a great car- fit the family perfectly, had very few problems. In the past 2 years it has become a money pit. It seems that once the warranty is over...
I bought this car used in 2005. At the time, it was a great car- fit the family perfectly, had very few problems. In the past 2 years it has become a money pit. It seems that once the warranty is over, the car just falls apart. The only thing making me hold onto the car now is that I have put so much money into it, I have no choice. I question myself every time I get in the car if I will actually make it to where I am going today. Parts just seem to fall off. I am diligent about taking care of this car, and I feel like if you are good to your car, it should last a long time, not just fall apart. The car just dies for no good reason, can't seem to fix that. The tranny has been replaced among other numerous things. I would recommend this product only based upon the fact that before the warranty expired, it was a good car. If you are thinking of buying used, get one with really low miles and plenty of time on the warranty. I am not sure if I will ever buy another one. I hear such good things, but when I think about my own car, it makes me cringe...
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Does recommend this car!!

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Hyundai Sonata 2002

by from Detroit,Michigan on April 11, 2010

This car is beautiful.My complaint is the lot where I bought it, was not honest with me. The car had two bad tires on the back also it has a sunroof that doesn't open. They told me it did not open but...
This car is beautiful.My complaint is the lot where I bought it, was not honest with me. The car had two bad tires on the back also it has a sunroof that doesn't open. They told me it did not open but did not want to take any money off the price. Still haven't gotten it open yet but I will. Cars.com is a good place to shop. I was a first time user but I would use it again. Thanks
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Does recommend this car!!

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Greatest car I've owned really

by from Troy,Ny on January 19, 2010

great reliable car. my battery has lasted eight years and still going. only problem Ive had is the plastic on the headlights fade away.
great reliable car. my battery has lasted eight years and still going. only problem Ive had is the plastic on the headlights fade away.
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Does recommend this car!!

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awesome car...will buy another one down the road

by from canadensis, pa on August 27, 2009

just bought the car today (8/27/09) and the car is a 2002 and i runs better than any new car ive driven. very nice interior and sporty looking, the only reason i didnt give it a 5 on reliability is be...
just bought the car today (8/27/09) and the car is a 2002 and i runs better than any new car ive driven. very nice interior and sporty looking, the only reason i didnt give it a 5 on reliability is because i just got it but the car is rock solid and has a good sound system.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Quality and Value at Affordable Prices!

by from Olney, Md on August 26, 2009

I have owned 4 Sonatas (1989, 1999, 2002, 2009). My 2002 Sonata, which my family still drives, has over 200,000 miles and still runs practically as well as the day I bought it! That is why I keep com...
I have owned 4 Sonatas (1989, 1999, 2002, 2009). My 2002 Sonata, which my family still drives, has over 200,000 miles and still runs practically as well as the day I bought it! That is why I keep coming back to Hyundai. As always, Hyundai offers products of quality and value with all the "bells and whistles" and feel of "expensive" cars at affordable prices. I continue to advise my friends and colleagues to purchase one when they are looking to buy a new car. You can be sure, I'll keep coming back to Hyundai the next time I decide to purchase another car.
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Does recommend this car!!

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