2002 Hyundai Sonata
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Affordable but a bit luxurious - Sonata

by from Oakland, CA on September 22, 2008

I've had my 2002 Sonata for 6 years. I bought it for the headlight design and feline lines. It is one of my favorite cars ever. Even my sporty manual-driving husband likes it. Best deal on a sedan for...
I've had my 2002 Sonata for 6 years. I bought it for the headlight design and feline lines. It is one of my favorite cars ever. Even my sporty manual-driving husband likes it. Best deal on a sedan for the money. Everything I wanted except heated seats and 6-CD changer. It's an automatic but you can change to a manual control using shiftronic feature, which we use when driving in mountains. Even in automatic mode it has good get-up-and-go except on steep hills. Very comfortable seats for long drives. Was exceptionally quiet when we bought it. 6 years and 1 rear-end later it's not quite so silent but still way better than any VW. Love the sunroof, moderately sporty-shaped bucket front seats, rear optional arm rest/cup holder in center of back, 60/40 split back seat, decent radio. Only 3 glitchy things never fixable: right front passenger window closes slower than all others; the drivers carpet mat never stays hooked in place and scoots forward over days; and some of the panel lights (hot/cold) have gone out now twice. And the trunk always seems to hold less than I expect. Yes, that is the full sum of my complaints and I know how to complain, trust me. Love this comfortable ride!
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MOST RELIABLE CAR I EVER OWNED

by from MICH on November 24, 2007

BOUGHT CAR NEW IN 02 HAVE 123,000 MILES ON IT AND NEVER BEEN BACK TO DEALER FOR ANY PROBLUMS JUST REGULER MAINTENENCE.
BOUGHT CAR NEW IN 02 HAVE 123,000 MILES ON IT AND NEVER BEEN BACK TO DEALER FOR ANY PROBLUMS JUST REGULER MAINTENENCE.
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You get more than you pay for.

by from Elizabethtown KY on January 20, 2008

Good car has a 4 cylinder idle. Possesses a strong motor. Climb hills like a jeep. Has been hit hard $ 3000 in the rear and it held up nicely. Items covered after 5 years, brake booster and catalytic ...
Good car has a 4 cylinder idle. Possesses a strong motor. Climb hills like a jeep. Has been hit hard $ 3000 in the rear and it held up nicely. Items covered after 5 years, brake booster and catalytic converter. Had to replace wiring harness for air bag .
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Fast And Quiet

by from Albany OR, on July 1, 2008

Ive road this car for thousands of miles it is very smoothand has a lot of accelleration ist looks arent as good as a honda to most people but i think it is extremely cute and nice. and i would recomm...
Ive road this car for thousands of miles it is very smoothand has a lot of accelleration ist looks arent as good as a honda to most people but i think it is extremely cute and nice. and i would recommend it to anyone who wants a fast AND quiet car thin is the car for you. and it gets decent fuel economy for a V6 i get 31 MPG on the highway and 24 in the city. Its great!!!
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best car I have ever owned

by from chicago on August 14, 2006

The ride is comfortable. The car is reliable. The interior is superior to any car. The warranty is fantastic. The drive is great. I would recommmend this car to anyone.
The ride is comfortable. The car is reliable. The interior is superior to any car. The warranty is fantastic. The drive is great. I would recommmend this car to anyone.
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I am Impressed.

by from chicago IL on August 29, 2006

purchased vehicle new .great styling, has been reliable. great warranty 5/6000 10/100000 nobody matches that, hyundai is becoming a contender if they prove reliable over time and keep refining thier ...
purchased vehicle new .great styling, has been reliable. great warranty 5/6000 10/100000 nobody matches that, hyundai is becoming a contender if they prove reliable over time and keep refining thier automobiles like they have been they will be the next HONDA. check out the 2007 sonata very nice just hate to give up the 02
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best car i've ever owned

by from Everett Washington on July 30, 2007

This is absolutely the best car i've ever owned. With almost 90k miles i still have no squeaks or rattles. this car is still solid after 5 years of ownership. i have done only scheduled maintenance--r...
This is absolutely the best car i've ever owned. With almost 90k miles i still have no squeaks or rattles. this car is still solid after 5 years of ownership. i have done only scheduled maintenance--replaced wiper blades and oil. only one unschedlued repair for the steering pump at 85k. drove 1500 miles to california @ 75mph and still got 30mpg! Who needs a mercedes?
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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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I love this car....

by from on November 16, 2008

I just recently purchased my Hyundai Sonata and I absolutely love it. The style is beautiful, the inside is very luxurious. I love my car, it rides smooth, the handling is good and it's small and reli...
I just recently purchased my Hyundai Sonata and I absolutely love it. The style is beautiful, the inside is very luxurious. I love my car, it rides smooth, the handling is good and it's small and reliable and fuel efficent Just right for me. I would difinitely recommend this car to a friend.
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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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