2004 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Reviews

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2004 Hyundai Sonata
4.5
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sharp looking and a great value

by from Sacramento, CA on January 10, 2007

By far the best value in its class, sharp looks, lots of amenities, lots of safety stuff, excellent warranty, great highway ride. Very refined engine, nice stereo, nice fit and finish, totally satisfi...
By far the best value in its class, sharp looks, lots of amenities, lots of safety stuff, excellent warranty, great highway ride. Very refined engine, nice stereo, nice fit and finish, totally satisfied with my purchase
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Diamond in th rough

by from Chicago Ill on February 22, 2010

Love this Car!!! Can't find any flaws. Best car I've ever owned. Sleek looks,dependable, good gas milage warranty can't be beat. Must have a V 6 for giddy up power. I have an 04 sonata and I refuse to...
Love this Car!!! Can't find any flaws. Best car I've ever owned. Sleek looks,dependable, good gas milage warranty can't be beat. Must have a V 6 for giddy up power. I have an 04 sonata and I refuse to give it to my daughter,cause I just can't give up what I'm comfortable with.
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Except for the color

by from Tampa, FL on December 28, 2010

This week we traded in this Sonata for another one- only reason: my wife was never crazy about the color of the first one and thought it was time for a change. The car was great- never had ANY problem...
This week we traded in this Sonata for another one- only reason: my wife was never crazy about the color of the first one and thought it was time for a change. The car was great- never had ANY problems or repairs: routine maintainence only. Gas mileage was great, quiet ride (we did replace the tires with a touring grade, softening the ride a bit). City and long distance highway driving. Only complaint: there was always a slight pull on the steering to the right that could not be corrected by realignments, balancing, etc. Returned it to the dealer a couple of times but was told that it was "the nature of the beast".
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My XG350 Experience

by from Dunedin, FL on July 2, 2008

Traded my 3rd Cadillac for a new Hyundai. Because it had more comfortable seats (softer), less engine noise, less road noise and softer ride than the 1997 DeVille Delegance with 45000 miles on it at t...
Traded my 3rd Cadillac for a new Hyundai. Because it had more comfortable seats (softer), less engine noise, less road noise and softer ride than the 1997 DeVille Delegance with 45000 miles on it at trade. Had a few minor repairs under warranty except driver armrest wear-through. Biggest mistake was Hyundai's choice of sport car tires with only 30,000 tread wear. Discovered at 35,000 miles fot 4 new Goodyear 80,000 mile tread warranty at a cost about $100 less than 3 new Michelins at local discount chain. Car then rode like a limo! Also, Hyundai dealers don't offer spray touchup paint, only sticks. Wish it had daytime running lights-the current system which turns all lights on is not good and causes other issues. Also why not go all the way and get computer to report mpg, not just distance left in tank. Hyundai should work to get better service facilities. Many are more like back shop operations. Oh yeah-please make the car chirp when locking the first time, not just at second push of lock button on future cars. Would I buy another Hyundai? In a heart beat. But only when they finally produce a hybrid or fuel cell vehicle. Better hurry--I'm 74!
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FAST & COMFORTABLE & RELIABLE

by from MONROETON, PA on August 4, 2012

I HAD A 2006 SONATA WHICH I LIKE THE MOST BUT THIS ONE I HAVE IS 2004 AND ALSO DRIVES JUST AS WELL AS THE 06' BUT IT'S V6 SO IT'S FASTER THEN IT!
I HAD A 2006 SONATA WHICH I LIKE THE MOST BUT THIS ONE I HAVE IS 2004 AND ALSO DRIVES JUST AS WELL AS THE 06' BUT IT'S V6 SO IT'S FASTER THEN IT!
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for the price, best performance .

by from Los Angeles on February 24, 2008

while I only have 18000. miles in 4 years, i AM COMPLETELY HAPPY WITH THE PERFORMANCE,& GAS MILAGE and have had only one problem, changing the battery after 4 years. A friend who drives only Lincoln C...
while I only have 18000. miles in 4 years, i AM COMPLETELY HAPPY WITH THE PERFORMANCE,& GAS MILAGE and have had only one problem, changing the battery after 4 years. A friend who drives only Lincoln Continental town sedan, was excited about the comfort, sitting on the rear seat of my Sonata on a long drive, which averaged 27 milres per gallon from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
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Love This Car!

by from arlington, tx on December 30, 2008

Everything except the leak in the trunk. Sounds annoying, but this is the best car I have ever had. What a bang for your buck. It is like I am driving a jaguar around town. Definitely suggest buying t...
Everything except the leak in the trunk. Sounds annoying, but this is the best car I have ever had. What a bang for your buck. It is like I am driving a jaguar around town. Definitely suggest buying this car!
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Best car of 23 I've owned

by from Aurora, CO on July 9, 2007

Ok, only bought 5 new but... I've owned the Sonata (my only car) for 3.5 years and driven it throughout the West for over 50,000 miles. Mostly Colorado (mountains, backroads, etc.) with runs to the We...
Ok, only bought 5 new but... I've owned the Sonata (my only car) for 3.5 years and driven it throughout the West for over 50,000 miles. Mostly Colorado (mountains, backroads, etc.) with runs to the West Coast and Midwest. Shifting is a bit sluggish at times. The only issue has been the outdoor thermometer which was warranty-covered. I do oil changes at 3,000 miles instead of the required 7,500 and usually at Hyundai dealers. At 63 years old and 6'3" the leather power seat is good for 4+ hours of driving; that's never happened before-it's usually been a max of 2 hours that I could drive without stopping to uncurl. The price was great and the warranty is even better. The car has been mistaken for a Jag (I'd never have one) often. The only car I might consider trading for in the next 5 years would be a 2-seater for fuel economy and maneuverability.They're all over Europe and a real fun car to drive.
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Sonata Soulmate

by from Hartford, CT on December 22, 2013

I bought my 2002 Sonata used with 65k miles in 2008. It now has 190,000k miles. Twice I was told it was on its way out, and twice I proved the mechanic wrong. It is a V6 which I highly recommend if yo...
I bought my 2002 Sonata used with 65k miles in 2008. It now has 190,000k miles. Twice I was told it was on its way out, and twice I proved the mechanic wrong. It is a V6 which I highly recommend if you like to go from on ramp to cruising speed quickly. It's only had routine maintenance and has been used to teach two teens to drive. I would like cup holders in the back seat and a better sound system. Looking for another Hyundai.
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Does everything well

by from Kansas City on July 30, 2007

Best car I've ever owned. Terrific gas mileage w/ 5spd man. Comfortable ride. Quiet on the road. Performance is fine. Looks nice. 10 year warranty. Great price.
Best car I've ever owned. Terrific gas mileage w/ 5spd man. Comfortable ride. Quiet on the road. Performance is fine. Looks nice. 10 year warranty. Great price.
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