2005 Hyundai Sonata
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Great Car for the Price

by from on September 15, 2017

This was my first car and I absolutely loved it. Drove well and everything in the vehicle was easy to operate. It seemed like it degraded quickly, once it had one problem, it started to have a lot of ...
This was my first car and I absolutely loved it. Drove well and everything in the vehicle was easy to operate. It seemed like it degraded quickly, once it had one problem, it started to have a lot of problems from then on. But before it had a ton of problems, it was great!
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By far the best used car I've bought.

by from Joliet, IL on September 9, 2017

I bought this car in early 2017. 12 years old with 68,000 miles. Plenty of room, drives smooth, great on gas, and I can stand 10ft behind and can't hear or tell that it's running. I've replaced the...
I bought this car in early 2017. 12 years old with 68,000 miles. Plenty of room, drives smooth, great on gas, and I can stand 10ft behind and can't hear or tell that it's running. I've replaced the front and back rotors and brake pads for own personal preference. This car will stay with me to my grave. I hope I'm not going anytime soon. If you can get one of these cats get it.
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Best Car I've Owned

by from Lake Forest on July 28, 2017

This was such a great car. Im a big guy and there was plenty of room for me and my passengers.The moonroof was an awesome plus too!
This was such a great car. Im a big guy and there was plenty of room for me and my passengers.The moonroof was an awesome plus too!
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Very reliable,never give me problem

by from Woobridge,VA on April 21, 2017

have for 6 year love it.Smooth ride and very good on gas for a 6 cylinder .I put a lot of miles on the car 182000 time to let it go.
have for 6 year love it.Smooth ride and very good on gas for a 6 cylinder .I put a lot of miles on the car 182000 time to let it go.
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Fantastic car!

by from Kansas City, Kansas on April 16, 2017

This car was perfect for me getting around in high school. I used it everyday for 10 years and it's still working perfectly now. There are a few problems that we had with the batteries being the wrong...
This car was perfect for me getting around in high school. I used it everyday for 10 years and it's still working perfectly now. There are a few problems that we had with the batteries being the wrong size and there's a short in the system somewhere that makes our clock time out, but otherwise it's a fantastic car. Great handling and steering.
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Seems To Be A Decent 2005 Hyundai Sonata So Far

by from Carmart, South of Knoxville on June 9, 2016

I bought this 2005 Hyundai Sonata car today. It seems to be a decent and reliable car. I can't wait to have fun with it! The staffs were very helpful and friendly! I would definitely recommend friends...
I bought this 2005 Hyundai Sonata car today. It seems to be a decent and reliable car. I can't wait to have fun with it! The staffs were very helpful and friendly! I would definitely recommend friends to this place.
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Great, reliable car

by from Philadelphia, PA on May 22, 2016

This was my first car and it has been a great one. I bought it used with 82,000 miles on it in 2013 - I've since put 24,000 more miles on it and it still runs great, despite the abuse from being a new...
This was my first car and it has been a great one. I bought it used with 82,000 miles on it in 2013 - I've since put 24,000 more miles on it and it still runs great, despite the abuse from being a new-ish driver the first year I had it. I have not had to pay for anything other than routine maintenance and normal wear and tear (front brake pad replacements, alignments, oil changes, and a few bulb replacements). It gets decent gas mileage at around 25-30mpg, accelerates great, roomy inside and the moon roof is an added bonus. The radio/sound system isn't state of the art, but it's adequate. The only reason why I am trading it in is because my current repair costs from vandalism (mainly cosmetic) exceed the car's worth, but I will definitely be getting another Sonata. I couldn't be more happy with this car and it's served me well for the 3 years I've had it.
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My 2005 Sonata

by from Minnesota on April 13, 2015

My wife bought our 2005 Sonata as a rental return with 35K miles. She drove it daily to work (all city driving) until 2013 when she bought herself a new '11 Sonata and handed down her '05 to me with 1...
My wife bought our 2005 Sonata as a rental return with 35K miles. She drove it daily to work (all city driving) until 2013 when she bought herself a new '11 Sonata and handed down her '05 to me with 112K miles on it, to replace my '01 Elantra which I handed down to my daughter. The biggest problem with the '05 is that the airbag light is always on. Nobody can figure out why. An internet search of this problem reveals millions of Sonatas in this year range with the same problem, and Hyundai Corp. refusing to address the problem with a recall. That really irks me. In '12 and '13, I too had to replace the low beam bulbs a few times, as other reviewers have mentioned, but haven't had to at all in '14 or now in '15. Here's a tip. If your check engine light comes on, and you or your mechanic can't figure out why, and your OBD-II scope isn't helping, just clean or replace the air filter... problem solved (the air to fuel mixture normalizes, the computer's happy again, and the check engine light goes off without having to reset it via OBD-II. Nice! Now the part that really upsets me about the '05 Sonata. The headlights light the road so poorly at night that I find it very difficult to drive at night. They light the road nicely out to about 30 feet, but then a huge black shadow appears across the entire field of view in the area of the road that you want to be seeing the most... the area that you would think would be lit up the best for safety's sake. Adjusting the headlights doesn't help a bit... the shadow is still there. Also, adjusting the headlights is extremely difficult... a true pain in the ess! Short trips around town at night are manageable, but a road trip of several hundred miles? Try to do it in the daytime. Airbag warning light and headlights aside, all in all, I'd highly recommend the '05 Sonata! Comfortable, smooth riding (unlike our '11 Sonata, which shakes your innards right out of your body! Every little bump feels like a major pothole!) and reliable. At 120,000 miles, all our '05 has needed was a new timing belt at 100K, regular oil and filter chenges every 3K, and I'm ashamed to admit it, but at 120K, she still has her original sparkplugs. I think I'll get those changed this week. Tranny is still tight and shifts smooth, engine just took me 600 miles from Minneapolis to Aberdeen and back in a single day without using a drop of oil. Probably the best, most reliable car I've ever owned. Tows my 14' aluminum fishing boat effortlessly as well! Go for it!
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Best Car I've Owned

by from Huntsville, AL on July 17, 2014

Andy from Philly so sorry to hear you go a bad one from the factory because i'm with average Joe from Minnesota the car is totally worth having and i too have very high miles on mine to this date i ha...
Andy from Philly so sorry to hear you go a bad one from the factory because i'm with average Joe from Minnesota the car is totally worth having and i too have very high miles on mine to this date i have 208,293. it had like 32 miles on it when i got it and right again average Joe the low beam head light you do have to replace a lot. that is the only thing i have to constantly replace/repair. i used the car to go from Huntsville, AL to Woodbridge, VA every forty-five days for 3 straight years and it withstood the wear and tear i put on it so I plan to keep this car forever and even after it breaks totally down i will not buy another car, but i will totally put the money into getting my Sonata fixed even if it will cost 6 to $10,000. this is how much i love this car!
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reliable car

by from minnesota on June 11, 2013

bought my 2005 hyundai sonata gls with 2300 miles on it. for the price, i thought it was a great buy. this car has been very reliable with only routine maintenance, tires, oil changes, breaks, ect. i ...
bought my 2005 hyundai sonata gls with 2300 miles on it. for the price, i thought it was a great buy. this car has been very reliable with only routine maintenance, tires, oil changes, breaks, ect. i drive a lot of highway miles and average anywhere from 26-29 mpg depending how fast i drive. the only negative thing about this vehicle is that i replace the low beam lights on it often. Still own this car today with 280,000 miles on it and it drives as good today as when i bought it. Replaced plugs at 275,000. found that firestone tires work the best for this vehicle. Got 95,000 miles out of the last pair of FR710 and currently have 45,000 miles on my current set
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