Pretty good car with minor flaws.
We are getting a new car shortly and trading in our sonata,I have been reading some reviews of other cars and wonder how many were written by car companies well anyway on to my review. My wife and I love our car we are both big people and we have ample room in our car for road trips however back seat room leaves a lot to be desired. handling and performance are great with enough get up and go to make almost anyone happy but the manual shift is really just a gimmick i think i have used it 10 time in the 2 years we have owned our Hyundai. Location of the cruise control is one of my pet peeves on this car te controls are right on te steering wheel like normal cars but the switch is down on your left by your interior light dimmer really hard to switch it while driving and it turns off everytime you turn off the vehicle. Not a big issue but an issue nonetheless. Overall this car did great we only have had 2 minor problems with this car and they were fixed for free by the dealership promptly. Loses resale value quickly
high performance luxury
this car gives great performance and great styling very good cost for what you get all wheel abs disc brakes 170 hp and the fun of shift tronic or slap shift
"Most Reliable Car I've Owned"
I own a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. I Love it! It has a V6 engine. The pick up is great and so is the mpg. It looks ever so close to a Jaguar other than not having the jaguar on the hood. It's very sporty yet casual. My husband own a 2005 Chrysler 300 and loves driving my car. We actually will take the Sonota for our road trips because it drives so nice. It's handles great in the rain and snow. Those are the times I use the manual shift. It's so easy to use.This car is basic and luxurious. Definitely affordable and the Warranty is out of this world. There is no better.
I recently purchased a 2005 Sonata GLS and I am suprised at how much I enjoy it. I like the fake wood grain trim on the inside, the ride is smoother than my Oldsmoblie Aurora, and the slapstick makes passing fun. The 170 hp V6 feels faster because you can downshift to engage the DOHC, it shifts automatically once it gets to the red-line at 6500 rpm. The stock stereo system, while not a Bose system, sounds suprisingly good after you tweek it. There is ample trunk space, I have had 3 sets of golf clubs in it with room to spare. The only complaint I have is the upholstry on the seats, but seat covers are relatively cheap. The 2005 body style very closely resembles a Jaguar making it attractive to the eye. I never thought I would buy a Hyundai, but once I drove it that thought went right out the moon-roof, another nice feature. If you are looking to buy a car I would recommend at least test driving it, you will be suprised, the 2006's are made in America, and do not have the Jag body style, so go for the '05.
I really like the way the Sonata drives and handles. I'm getting about 25 mpg. combined city and highway driving. Handles well in summer or snow.I've experienced absouletly no problems and has 25,000 miles on it since I bought it in July, 05!
Great car for the money
I bought a 2005 Hyundai Sonata V6 a year ago. I have put 32,000 highway miles on it thus far. The car is wonderful. It feels like a luxury car - wood trim, slapstick shifting, sun roof, etc., but was sold at a reasonable price. It has superior styling to the competitors, and has beautiful exterior lines that glisten in the sun similar to a Jaguar. This is my first "adult" car after law school, and I feel spoiled. Test drive one before you buy anything else if you are looking for classy sedan with some power.