Owned it for 6 years
Bought my 2007 Hyundai Sonata in 2011. Pros: nice smooth ride, good acceleration for a 4 cylinder, good fuel economy. Cons: cheap materials, dents easy. Visors sag... $85 for a new one. This was a great vehicle until 2016. HERE'S A BIG TIP... if you plan on buying this car, don't buy it if you find out it came from up north. Road salt eats away the bottom. My oil pan rotted out $400.... my transmission pan rotted out.... $400.... brake lines rotted out $900.... fuel lines rotted but I didn't replace them.... that would've been a $1200 fix... compressor just went which is an $800 fix. Just traded it in for $1500 with 110,000 miles on it. If it weren't for the rot, I'd say it was a really good reliable vehicle.
SENCE I REMEMBER ALL I EVER HEARD WAS PPL SAYING THAT HUYNDAI CARS ARE BAD. I AM NOT GOING TO LIE, IT GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I STARTED TO BELIEVE IT TOO. BUT EVERYTHING CHANGE WHEN I PURCHASED MY HUYNDAI SONATA 07. IS A 4 CILYNDER AND IT HAS A SUN ROOF, LOOKS SPORTY AND, SUPER ECONOMYC ON GAS. I KNOW MANY PPL WILL NO BELIEVE WHAT I AM BOUT TO SAY BUT, MY CAR HAS 149,XXX MILES AND NEVER HAD A PROBLEM THE ONLY THING THAT I WOULD PERSONALLY CHANGE WILL BE ADDING MORE FEATURES LIKE AN AUX IN . I WAS THINKING ABOUT SELLING IT BUT I CAN'T. I WILL KEEP MY CAR TILL IT DIES ON ME. I ALSO GOT TO MENTION THAT I DID EVERY TOON UP ACCORDING TO THE CAR MANUAL . LITERALLY I FOLLOWED EVERYTHING TO THE POINT . I ALSO THINK THAT IS THE KEY ON GETTING THE BEST OF THE CAR
Happy 7 year owner
I bought this car in the summer of 2006 with less than 50 miles on it and sold it recently (November 2013) with about 57,000 miles (Yes, I know that's about half of what I should have on it.) In my time driving it there a bunch of things I loved and hated about the car: Pros: Very spacious; as a college student at the time I was able to pack my entire life into that car and then some. Huge trunk and plenty of legroom front and back. There's a reason this midsize car is comparable to large sedans in this aspect. Handling and Speed were above average allowing me to merge on to highways with relative ease the steering was tuned well. I felt i knew exactly what the car was doing at all times. Not to mention the turning radius was one of the best i've seen in any car. It's no sports car by any means but its no slouch either and given the type of car it is i'd say it had ample horsepower. Quiet and smooth ride. I absolutely loved the ride in my Sonata it was so quiet I made the mistake of thinking it was off when I had it parked for a while and tried to start it again a few times. It keeps road noise out extremely well and the ride is very smooth on even some of the worst paved roads. Some small stuff like the speakers sounding absolutely wonderful; though they didn't always go as high as I wanted but they had all the notes in all the right places. Cons: Not the most reliable car. At the end of my 7th year I started noticing problems: AC went out, ECS light would occasionally come on, the paint started to peel off the front of the vehicle, Windshield washer fluid pump stopped working, and the CD player stopped reading CDs (though I never really used that much.) Interior design was abysmal. This may be subjective but whoever they had designing the interior with gray on gray with green lighting should be shot. Luckily I had the "carbon fiber" look rather than the wood grain otherwise I think it would have looked significantly worse. Lacked some features that other cars had at the time like bluetooth, autodimming mirrors, or even an auxiliary input for audio. Overall: I liked the car a lot it was comfortable, roomy, had good horsepower and handling, and got me from A to B without many problems until the very end. The problem however is the very end where things started to fall apart. It's because of that I rated it 3 stars. Other than that it was a great car aside from some personal aesthetic opinions and I would recommend it.
Good but too much gas usage
It is a good car. It has a good amount of room and it works just fine. However, it uses a lot of gas.
best buy in life (side my wife leah)
these guy the best stars around from anywhere honest courteous unreal absolutely worth a drive from anywhere
I love this place!!!!!
I absolutely LOVE this place!!! Everyone made it possible for me to drive off in my vehicle. EPIC auto sales will help everyone, even with credit challenges. DANIEL DIERINGER, is an EXCELLENT SALES REP. AND MR. DAMIAN IS AN EXCELLENT MANAGER.
To all of you out there saying how its the best car you have ever owned and your favorite car, i feel embarrased for you. That was once me too. about a month ago. This past month has been a living nightmare. In the process of researching my options as what to do about my failing engine, I have learned there is a bulletin out on the vehicle. Google websites that you can check current recalls and bulletins on and keep track. Right now the engine 2.4 liter 4 sp auto. is incredibly unreliable and defected as it seizes as soon as the warranty is up, with no warning, indicator lights, over heating, nothing. If a filter is used other than a Hyundai filter, the oil will be sucked up and the car will knock and the engine destroyed. PLEASE, if you had had any problems file a formal online complaint with The U.S. Dept of transportation. And with Hyundai. If I were you I'd be sure to trade it in before it reaches the warranty date otherwise.
Most Reliable Car I have ever owned!
I bought my 2007 GLS Sonata 6 years ago with 6 miles on it. It currently has 132,000 miles. Fluid changes, air filters, spark plugs, brakes and on S belt. All your normal maintenance. It has started everytime and has performed very well. I am about to sell the car and if you were going to buy a 2007 GLS Sonata ( hopefully with less miles than mine ) you are making a great decision.
I was so pleased with the service that I received from the moment that I got there from opening doors to making sure I had the right car payment that was right for my budget very friendly helpful thank you Diana for all the hard work u did for me and my family
I enjoy my Sonata, I have owned it for about 3 years. I just keep running into minor irritations that are beginning to become bothersome. The windows, for example, keep breaking. Actually, the cord attached to the motor that pulls the windows up and down is snapping. I have had to replace two of them already. Also, the visor hinges crack which causes the visor to hang down as though its limp and lifeless...not much for blocking the sun at this point. These seem so minor, but the cost to repair is insane. I would recommend the Sonata to a friend with a couple warning labels attached.