2008 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Reviews

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2008 Hyundai Sonata
4.4
Average based on 37 reviews
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LOVE IT..

by from Mackinaw, Il on July 11, 2010

I was a little leery when my husband brought home our Sonata that first day..a Hyundai? REALLY?.... I wasn't impressed with the thought. THEN I DROVE IT!.....I love this car so much I honestly want an...
I was a little leery when my husband brought home our Sonata that first day..a Hyundai? REALLY?.... I wasn't impressed with the thought. THEN I DROVE IT!.....I love this car so much I honestly want another one to replace my mini van! There are tiny little adds that just make it perfect, like the handbag hook..my hubby calls it a garbage bag hook, each to their own :) The visor mirror on the pass. side has a light from the ceiling of the car NOT glaring in your face from the visor. A lumbar adjustment on the driver side seat. AND THE POWER....WOW! LOVE IT!! Im thrilled when i get to pass another vehicle...it just picks up and GOES!! My 18 yr old son LOVES this car too. What can I say..IM IMPRESSED!! I really could go on and on...and on...I hope this helps....
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Sonata Limited

by from Frederick, MD on February 25, 2010

This car is exactly what I was looking for. I was looking at Hyundai Elantras and by chance looked at the differences between the Elantra and Sonata. I've upgraded from a compact to the Sonata and am ...
This car is exactly what I was looking for. I was looking at Hyundai Elantras and by chance looked at the differences between the Elantra and Sonata. I've upgraded from a compact to the Sonata and am extremely impressed with its ride, handling and amenities. I like the keyless entry, radio controls on the steering wheel, remote heatd mirrors,automatic headlights and rear-view mirror accessories - garage door openers, compass and automatic night dimming mirror. I'm also impressed with the safety features - antilock disc brakes and electronic stability control. The car handled pretty well in extreme snow road conditions. I would recommend the Sonata to anyone looking to buy a mid-size automobile.
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Great Commuter 2008 Sonata SE 5sp Manual

by from Florda on March 19, 2010

Walked in at the end of the model year and picked up this beauty for just over $16K with college grad, military and cash back incentives. At 26K miles now and have done little besides oil changes ever...
Walked in at the end of the model year and picked up this beauty for just over $16K with college grad, military and cash back incentives. At 26K miles now and have done little besides oil changes every 5K miles, tire rotations, and regular washes. Use this car to commute almost 30 miles each way every day. Also used it on longer trips where I've averaged over 31 MPG at 65mph. Car handles well with lower profile tires and stereo is top notch with XM. Plenty of interior room for family trips with four 6'+ folks in the family. Wonderful value and super reliability. Always look for the SE model in Hyunda cars! Only question now - when do I trade it in for the 2011 Sonata SE!
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Good Buy Great Car

by from Connecticut on January 12, 2013

I bought this car in a hurry because my 2008 Honda Civic was totaled. Compared to my Honda this car is awesome. Drives great in the snow! Runs smooth and Quite. Comfortable front & back seats. Heated ...
I bought this car in a hurry because my 2008 Honda Civic was totaled. Compared to my Honda this car is awesome. Drives great in the snow! Runs smooth and Quite. Comfortable front & back seats. Heated front seats Only downside so far is it is not very good on gas but I have only had it about a month so not real sure avg but so far about 20 mpg
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Good Bang For Your Buck

by from on February 20, 2010

After living in a pedestrian city for seven years, I moved back to the Midwest and I purchased the Sonata. I've had it for about four months and so far so good. It turns extremely well, reminiscent of...
After living in a pedestrian city for seven years, I moved back to the Midwest and I purchased the Sonata. I've had it for about four months and so far so good. It turns extremely well, reminiscent of old Volvos (pre-Ford). I'm about 5'10" and there is more than enough leg room for me and passengers. The dealer, who is about 6'3" sat behind me when I test drove it and had plenty of leg room, as did I. It gets pretty good gas mileage and I've had no problems with it so far. It's not the most luxurious car, but it does it's job. It's definitely a car to look into!
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Hyundai Sonata

by from Lexington, KY on December 12, 2011

I enjoy my Sonata, I wanted a newer car but since this was in my price range, I took it based off durability and that it has been. I have treated this car very good and it's done the same in return. T...
I enjoy my Sonata, I wanted a newer car but since this was in my price range, I took it based off durability and that it has been. I have treated this car very good and it's done the same in return. The designing didnt seem to be thought out at all, the outside is very bland and the inside is even worse, not very appealing at all. but that seems to be something thats changed in the newer models so hats off to Hyundai!!
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Sonata

by from on February 3, 2009

There are few things I dislike about my 08 2.4l 5sp Sonata. The car performs all my basic transportation needs. The biggest downfall of this vehicle is its gas milage. I only get 26.7 MPG with this ve...
There are few things I dislike about my 08 2.4l 5sp Sonata. The car performs all my basic transportation needs. The biggest downfall of this vehicle is its gas milage. I only get 26.7 MPG with this vehicle during mostly highway driving. I would not recomend this vehicle in my configuration for someone who is looking to save $$$ on gas.
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best car 4ever

by from plano on May 28, 2011

very comfortable car for teenagers this hyundai will beat any toyotacars this is the fast car for the good ride
very comfortable car for teenagers this hyundai will beat any toyotacars this is the fast car for the good ride
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Sonata

by from Troy, MI on April 28, 2009

Like the car. Looking for the same year make and model. The simple dashboard is easy to operate. XM-radio is a bonus when compared to other cars in the same category. The cabin is roomy. While the V-6...
Like the car. Looking for the same year make and model. The simple dashboard is easy to operate. XM-radio is a bonus when compared to other cars in the same category. The cabin is roomy. While the V-6 offers more power, the I-4 has enough power for communiting. Plus, very efficient. My records calculate 23 mpg combined, idling, driving on freeways and local traffic.
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2008 Hyundai Sonata LTD V6

by from Ballston Spa, NY on February 1, 2011

i love this car! powerful, comfortable, looks awesome, plus my friends think i spent $70,000 for this car :D it was a perfect replacement for my old 2001 Sonata. i use it as my fire response vehicle ...
i love this car! powerful, comfortable, looks awesome, plus my friends think i spent $70,000 for this car :D it was a perfect replacement for my old 2001 Sonata. i use it as my fire response vehicle for the local volunteer fire department. i get a lot of comments about this car, most of them are positive. its not everyday you see a luxury sedan with emergency lights ;) overall, this car is the best i have ever owned so far. i wouldnt trade it for anything, except for maybe a classic muscle car or a large pickup.
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