So I had to haggle to no end to get the trade in value was worth what my trade in WAS worth. The sales man didn't know how to work nearly anything in the car. I also think I forgot my garage door opener in my trade in when I asked they said they would have to look but it probably wasn't...which I'm sure they noticed at some point and couldn't even give me a courtesy call?
First New Car
by zoomzoom from Clive, IA
May 10, 2019
this car was everything i wanted and so much more! it’s spacious, safe, and sporty! the look is a huge bonus! it’s classy, comfortable and cute!
I rented this car for a 3 day trip while my car was in the body shop. It was the only midsize sedan option available. I’ve had a lot of experience with Hyundai via a friend and his shop. The shop owner and his family love Hyundai for their reliability and they find them fun. I’ve driven most Hyundai’s and Kia’s as a result. This made me think this would be an ok car for trip.
This Sonata is very much a base model. The 2.4L engine does an acceptable job getting the car up to speed for merging onto the highway. You don’t need to put your foot all the way in to get up to speed. That said; the power does feel lacking compared to other cars in the segment. The steering feel was surprisingly good. I keep the car in “Sport” mode the entire time for the steering feel alone. There is a nice amount of feedback when you push the car into a corner.
The seats were adequate. My passenger and I never had a case of “numb bum” from the drive. The cabin is relatively quiet and comfortable. It’s no luxury vehicle by any stretch but it is well laid out and doesn’t leave you hunting for controls. The infotainment screen is lack lustre but does work. It’s a bit small compared to the basic offerings from Mazda or Honda. With the amount of real estate on the dash, fitting a larger screen shouldn’t have been a problem. The upper materials are soft touch while the lowers are hard plastic. Hyundai did a good job of hiding the hard plastics though. You likely wouldn’t even notice the difference in materials if someone didn’t point them out. The back seats have a good amount of leg room. If I had back passengers, I’m sure they wouldn’t complain.
Overall, not a bad vehicle. This base model did a great job for the weekend and I would rent one again. I would even consider a better spec’d version for a daily car.
I received the best service ever! I was working with Brandon Porras on buying my new 2018 Kia Optima. He made sure that I got the features that I wanted in the car and he didn’t stop looking, until he found the right one for me. The process was moved fairly quick as well. Brandon was very knowledgeable about the car so I would know ins and outs of it. I would recommend this dealer to anybody.
Second new Sonata I have purchased
by Chris L from Westerville OH
April 28, 2019
This car is fun to drive. I am a petite lady and the power front seats are a great benefit. Love driving this car and the new features are great.
my 2017 sonata performs very poor at low speeds up to about 50 mph. Also ride for any distance very uncomfortable. Seats very hard. I have purchased 2 elantras and this sonata and this one rides and performs the worst of all.
Have been buying cars as a private person for over 50 years, and have never had such a good experience as with Craig Wilson at Gene Pankey Motors in Tacoma. I drove 426 miles to see if the internet deal I was quoted would hold up. It did, and I was a bit surprised, but very pleased with the honesty of this dealer. Definitely recommend!
HAPPY WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CAR.
by J from LAWRENCE, MA
April 15, 2019
I DO LIKE THE VEHICLE COMFORTABLE AND VERY SPACIOUS FOR MY FAMILY NEEDS. THOUGHT IT WOULD HAVE MORE AMENITIES TO IT. OVERALL IM HAPPY. BUT WOULD NOT PICK IF WENT SHOPPING FOR A CAR AGAIN.
My husband and I came in with little to no hope of buying my dream car (1998 Toyota 4Runner- weird, I know). We were immediately greeted with a positive attitude and helping hands! Jon Q helped us find the car, and fill the paper work out. Us being first time buyers, obviously we were coming into this with no idea what do expect. Once we went to the main office/showroom- Prescott & Janet were ready to explain to us our financing options! Quick and easy- we are walking away with my dream car! We will be coming back here for every car after this!
Love my Sonatas
by Karen from Charlestown
May 8, 2019
Great interior space; love the dual comfort controls, the heated seats and the heated steering wheel. Really nice to have a charging pad built right into the console for cell phones. Remote starter is now done via cell phone and an app versus a separate control on the key chain. Blue Link is provided for 3 years which included On Star.
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