Renting a Sonata is what sold me.
October 18, 2018
This past summer, we had the occasion to rent a car several times. We were able to secure a Sonata twice and was more than impressed both times. So much so that when we returned back home, I made contact with the local Hyundai dealer. He told me about a new 2018 that was used by executives, had 3,000 miles on it and that they would reduce the sticker price by six-thousand dollars and still sell it as new.
We went to the dealership and were met by a different salesman. He showed us the 2018 model, but he also showed us the last 2017 on the lot and it was loaded with all of the bells and whistles including the panoramic sunroof. We bought the 2017 with 100 miles on it for 25K out the door. Add on tax, license, service agreements and the price goes up considerably but still, you re getting one heck of nice car.
All of our other cars are BMW's and to be honest, there is no comparison to the handling of the BMW verses the Hyundai, but in my opinion, it's not bad at all . In fact, the Sonata is actually quieter and the creature comforts and bluetooth interface make it into an extension of my office. The seats for long rides are comfortable too, even more so than the standard BMW seating. We drove a rental to Las
Vegas and were not impressed at all with the seat comfort. Trunk space has to be mentioned here too. The Sonata trunk is huge compared to the bimmer trunk space. If I'm conservative, I can get just shy of 50 mpg. What's a mind blower is going 70 mph and looking at the power usage graphic interface and you find out that you are running on batteries only. The batteries have a lifetime warranty too making this vehicle an even better value. Simply put, I love this car.