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Hyundai Sonata, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#1 of 2955 Hello...
Sep 01, 2000 (2:29 pm)
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#2 of 2955 WOOHOO!
Sep 01, 2000 (3:10 pm)
I am the first to post in Hyundai Sonata 3!
Car Update: I am now at 11,000 miles and have only had to take the car in once for non L,O,F service. The mass air flow sensor had to be replaced and was done so under warranty. I have also had a piece of door trim come loose and they will fix it when I come in for my next L,O,F.
#3 of 2955 Anyone feel guilty or worried about this?
Sep 01, 2000 (3:48 pm)
Hey Drimple, being poster #2 is not bad either!
Anyone have any thoughts on this??? I have no problems with the car, I change my own oil and filter. Check everything and even rotate my tires at each oil change......... I have not seen a dealer yet because I see no need....
Am I missing something? Am I gonna 'get it' stuck to me when I do?
Til I hear of someone draining oil better and neater than I do on my own cars, I am doing it.
Lets hear it and go ez on me!!
#4 of 2955 Fog Lights
Sep 01, 2000 (6:48 pm)
Well somebody had to be #3. The wife says she really wants the fog lights. I have been to Sharkracing.com and the US $ they quote is $80. However, FocusHyundai in Canada has a fog light kit which is more expensive, even after the exchange rate conversion.
Does anyone know the difference between these fog light sets? I know the Canadian one includes an interior trim replacement piece for dash mounting. I wonder if the other kit is meant to mount on the column as originally designed?
#5 of 2955 Never Mind
Sep 01, 2000 (7:04 pm)
The SharkRacing site says the lights come without wiring or switch. I assume they are meant for vehicles that are pre-wired.
#6 of 2955 allright, we got to Sonata 3 !!!!!!
Sep 01, 2000 (7:10 pm)
#7 of 2955 tonykrapil
Sep 01, 2000 (8:09 pm)
I asked HyundaiUSA Customer Service this very question before and the answer was that it is okay to do your own maintenance or have it done at an independent shop as long as you keep your dated receipts and/or any other records of having done the work.
Hyundai will honor the warranty as long as the proper maintenance schedule is followed. Even when some problems does occur and you haven't done all the required maintenance, they will still honor it so long as the missing maintenance items have not caused the problem directly or indirectly. For example, if you can't prove you changed the oil/filter as specified and your wiper motor goes, they will still fix it under warranty since there is no possible way the two things are linked.
Hope this makes you feel a bit more at ease. Feel free to call HyundaiUSA Customer Service if you have further questions. Every time I called them they've gone out of their ways to answer my questions. Just be sure to return the courtesy and not bother them with every pettily little question. IAW, it probably would not be nice to ask: "Would fuzzy dice be a factory option for the 2001 Sonata?"
Sep 01, 2000 (9:04 pm)
Did no one else discover the ridiculously high price that woohou stated the orginal owner paid for his Sonata? There is no way that a 95 cost 24K. A fully equipped Sonata back than stickered around 18-19K with every possible option. So the most he could have paid was around 20K with taxes, but even that is unlikely because the cars were heavily discounted to sell them. Putting the real price into perspective shows that it didn't loose its value nearly as bad as woohou would like you to think.
#9 of 2955 High Price
Sep 01, 2000 (10:32 pm)
I did notice that but chalked it up to the standards of that particular tale of woe. Although I did just get through reading a review posting at Eopinions.com on an Oldsmobile Alero (4cyl., mind you) where the person reported their PURCHASE price of 24K.
I think I missed my calling...should have been a car salesman/dealer.
On the maintenance issue---I shoot for 5K as a compromise between the 3K (hard duty) and the 7.5K
(factory). Having followed this oil/filter change routine, I have to say that the engine on my '95 Sonata 4 cyl.is just as strong as ever.
On the paint issue---the '95 is Dark Rosewood and we still get compliments on it. If it wasn't for the door dings, it would almost look new. Dated, but new.