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Hyundai Sonata, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#2926 of 2955 Re: some times, i am not able to start the car. [rustum]
Sep 19, 2007 (9:52 am)
Any help on this?
#2927 of 2955 Re: some times, i am not able to start the car. [rustum]
Sep 19, 2007 (10:21 am)
Try posting here: "No Start" Problems. It's not specific to Sonatas, but neither are starting problems!
Meanwhile maybe someone here will have an idea for you.
Good luck - let us know how it turns out.
#2928 of 2955 Re: some times, i am not able to start the car. [pat]
Sep 20, 2007 (8:57 am)
Thanks for you reply. I have posted it in that respective thread.
#2929 of 2955 Re: some times, i am not able to start the car. [rustum]
Sep 23, 2007 (4:44 pm)
It's your battery. Just change it out. It's not that expensive. Less than $100 easy....
#2930 of 2955 Re: some times, i am not able to start the car. [nvbanker]
Sep 25, 2007 (10:24 am)
Thanks for your reply. I took the car to walmart battery section. He told me that battery and alternator are good. It might be starter. It is working fine for last 3-4 days. But once is a while i am not able to start at first go.
#2931 of 2955 Departure of 2000 GLS w/ pkg 16
Oct 16, 2007 (8:48 am)
Hey all -
Have not been posting (or reading) much, as per Astrol some pages back.
I bought TWO new Hyundai Sonatas in 2000 - both with package 13. I just noticed this post, (below) and had to comment:
#2720 of 2930 Re: '00 GLS problem solved [astrol] by roadpilot3 Dec 09, 2004 (8:57 am)
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Replying to: astrol (Dec 08, 2004 10:34 pm)
I had to replace the crank sensor also on 2000 gls Sonata at 60000 miles. A co worker with the same car also needed to have his replaced. Seems it happens quite often.
I did the same on one vehicle - as that problem existed from day of delivery. And that same problem was never fully corrected.
The other car had paint start to peel.
While Hyundai is great for inexpensive transportation, my experience with Hyundai is that the long-term quality is simply NOT there: Hyundai is still a "disposable car."
Or, symbolically, this:
Not, of course, for the first five years when the warranty covers everything except the radio, tires, and wipers.
After pumping way-too-much money in keeping the Hyundais maintained, I purchased a 2007 Accord I-4 and a 2007 CRV I-4 FWD last month.
More expensive than Hyundai, but the difference in build quality is quite evident.
Which means, after 7 years, I say good-bye to this forum and go to Honda.
Shame - I really loved my Sonatas at first. But that relationship soured with the endless, expensive repairs despite doing routine care religiously.
Good luck to you all!
#2932 of 2955 '05 Sonata GLS Special Value trim
Nov 16, 2007 (8:02 pm)
My Sonata is the GLS Special Value trim. It has all the features of the LX (now Limited) with the exception of Leather seats and power driver seat. (The alloy wheels are also a different style from either the LX or GLS.)
The MSRP late in the model year was the same, but there was about a $500 difference in dealer invoice. I've got to believe the Special Value, with all its extra features, has to be worth more as a used car than a standard GLS.
Heated seats, homelink/auto dimming rear view mirror and auto climate control must surely add something to the used cars' value. Edmunds list of used car values does not differentiate between a GLS and a GLS Special Value. Why?
#2933 of 2955 Re: Departure of 2000 GLS w/ pkg 16 [sonatabean]
Nov 23, 2007 (12:50 am)
FWIW, this is a common phenomenon, though usually applied with American cars. Buyer has "old" Ford/Hyundai, whatever.....it was great for the first 5 years, then started to need repairs - trades for another entirely different brand, and brand new car, and shaaazzzaaam! The new car is so much better than the old worn out one! Build quality is so far superior in the 07 Honda than the 2000 Hyundai! Think so? Wonder why?
Yes, Honda is better than Hyundai, especially back in 2000. Not that much better now, but still better. But the 2007 damn-near-anything will be far superior to your 2000 Hyunda is today, after 7 years of use. Had you bought a 2007 Sonata, you would have found the same thing is true. 7 years of use, and time make a lot of difference, no matter what brand you are buying, or switching for.
Enjoy your Hondas - they'll make you happy for sure.
#2934 of 2955 Re: Departure of 2000 GLS w/ pkg 16 [nvbanker]
Dec 24, 2007 (8:51 pm)
people like that crack me up...7 years down the road he'll be saying goodbye to the Honda forum...I guess he hasn't figured out that anything mechanical can break down or wear out...yes, even "legendary" Honda's and even crapotas.
#2935 of 2955 Re: Departure of 2000 GLS w/ pkg 16 [hotrod54]
Dec 24, 2007 (10:33 pm)
Yeah, that makes me laugh (sarcastically). That line of thinking means that my '05 will suddenly turn into junk in a little over 4 years.
So far, not one problem. I've even followed "dealer service" rather than manufacturer's spec as an added assurance. Yeah, I've probably wasted between $100 & $150 since April 2005. I try not to waste money, but if that was wasted, it not much in 32 months, especially if it keeps up the wonderful experience.
Maybe I should get P'd off whenever the battery quits? Must be Hyundai's fault, right?