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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
#130 of 206 So completely thrilled with my LX
Jun 12, 2006 (8:22 am)
My name is Eric and on Friday I bought an LX fully loaded. I bought Dark Cinnamon and it is a gorgeous color. I haven't had any suspension noises or creaking noises but since I always have the CD player blasting I can't hear them if they are there
I have owned an '84 Plymouth Turismo a 1990 Plymouth Sundance which wasn't bad,a 1994 Eagle Talon, a 1996 Galant and a 1998 Altima. The Sonata is an awesome car to own. It looks great, sounds great, is comfortable and turns heads a lot.
I would highly recommend this vehicle. I live in Baltimore and went to Antwerpen Hyundai and was treated extremely well. They didn't try to sell me any extra warranties or rush me into my decision.
Jul 07, 2006 (8:34 am)
Hi, My name is Michael and I just purchased a 2006 Sonata GLSv6 in June of this year at Courtesy Hyundai in Lafayette, LA. I can't believe how much car I got for $17,000! The last new car I bought was an 83 Toyota Tercel that I drove till the wheels practically fell off. After that I got 2 hand me down vehicles that I liked but never loved. This is my very first with cruise control and automatic and I don't quite know how to act. I plan to keep this car for a lot of years and was immediately sold on two things about it, the V6 engine and the amount of aminities for the money. I got the silver blue with the tailwing spoiler on it. The trunk is enormous! So far I my only issue has been the arm rest. It needs to slide forward on all the models not just the LX. The padded rest is pretty useless where it now sits. I love the gray interior with the carbon fiber trim. I also prefer my cloth seats to any leather. My first choice for a new car was the Chrysler PT Cruiser. I test drove two models not nearly as equipped as the Sonata and both were priced well above. The cruiser only has 3 versions of a 4 cylinder engine. Once I test drove the Sonata I was sold. I think I am going to have no regrets on this purchase.
#133 of 206 reminder
Jul 07, 2006 (10:23 am)
We can't use the Forums to exchange names of sales people - not even hints ...
#134 of 206 Re: My first Hyundai [cajuncycler]
Jul 07, 2006 (11:47 am)
Hey Michael, that's the same dealer that I got my Sonata from. They seem to be real nice folks. Do you live in LFT? I live in Eunice, and I'm starting to see a few 06 Sonata's here. Congratulations, and enjoy the car!
#135 of 206 Re: My first Hyundai [bobad]
Jul 07, 2006 (2:00 pm)
Yeah I live just about 2 miles from the dealer. They tried to give me the run around a little but after they tore up 3 contracts they finally agreed with my price which was the one they originally quoted me. Afterwards I was introduced to the the service and parts department and promised a free oil change when I bring it back in for it's first scheduled service. Over all they gave me less pressure than any dealer I have had to deal with before. I would recommend them again. I hope the service dept. is on the up and up. I plan to go in and have the door lock activation done when the service is done. They told me it wouldn't be a problem. I am curious to see if they do it for free or try to charge me. Stay in touch. I am really curious what other locals think about this car. It amazes me everytime I get in it.
#136 of 206 Re: My first Hyundai [cajuncycler]
Jul 07, 2006 (3:29 pm)
Tell the service department that you want all the standard equipment functional. You shouldn't have to pay extra for standard equipment to work. Would you expect to pay extra for the power windows or power steering to be functional?
The car is shipped with the auto locks in a non-activated default so the buyer can select the speed at which he wants them to engage.
Yes, activating the auto locks is not covered by the warranty. That's because there is nothing wrong with them. They just need to be activated as a part of the dealer prep.
#137 of 206 Re: My first Hyundai [cajuncycler]
Jul 08, 2006 (5:06 am)
Keep in mind that one option is to NOT activate the automatic power locks. That's the option I chose. The fewer cycles on the locking system, the longer things should last. If I felt I really needed them, I would have had them activated, of course.
#138 of 206 Re: My 3rd Hyundai [bobad]
Jul 09, 2006 (5:44 pm)
I would think the Cycles over a period of time would be about the same. Except at first, as with a Rental Car, you never know if you are locked, or unlocked. Let me guess, you live in a great area, and never lock your House at night
But I'm with you. I want to control the Horizontal. I want to control the Vertical. (Sorry "Outer Limits"!) I want to control my locks!
#139 of 206 Re: My 3rd Hyundai [miamixt]
Jul 10, 2006 (1:53 am)
My wife has a Saturn Vue that locks automatically when the gearshift is engaged in Drive. She likes the feature which is a great protection against carjacking. I myself found the feature a bit annoying but my previous car had no power door locks at all on it. The day I test drove a Sonata, that car had the self locking doors and when I got mine the first thing my wife asked when she drove it was about that feature. It dawned on my that the test drive car had it and mine didn't, so I enquired. I still haven't decided whether or not I want it activated, was just curious.