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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
#7219 of 7871 Re: Need tactic to handle bad dealer [whisper1]
May 09, 2007 (5:44 am)
From previous experience on another Hyundai product (a 2003 Santa Fe) I can try to provide some information on several of your questions. I suspect the Sonata remote operation is very similar to our ex-Santa Fe.
1)factory remote is/was 100% consistant unless battery becomes bad/low.
2) factory remote on our S.F. opened the doors from over 100 ft away (estimated). So far in fact that the re-lock feature (re-locks doors if not opened within 30 seconds)actually would operate at times because I could't get to the car within the time frame.
And finally there IS a limit on the number of factory remotes that can be programmed. Although I can't recall exactly I THINK 3. Hope this helps somewhat.
#7220 of 7871 Re: Internet Sales [wcw1]
May 15, 2007 (6:58 am)
That is true. Car salesman hate the internet buyers as they don't make any money off the sale. Where it gets tricky is if you have a tradein/neg equity, etc. But if you know what you want, buying through the internet can get you the best (or close to it) price on that vehicle.
May 15, 2007 (1:59 pm)
Whisper1,what did the dealer do to fix your buzz noise?
#7222 of 7871 Sluggish steering
May 15, 2007 (3:20 pm)
I've got a '07 Sonata GLS. I like almost everything about the car, but the steering feels very sluggish and vague, especially when compared to my Toyota which is sharp and crisp. Can anyone second that? Is this by design?
#7223 of 7871 Re: Sluggish steering [rhs63]
May 15, 2007 (6:25 pm)
Yes, the Sonata's steering is a bit "vague" and I find it also a bit stiff. One of the only negatives I can find in this car, compared to both the Camry and the Accord, which I know intimately.
#7224 of 7871 Re: Sluggish steering [rhs63]
May 16, 2007 (7:36 am)
The 07 SE I have has very good steering for both feeling and response. I have heard the GLS version with the smaller wheels has had some complaints in its reviews.
#7225 of 7871 Re: Wheezing and moaning noise from the engine compartment. [krnxboy7]
May 16, 2007 (10:20 pm)
I realized that after the oil change the noise is very minimal or completely gone. But comes back after about 300-500 miles. Also, in hot summer days the noise is either very quiet or none. It is RPM sensitive(2000-3000), only in first two gears.
#7226 of 7871 Re: Wheezing and moaning noise from the engine compartment. [krnxboy7]
May 17, 2007 (11:57 am)
Based on your title description, it sounds like your car has the Flu!
#7227 of 7871 wheel cleaning
May 20, 2007 (11:02 am)
can someone pls suggest me what to use to clean the grease on my LX '06 wheels. i bought a tire cleaner from Autozone and it says not to spray on magnesium and aluminium wheels, it will cause permanent damage. should i absolutely not let a drop of it fall on the wheels??? what are LX 17" wheels made of???
#7228 of 7871 Re: wheel cleaning [krika]
May 20, 2007 (12:08 pm)
I use soap and water on mine and a bristle brush. I have never used a tire cleaner. Our shop uses something called "hotshot" they just spray on then rinse off. Seems to work ok and they use it on all wheels.