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Hyundai Azera, Sedan
#4169 of 4303 Re: Help: Should I buy this 2006 Azera? [rcountryman]
Nov 10, 2011 (9:20 pm)
I have a 2010 Azera (Grandeur in Australia) and i don't believe there is a great deal of difference between a 2006 and a 2010 model. If that is the case then i doubt you could go wrong with the car you have in mind. There is little doubt that Hyundai are on a winner with this car and i would highly recommend it to you. They are comfortable and mine has an electric Lumbar Support which is great for my back problem which causes me a great deal of grief. The seats are so comfortable that i never have a problem when driving even long distances. I have owned many good quality European and Australian cars and the Azera beats them all hands down. The only problem is that they couldn't sell enough of them in Australia due to the almost $50K price tag and have decided to concentrate their efforts on the smaller range instead. As a result they have discontinued the model in my country and i will not be able to purchase another one. Go ahead and get the car checked by your trusted mechanic and if the problems (if any) are minor then buy it for the $10k as this is a bargain even for a 2006 model. Good luck and enjoy your new ride.
#4170 of 4303 Re: Help: Should I buy this 2006 Azera? [rcountryman]
Nov 11, 2011 (3:28 am)
We have an '06 Azera, only 40K miles, and the car still drives and runs great. It seems like it'll go on forever!
We have always used non-synthetic motor oil in the Azera, and get it changed twice a year after about 4000 miles. IMO, 6 months and 5000 miles are good for regular oil. We have another vehicle that gets only 3000 miles per year, and it gets an oil change only once per year - but with synthetic oil. Synthetic oils do not oxidize like non-synthetics, so the extended time portion of the oil change schedule is ok with synthetic.
Premium gas is not required for the Azera. Using an occasional tank of premium is ok since most premiums have a higher concentration of additives to clean injectors - or just pour in a can of injector cleaner if it makes you feel better. We have never used an additive or premium fuel in our Azera, and as previously stated, the car runs great.
Lastly, does the Hyundai 10 year/100,000 mile power train warranty, transfer?
#4171 of 4303 Re: A.M. Radio Reception-2006 Azera [penzfan1]
Nov 11, 2011 (4:51 pm)
Some have reported such a problem, in some cases due to aftermarket sunscreening applied to the rear window, but I checked my AM reception today (after not using AM for months) and it seems to be functioning normally... for AM...
#4172 of 4303 Re: Help: Should I buy this 2006 Azera? [rcountryman]
Nov 12, 2011 (5:26 am)
I bought a 2006 Azera almost 2 years to to date. I love my Azera, I have had no problems. I changed to synthetic oil and have had my transmission fluid changed. I bought the car with 63800you miles on it. Now I have 100880 miles. It runs very well. The only flaw in my opinion is the Warranty dosage not take bumps in the road very well. Otherwise it is an excellent car.
#4173 of 4303 When should I replaced spark plugs
Nov 12, 2011 (5:37 am)
I have 100,800 miles on my 2006 Azera, when should I replaced the spark plugs?
#4174 of 4303 Re: When should I replaced spark plugs [bw06]
Nov 12, 2011 (11:11 am)
When the mileage goes to pot, when it can't pass the emissions test, when the check engine light comes on, or when you have an extra couple hundred bucks lying around that you have no use for.
Seriously, changing the plugs is recommended mainly because the plugs can get corroded/stuck in aluminum heads. They could break off in the head when attempting removal, then you have a real mess. If you really think you have to change the plugs, I'd soak them pretty good in an antiseize solvent before attempting it.
#4175 of 4303 v-6 performance
Dec 22, 2011 (3:31 pm)
Can the V6 3.8 in the Azera be "re-flashed" to obtain the performance numbers (hp and Torque) for the v-6 3.8 in the Genesis??? Isn't the same engine in both cars??
#4176 of 4303 1st major problem
Jan 03, 2012 (2:08 pm)
Well...after almost 6 years & 123,001 miles...I have experienced my first major problem/break-down. I went to move my car, starting it with no problem. I went to move the shifter and the handled moved, but wouldn't go past "R". Trying to put it back in "P" was fruitless at first, but after a few prods of the shift lock & disconnecting the battery...I was able to get it back into "P". Now...I am able to move the shifter, but the transmission itself does not move into any gear at all. I did notice a sound behind the dash when I would press the brake pedal and go to move the shifter...as if it's trying to do something, but there's a disconnect. We shall see. I'll keep you posted on what I find out.
Happy New Year to me, huh?
#4177 of 4303 Re: 1st major problem [allmet33]
Jan 03, 2012 (3:38 pm)
Hi allmet33, Sounds like a linkage problem. Service site has the repair listed under transaxle controls. Good luck and Happy New Year.
#4178 of 4303 Re: 1st major problem [allmet33]
Jan 04, 2012 (4:42 am)
good luck out of warranty $$$$$$$
happy new year keep us posted