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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Subaru Legacy, Saturn Aura, Sedan
Jun 14, 2006 (5:08 pm)
Hyundai seems to be on a roll piling up a lot of awards recently on its Sonata. I do like their styling on the Sonata, the Azera, and even the new Santa Fe SUV (a bit off topic). This is good for the very competitive mid-size car segment. This field is just too crowded and prices will continue to decline. One can expect some amazing sales this November and December. I can't believe I just paid less for a new, 2006 Accord SE than what I would have paid for a non-VTEC Accord LX in 1994 or 1995.
#4225 of 12297 RE: Hyundai [tinatina]
Jun 14, 2006 (5:22 pm)
I do like their styling on the Sonata
Wow - really? Cause as good as they've engineered the car I feel its biggest drawback is it's LameO looks. Especially the front end - looks like a Russian or Eastern European design from the 80s (was that a Treblinka?)
#4226 of 12297 RE: Hyundai [jimmy81]
Jun 14, 2006 (5:31 pm)
Well that's your opinion. However, styling in the mid- size segment tends to be conservative as discussed ad nauseum on this thread in the past. In this area, perhaps manufacturers do not push the envelope too far because everyone remembers what happened to the Ford Taurus.
I would not say it looks like 80s styling because its not -then your saying the styling is like a Yugo - that's a big exaggeration.
#4227 of 12297 RE: Hyundai [jimmy81]
Jun 14, 2006 (5:57 pm)
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.I personally love the look of the Audi6 and the Sonata is as close as you can get,as far as looks go and at a much better price.I know I have said this before,but the compliments about the looks on our Sonata never stop coming,the latest being a building inspector,who aproached us and did not know the make,saying wow I love the looks and style of your car.Everyone has their own idea of whats stylish and sharp as in everything in life.It would be pretty hilarious if our wives all looked the same. Hmmm but then I think the HondaCam owners would probably like that.Just joking now.
As far as getting boring about all this Hyundia talk,my guess is ,if there was more about Hondas or Camrys,it wouldn't be as boring.
#4228 of 12297 Re: Aura [ace35]
Jun 14, 2006 (6:10 pm)
One thing - that interior is well done. It was mostly preserved from the concept.
#4229 of 12297 RE: Hyundai [jimmy81]
Jun 14, 2006 (6:58 pm)
Wow - really? Cause as good as they've engineered the car I feel its biggest drawback is it's LameO looks.
You're way in the minority on that opinion. I don't think the car's looks are what's LameO. I am a low profile guy, and wanted a slightly nondescript car. Well, I find it turning heads and fetching quite a few compliments. I guess I still like it anyway.
#4230 of 12297 Re: why altima, fusion, impala get no respect [m1miata]
Jun 14, 2006 (8:11 pm)
I like it too! The styling of the Fusion stands out and screams look at me! Plus, since the best kept secret is just now getting out, there aren't many around yet.. So, its nice to be different..
#4231 of 12297 Re: why altima, fusion, impala get no respect [elroy5]
Jun 14, 2006 (8:14 pm)
"Honda has never had a "bad reputation". Hyundai has"
This shows how young you must be.. When Honda first came to the U.S. its rep was not that good. I remember, my sister owned the first civic.. boy what a piece of garbage it was, constantly breaking down.. Times sure have changed...
#4232 of 12297 Re: why altima, fusion, impala get no respect [imidazol97]
Jun 14, 2006 (8:16 pm)
Honda and its reputation.. Don't get me wrong. Honda build good cars.. but with the internet and the free flow of information.. go to google and type in "Honda problems" Wow! what an eye opener for those who think all Honda's are perfect...
#4233 of 12297 Re: why altima, fusion, impala get no respect [scape2]
Jun 14, 2006 (8:19 pm)
google and type in "Honda problems" Wow! what an eye opener for those who think all Honda's are perfect...
I don't think you have to do that...after all, we ALL know that everything everyone posts on the internet must be true, right? Just kidding with ya, but, while you will definitely find problems with Honda when "Googling", the same can be said of all other car companies too. It proves very little, unless someone actually thinks Honda's ARE in fact perfect, which they definitely are not. But for me, the driving experience was as close to perfect as I could get with 34 MPG and $21k (Accord EX, I-4).