Last post on Apr 13, 2007 at 12:55 PM
You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Subaru Legacy, Saturn Aura, Sedan
#592 of 12297 NEW in our neighborhood: 8 Camry and 1 lone Accord
Aug 04, 2005 (8:19 pm)
And the lone Accord was purchased by a person who owned a 2002 Accord (that he purchased after owning a 2001 Accord that got totalled...he had a 1999 Nissan Maxima before the 2001 Accord). One Camry purchased by a former owner of a 2002 Accord. Other cars traded in: Chevy Lumina (2), Buick Century, Ford Windstar, 3 other older Camrys.
I have not seen any VW newer than 5 or 6 years old in our neighborhood and only 1 Hyundai (a 5 or 6 year old Sonata) but there have been 4 new PT Cruisers.
#593 of 12297 '06? None...
Aug 04, 2005 (9:30 pm)
There is a '05 (or '04) Sonata seating right across the street, but I haven't seen
a single '06 Sonata in Providence, RI.
I got the impression from the local dealers that they wanted to get rid of '05
Sonatas before anything else, maybe that's why.
There have been tons of Sonata ads on TV (too many I tend to think), so I suspect
I'll see one pretty soon. It's a college town, so I do see a lot of Hyundais and Kias.
#594 of 12297 Re: '06? None... [truethat]
Aug 05, 2005 (7:54 am)
I thought I saw my first '06 Sonata on the road in the Twin Cities yesterday. I saw a white sedan approaching on my right in the rearview mirror. I could see it only from just above the headlamps. I thought, "Oh, there's a new Sonata!" Then as it came closer I realized it was an A6.
I did see lots of new Sonatas driving around Seoul last April, and they looked very sharp. Mostly silver cars--very popular in Korea.
#595 of 12297 Re: '06? None... [backy]
Aug 05, 2005 (9:53 am)
You mistook Audi A6 for a Sonata, huh?
Methinks some here are afraid of admitting Sonata is one darn good looking car,
It looks great! I've heard stories about mistaking Sonata as a Lexus or some other
luxury brand (especially the black ones).
All the talk about derivative styling are just that. Talk.
If it looks good, it looks good.
I don't wanna hear any more "although"s or "but"s.
I know some of you simply disagree, you don't have to say anything.
#596 of 12297 First Name Basis: sometimes is not a good thing ..
Aug 05, 2005 (1:49 pm)
JD Powers goes by initial quality and not long term relability. I once had an Audi LS100 and the service advisor and mechanics knew me on a first name basis. Hopefully you new Hyundai and soon to be Hyundai owners will not know your service advisors and mechanics on a first name basis in the future. Sonata may be the Honda/Toyota car of this decade.
For now I'll stick with my economic/performance 6-speed car.
#597 of 12297 Re: First Name Basis: sometimes is not a good thing .. [midnightcowboy]
Aug 05, 2005 (5:06 pm)
Sonata may be the Honda/Toyota car of this decade.
Highly doubt that.
It's equal in Quality and reliability though.
But when it comes to status, nop.
#598 of 12297 Re: First Name Basis: sometimes is not a good thing .. [ctalk]
Aug 05, 2005 (5:30 pm)
status can change you know.
(Alright, alright, I'm not gonna start this again )
#599 of 12297 Re: First Name Basis: sometimes is not a good thing .. [truethat]
Aug 05, 2005 (5:43 pm)
Yes Status can change.
what about other brands like Nissan? It's selling very well and is still not considered a 'toyota/honda level' brand. But yes there is a chance Hyundai will become a "toyota/honda' brand, but i doubt it will happen in this decade.
Ok i'll stop
#600 of 12297 Re: First Name Basis: sometimes is not a good thing .. [ctalk]
Aug 05, 2005 (6:38 pm)
Status is all in your head,... status comes with popularity. But it only takes a couple of people to go against the grain to set a new image in what is considered popular.Its confident people who try new things to set a different look or standard, then other people start to follow the trend. Just like a great designer handbag... I wear my new lx Sonata well!!! I don't care that others don't know it's the popular thing to do...yet... I get to start a trend!!!
#601 of 12297 Re: First Name Basis: sometimes is not a good thing .. [ctalk]
Aug 05, 2005 (6:56 pm)
I don't give a (blank) about status. Why spend a lot more $ to try to impress someone else who probably also doesn't give a (blank) about what you drive. But you may be on to something. I never, ever, thought of Honda or Toyota being status symbols...just good reliable cars at a reasonable price.