Last post on Apr 13, 2007 at 11:55 AM
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
#7155 of 12297 Re: Long-term Sonata satisfaction [oracle_of_rock]
Sep 22, 2006 (6:45 pm)
Oracle: Said "you get what you pay for." quoting others. I have heard this all my life and I disagree. If you change the sentence to read, "You SHOULD get what you pay for" I will agree with this adage. But that is the whole deal is it not? And why we come to boards like this to hear what others are actual experiencing.
My experience so far with my 06 GLS I4 auto has been great. But only several years of driving will tell me definitively if it is as good as my 1992 Honda Accord.
In the interim you will just have to gamble like the rest of us. But my guess was, and is, that it is a very good car!
#7156 of 12297 Re: Sonata interior [savetheland]
Sep 22, 2006 (10:08 pm)
I have to agree. The materials are NICE IMO, not quite Camcord levels, but nice. I think the design is incohesive though. It lacks any form of style in this class.
#7157 of 12297 Re: Long-term Sonata satisfaction [oracle_of_rock]
Sep 23, 2006 (5:40 am)
You'll want to read up in the Hyundai Sonata 2006+ discussion as well. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
#7158 of 12297 Re: Long-term Sonata satisfaction [oracle_of_rock]
Sep 23, 2006 (8:14 am)
The 06 Sonata is by no means new. The platform is now 17 months old in th eUSA, and a bit older worldwide. There have been no major problems with this car, and unusually few minor complaints. Mine is 8 months old, and has 7K miles. I am very pleased with the car, and have absolutely no regrets. It still doesn't have a single squeek or rattle. If S&R were going to be a major problem, I think they would have shown up by now. The engine is a real gem. It was developed by Hyundai, Daimler-Chrysler, and Dana as a "300K mile engine", whatever that means.
Some 06 V6 Sonata's (including mine) have a "k-thunking" noise in the rear suspension when running over potholes. Hyundai is developing a simple fix for it by replacing the rear shock bushings. I'm waiting on my dealer to call me when the bushings are in. Once fixed, my car will be flawless. The 06 4cyl and none of the 07's have this suspension noise.
If you can get a V6 for near the price I got mine ($16,600+TT&L) then it's by far the best buy in its class.
#7159 of 12297 Re: There is a write up in [scape2]
Sep 23, 2006 (8:32 am)
"Motor Trend about the Aurora. With the top o' the line V6... it only beats the "underpowered" Fusion by .2, Yes folks.. .2 seconds.. that is with a 25HP advantage! Looks like the little 3.0 in the Fusion is really no slouch after all!"
Whoa there. Have these cars tested at the same time under the same road conditions and I'll guarantee you the difference will be more than 0.2 seconds.
#7160 of 12297 Re: Neither Side of the Interior Debate is Alone [thegraduate]
Sep 23, 2006 (9:04 am)
Attention to detail is high on my priority list too.
Here are my rankings for interiors:
Altima (current model)
I like what I see from photos of the new Altima but I haven't seen the car in person. The Aura is another new car I haven't seen in person yet. The interior of the new cirrus doesn't look promising from photos I have seen.
#7161 of 12297 Re: Long-term Sonata satisfaction [oracle_of_rock]
Sep 23, 2006 (5:43 pm)
"Oracle of Omaha" (Warren Buffett) and Ben Graham believe that you can get a lot of more for a given amount of money by carefully choosing unpopular and undervalued “cars”.
#7162 of 12297 Re: Long-term Sonata satisfaction [cxc]
Sep 23, 2006 (5:50 pm)
Did they mention you can get even more out of a given amount of money if you buy one of those unpopular/undervalued cars as a slighly used car?
Sep 23, 2006 (7:52 pm)
All this talk about an "Aurora" made me wonder if Oldsmobile had been rekindled (never should have been killed in the first place).
In a way, though, the Aura is sort of what the next gen Intrigue would have been, so I suppose its a fitting mixup. The Intrigue was, imo, the best looking GM midsize ever put together. For a while, I really loved it (great engine, transmission, good driving dynamics), but, alas, the reliability bug began to bit it, and when it rained, it poured. Like a pretty girl you fall for and it turns out she sleeps around on you, but you can't quite let it go. After 4 years I did, and got my Camry Hybrid.
Sep 24, 2006 (7:28 am)
The fusion v6 is a good v6. I have 3 questions about it though.
1)Why is it soo loud and clunky sounding when accelerating(louder than sonata, accord, camry, aura)?
2)If the 3lv6 in the fusion is soo good, why did the change the v6 in the MKZ(aka Zypher) to 3.5l?
3)Why is everybody comparing the fusions 0-60 times so competitively when the fusion weighs soo much less than the competitors?
If someone loads the fusion up to the weight of the accord, then the 3l v6 will feel completely different.
The Fusion's interior is ok but the milans is better.