Last post on Feb 06, 2006 at 7:12 PM
You are in the Hyundai Sonata
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#1652 of 2824 Re: Made in America [stockmanjoe]
Dec 10, 2005 (3:37 pm)
Made in America are JUST as good and JUST as reliable now as Made in Japan, Made in Korea, Made in China, or Made in Somalia or other country.
My neighbor has a 2000 Impala that has been more reliable than another neighbor's 1999 Nissan Maxima and the 2002 Honda Accord that he got to replace the Maxima. He now drives a 2005 Toyota Camry because he got disgusted with the many reliability problems of the Nissan Maxima and Honda Accord.
(AND, yes, his Accord was Made in Japan...not one of the Made in America Accords).
People now buy Hyundai and Kia because they are CHEAP just like Honda and Toyota were when they started buying them. Fortunately, most of these were as reliable as the American made cars so they continue to buy them.
#1653 of 2824 One more time
Dec 10, 2005 (3:40 pm)
I guess I'm going to have to start removing posts that aren't on topic, much as I wish that was not the case ...
#1654 of 2824 Re: One more time [pat]
Dec 10, 2005 (6:39 pm)
Go for it Pat. It is about time. If I where in the market for a new car, it would definitely be the 07 Camry. Although, the new Sonata looks nice too. I just wouldn't waste my time visiting a Ford dealer. Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me.
#1655 of 2824 Re: One more time [motownusa]
Dec 10, 2005 (7:43 pm)
Motownusa (how I loved Motown groups), if you do look at new cars be sure to check out the Sonata. My '05 has been fantastic...the '06 is supposed to be better (although a bit higher priced) with more safety equipment, more power and slightly higher EPA MPG ratings.
The new Camry will undoubtedly be good as well as the Acord and possibly Fusion. Ford may have improved since your last experience with them. My last Ford product was 25 years ago and it wasn't good.
It should all come down to what you like (based on more than styling) when you are ready to buy and the price of the various cars you consider. Hyundai is a serious player and worth considering.
#1657 of 2824 Re: Hoping [alpha01]
Dec 11, 2005 (9:10 am)
Just a question, re Camry...is that the 2007 that will be out on 9 Jan 2006?? Early isn't it? Sure making it harder for me to decide between the Camry and the Sonata....I can't stand the local Toyota dealer.. The Hyundai guy seems to talk a good game though. Oh well.. Thanks, lightfootFL
#1658 of 2824 Re: Made in America [stockmanjoe]
Dec 11, 2005 (9:19 am)
Have to agree in part... the US companies have a long way to go when it comes to customer treatment. I think the PR boys just don't have what it takes to make it through the mgmt teams down to the actual customer contact.
#1659 of 2824 Re: Hoping [lightfootfl]
Dec 11, 2005 (9:29 am)
The 2007 Camry will debut at the Detroit Auto Show on that date. On sale date will not be until late March, from all accounts I've read.
#1660 of 2824 Re: Hoping [alpha01]
Dec 11, 2005 (10:08 am)
That (late March) sounds more like a date for trying to beat out the other early birds. Just really couldn't imagine a Jan intro (to the public sales) date. Thanks for your input.
Guess I may just have to go with the Sonata, and save the difference, as well as enjoy the dealership, vs the Toyota guy.
#1661 of 2824 Re: Hoping [alpha01]
Dec 11, 2005 (12:09 pm)
Gee can you imagine then, that there will be people on Jan 1, 2008 that will be driving 2007 Camry's that are almost 2 years old?