Last post on Feb 06, 2006 at 6:12 PM
You are in the Hyundai Sonata
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#2592 of 2824 Re: Another Factor [cxc]
Feb 04, 2006 (11:02 am)
Honda was proactive on their engine and transmission issues. They put a 100,000 warranty on all engine transmissions produced in this time frame, including Odysseys. They did not have to be forced to do so by the goverment. They eagerly addressed the problem.
Also, compare the number of types of problems and occurances over a longer time period. Honda and Camry have so few that when they do have an issue everyone makes such a big deal out of it. It's so common with other models it doesn't even cause a ripple.
Check again in the Consumer Report's Annual Auto Issue, april 2005. Accord hand moderate problems in transmissions in 2001 only. Fewer in previous years and none from 2002 on. And, it's better-than-average reliability from 1997 through 2004. (2006 isn't published yet)
Camry had moderate engine problems in 1997, and fewer in 1998 and 1999, none from 2000 on. They did have some brake problems from 1997 through 2000. After that almost perfect reliability, and, better-than-average reliability from 1997 until 2004.
Sonata, not recommended in 2000, average in 2001 and 2002, finially recommended in 2003 and 2004, but they may not have been around long enough. I would want to see longer term reliability.
Hyundai is coming along, but they're not their yet.
#2593 of 2824 Re: Let's Be Fair [94hawkskin]
Feb 04, 2006 (11:04 am)
Yes I think this shows Sonata is the best car out there in just about every dimension.
#2594 of 2824 Re: Let's Be Fair [badgerfan]
Feb 04, 2006 (11:06 am)
Why would they specifically pick the Sonata (and not some other car) and rank it so high. What purpose would that prove unless it were true.
Have you drive a Hyundai - lately?
#2595 of 2824 Re: Let's Be Fair [kgibbs29]
Feb 04, 2006 (11:13 am)
You are absolutely right I remeber "Made in Japan" was another word for junk. It took Toyota and Honda nearly 40 plus years to get to where ther are. Hyundai has done it in 20 and that are moving FAST very FAST.
#2596 of 2824 Re: Another Factor [ustazzaf]
Feb 04, 2006 (11:19 am)
That's funny because the 2005 Sonata was rated the most trouble free car and Hyundai has a 56% return buyer rate the highest in the business.
#2598 of 2824 Re: My bet [stockmanjoe]
Feb 04, 2006 (12:37 pm)
Wow you predict Toyota to be #1 next year! What a stretch! How many TV shows and newspaper articles did you have to see before you came up with such a outlandish prediction!!
#2599 of 2824 Re: My bet [travler]
Feb 04, 2006 (12:39 pm)
Hey some are leaders and others are followers.
Feb 04, 2006 (12:41 pm)
I admit that prediction isn't going too far out on a limb LOL!!
#2601 of 2824 Re: Resale Value – Past, Now, and Future [cxc]
Feb 04, 2006 (12:44 pm)
Are we really discussing if the Sonata is a better car or if it is a perceived better value? If and I understand it is an "IF" the Accord and Camry were the same price as the Sonata would this discussion still be going on? Probably NOT.