Last post on Aug 12, 2009 at 3:34 PM
You are in the Hyundai Azera
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon, Ford Five Hundred, Chevrolet Impala, Ford Taurus, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#825 of 863 Re: the Impala - CRs worst [tjc78]
Oct 17, 2007 (1:44 pm)
makes you wonder which happens first : corporate America finally 'buys' enough Impalas for their fleets or Chevy runs out of the white paint needed for them. However, CR's 'worst' nomination does not make sense to me - if we are to assume that the cause for the rating is suspect reliability (as it normally is with CR). There is nothing on the Impala spec sheet that should create any problem for GM (or anybody else), pushrod 6s and 8s to go along with the 4 speed trannies - if anything surveyed reliability should be at least be something better than average. The model that figures to have more problems perhaps the long awaited RWD Aussie (2010?) Impala with one of those good fuel efficient V8s.
#827 of 863 A question for the HOST
Oct 22, 2007 (2:56 pm)
Is it possible to change the name from FIVE HUNDRED to TAURUS ?
#828 of 863 Re: A question for the HOST [motownusa]
Oct 22, 2007 (3:47 pm)
It says Taurus...?
#829 of 863 Re: A question for the HOST [motownusa]
Oct 23, 2007 (1:51 am)
#830 of 863 Re: A question for the HOST [pat]
Oct 23, 2007 (5:05 am)
My mistake . I thought I saw the name FIVE HUNDRED instead of TAURUS yesterday. Sorry Pat.
#831 of 863 Re: A question for the HOST [motownusa]
Oct 23, 2007 (7:16 am)
Actually, you may have noticed Five Hundred in the categories rather than the discussion name. Taurus is there too so I never removed Five Hundred - we don't have to confine this conversation to new cars by any means.
#832 of 863 Re: A question for the HOST [pat]
Oct 23, 2007 (11:28 am)
Thanks for the clarification
#833 of 863 Back on topic
Nov 01, 2007 (3:55 pm)
We have been Toyota owners for 18 years, the last 6 in Avalons. Wife and I, she is the main driver of this car, just did not like the exterior of current Avalons when compared to our 2004. We also felt that the Avalon's interiors had been cheapened. More plastic, seats just did not seem as plush, the dash space to windshield is huge, the funky door to the radio/CD. Trunk space went from 16 to 14.0 cu. ft. (We still travel by car at least once a year and four adults need the big trunk.) Plus dealer, who we had bought our last 5 Toyotas from just seemed to not care, as if saying we don't have to work as hard, we're Toyota. We test drove the Azera 3 different times, 3 different dealers, same for Avalon, each time kept coming back to the Azera. Felt for the money, what you get standard, and simple package upgrades, and no dealer add-ons it was a better deal. Regarding resale, what I lose in the end I made up with the price upfront. Reliability, well needed a new trany in the first Avalon within a month, took both in for rattles, squeeks, and noise behind dash. At 15000 miles maintenance told that transmission fluid needed replacement because it was burned. We don't pull a trailer or abuse our cars. We will see in a couple of years whether we buy another Hyundai but that's the fun of trying something different.
#834 of 863 Re: Back on topic [dfwfrank]
Nov 01, 2007 (6:40 pm)
This 2006 Azera Limited is the largest car I've owned, and I'm also trying something different as I've owned only two cars in the past 30 years, a 1977 Accord bought new (died at 328k miles) and a 1990 Accord bought with 28k miles on it (now residing as a back-up vehicle in my back yard with 248k miles on the odo). Resale value means nothing to me, as I plan to keep a car "forever."
I put my money where my hopes are for the Hyundai marque and I'll hold Hyundai to Honda standards! So far (17k miles) so good...