Last post on Oct 27, 2007 at 4:30 PM
You are in the Hyundai Sonata
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Mazda MAZDA6, Hyundai Sonata, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#42 of 91 Re: My analogy [chrisford]
Jan 04, 2006 (8:10 am)
just so you know the jd power surveys are not accurate at all. i have worked with the jd power surveys for about 7 years and i can tell the one thing they aren't is accurate.
#43 of 91 Re: My analogy [lexuslover0329]
Jan 04, 2006 (10:41 am)
i have worked with the jd power surveys for about 7 years and i can tell the one thing they aren't is accurate.
Do you mean you worked for the company, JD Power, or just used their surveys for seven years?
Could you give some inaccuracies that you found?
#44 of 91 Any Real-World Reliability Info?
Jan 09, 2006 (8:26 pm)
This thread has gotten quiet; how bout this: anyone have a lot of miles on either a Mazda6 or a Sonata (would have to be the previous generation Sonata, of course). Would be interesting to compare notes. I only have 20K on my 6S but so far, 0 problems. 20K doesn't really mean much, IMO- 75K plus tells a better story.
#45 of 91 Re: Any Real-World Reliability Info? [fitguy]
Jan 09, 2006 (8:49 pm)
I have both the 2003 Mazda6i and 2006 Hyundai Sonata. So far, my Mazda6 has had zero problems with over 32k miles.
#46 of 91 Re: Just bought GLS V-6 Saturday [fitguy]
Jan 13, 2006 (8:18 pm)
I just bought a 2006 Sonata GLS premium ( Canadian) which is similar to the Us version of the LX minus the sub woofer and 6 cd changer.
I spent 6 months reading everything and driving the main competition ( Mazda 6, Accord, Camry, Altima).
The main negative is with the Sonata is the unknown resale value but my predication is that in 3 to 5 years Hyundai will have close to the same excellent reputation as Honda and Toyota and a very good resale value.
With the 17 inch tires the Sonata handles as good as the others ( see the recent Car and Driver comparison and is quicker and/or faster than some.
#47 of 91 Re: Just bought GLS V-6 Saturday [eric914]
Jan 19, 2006 (1:53 pm)
i've got a 2006 sonata lx w/ the sub and 6disc cd changer, and i've already got over 7500 miles on it. it's been a dream so far and i still get compliments on how it looks. the only problem that i've had was with the cd changer, and rather than trying to tinker around and fix it, they replaced the whole unit.
i love the design of the mazda6, it is gorgeous but there's just SO much room in the sonata! you'll instantly become the favorite go to guy for road trips because of how comfortable the back seat is. if you haven't done it yet, try sitting back there. even with the front seats pushed back it's still got loads of space.
#48 of 91 Re: My analogy [larry1135]
Feb 05, 2006 (7:50 am)
[quote]I would say that Hyundai is going through something like its Korean Cousin Samsung. Sony was IT in electronics, but now Samsung is knocking down their door. This is a good example of a Korean company overtaking a Japanese company, and I think Hyundai will definitely succeed in their quest. [/quote]
Larry, you are so right... if people only knew the depth of the rivalry between Japan and Korea. It's almost like an obsessive, jealous hatred. They watch each other intently, and when 1 makes an improvement, the other matches it at any cost.
Forget Sony and Samsung. Hyundai itself is becoming a major player in electronics! They make GREAT LCD monitors (I love my L90D!) and RAM, and are making inroads in other areas of computers and electronics.
Car-wise, Hyundai is paying their dues right now by offering the insane 10 year warranty. They know the warranty will eat much of their profits, but are willing to forego early profits to steal loyalty and market share from their nemesis, the Japanese. The real winners in this bitter war? That would be Larry and Bob.
#49 of 91 Re: My analogy [bobad]
Feb 05, 2006 (2:09 pm)
Hatred between the Koreans and Japanese is as intense as it can get.
#50 of 91 Topic
Feb 05, 2006 (2:21 pm)
Folks, we're discussing specifically the Mazda6 and the Sonata. Let's leave the political judgments for a more appropriate forum
#51 of 91 Re: Topic [pat]
Feb 05, 2006 (4:50 pm)
It wasn't meant to be a political judgmement at all. It was about Mazda (Japan) and Hyundai (S Korea) being fiercely competitive, and the consumers being the big winners.
It was a TOUGH decision, but I went for the Sonata. Next time, maybe the Mazda6 will win. That's the way competition works.