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Hyundai Sonata, Car Buying, Sedan
Aug 14, 2007 (12:53 pm)
Finally got to test the 2007 Sonata SE, I was somewhat disappointed with the comfort of the seat and the way it felt driving over humps, bumps, patches, etc on the roads here in Pennsylvania. Power and handling of the 6cyl is impressive and I would be inclined to purchase a GLS during this DUH sale if the ride would be smoother and quieter on rough pavement. Maybe the low profile tires are some of the reason for the bumpiness of the ride. I do like the Sonata even though it has these issues.
#21 of 29 Re: Test Drive Sonata SE [paradise_city]
Aug 14, 2007 (4:26 pm)
There's one way to find out: take a GLS for a test driven.
#22 of 29 Re: Test Drive Sonata SE [paradise_city]
Aug 14, 2007 (5:50 pm)
Also, if the car you drove did not have a power driver's seat (optional on the 2007 SE), drive one with the power seat and maybe a telescopic wheel (2008 SE or any LX/Limited). The combination makes for a more adjustable and comfortable driving position, in my experience.
#23 of 29 2008 Limited I4 No Sunroof
Mar 05, 2008 (8:09 am)
With a six thousand dollar price reduction as incentive I test drove a 2008 Sonata Limited with the four cylinder engine. Simply put I could not touch a comparable Toyota, Nissan, GM, for at least $7,000.00 more. Say what you want about Hunadai, but at the end of the day you will not find more value. The four cylinder is fine especially with gasoline going to $4.00 per gallon. The heated seats, electronic stability control, auto temperature control, alloy wheels, free XM for three months, six cd changer, antilock brakes, 10 year 100,000 mile warranty, Homelink Compass Auto Dim Mirror, are just a few of the items that make this car outstanding.
#24 of 29 Sonata vs Camry rent cars
Mar 05, 2008 (9:17 am)
Over the last couple of months, I've been given a low end Camry and Sonata to use as rent cars. The Sonata was clearly the better car in my opinion. I'm aware of the suspension noise and torque converter complaints and could detect neither in the 4cyl GLS I was given.
Styling is subjective, but for me, the Sonata is attractive while the Camry is not. I just can't get past the wart on the Camry's nose.
#25 of 29 Re: Sonata vs Camry rent cars [jlindh]
May 31, 2008 (10:31 am)
Does anyone know where I can rent a Sonata in the Dallas area? I'm interested in purchasing one and like the idea of renting one for a few days to test drive it on my own terms. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
#26 of 29 Re: Sonata vs Camry rent cars [ceveritt]
May 31, 2008 (12:20 pm)
Hertz is known to stock Sonatas, and I've seen 2009 Sonatas at Hertz in other cities recently (I haven't been to Dallas for awhile). You could call Hertz to find out if they have any in Dallas, e.g. DFW.
BTW that is a real smart idea. I have logged many miles in Sonatas (pre-2009) and gained an appreciation for them that way--much better than a 15-minute test drive. I get to drive a lot of rentals for work, and it's a good way to narrow down the field.
#27 of 29 2009 V6 Limited Test Drive
May 31, 2008 (8:18 pm)
I loved my 1/2 hour test drive, hence I bought the car. I've been loving it every day since.
#28 of 29 Re: Sonata vs Camry rent cars [backy]
Jun 04, 2008 (6:51 pm)
Thanks for the tip; I'll give Hertz a call tomorrow!
#29 of 29 Re: Sonata vs Camry rent cars [ceveritt]
Jul 02, 2008 (3:23 pm)
i rented a sonata in phoenix and drove it to albuquerque and back. i have a pinched nerve in my cervical and lumbar spine but had no back trouble during the trip. i
would not hesitate to buy a sonata.