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#16745 of 18220 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS
Feb 29, 2012 (12:13 pm)
Just wanted to post an update about my 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS that I got for $16,000 brand new in Dec. of 2005 now has 75,000 trouble free miles on it. I now see that Hyundai's are closer priced to Honda and Toyota, but at that time the Sonata was about $5,000 less than an equally equipped Accord or Camry.
There were a lot of people on this board that thought the Sonata would fall apart after the new wore off. I hope to have this car for at least five more years.
#16746 of 18220 Re: 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS [94hawkskin]
Feb 29, 2012 (1:14 pm)
My 2007 GLS turns five next month, 56k miles. I've owned it for 2-1/2 years (bought off a lease). It's been a great car for us. Still the original brakes, no major problems. Really the only problems have been a power recliner switch needed replacing a couple of years ago, and both sun visors had to be replaced as they kept flapping down--a common problem with this generation of Sonatas. Those fixes were done under warranty of course. Also used the roadside assistance a few times when my wife locked the keys in the car. That and the warranty expire in a few weeks. But I'm looking to get at least four more years out of the car, which my wife drives most of the time.
BTW, I checked the KBB private party price on it the other day and it was only about $1000 less than I paid for it... shows the price escalation of Hyundais and cars in general in the past few years.
#16747 of 18220 Re: 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS [backy]
Mar 02, 2012 (8:16 am)
Yeah, I also had to have both of my sun visors replaced (under warranty) and have had my ESC/ABS light sensor go off and fixed (under warranty). Outside of those two things, the car has been flawless. Still four years of powertrain warranty left. Glad I got in on Hyundai when I did, because I see their prices are shooting towards Toyota and Honda prices.
#16748 of 18220 Re: 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS [backy]
Mar 02, 2012 (12:49 pm)
Having put 404,109 mile on my '07 3.3 ltd, I can tell you with proper maint. and paying attention you will do just fine. I had no major problems, just routine maint. and routine wear and tear. Now with 80,000 on my '11 SE2.0T in 8 mos, I expect the same. Drive on with confidence.
#16749 of 18220 Re: 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS [hotrod54]
Mar 02, 2012 (7:08 pm)
400k on a Sonata?! That must be close to a record. You should tell HMA about that... maybe they'll put you in a commercial.
#16750 of 18220 Re: 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS [hotrod54]
Mar 03, 2012 (6:04 am)
Now with 80,000 on my '11 SE2.0T in 8 mos
80k / 8 months = 10k per month
10k / 22 working days = 455 miles per day
Do you believe that? Even if a person takes a long trip once a month (say 1k miles), you still need to drive 9k / 22 = 409 miles / day. That's a whole day highway driving.
#16751 of 18220 Re: 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS [gooddeal2]
Mar 03, 2012 (7:55 am)
Yes that is easy to drive that much in a day. I drive 400 miles in six & half hours with two breaks all the time. That only avergeing 67 MPH
#16752 of 18220 Re: 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS [gooddeal2]
Mar 03, 2012 (9:05 am)
Maybe he uses the car for delivery and pickup and is on the road 10-12 hours a day constantly driving from one place to another. Not something I would want to do but many people do that to make a living. Totally feasible.
#16753 of 18220 Re: 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS [gooddeal2]
Mar 03, 2012 (1:53 pm)
That's a lot of driving for anybody. 15 years ago my brother took a year off work and traveled the country in his '87 Jetta. He basically lived in that car and averaged almost 1,500 miles a week. He ended up with 255,000 miles on that Jetta. It was a red GLI with 5-speed stick.
It's certainly possible. Having 400,000 miles on a 5 year old car and averaging 80K/year for 5 straight years? That's nuts, possible - but nuts.
#16754 of 18220 Re: 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS [m6user]
Mar 03, 2012 (5:16 pm)
I still don't think you can rack up those miles w/ a "delivery and pickup" job b/c most of the time you need to stop and wait for people to deliver the stuff. Plus, you don't drive faster than 40-50 miles/ hours for this job.