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Hyundai Azera, Sedan
Long-Term Test: 2007 Hyundai Azera - No matter how you slice it, it's obvious the Azera is a sedan that's of seminal importance for Hyundai, so we set out to find one that would offer the most car for the money. (more)
#6 of 15 Re: Wear and Tear [hjc1]
Feb 17, 2008 (8:43 am)
My '07 with 12,500 miles is flawless in terms of interior materials used and overall assembly of components. My only beef if the noisy rear suspension that emits a hollow echoing cabin noise over less than perfect road conditions.
'Why would Hyundai give them a car that wasn't perfect ????'
Obviously Hyundai knows Edmunds is rough on their test vehicles.
#7 of 15 Re: Article Comments - [KarenS]
Feb 18, 2008 (12:27 pm)
2007 Limited with Ultimate package, 10 months and 7,800 miles. Only complaint I have is the impact harshness over rough roads, but I have learned to live with it. Otherwise, very comfortable and all the bells and whistles work. No repairs and it is still super quiet. Quietest sunroof I've ever had and I don't have a deflector.
I have the light interior and it still looks perfect. The optional carpets are showing some wear, but that is what they are for. Personally, I think the optional carpets should be a medium gray and not the same color as the carpeting in the car anyway. Black might even be a better choice.
Just for fun, took it to Carmax last month. Worth $18,000 real world in perfect condition - before the 08's were actually out. But look how much I saved buying it! Actually paid less for the Azera than I had for Camry XLE V6 in 2003 and that was below TMV.
Re: stereo, my wife says it doesn't matter since all I listen to is C&W, 50's/60's rock and pop anyway. Sounds good to me.
One complaint is with the parking lights. You have to look in the owner's manual if you actually want to leave them on and turn the car off. Prevents accidentally leaving them on, but a hassle the few times you might want to do it.
#8 of 15 My 12 month experience- 23,600 miles
Feb 19, 2008 (12:07 pm)
I have had my 2006 (purchased new in early 07) for 12 months and 23,600 miles (yes I drive a lot, and, my butt's not sore). I am still looking for a problem, only item is the forward doors do not stay open easily at the mid point they always want to close. If I open to the wide point and I am not on a slope then all is ok. I installed my own after market HID lights Love-em, with all my driving I rely on them many hours each day (night). With all that said, what do I do spend an extra $10 grand for another brand...NOT!! I haven't reset my MPG gauge since I purchased and we are holding at 27.7 mpg. Oil changes are easy as are all air filter changes. I DO DREAD changing the spark plugs which will require pulling off the intake manifold I will do those at the same time I change the transmission fluid around 75,000 miles, and I will perform both items myself probably along with the brakes, will make for a nice Saturday morning "stretch and twist".
My wife drives a 2003 BMW 525 and I very much enjoy driving it but I will purchase another Azera before a BMW.....TYVM
Simply stated I have a perfect car!
#9 of 15 My Observarions...
Feb 19, 2008 (2:52 pm)
I have the beige interior in my '06 Limited, and it can definitely show dirt. The trick is to never let the seats and carpet get that dirty. I use some darker berber custom floor mats, and clean and condition the seats regularly. After 13 months, they still look brand new.
I pretty much agree with Edmund's assessment of the vehicle (though my interior is put together very well and the stereo sounds just fine to me) -- but when you factor in the price, I say it is one hell of a car.
#10 of 15 Re: My 12 month experience- 23,600 miles [cwj3620]
Feb 19, 2008 (10:17 pm)
Check your owners manual to be sure about that tranny fluid change.
I think most Hyundais call for tranny flush at 30K miles. Just check to be sure you don't inadvertantly void your warranty.
#11 of 15 Still loving my 06
Feb 19, 2008 (11:11 pm)
I purchased my 06 in Dec. 05, Black w/ gray interior. I agree that the seats do get dirty. Mine tend to get a blue tint from jeans. I use Lexol leather cleaner and the seats always come clean. I purchased a set of clear, all-weather mats, and placed them over my OEM mats. Mats still look new. My interior is flawless as is everything else. Fuel economy has not been great as we drive it mainly for short trips city trips. I have only accumulated 14.5k miles since my daily driver is a Black on Black 07 SantaFe Limited. Personally speaking, the Azera is a premium car and an exceptional value in its class.
#12 of 15 Re: Still loving my 06 [tinydog1]
Feb 20, 2008 (8:05 pm)
I am with you. I have an 06 Azera Limited Pearl White with gray interior. Purchased in Aug. 06 and have 13,500 miles. My wife drives it during the week and on weekends it's our main car. I have an 06 Sonata LX6 purchased Jan. 06 with just 8,000 miles. The Azzy is an awesome car and runs circles around our previous Acura TL's. As soon as winter departs the NY area I will have the car detailed, inside as well as outside. We are seniors and I can't do the stuff I used to do. Not sorry for one minute to be driving cars with the flying H.
#13 of 15 Re: My 12 month experience- 23,600 miles [bhmr59]
Feb 21, 2008 (10:51 am)
I did check the service book, interesting it calls for Tranny oil change 168,000 miles regular service. Tell me if i am wrong!
#14 of 15 Re: My Observarions... [azgrand]
Aug 29, 2010 (10:13 am)
Hi, I'm having a time trying to clean the interior of my Azera. The dash and door areas
esp. Also do you have any tips on how to clean the leather seats?
#15 of 15 Re: My 12 month experience- 23,600 miles [cwj3620]
Aug 31, 2010 (6:12 pm)
While the normal service interval for ATF is 105,000 miles (168,000 Kilometers!), the "severe usage" figure is every 30,000 miles and I'd hazard that every dealer wants to say that your vehicle falls under "severe usage."
Try asking your dealer to explain why "severe usage" should be applicable in your individual circumstance, to see some quality tap-dancing...