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#214 of 5331 Re: Edmunds review of the 2011 sonata [craigmri]
Jan 17, 2010 (8:16 pm)
Your knowledge is more reliable than mine. I based mine on Dawn Kent at the Birmingham News. She wrote an article ,stating that the 2010's were done and the 2011's were being assembled but were at 40%. There were photos of people checking the quality of the 2011 autos as they came down the line. You can go to the Birmingham News site and type in "2011 Hyundai Sonata" and it gives a lot of info along with photos. My favorite reporter is Cosby Woodruff of the Montgomery Advertiser.My Ca contacts still haven't received an order window although they expected one last week. Anyone heard any thing concerning prices [ except under $2000 ]. I am like a kid the night before Christmas.
#216 of 5331 Re: Edmunds review of the 2011 sonata [caseybru]
Jan 18, 2010 (6:49 am)
You just read the date in the article wrong. It was dated Dec. 17th not Jan 17th.
#217 of 5331 Re: Edmunds review of the 2011 sonata [m6user]
Jan 18, 2010 (7:45 am)
No,actually the date of Dec 17,2009 is what I was basing my statement on. Dawn said the 2010 models ceased to be mfg on 12/17/09 and the assembly of the 2011 models was started. It really doesn't make any difference as to whet I said or meant. My question remains. What will the price be on the 2011 sonata. In my last statement, I wrote in the parenthetical citations , the price of the 2011 as under $2000 [a boo-boo] when I actually meant to write under $20,000
#218 of 5331 Re: Edmunds review of the 2011 sonata [caseybru]
Jan 18, 2010 (8:20 am)
Hold on another couple of weeks. Hyundai is making a big splash on the 2011 Sonata with the Super Bowl. At that point the cars should be trickling in to dealers. So I think we'll see pricing announced very soon. We'll also see the March car issues come out in the next couple of weeks, and I would be really shocked if we didn't see reviews of the car in some of those--again to coincide with rollout of the car in NA.
#219 of 5331 2011 Sonata at Detroit Auto Show
Jan 21, 2010 (7:32 am)
Hello, I checked out a 2011 Sonata sedan at the Detroit auto show yesterday. It was a pre-production SE model. I sat in it and looked it over. I'm very impressed and will seriously consider it as my next car. I'm looking forward to read the future road tests and comparsions by the auto mags and blogs. I hope it is sporty and responsive. That's what I like about my current 2007 Mazda 6i 5-door.
#220 of 5331 Re: 2011 Sonata at Detroit Auto Show [rdm925]
Jan 21, 2010 (10:01 am)
I don't believe the Sonata will nearly as sporty and responsive as your Mazda, even the Sonata SE model. It may be more responsive than the current version of the Sonata but I'm pretty positive it won't approach what you're used to with your 6. I'm hoping it steps up a notch from it's current handling but I'm not expecting a sports car feel by any means. They have different marketing goals.
#221 of 5331 Re: 2011 Sonata at Detroit Auto Show [rdm925]
Jan 21, 2010 (1:31 pm)
2011 Sonata with a base engine (200hp) may not be sporty and responsive as your Mazda 6, but i'm quite certain that a turbocharged 2011 Sonata (coming end of this year) which produces around 280hp will be very sporty and responsive.
#222 of 5331 Re: 2011 Sonata at Detroit Auto Show [splx]
Jan 21, 2010 (2:19 pm)
It's only 198hp in the GLS/Limited, the SE has 200hp but who's counting. I was really referring to the handling not the power(my I4 is no speed demon) which you may be equating to responsiveness . They may adjust the handling across the line for the turbo but I doublt it....it will probably just have more power like they did with the V6. They may tweak SE some more. This is all guesstimate on my part, I have no inside info.
I've read a lot of different numbers on the output of the turbo for the Sonata. I would think around 250-260 but anythings possible. If you have a reliable source that the 280hp is definite and that that they are going to up the "very sporty" factor in the handling department - please let us know.
#223 of 5331 Re: 2011 Sonata at Detroit Auto Show [m6user]
Jan 21, 2010 (5:06 pm)
Hi m6user, you are possibly right. The test will if they concentrate on handling and response. I was impressed with the design and style. However with the fasback roof the trunk opening is small. They should consider a 5-door and Mazda should bring out a 5-door in the 6 line again.