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#2460 of 5326 Re: Need help with a color choice for 2011 Sonata SE [basil123]
Apr 20, 2010 (3:00 pm)
I did test drive a 2009 Sonata several times back when I was looking at buying a new sedan. The Sonata just wasn't quite as good in ride, comfort, and interior quality. I was speaking about the 2011. I don't plan on purchasing a new vehicle for several years to replace my Fusion which I do love by the way. I am just someone that probably should lease so I can always have the latest and greatest. I really think the new Fusion is fantastic as well. As far as being in for service, I'm not sure what you were indicating here? I have had zero problems after 20000 miles. I have a 6 year old loaded Mercury Mountaineer Luxury AWD V8 which we bought new that has been a very reliable vehicle and of course is a ford product. I gave my daughter my 2003 Hyundai Sonata LX V6 when I bought the fusion. Had to have the entire engine replaced at 6600 miles (yes that's 6600 miles). I believe Hyundai has come a long way since then and would not have any qualms in buying another one. In fact, when we replace the Mountaineer in a couple of years, the Santa Fe will be on our list along with the Chevy Equinox and the 2011 Ford Edge which is supposed to be a beautiful vehicle. We will be down sizing our vehicle size since our youngest is going away to college the year after next and a smaller crossover will be all we need.
#2462 of 5326 Re: Limited tail pipe [dash5]
Apr 20, 2010 (4:02 pm)
The single tailpipe is chrome and not very visable. Here is a pic of mine.
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I do wish the limited came with the dual exhaust...makes it look so much better from the rear.
#2463 of 5326 Re: Need help with a color choice for 2011 Sonata SE [mtnman1]
Apr 20, 2010 (3:40 pm)
Sorry to hear about your trouble with the 2003 Sonata LX, at least it happened under warranty. I had a 2004 Sonata GLS with 150,000 miles and for the most part it was very reliable and never needed major service. Fords and Hyundais have both come a long way since then, I'm glad to say. I guess sometimes you just run into bad luck sometimes.
#2464 of 5326 Re: Need help with a color choice for 2011 Sonata SE [syitalian25]
Apr 20, 2010 (4:14 pm)
Yes it was under warranty and Hyundai was very good about taking care of things. I had been hearing a clicking sound coming from the engine compartment for about 500 miles or so. I took it in to the dealer. After waiting about an hour or so the service advisor came out and told me that they were ordering me a brand new engine. I was in a state of shock and a little angry. I couldn't believe that my brand new car was already messed up. I had taken a big chance buying a Hyundai in the first place after looking at Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry. The thing that really impressed me was that Hyundai didn't try to sweep things under the carpet. They came right out and told me what the problem was. They gave me a Santa Fe to drive for free during the 2 weeks my car was out of commission. My daughter has been driving it for the last 1 1/2 years and it now has 64,000 miles on it and seems to be in good shape. No major problems since the engine failure.
#2465 of 5326 Re: Radiant Silver [skiatl]
Apr 20, 2010 (4:33 pm)
Very nice! I love the silver.
#2466 of 5326 Black Plum Pearl Limited with NAV & Camel interior
Apr 20, 2010 (5:01 pm)
Just picked up my car and this color looks great with the sun hitting it.Had the windows tinted now I'll take it and have some better wood grain put in. The black grain looks bad. If someone can tell me how to post pics I will. I think this car is just as fast as my 2005 Sonata GLS with the 6 cyl.
#2467 of 5326 Re: Limited tail pipe [skiatl]
Apr 20, 2010 (5:30 pm)
Ok thank you, that's what I was expecting not what I saw on the black one. Not sure what hers was like that. Silver looks fantastic by the way congrats.
#2468 of 5326 Re: Black Plum Pearl Limited with NAV & Camel interior [moontrain]
Apr 20, 2010 (6:19 pm)
I had the 2004, it is noticeably faster I'd say. The torque is only slightly higher (6 more actually in the SE) but that extra 28 HP it not just a number - I can feel it.
#2469 of 5326 Re: Radiant Silver [skiatl]
Apr 20, 2010 (6:52 pm)
That color looks beautiful,good luck with your new car.There's so many silvers out there but still it looks great thanks I think I may buy it in Silver or White?