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#3647 of 5331 Re: Warning about the 2011 Sonata [snakeweasel]
Jun 29, 2010 (3:23 pm)
My 2001 Elantra was covered under that extended warranty also--and my sister (sold it to her a few years ago) got a new manifold for free recently, after nearly 10 years.
Also, my 2004 Elantra was recalled for a problem with the gas filler tube. I don't know if my car actually had a problem, but a lot of cars were affected by the recall. There have been other Hyundai recalls that affected quite a few cars. Consider that in the early days of the 2011 Sonata, Hyundai recalled all made to date because of a problem with the power lock switch--door wouldn't open if the "lock" button were held down. So this kind of history leads me to believe Hyundai would recall a car with a serious problem with the steering.
#3648 of 5331 Re: Warning about the 2011 Sonata [backy]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jun 29, 2010 (3:51 pm)
After the Toyota fiasco, and how they handled it, I doubt any of the major manufacturers would risk a cover-up. It can be more costly than a recall. I believe that if Toyota hadn't taken so long, they'd have had fewer people in panic mode. As it was, news about the issue was leaking out, and people freaked out.
#3650 of 5331 Re: Useful [salenics]
Jun 29, 2010 (5:49 pm)
#3651 of 5331 Re: Warning about the 2011 Sonata [mommyt]
Jun 29, 2010 (6:31 pm)
Thank you very much for nothing and you have a good life. It was nice hearing from you again,and maybe you can post again next year.
#3652 of 5331 Re: Still seeing steering problems on Hundai forum's too [keyman2]
Jun 29, 2010 (6:47 pm)
I purchased 2011 Sonata SE 4 days ago from a dealer in MD and drove back home (NJ) driving about 180 miles. It was the most exciting time I have ever had in driving a family car. The acceleration was unbelievably smooth for a 4 banger and it was just the best highway driving machine that's way better than my 2008 ML320 that I drove there to pick it up. The car is so much fun and exciting to drive and it easily accelerates to 80-100 MPH if you don't watch your speed. I was a little apprehensive about the decision to go with 2011 Sonata due to some persistent negative comments here but now I am a convert to Hyundai for life. My next purchase will not be a Merc but Hyundai.
#3653 of 5331 Re: Anyone Else Regretting Not Waiting For The Hybrid? [bobad]
Jun 29, 2010 (9:56 pm)
It would actually take you 4 years at 10,000 miles/year with the federal tax credit. If you're looking at it strictly from a frugal point of view, which is likely for many GLS buyers, the hybrid would actually make more sense if you can tolerate the smaller trunk space.
$25k-$3.4k = $21.6k. A base automatic with nothing added on is $20,195. $21,600-$20,195 = $1,405. At 38mpg for 10,000 with $3/gal, you pay $789 a year. At 26mpg for 10,000 with $3/gal, you pay $1,154 a year. $1,154-$789 = $365. $1,405/$365 = 3.85 years. That's about 4 years with interest accrued. If you drove it for 10 years, you'd save over $2k.
The negative impacts to the environment are far less in the life cycle of a hybrid.
#3654 of 5331 Re: Anyone Else Regretting Not Waiting For The Hybrid? [jasony79]
Jun 30, 2010 (4:03 am)
Just remember that you have 6 more months to get that federal tax credit and the Sonata Hybrid isn't out yet. There is going to be a mighty small window to get that credit.
#3655 of 5331 Re: Warning about the 2011 Sonata [snakeweasel]
Jun 30, 2010 (5:11 am)
I didn't say that they wouldn't fix it. I said that they are not going to contact their customers and ask them to bring the car in to make sure that it doesn't have the same problem as mine did!
I know this for a fact, because I requested that they do that and they told me that it would be too much of an expense. I even suggested that they check for the defect when the customers bring the car in for a service. This way they don't have to tell the customer that there is a possible problem. They told me that there is no reason to do that because it is an isolated issue! I asked both the Dealership and Hyundai and got the same answer from both! They just don't care.
You have to go to them....they aren't going to voluntarily contact you unless they do a recall.
#3656 of 5331 Re: Warning about the 2011 Sonata [schdy]
Jun 30, 2010 (5:42 am)
Why do you continue to ask questions that have already been answered over and over?
We all know that you aren't having a problem with your car, and that's great!
We all know that you think that what happened to me and my family was made up. Now you are upset because more people are reporting the same issue and it is just eating at you. You will never admit that you were wrong about me and this whole situation. There are people out there that will make things up just to get you going, but I am not one of them.