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Hyundai Sonata, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#373 of 5326 Re: No Sonata for SoCal? [kaliforniak]
Feb 11, 2010 (10:38 am)
PLENTY OF SONATA'S HERE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA. SAW A GLS YESTERDAY WITH A 2 TONE INTERIOR IT WAS OUT STANDING. TAN SEATS FRONT AND BACK. TAN AND BLACK TRIM ON DASH AND DOORS. SO CLOSE TO GETTING ONE BUT HAVE A 2007 MIATA COMING OFF LEASE IN JUNE. THIS IS HOLDING ME UP, ESPECIALLY WITH HYUNDAI $199MONTH LEASE.FOR 36MONTHS THIS DEALERSHIP HAD 4 LIMITEDS . LOADED CAR FOR FOR 26500.ONLY OPTION IS NAVAGATION
#374 of 5326 SONATA
Feb 11, 2010 (10:41 am)
A LOT OF CAR FOR THE MONEY ESPECIALLY WITH THE WARRENTY.
#375 of 5326 Re: SONATA [hhr06]
Feb 11, 2010 (10:49 am)
Please don't post in all caps. It insinuates you're shouting and is hard to read.
#376 of 5326 Re: suspension noise [rich27514]
Feb 11, 2010 (11:35 am)
Wow thats great news! No suspension noise would be a godsend. I'm really excited to see the new 2011's. I know I will take a hit on my 2009 if I trade it already, but it might be worth it to me. I only have 12,000 on it so plenty of warranty left.
#377 of 5326 Sonata 2011 Family Sedan
Feb 11, 2010 (11:39 am)
Good specs, well ahead of competition, aggressive pricing and options.
Most people look for safety, economy, handling, finish, price, comfort in a family sedan. Very few care I4/v6,0-60 etc.(most family sedans are I4 in 15- 30k range)
Old days v8 was in huge size and heavy, v6 replaced with better power and less weight, now I4 will take over to give way to Turbo in future.
With reduction in weight, new engine technology and 6 speed box, 2011 Sonata has reduce gap between I4-v6 and improved fuel economy guess very few family guys will notice any change in acceleration, lane changing.
I have been a long pro-Jap guy and have loved Honda, Subaru of the lot till 2006, when I was in market for a car, Honda snobs pushed me to a new Sonata 06 LX loaded. I save 5K upfront and had more features like ESC. I am glad I changed. Love the car, Shiftronic stick.
Regarding resale price, I know, I saved upfront for a better car with great warranty, peace of mind. I normally do not change with models, so what I get few years down the road is not a major issue but if the Hyundai stay course, it will improved a lot, considering recent Toyota/Honda problems.
I know first year model have teething problems but now Hyundai is well learnt from past mistake and put my trust in 2006 and do not regret. Not any problem so far except ESC recall and washer pump which they took care very well at my time.
I am in market to add another car in stable but wait a while for better rebate when dust settles in couple of months.
I had driven Honda EX I4, even though Honda engines are smooth, it made lot of noise in aggressive driving at higher rev. How this Sonata engine is? Has anyone got a test? I yet to see one and test drive.
I wish Hyundai has split options like Nav/Sun roof. New solid state Nav should be trouble free.
Keep experience comments flowing......Happy Hyundaing.......
#378 of 5326 purchasing a 2011 Sonata Limited
Feb 11, 2010 (11:46 am)
Does anyone know if they plan on receiving any Pearl White 2011 Sonata Limited in Broward County in the near future, because I'm getting anxious about buying one.?
Feb 11, 2010 (12:13 pm)
good point about the packaging. As someone that requires a moonroof, but has no desire to pay for a nav, the $2,600 package is a tad excessive.
I imagine that is just for the rollout though. Otherwise they will lose some sales over it.
#380 of 5326 Re: When is the turbo coming out? [mattyd]
Feb 11, 2010 (2:02 pm)
That link in # 371 is causing messages to be
chopped off on my monitor.
#381 of 5326 Re: When is the turbo coming out? [bhmr59]
Feb 11, 2010 (2:21 pm)
Check the text size in your browser. If using Internet Explorer go to View, Text Size and then chose "larger" or "medium". Should fix.
Feb 11, 2010 (2:45 pm)
The Lexus IS 250 had 184lb ft of torque out of a V6 motor.Easy to get to 40k on that car. Thats' pretty paltry in todays market.
The V6 market on all Camrys and Accords is thin. Most people are price shoppers and they opt for the 4cyl.
4 cyl motors are the future with Turbo's. Audi makes 258lb ft od torque out of a 2 litre Turbo 4. Why have a 6 when a 4 is so close and 2-3 MPG better. I'd take a turbo 4 with high torque over a V6 anyday in a smaller car like the Sonata.