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#3771 of 5331 Re: Hyundai may be raising prices [dash5]
Jul 07, 2010 (8:30 am)
Yes, 2011 Sonata for a Korean car is not that cheap since every major Asian brand and Ford are offering rebates, financial incentives and discounts. I know besides 1200 rebate Accord is being discounted 2000 plus off the invoice price to move inventory. Fusion had 2k rebate and Sonata have ALWAYS HAD REBATES! It will happen later,since the auto market is soft. Past resale values of this car is not great despite ALG"s high residual value projection which is done to reduce car lease payments, means its risky to overpay for it!
#3772 of 5331 2011 Sonata 2.0T timing chain or timing belt?
Jul 07, 2010 (8:40 am)
Does anyone know if the 2011 Sonata 2.0T will have a timing chain Thanks
#3774 of 5331 Drove the Sonata, TL, Maxima ...
Jul 07, 2010 (3:50 pm)
back to back to back last Saturday.
There is now a 2010 Maxima SV (crimson black exterior/cafe latte interior) with monitor, cold, spoiler and assorted accessories in my garage. Liked the Maxima and the base TL about the same. The Maxima was a better deal for me by about $2K. I liked the look and extra features of the Max vs. the TL. The Sonata is just not as solid of a performer on the road and not as nice inside as the other two which isn't surprising considering I don't think it is meant to compete with the Maxima and TL. The turbo won't change that in my opinion.
#3775 of 5331 2011 Sonata - Issues
Jul 07, 2010 (3:51 pm)
So, my new Sonata with only 850 miles on it has now been in the shop twice. It was in yesterday for a creaking sound that ended up being the fuel tank was not tightened down properly. It was fixed within a couple of hours.
Then, I get in my car after work today and the AC is not working at all. It is blowing HOT air. I drove straight to the dealer and within 1 mile of the dealer it starts to blow cool air. By the time the tech got in it was cold. This was the second time this occured. the first time it was cold within 5 minutes. This time it was over 20 minutes before it started to blow some what cool air. Not sure what the problem is, but they are keeping it and will let it sit in the hot sun tomorrow to see if they can duplicate the problem. VERY FRUSTRATING for a car thats 1 month old and only has 850 miles. Hope its not a sign of things to come.
#3776 of 5331 Re: Drove the Sonata, TL, Maxima ... [kfdmed]
Jul 07, 2010 (4:31 pm)
Congrats on the new car! Maxima is a very sharp car and that's probably the colors I'd go with myself. Good luck with it.
#3777 of 5331 Re: 2011 Sonata - Issues [fish8]
Jul 07, 2010 (5:53 pm)
Not much in the way of "new technology" in a/c, so I wouldn't worry about it. Heck, my wife's 2010 Tucson blew a compressor at ~4K miles. Stuff happens like this, but you just go on. Let the warranty do it's job. If the car is a pickle, you will know well within the warranty period, but to be honest, you really don't see many lemons anymore in any brand. Manufacturing techniques, design, materials, all have improved.
The gas tank noise is interesting. That would be a tricky one to isolate, but very easy to fix. I assume one of the straps wasn't placed quite right, or not quite snug or some such. Did the dealer put you in a free loaner? The local dealer did with my wife when the Tucson was in the shop.
#3778 of 5331 Re: 2011 Sonata - Issues [fish8]
Jul 08, 2010 (5:52 pm)
hey fish 8. I have a similar problem except I drove off the lot with mine. The car wont take fuel. There seems to be issues with the fuel tank and fuel intake system. from the research I did it seems that Hyundai has had these problems for years. I had the car less than a week and the service department has had it for 9 days now. I only had 300 miles on it. I'm having buyers remorse and have contacted an attorney.
#3779 of 5331 Re: 2011 Sonata - Issues [jlflemmons]
Jul 08, 2010 (8:31 pm)
That sounds like a very optimistic approach. I hope Hyundai has put as much effort in insuring reliability of this vehicle as it has in advertising it. Its warranty is the best in the market so at least you are covered.
Yes, there are lemons and often they can be pricey lemons since lot of them are Euro brands like Jaguar. Even Hyundai has some models that dont have stellar reliability performance like the current Elantra model series or 2006-2010 Sonata.
#3780 of 5331 Re: 2011 Sonata - Issues [alookman]
Jul 09, 2010 (3:29 am)
The current Elantra has a stellar (well I won't throw superlatives around too much, so how about great?) reliability record. The 2006-10 Sonata doesn't have much in the way of problems either, so what are you saying here? To the best of my knowledge, and belive me I read everything automotive, there is no current Hyundai product that is thought to be trouble prone..notice I didn't say they were trouble free.