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Hyundai Sonata, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#5209 of 5326 Re: Sonata Ride Quality [rick2456]
Oct 23, 2011 (12:02 pm)
I never said 2012 Camry is a bargain. Toyota and all the cafeteria mode of packaging is designed to push the cost and make tidy profit for all involved except consumers and I hate it. Nissan, Toyota and every Euro mfger. have pkgs that can incease the price of base trim level by 25+%.
Hyundai has followed Honda's format of few sensible different trim levels with only very few optional packages. Neither offers consumer rebates but factory to dealer unadvertised incentives that they can pass on and or keep and that varies each month. 2012 Sonatas are being retailed 1.5k-2.5k more than 2011 models either due to less factory incentives or dealer pocketing them due to low inventory and solid demand. Its a great car indeed!
Sonata, Accord and Altima are on on our shopping list. Best deals are on 2012 Altimas and other two are not being discounted that much. Altima ranked #1 by CR has great balance of handling, ride and road noise but their pkgs. can make them pricey except one can get 2012 with rebates and discounts for less than 2k-3k off invoice on most models.
#5210 of 5326 Re: Absolutely [sandman_6472]
Oct 23, 2011 (4:29 pm)
Eventhough we drive long distance how can we discover brand new car at 35 miles needs axle replacement or some other part needs replacement. we need to be mechanic to find that out. I do not agree with your opinion on give dealership to fix the problem because
1) Why am i paying a new car price and having it fixed, I can buy a used car with warranty and drive.
2) I am talking about a brand new car having issues at 35 miles not that i have driven car 3k miles and experiencing the problem
3) How can Hyundai can sell the brand new car without inspection
By the way i never said i ever screamd at service people, i am trying to resolve it with good attitude with HyundaiUSA headoffice.
by the way there are so many people out there try to screw somebody.
you will not feel the pain untill it happens to you.
#5211 of 5326 Re: Absolutely [rdb7]
Oct 24, 2011 (6:48 pm)
I'm sorry to say this, but just get off your high horse and take the car in to get checked. Hyundai head office will not give further assistance to you when they know that you didn't even have the car checked. It might turn out to be something not that serious at all. Does anyone else agree?
#5212 of 5326 Re: Absolutely [LASHAWN]
Oct 24, 2011 (8:07 pm)
Any new car, or just about any new anything can require some adjustment.
#5213 of 5326 Re: Absolutely [LASHAWN]
Oct 24, 2011 (8:30 pm)
Hi LASHWAN and bhrm59,
I hope you guys are not Hyndai dealers or representatives. Because rdb7 problem seems to be genuine. How can any customer wants his brand new car to be repaired immediately after purchase? In thats case all of us can buy USED cars and get them repaired.
I did some research and there are lot of problems are being reported in the website
#5214 of 5326 Re: Absolutely [LASHAWN]
Oct 24, 2011 (8:44 pm)
please read forum completely before giving suggestions. Dealership found that AXLE need to be replaced for a BRAND NEW CAR. then only i went to hyundai headoffice.
#5215 of 5326 Re: Absolutely [xmen1]
Oct 24, 2011 (9:01 pm)
you are absolutely right . LASHAWN seems to be dealer or some relation to Hyundai. Check his some of the posts trying to mock consumers. we should complain about these guys to edmunds.
#3150 of 3170 Re: SPIII [geoblue] by LASHAWN
Mar 29, 2011 (5:32 am)
Replying to: geoblue (Mar 28, 2011 8:43 am)
Do just the drain and fill. I have a 2006 Sonata LX and I had my transmission fluid serviced by the dealer. If your the original owner it would be best you have dealer service your transmission due to vehicle still under powertrain warranty. My dealer charges $149.95 for the drain and fill service which should be all you need if your car has the V6 engine.
#4 of 7 Re: Genesis Crash Accident in South Korea. [boycotthyundai] by LASHAWN
Jun 06, 2011 (5:01 am)
Replying to: boycotthyundai (Jun 03, 2011 1:50 pm)
You make it sound as though this has never happened to any other manufacturer before. Can you explain to me how all the airbags in a vehicle would deploy because a tire came into contact with a curb at less than 20mph? This happened to a customer of mine in a GM vehicle.
#5216 of 5326 Re: Absolutely [jimmy113]
Oct 25, 2011 (5:27 am)
I've no idea if LASHAWN works for Hyundai or a Hyundai dealer. Frankly, it doesn't matter.
To the OP - You apparently got a car with a defective or mis-calibrated part. It happens, and yes it is annoying. However, your dealer is working with you to fix it. I don't see this as a big problem.
A big problem would be if they were a) unwilling to fix the problem or b) their attempted fixes don't work. For b), if it happens enough you can invoke your state's Lemon Law and get Hyundai to buy it back.
If I were you I'd drop the car off at the dealer and ask for a loaner to use until they have the problem fully resolved. That way you can put miles/wear on their car and you're not inconvenienced with needing further trips to the dealer until it's time to pick up the repaired car. Putting their loaner into service is also incentive to the dealer to get your car fixed.
#5217 of 5326 After test driving a bit disappointed
Oct 25, 2011 (6:24 am)
I was ready to buy it and went to test drive it.
The 2.4 engine is loud as can be heard inside the cabin, even at 2,500 to 3,000 rpm. The salesperson said people like it and I can simply crank up the radio!! I told him if I like engine noise (in a family sedan), I will be testing an Infinity.
Hyundai: Why can't you put more sound insulation into the 2.4 model? Leave the 2.0T as is. But the noise of GDI engines is not as nice to hear as the regular gasoline ones.
Not many choices left: 2012 Camry is bland and boring (but good mpg), so is Ford Taurus. All new Accord is coming in Spring and doesn't make sense to buy one now and become an old model after a few months, and same for Malibu. Altima and Fusion are also due for a new generation. If Sonata's engine is loud, Optima will be the same.
#5218 of 5326 Re: Absolutely [jimmy113]
by kirstie_h HOST
Oct 25, 2011 (7:54 am)
Let's knock off the witch hunt. I know it's nearly Halloween, but that doesn't work for us. If you don't like someone's posts, skip them.