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#5219 of 5326 Sonata power seats - SE road noise
Oct 24, 2011 (11:16 pm)
I test drove a 2011 SE with 25k miles on it the other day, and a 2012 GLS with the power seat. I could swear the SE had more comfortable seats, but the salesperson that helped me with the GLS said the only difference was the leather side bolsters.
Does anyone know if the GLS and SE power seats are the same with the exception of bolster material?
Has anyone with a 2011 or newer found the seats get more comfortable over time?
Any SE owners found tires that quiet the freeway noise?
#5220 of 5326 Re: Sonata power seats - SE road noise [sonatshopper]
Oct 25, 2011 (10:08 am)
need to ask another question.
I'm considering buying a certified used, but I noticed two spots on the top of the chrome grille lip that's mounted to the hood. I searched myself but couldn't find any after market replacements. Need to find a solution before I consider purchasing. Any thoughts on where to get replacements?
#5221 of 5326 Re: Absolutely [xmen1]
Oct 25, 2011 (10:23 am)
The only connection I have to Hyundai is that I drive an '05 Sonata.
I do know that manufactured products sometimes have defects right off the bat. Sellers should be given the opportunity to fix the problem. In the case of a new car, the owner should be given free use of a similar car (of the same model year) until the problem has ben fixed.
#5222 of 5326 Re: Absolutely [kirstie_h]
Oct 26, 2011 (8:16 am)
Are you also delaer? beacuse you are not following what you said in the post. If you did not like my post then why didn't you skip it?
I dont care if it doen't work for you
. its not about you.
#5223 of 5326 Re: After test driving a bit disappointed [ttb]
Oct 26, 2011 (9:03 am)
I narrowed down to 3 cars, Altima, Accord and Sonata. All three are solid choices and non are perfect. Since Altima was being deep discounted I did get it.
In past I always waited for intro. model to get newest version, but had major transmission problem on 03 Accord (intro. model) and it was fixed on 04 model. Hence I would rather wait a year or more before one gets history of the model and allows manufacturer to fix the design flaws that may not show up in initial prototype testing but it often does on mass production model.
Intro. models will be sold at peak demand and hard to get and hence over priced. Best to wait a year but than didn't work for us with Sonata. It's 1500 more for 2012 vs. 2011 on Sonata.
#5224 of 5326 Re: Absolutely [jimmy113]
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Oct 26, 2011 (9:38 am)
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#5225 of 5326 20k miles and need brakes?
Oct 26, 2011 (7:10 pm)
Took my 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS in for a oil change and tire rotation. The mechanic (not a dealer) mentioned that I needed to replace the engine air filter (understandable) and that my front brake pads were at 3/32. At 20k miles this seems kind of quick to need a brake job. I don't think I'm hard on my brakes - I do mostly highway driving.
Has anyone else had to replace their front brakes this early? Thanks.
#5226 of 5326 Re: Absolutely [xmen1]
Oct 27, 2011 (1:56 pm)
Thank you for that website. I just filed a complaint on my 2011 Sonata Ltd., with 17" Kumho tires. They are just way too noisy for me to enjoy this car. I have gotten no help, (of course) from the dealer, or Discount Tire, who is a Kumho dealer. On certain types of road surfaces, I need ear muffs, can't use Blue Tooth phone, or the radio, either. Just intolerable. I think the GLS would be quieter, since it has higher profile tires. Otherwise, the car is fine, so far, at almost 8,000 miles.
#5227 of 5326 Re: Absolutely [nelson1]
Oct 28, 2011 (6:01 am)
I continue to wonder what sort of "help" one expects from "the dealer" or an independent tire store for that matter. I'm quite sure the tire store would be more than happy to sell you another brand to replace the Kumho's but as far as "help"? Of course you can complain about the noise but that and about $680-800 will get you a set of 4 Michelin tires (in various models) from Tire Rack...then pay someone to mount and balance them. So, the best "help" you can hope for is an early wearout on the Kumho's then please do your research and buy a replacement brand that other consumers say are quiet. Tire Rack.com is your best bet for the beginning of that research. Let me start you off...The Michelin models are both Primacy styles: MXM4 and MXV4 between $167 and $193 per tire shipping, mounting and balance NOT included in the 215/55-17 size your car requires.
#5228 of 5326 2011 Sonata GLS radio issue
Oct 31, 2011 (12:27 am)
Can someone please help me? Am I the ONLY person having problems with my radio ( Dimension w/nav)? I looks like it works fine BUT NO audio at all!! The car has 53,000 miles on it, The original radio was replaced at 25,000 in January then in May with 35,000 miles on it I started having the same problem with it BUT because it wasn't totally dead in the water Hyundai would NOT replace it so at 52,000 miles it totally died and guess what its NOW out of warrenty BUT I reported the problem starting at 35,000 yet Hyundai closed my case with customer care because of the miles on it now.