Last post on May 12, 2013 at 8:23 AM
You are in the Chevrolet Sonic
What is this discussion about?
Chevrolet Sonic, Hatchback, Sedan
#48 of 57 Re: Voice command not working with MyLink [tricky4]
Mar 06, 2013 (11:31 am)
Mine works fine to dial from Mylink touchscreen -- I have Samsung Galaxy S3 running android 4.1
#49 of 57 Re: Some advice please [laserblue]
Mar 06, 2013 (11:34 am)
Well, if you want to be able to put your passenger seat in a reclining position sometimes then I'd say look elsewhere. Otherwise I would say if you placed the rear saeat down you'd be able to manage and still see out.
If I were you I would take the empty luggage, cooler, tote bag etc etc and go to dealership and take a "test fill"
#50 of 57 Re: Some advice please [iammilitaryman]
Mar 06, 2013 (12:08 pm)
Hey! Great idea.
Usually my G.M. Dealer lets me bring the vehicle that I'm interested in home to show it to my wife because on the first visit my wife stays home.
I could prepare all my stuff and check it out once I get home.
#51 of 57 Re: Sonic impressions [backy]
Mar 14, 2013 (9:12 am)
Great review as usual and I totally agree with all you've written. We had to move a bunch over to Tampa a few weeks back and they all were brand new with the plastic still covering the seats and parts of the exterior. The bad part was we all had to put more petrol into it before we got to our Tampa destination but since all the cars had between 3 and 6 miles on them, I guess this was to be expected. They all had full tanks before we left Miami to so I was somewhat taken aback here. They drove nicely but when the wind started to pick up, I did have to make more corrections to the steering as it got pushed around a bit. It's a decent appliance but do prefer the Accent and Versa that we currently own and wouldn't consider the Sonic...it's not even on the wife's short list right now. I prefer the Rio and she likes the Accent so we'll see. The Rio has the nicer dash and better seats in my opinion for about the same price and I'd bet all the upkeep could be done at our Hyundai store which is right across the street since they basically are the same company. The Rio also looks a bit nicer and sportier to me especially in the hatch version but she prefers the sedan. I did see a optioned out red 5 door in the showroom that was a real looker...at that moment if they had said we'll trade even steven for your '06 Civic, I probably would've handed over the keys! I really don't mind the smaller size and it was stunning in that red color with the alloys...I would've been a happy camper!
But for someone who needs solid transport and doesn't have a lot of cash, this Spark is a good choice and it really scoots about nicely.
#52 of 57 Re: Sonic impressions [sandman_6472]
Mar 14, 2013 (11:10 am)
I found that the Rio and Accent were ruled out on my car shopping trips for one thing they seem to have in common --- very reduced rear visibility out of the hatchbacks
The small rear glass is on such an angle that the actual amount of sightline in rear is scary for me.... I found the larger, near vertical rear glass of the Sonic to fit the bill
#53 of 57 Re: Sonic impressions [iammilitaryman]
Mar 14, 2013 (12:06 pm)
You didn't find the HUGE C-pillars on the Sonic hatch to reduce rearward visibility?
#54 of 57 Re: Sonic impressions [iammilitaryman]
Mar 14, 2013 (1:40 pm)
The wife will only drive a sedan so we're good here. I prefer the styling of the Rio and she wants the Accent so we shall see. Since she's fitting the bill, we each buy our own vehicles now, she gets to choose. I just drive the exact model to make sure the alignment is o k and that everything works properly and all the trim pieces match up right. Then we both hit the negotiation table and do our best. It works for us so far.
May 12, 2013 (5:40 am)
Is the Chevrolet Sonic "Hatchback" big enough to take a long road trip?
Driving will be mostly highway... (Watertown, N.Y. to Miami Beach, Florida).
We are 2 adults in their mid 50's and we always owned and traveled in S.U.V.'s (Blazers and Equinox) or Vans (Venture and Uplander).
Is it big enough? Strong enough? Not to scary? Sufficient cargo space for luggage, cooler and necessity?
What was your longest road trip done in a Sonic?
#56 of 57 Re: Road trip [laserblue]
May 12, 2013 (7:37 am)
I own a Sonic and Traverse. I use the Sonic to and from work 65 miles. And there is a difference in the ride. The braking and handling is better but if you are used to a smoother ride I would not take the Sonic on a long trip like that. But then again I am getting old and my rear needs a softer ride.
#57 of 57 Re: Road trip [laserblue]
May 12, 2013 (8:23 am)
They drive nicely but since y'all are used to a bit more space, I'd go a bit bigger. it's too bad they don't sell the Captiva here in America, it's a smaller SUV that the rental fleets use...I work for a company that transports rentals and drive these frequently and they are very nice, just perfect for what y'all are looking for actually. After yesterdays trip to the Hyundai dealer to service my kids vehicle, I found the perfect vehicle for you guys. The Hyundai Tuscon, a smallish "cute ute", the perfect sized vehicle for your purposes. or even try the Nissan Rogue, another great choice. A bit more room with that feeling of being a little above other vehicles. Personally, I'd love one for my next vehicle but have come to realize, after yesterday, that it's a bit too big for me. But for y'all, it's just perfect!