2002 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

2002 Hyundai Sonata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"price" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"weak power" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 13 2002 Hyundai Sonata reviews.

joegub writes:
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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5

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A good reliable very stylish car, with great value for the price!!!

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The passenger side seat could be a lot more comfortable.

joegub
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Reliable, Inexpensive Car. — I like the looks of the car, but more importantly I love the way car drives and performs. Also, the gas mileage is great for a car in this category. So, this car saves you money from the day it is purchased, throughout the lifetime of the car.

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Azoe writes:
2002 Hyundai Sonata LX Review
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5

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it's a great car

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too many miles

Azoe
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Great — It's a really good car, I keep it serviced and washed, it never broke down on me, good on gas, ac great,runs good,tinted windows,and reliable. Leather seats with no scratches sunroof, power seat, large trunk space, good tires

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Andrew writes:
2002 Hyundai Sonata Base Review
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Nothing really awsome; just a good, conventional sedan

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High maintenance costs

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I Ended-up Giving It Away (donation). Fell Apart After 100,000 Miles. High Maintenance Costs. — Read the blue book or consumer reports. Not worthy reviewing. When I bought the car I was told it had a certain horsepower, and a couple of months later, Hyundai said they were wrong and downgraded my horsepower (10 less than I thought). Sluggish acceleration. Good gas mileage though. Didn't last beyond 100,000 miles even with regularly scheduled service.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Maggy writes:
2002 Hyundai Sonata LX Review
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gas mileage is good

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a/c is screwed

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Sonata — I think i got the lemon but others are nice....when i first got it, it as nice, drove good, looked good. Now its problematic and i need something different. Just time to swap it in for something different odd for me to have the same vehicle this long. usually swap up every year or something like that.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Carrie writes:
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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4

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Great car.Powerful V6, roomy, all the bells and whistles

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The only bad thing about this car is that it doesn't handle well on snow or ice. It is IMPERATIVE that drivers turn off the traction control system to make this car safe to drive!

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My Favorite Car Thus Far — It is the WORST car i've ever driven in winter. And driven probably twenty different cars in winter. I love how it handles any other time of year and I've driven it on long distance road trips. It handles JUST LIKE the 2013 Elantra I drive, which says that the sonata is quality...but that neither can drive on snow or ice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nathan writes:
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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this carhas lots of pep.

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typically has electrical issues in the headlights

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Awesome Car Withevenbetter Throttle Response — I love the performance of this car it has great throttle response. the brakes could be a bit better. styling is great but not many after market upgrades available. This car over all is a blast to drive. just awesome.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Stuart writes:
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Comfort, Room, Fuel Economy, Stereo

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Automatic Transmission performance, lack of power, some plastics on the interior

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Average Sedan — This model is from the time when Hyundai was just starting to turn around their quality. Performance: 4 out of 10 Build Quality: 7 out of 10 Appearance: 9 out of 10 Fuel Mileage: 8 out of 10 It's not the most fun to drive though, but has a good stereo.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Daniel writes:
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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cheap bumper braket lol ... :(

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2002 Hyundai Sonata Ef Gls V6 — great looking car , great power , not egnouh aftermarket part,Great performance overall will buy a newest model , good fun to drive the car hyundai are great car OH and just forget the pony this time is way back in time !

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matthew writes:
2002 Hyundai Sonata Base Review
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Smoothness it drives

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nothing really

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Hyundai Is Awesome — its is an awesome car with a great car and good mileage. I love the way it runs. It was cheap and for a good price. The car is amazing and fun to drive around and around and around. haha

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Scorpio_70 writes:
2002 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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you can have fun when need be.

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ITS SO SMALL!

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Its Not To Shabby — I dislike the corroded paint and how small it is. but i do like that it can do a 180! and drift!!!.....well...sorta...well..not really. lol. but it does get me where i wanna go. just takes a lil while.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Love Love Love It!!! By Lovemysonata

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2014 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Awesome By timelabmusic

Brakes stop on a dime! Great power but a little turbo lag. Great handling. Great style! Bought at Stockton Hyundai. Good dealership but took awhile. Would buy Hyundai again. Lots of leg room in fro... Read More

It's A Nice Little Car But A Bit Overpriced In My Opinion For What You Get. By amberall

This is a good little car overall. it handles well, accelerates well, gets great gas mileage and comes nicely equipped. The car has a sporty appearance but sits a bit too low to the ground for me. I h... Read More

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Clean Conservative And Reliable Great Value For Your Dollar By Mirak

I may be biased as I have a 2013 now and before that a 2011. I like the new 2015 model but like the overall look and style of the 2011-2014 models. Drive one for yourself to see. The style is nice not... Read More

Reliable Luxry For Cheap! By bhood83

All the pros i named the car has no faults its a Hyundai's best selling car for a reason! I have recommend this car to friends and they have listened! You get more then you pay for with the Hyundai So... Read More

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Surprising. By kdburtch

This is a great car all around. It gets great gas milage but also has plenty of get up and go. The cargo space is great and the back seat is comfortable. I really have no complaints with this car. Read More

Best Car Altogether In It's Class. By Retiredofficerclay

Rare to find a stylish new car with all the needed basics for 25k new. Look no futher than the Hyundai Sonata. Spacious, but a fuel miser. Handles wonderfully, and has a sporty body and nice interior... Read More

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Solid Car With Less Than Steller City Mpg By DexterDude

Great handling, very good acceleration. Stops very short distance. Nice styling. I always feel safe driving this car!! MPG in the city could be better, as I usually get 25 in the city and 32 highway. ... Read More

Super Car Great Value And Reliability By maschaffn

Superb car. Great fuel economy. Spacious trunk and cabin. Impressive acceleration . Reliability. Attractive design and has most modern conveniences; MP3,Bluetooth, USB. The Hyundais retain their valu... Read More

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