2003 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

2003 Hyundai Sonata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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"ride" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Larry writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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5

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Handling Acceleration Breaking Interior Exterior

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JDM/KDM for tuners

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2003 Hyundai Sonata — This car is amazing. Suprisingly as a stock model, it packs a powerful punch in overall acceleration. Passing is good. Breaking is good. Roomy interior. Stereo is great. Solid cabin. Very quiet. Plenty of trunk space. Overall its got Mercedes class for 1/4 of the price. Never had a problem under the hood. Never a problem with electrical. Handles like a truck on snow. Never would have expected this from a Hyundai. The car is beautiful stock, (GLS LX Models w/ stock Alloy Hyundai Rims not hubcaps) but I wish it could be a little more versatile on the JDM/KDM market. I want a more solid bodykit. As well as the engine sharing parts with other Hyundai/Kia models, it doesnt make it custom even though its a family car and not a tuner/ricer. Perfect family car. Perfect four-door sedan. Almost perfect tuner. 10/10 rating.

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Vic_Howard writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata Base Review
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5

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Comfortable and great power

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Don't own it yet

Vic_Howard
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Great Car — This is my wife's vehicle. I helped her drive it across the US last year. Even on bald tires and over packed she still handled and performed wonderfully. Since then, the car has continued to perform well. Maintenace costs have been minimal, with just normal wear and tear.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Rlynn10 writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata LX Review
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Reliable & stylish. Handles great.

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Air conditioning issue on and off..

Rlynn10
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Best Car I Have Ever Owned. — I bought this car in 2003 brand new and it has delivered. Extremely reliable, excellent handling and a beautiful look & feel to it. The only real issue I have had has been the air conditioning has acted up a few times.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Neil writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata LX Review
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Very Comfortable

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2.4L Auto - Little bit thirsty

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Happy With It For Now... — Performance is better than expected, reliable, load of space in the car. We bit thirsty, but expected with the engine. Cheap to repair and insure. Like the shape - kinda poor-mans Jag lookalike. Like the Semi Auto gear box, which helps the performance when needed

Primary Use: Family transportation

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faranak writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata Base Review
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excellent condition,drives very well,classic,every thing works perfectly,low gas millege,comfotable seating,sunroof and moonroof some times get air through

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nothing realy

faranak
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Classic And Security — Overall is great car compare to the price.verywell maintaind, very much clean in and out,It has low millege and also saves gas use.drive excllently.great AM/FM Radio,CD player with very nice stero sound .Its gono be very good car for long time.two new tiers has been add up to it and ect.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rugman55 writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata Base Review
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great car, powerfull

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dealer repairs

rugman55
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Great — I liked the power from this 2.4 4cyl. It goes fast! Had it to 100mph without knowing, slowed down fast! great miles pre gallon , 30 at 70 miles per hour with the a . c . on..Only problem with codes are hard to understand.

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Orianna writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata LX Review
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Stock System Rocks Woodgrain interior!

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cosmetic quality could be better.

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Great Ride! — I absolutely love this car, it has minor cosmetic issues but thats it. I bought it with 25K and now has 86K, i have never had a problem with it except for minor cosmetic issues, and the stock system is fantastic!!

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PoorAmerica writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Quick, very manuverable,comfortable

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Paint on door handles kept flaking

PoorAmerica
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Great Car And Even Better Value — This was a Great car for 7 years no problems, When I traded this in it had 95000 miles I traded for a 2010 Dodge Challenger (BIG Mistake!)I never felt like this car would leave me stranded warrenty was the best I paid 16500 for it new 7 years later got 4000 for trade, thumbs up to Hyundai

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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DarrenKerry writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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the turn of speed when kicks on

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nothing

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Hyundai Are Getting Good At Making Cars Now. — . v6 has got loads off acceleration,brakings great, true steering nobody roll .no repairs yet! only timimg belt at 100k still only118k on clocks electric window ,easy repair! has a great paint job on it waxes up brand new.fuel is great for v6 love it would not sell it have had a few offers lately

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Stephen writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata Base Review
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It's a Hyundai, and those things last sorever!

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I wouldnt avoid it

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It's A Good Solid Car — I like the acceleratoin and the silver paint-job. It's easy to drive. I wish the brakes responsiveness was quicker, but owning the car is pretty sweet. Just cuz the car's a 4-cylinder, doesnt mean it cant have any umph to it. It goes when you tell it to, and the RPM's tack up quickly too. i just love this car.

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Reviews From Other Years

1988 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

My Care By Marcus

It has been a very good car for me. I have had the timing belt and pistons replaced, 2 batteries, 3 set of tires, a new alternator. Nice, compact sedan type care for getting back and forth to work in.... Read More

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1989 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Good Car But Too Old Now Get Reject Sticker Now By William

I got the car for my birthday love the car, used it for school, work and for everything never broke down drove it all over the world and it still runs but now it has problem going up hills and it gets... Read More

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1990 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Dave's 1990 Sonata By David

This was my first car. My dad bought it from an auction one week after my 19th birthday. It had 82,000 miles on it when bought, and had 93,000 miles on it a month later. I had so much fun in this car ... Read More

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1995 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

An Ok Car, But Not Built To Last Very Long. By Anthony

I have grown attached to this car more and more due to the rarity of it on the roads, it has all the luxiry features of a BMW or Lexus or Mercedes, it is fun to drive, especially in sport mode, 3.0 li... Read More

Not Too Bad By Cường

that is the luxury car and the first car in my life,performance is not bad, the cost is happy with me, the air cooler make me fell pleasant. I love it very much, i will chose sonata for the next car Read More

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1996 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Good Car By Петко

Poor Acceleration, poor brakes, good handling, It need repairs just like any other car. The exterior is good at rear but at the front of the car is ugly. Interior is good. the mileage is about 220000 ... Read More

My First New Car When Hyundai Still Had A Bad Rap..... By Joe1055

This was actually a great car. It was affordable when I just got out of college and had a low paying job, it was reliable, had a good stereo, never broke down and I got $2K back when I sold it to a pr... Read More

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