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2003 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

2003 Hyundai Sonata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"ride" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Orianna writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata LX Review
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5

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Stock System Rocks Woodgrain interior!

Cons

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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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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rugman55 writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata Base Review
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5

Pros

great car, powerfull

Cons

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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JHarrison123 writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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4

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cumfy, luxury, nice car arround, great on gas, good gas capacity

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maintenance, cost

JHarrison123
25

2003 Kia Optima / Hyundia Sonata — Great car, fun to drive, feel luxurious. A little laggy on take off but has shiftable gear, good on gas, spacious and little low for head room though, all arround good inexpensive car. I enjoyed it. wouldn't mind keeping it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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faranak writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata Base Review
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5

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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

Cons

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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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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4

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the turn of speed when kicks on

Cons

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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Neil writes:
2003 Hyundai Sonata LX Review
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4

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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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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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2012 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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2010 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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2009 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

This Car Has Great Features For The Price - Awesome Family Car With Navigation For Those Day Trips. By mpallen826

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