2005 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

2005 Hyundai Sonata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"steering" 2 reviews

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Sean writes:
2005 Hyundai Sonata LX Review
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5

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this car is a great daily driver. really nice for the money, and needs only standard upkeep.

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the interior apholstry doesnt hold up well. the steering wheel cover has worn thru as well as the arm rests. also, the carpet on the drivers side has worn down to the rubber matting underneath the carpet.

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2004 Hyundai Sonata — love this car! great on gas and very reliable. jus keep it regularly serviced and it runs like a top. this review is based on what ur getting. for a mid ranged sedan its got good acceleration and top end. braking is great, as well as handling. of corse handling is always improved with a better grade of tire, but it shoots in and out of corners well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jordan writes:
2005 Hyundai Sonata Base Review
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4

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Excellent handling

Cons

Could be more attractive

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Thumbs Up For Sonata — Typically, this car runs very well. My sister loves it. It gets decent gas mileage, is comfortable, and it performs surprisingly well. It even has a good sound system. I would reccomend the Hyundai Sonata for anyone in need of a cheap, reliable car.

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Kate writes:
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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It has cruise control, a CD player, AM/FM radio, move-able seats, I do believe that it's a hatchback.

Cons

It may have a huge tank which means that you don't have to fill it up that often, the only problem is that it costs about $40 to fill up such a big tank. That's about the only con that I can think of.

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Awesomeness — This is my second car :) I got it from my Grandmother shortly after she passed away. It has a V6 engine and runs very smoothly. It's very reliable. It's only been in the shop once (in the three years that it's been around). That was only to flush out the entire system. Just like every car needs every now and again.

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jfidanza writes:
2005 Hyundai Sonata LX Review
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5

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looks like a Jaguar but more reliable! Trouble free ownership original owner

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none!

jfidanza
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Great Car Would Sell To Friend Or Fmily If They Had The Money — All the extras for a great price compared to Hondas and Toyotas equal in every category a little more distinctive styling; trouble free operation 2 dealer warranty visits; one for a light bulb and the other for an emission parts replacement.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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fdtotten writes:
2005 Hyundai Sonata LX Review
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Leather seats, quick acceleration, secure handling

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On the smaller side for tall or large adults

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Excellent Value Luxury Trim Family Sedan — Easy to maintain, simple to drive, and solid V6 power with better than average fuel economy. Outstanding performance, durable build quality, classic appearance, low cost of ownership, and there is no doubt that is car is certainly fun to drive for both short and long driving trips.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Paul writes:
2005 Hyundai Sonata LX Review
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light weight, good acceleration, shiftronic is nice

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gear change and response time can be sluggish

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Very Good Sedan For Family Or For Fast Driving — This car is fun to drive. Its V6 24 valve DOHC provides quick acceleration. The car has very good handeling and can take corners pretty quick. The leather is very durable and has sustained 5 years of the brutal San Antonio summers.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Johnson writes:
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Nice car at an affordable price.  comfortable ride

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Probably not as well built as other makes

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Good Economic Choice — Haven't had this car very long but it has made me consider looking at the Hyundais next time I'm looking to buy new. They have a great look on these older ones and the newer ones too. You get a lot of car for a very economical price.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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no_more_Hyundai_here writes:
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3

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It was average on gas mileage. It rides well. Up to the time that we started having trouble with it, the Sonata seemed to be a good car.

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No body could fix it, including the Hyundai Dealership. Hyundai Manufacturing would not get involved because it was out of warranty. I understand all about expired warranties, but when a company cannot fix a car, the folks that manufactures the vehicle should get involved.

no_more_Hyundai_here
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Very Poor Support From The Dealer And Manufacturer. — This car had less than 134,000 miles on it. The trouble started in April 2014. I was and am shocked to see that no one can fix the car. Hyundai said they was 99 percent sure that the ECM was bad. They wanted me to pay $1,958.00 to put that in with no guarantee that that would fix it, but still wanted me to pay for it. I put a used one in and still same as before. They would not return my phone calls. At last the service manager said he called the wrong number. I left my number at least two times when I first contacted them. I could say a lot more, but I will leave it at this. NO MORE HYUNDAI FOR ME.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Leah writes:
2005 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Smooth ride, looks good, top quality car

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None..

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Over-all A Great Car — Very smooth driving, gives the feeling of luxary; looks fantastic but does not out beat the newest of Hyundai Sonata line. Cost we reasonable and well worth it. I enjoyd the car personally and would reccomend it to anyone. Needed some repairs but nothing any other car wouldnt need with time.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sherika writes:
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It runs great

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It drinks gas... And gas is high.

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Its My First Car — I like my car because it was a gift for me and it gets me where ever i want to go without a problem. The only thing i dont like is how fast da gas goes but it has a grest gas mileage.

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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