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2006 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

2006 Hyundai Sonata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 33 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.4 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

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PROS
"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"storage" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"doors" 3 reviews
"steering" 3 reviews

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cuzzie writes:
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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5

Pros

good value

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thirsty on gas in city

cuzzie
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Good Looks Fun To Drive — for 2006 hyundai got their act together as far as looks,car is quick, handles well, plenty of room for two adults,two kids, ride is firm, not too firm, engine is whisper quiet, interior is laid out nicely, would recommend to anyone

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cuzzie writes:
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5

Pros

V6 good power good looks reliable good value for dollar

Cons

Thirsty with city driving seats are little too  firm

cuzzie
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Good Value For Money — Car has many safety features V6 is smooth with good power interior is quiet with nice features console is laid out smartly AC heat blows perfectly ride is firm not too firm value cant be beat would recommend to anyone

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Laudia writes:
2006 Hyundai Sonata LX Review
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4

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Not expensive.  Handles well.  

Cons

Check Engine light: Always emission issues

Laudia
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Great Strider — I basically like everything about this car expect two things so far. 1) It seems to always be having some kind of emission issue. First it was the O2 sensor, then it was some vapor leak. Actually my check engine light is on now can't be bother to take it in till my next inspection, I know it has something to do w/ the emission system. 2) I don't know so much if this is an issue with the car of if I just got ripped off by the mechanic. Well, the 3rd light needed to be replace and in order for that to be done, the mechanic told me he had to remove the back seats. Can you say hiked up labor cost, cause I can. Now why would they manufacture a car where replacing a $2.00 blub cost me over $100??

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Nyongesa writes:
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With Hyundai you get allot of extra's, so in our case for just a little more than the 4cyl. from the competition we got a V6 with leather and CD, Airbags etc. it's quite powerfull for it's class, and has some solidity to it.

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Where to start, for one, this NO! they have not yet caught up with the japanse, we now have had the car for 5 years, and the quality issues have begun to show up, door and other trim is comming off, rubber lining around the moonrof and allong the window casings is nasty, and has problems, sun visor on passengers side wont stay up, even after replacing it twice. Car is skittish over pot holes, and the transmission has problems, and yes we have serviced it with hyundai on time each time.  

Nyongesa
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Was Impressed And Now No Longer So.... It Has Aged Worse Than All Our Other Cars. — Thrashy engine, trim and interior quality is poor over the long run, Aged badly, transmission has always been a little clunky, and in constant need of service. Not yet up to japanese standards.........so you wont accept my review if it's not long enough?

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Karl writes:
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Good solid, reasonable, and reliable transportation

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Good solid, reasonable, and reliable transportation

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The Accountant — Needs the V6, not only for power and pickup, but for resale value, I'm glad I opted for the 6 cylinder. A comfortable reliable, if a bit boring sedan, gives the Camry and Accord a good run for their money. Best warranty in the business, but I've never had to use it. Took me on an hour long commute every day for a year without complaint. Dash is simple, intuitive and well laid out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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silveysales writes:
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The 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 6 cyl. V6 has very nice power, and the 24 mpg/city is a must have in todays market.

Cons

Every car maker has some kind of issues, this sonata has sunvisor and interior door handle problems. Not so bad.

silveysales
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Very Dependable Car, I Have No Ploblem Putting My Family In This Car And Driving Any Where. — This 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS has very good handling , power brakes and acceleration are touchy. I love the gas mileage and it is a nice looking family car. Standard Equipment items like automatic headlights, alloy wheels, leather steering wheel are nice things to have.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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thirdeye242 writes:
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4

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great gas mileage, has a little pep to it, plenty of room for four adults, good trunk space, quiet engine

Cons

had some paint peeling issues

thirdeye242
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Nice Family Car — I love my sonata and recently looked at the new model. It was a deal breaker cuz of the standard 4 cylinder, newer 2012 was also very noisy. the 06 is a great car and I will drive it till the wheels fall off. 94k miles and counting.. Headed to florida soon, which is about a 19hour drive and I'm looking forward to it in my nice, quiet, good gas mileage sonata!

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marioblanca writes:
2006 Hyundai Sonata LX Review
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5

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Latest accesories like Automatic Stability Control, heated front seats, adjustable steering wheel, lightly tinted glass, rear seat folds down leaving a large storage/carrying area, very functional auto.  Have enjoyed since I puchased new. Beautiful timeless design.

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Engine is powerful and runs on regular gas, but  average miles per gallon is only in the 17 miles range (car is mostly driven in city).  This number is actual miles, with AC on and my driving style enoy acceleration.

marioblanca
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Powerful Engine With Great Acceleration And Handling. — Replaced the Hyundai battery twice and the last time installed a non-Hyundai battery with 5 years warranty. I would buy another Hyundai automobile, except for the service provided by the dealerships is way too expensive plus they add 10% on top of the normal bill for "Materials and supplies" an insult to consumers.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Planeman writes:
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The Sonata was bought on a whim after driving 2 consecutive Camrys.  I was not dissappointed at all.  This has been a great and very dependable car.  The V6 is very quick and responsive, fun to drive.

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The audio system is weak, stations fade in and out.  Interior is somewhat cheaper than my prvious Camry for fit an finish.  The electronic display provides all kinds of useless information, but does not display the outside temp, big dissappointment.

Planeman
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A Great Family Vehicl. I Would Not Hesitate To Buy Another Hyundai Product. — Overall I liked the car, Hyundai has come a long way on their quality. The engine and trans have been flawless and the V6 power is exceptional and very fuel efficient. I drive 80 mph on the freeway and I can still get 26-28 MPG according to the cars computer. The brakes could be stronger, but they are adequate. Comfort is good, road noise is a bit louder than I would like, but not bad. Maintenance has been routine. Just normal oil, brakes and tires in 105,000 miles. I did hit something on the freeway and tore up the plastic shields under the engine and punctured the radiator, but that was not the cars fault. a new OEM radiator was $120, not too bad. I am recommending that my daughter consider the Hyundai brand in her search for a new car.

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MrToad writes:
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looks good, good engine, good drivetrain, solid design, well-built, very comfortable, very dependable

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poor mileage

MrToad
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Great Family Car, Especially For Tall Sons And Long Drives — This is a nice car. It gets terrible gas mileage with the 6-cylinder, but it has power to burn (good for uphill high-speed highway merges), the interior is very roomy and the fittings are about the best I've ever had in anything less than a 'luxury' sedan. It handles like a small sedan, looks good, and is cheaper to maintain than a Nissan, if not as solidly built. Camry comfort at a Corolla price, just not quite Toyota quality.

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2010 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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2009 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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