2006 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

2006 Hyundai Sonata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 37 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" 18 reviews
"ride" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 9 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"storage" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 11 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"doors" 3 reviews
"steering" 3 reviews

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BrandonCandee writes:
2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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4

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Comfortable for long commutes, good gas mileage, extra bells and whistles for a car this affordable, great power, large trunk.

Cons

Trunk release only releases latch (doesn't physically open the trunk)

BrandonCandee
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Comfortable Ride For Long Commutes — The car accelerates, brakes and handles well. It is a very safe car with child restraints and airbags (including a front passenger seat automatic off for light passengers, AKA - kids). I've owned many Accords and Civics and I would compare it with them - Hyundai has really improved their reliability in the last 15 years. I expect this car to reach into the 300K range like the Hondas I've owned.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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wardf writes:
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Comfortable, versatile, good handling  economic vehicle

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No real negatives, it has preformed.

wardf
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Better Than Nice — Car has been a value. Reliable, quality transportation. Rate it up with the higher priced luxury cars. Good looks for an 8 year old car even by today's standards. Not overly costly to maintain. Repairs can be accomplished by independent garages at a reasonable cost. Decent gas mileage for a six cylinder.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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barbie_sitter40 writes:
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4

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Great Fuel Economy and Very Dependable!

Cons

Not a Sports Car!

barbie_sitter40
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Great Little Gas Saver — Love this car! Great fuel economy in or out of town. No issues at all and very dependable. I think it looks good and have gotten many compliments from family and friends. I would definitely purchase another Hyunday Sonata! Awesom!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Hyundai06 writes:
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5

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Handling, ride comfort, low maintenance cost.

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Brakes

Hyundai06
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Best Car We've Owned — First off, I can't believe we've had our car for 8 years now and it still has the original battery in it and it starts up everyday. it don't matter if it's -20 to 90 degrees out the car always starts. Thanks Hyundai for making such a great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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cuzzie writes:
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5

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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

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V6 good power good looks reliable good value for dollar

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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:
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Not expensive.  Handles well.  

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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.

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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.

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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2010 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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2009 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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