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2008 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

2008 Hyundai Sonata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"interior" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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greatdanetraining writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata SE V6 Review
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safety, gas mileage

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no complaints

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Can't Go Wrong With This One — Safe sturdy car. Hit a deer at 90km/h, didn't barely feel anything. Good on gas, comfortable cruising car. Lots of guts! Sharp appearance, I would buy another. Plenty of interior room, front and back. The four doors make everything more convenient.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brennan writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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5

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It is very quiet, spunky, surprises people, and is not gaundy

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There are very few after market options for the car

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I-win — I've owned this car now for nearly two years, bought it brand new. The major problems with it during that time have both been limited to two things and both happened during the cold (-10 f) degree winters it endures. The transmission needed to be replaced (Warranty covered) and the car would not allow me to turn the key (passenger seat belt monitor). Performance wise, it's crap under 3000 RPM. It hits it's prime at about 4000-4500. This car is brilliant at accelerating 55-80. From 35-55 the car leaves something to be desired however. This is mainly all because of it's 4-speed transmission, as the dealer had no 5-speeds at the time I bought it. I am not in Love with the interior style. The dials and controls all glow lime green, which while alright is not my favorite. The new 2009 / 2010 models have a great looking blue, though Hyundai also made them cheaper leaving out several features that are on this car. The features left out on ALL 2010 Sonatas are: the ability to unhook the middle rear seatbelt for folding down the seat. The ability to slide a hidden piece of the sun visor out behind the 3rd mirror. The ever convenient storage nook on the left of the steering wheel. is absent in the '10. Also there is no way to cover the cup holds in the front. There is an poorly places 120V adapter in the '09 & '10 because it is in the way of the shifter. There is a problem with the storage directly infront of the shifter because if you store things in it, they could fall into the bottom of the container, nearly impossible to get out. Go with the V6, you might lose up to 2 MPG and it's much quicker. The 3.3 V6 from Hyundai is a fantastic engine. The 2.4 L I4 is a Lovely engine also, but it's murdered by the 4-speed. The '09 and '10 have a 5 speed standard.

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

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Lester writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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5

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The room inside

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The throttle pressure (too light) and clutch engagement/feel

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A Good Value — We really like our Sonata. It has been totally reliable and still looks great after 40000 miles. The gas mileage is very good, being near 30mpg. It handles the road quite well. The Sonata fufills it's mission in life very well. It is a competent family hauler that will last as long as you want it to. My wife has worn out the tires in 30000 miles, but other than that, it has required nothing but oil changes. We had a 2007 Elantra also with manual transmission and both had no clutch pedal feel and much too light of pressure is required for the throttle pedal. We find ourselves regularly killing the engine when moving from a dead stop.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joshua writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata SE Review
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performance is great

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interior is iffy sometimes, not bad tho

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Great Car, Great Performance. — Its a great car but my mom drives it more that I do so it wouldn't be my first choice. The gas mileage isn't too bad. It it very fun to drive. I don't think that it has many problems other than a few blind spots but all cars have those. It handles well and you don't even notice the acceleration at all. Great car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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raschettin writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Very reliable, easy to maintain, no timing belt has (chain), steady firm ride, quiet performance, easy to see controls.  Very good in snow and ice.

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The center console rear brake light (the high one) is a little difficult to change.  Takes about 15 minutes.  

raschettin
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Very Clean, — The car is a good riding, very good looking, reliable car. These cars are going 250,000 miles with no problem. The car gets 35 mpg highway and 30 city. If you keep the tires at 42 lbs. you can get 75000 miles easily on this car. It is very easy on tires. The car is easy to maintain and easy to work on. Most of the miles are highway miles, I work 35 miles from my home and go back and forth on I-75 every day.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cameron writes:
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The reliability.

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Fuel Economy could be a little better.

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Reliable Hyundai Sonata — Car was very reliable, handled well in all weather conditions. Has a slick look and is easy to maintain. Never had a problem with parts falling off or breaking down just an overall good quality car. Very fun to drive through the urban roads and also nice and quiet on the highway.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mgamike writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata Review
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Size and fuel economy

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clutch longevity

mgamike
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Very Reliabel Nondescript Four Door — As stated the size and fuel economy. Very comfortable on the highway and gets above 30 mpg. The manual transmission is not suited for the clutch and size of the car. Purchase price was a steal. Has been 100% reliable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alex writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata SE V6 Review
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3

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v6, smooth braking, nice base on the stereo

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its not a v8

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I Love It — i love the way this car feels when you floor it. This car is on its second transmission because about two months after it was bought, someone hit it after they ran a stop sign in from of a church

Primary Use: Family transportation

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David writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 Review
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Best Looking Sonata Ever — Build Quality: had to get the rims repaired because the roads are so bad round hear Car Comparisons: looked at mazdas and fords got major discount and the car is solid dont feel like made of tin Performance: its a great car very comfortable plenty of room not many gadgets but dosnt feel plasticky More About My Car: love the xm radio lo

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Rachael writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Good First Car — Cost - easy on the gas mileage, not too bad on the maintenance. Unfortunately this car isn't really made for performance. Build Quality could be better. Its a very comfortable ride. Some problems with whirling noise. Definitely built for those long rides.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Great Family Vehicle! By RonBailMills

The perfect car if you want a great handling, spacious family vehicle. I'm a loyal Hyundai owner, and decided to trade up to the Sonata, and I'm very happy with the car! Beautiful, sleek, handles well... Read More

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

I Love The Spaciousness Of This Car. By mikazae

I really enjoy using this car, however so does a large population of others. I hate it when I go out in any given parking lot and see a bunch of sonatas all with my same or similar colors. Thank goo... Read More

In Style By cypher_shane

I love the styling and advanced tech in this car. Bluelink, voice control, telemetrics, phone connectivity etc.. the larger wheels on the SE drove me to this model over the Limited, and the dual tip e... Read More

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

A Head Turner!! By lhthomaz

Superb design, affordable price and maintenance, comfortable ride, powerful and economic. Two color interior gives it a refined look and a even more charm to a very well designed interior. Nissan, Toy... Read More

Buy This Car Without Hesitating By shoptilyoudrop

This is one of the most comfortable cars I have owned. It is great on the road, both city and highway. Excellent acceleration - not slow in any way. Same body style as the 2014. "Sharp" lookin... Read More

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2010 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Amazing Car By Amanda

Wonderful car all round! Makes a great everyday driver and would make a great first car!!! :) Excellent gas mileage and interior room! Also makes a great family car!! Has a very large trunk and very b... Read More

#1 Commuter If You Need More Room Than A Compact By Mknupp

All in all a great commuter vehicle without having to go to a compact. Price wise it was a good buy and reliable enough to keep fora long time. Hyundai has made leaps and bounds in the last few years ... Read More

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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

Met all our expectations of style, features and affordability. Warranty is excellent as is fit and finish. Blue paint seems prone to small road debris chips but overall a solid, comfortable car. In... Read More

Very Good, Dependable Car. By mrnyathi1

Adequate entertainment in the cabin, comes standard with usb, aux, mp3 player, AM/FM stereo. Surprisingly great acceleration and best feature is the quiet engine and the quiet ride. Smooth transmissio... Read More

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