2008 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

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raschettin writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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5

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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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nickeast writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 Review
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5

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Best car all  around!

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V6 isn't the best gas mileage 24 city 28 highway.

nickeast
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Good Price Very Reliable! — Overall Hyundai has came a long way. They are priced well and last with very little to go wrong with them. As long as you rotate tires every oil change and keep up on regular maintenance they will last forever. But I guess that's true with any vehicle. I love my sonata! So much I want a new 2013 or 14. I would recommend hyudai to anyone!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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trucksman writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 Review
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5

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Quick and fuel efficient

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it shifts for you even though you have it in manule mode

trucksman
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Quick, Confident, Reliable, Fuel Efficent — Cant ask for a better commuter, i go from one place to the next without a problem. with only 82k on the dash, and well taken care of i expect this car to roll over a couple hundred thousand without hesitation.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata SE V6 Review
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Punchy engine.

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Overall lameness.

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How To Make A V6 Boring — I had to drive one of these "cars" for about three weeks. The ONLY good thing about this car is its engine. The V6 is really punchy, but it's limited by a dumb automatic transmission, heavy feeling suspension, and chronic wheel hop. The exterior appearance is completely inoffensive in every way. The interior looked like it was pieced together out of spare parts with no overall theme. The whole experience just reeked of "discount". Packing a lame car full of luxury features doesn't make it better. It makes it a crappy luxury car. Driving this car sort of sucked the energy out of me, and when I took it back, my wife's Imprezza had never looked so good.

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Brittany writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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Color, fun to drive, spacious.

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Interior color/ wood stuff, cloth seats.

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My Car — I basically like my car, its purdy and fun to drive. I wish it had a different interior tho. I like the '09s better as far as interior goes. But it is still a pretty sweet car. I like the color, it is sparkly. I think it looks best in white, some of the other colors make it look like an old person car.

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Jonathan writes:
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Nothing wrong about it

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Bland inside and out, a rubbish stereo,  the 2009 version is significantly better

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An Alright Car, Overshadowed By The Face-lifted Version — The 2008 Sonata is an alright car. This is a much better car than either the Accent or Elantra. The problem I have with it is that its bland. The 4-cylinder moves the car alright. The handling is alright nothing special. In terms of performance its actually decent. The interior is very similarly designed like the Elantra's and thus looks very similar to that car's interior. The problem with that interior is it looks very bland and uninteresting. Otherwise there is little fault to it. The car has no reliability faults and its rather inexpensive for a mostly fully loaded mid sized car. This car does have one big problem, the 2009 Sonata is far better than this version and I consider this one not worth the money after driving that one.

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

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no complaints

greatdanetraining
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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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mgamike writes:
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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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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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2012 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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