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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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Displaying 11 - 17 of 17 2008 Hyundai Sonata reviews.

Jonathan writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata Review
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2

Pros

Nothing wrong about it

Cons

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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Brittany writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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4

Pros

Color, fun to drive, spacious.

Cons

Interior color/ wood stuff, cloth seats.

25

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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Emily writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited V6 Review
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5

Pros

The sonata is the full-package for a good price for a quality vehicle.

Cons

I'm not sure.

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I Love Sonatas. — I own a sonata and the body and look of the vehicle keeps getting better looking every year.

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Christophe writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited Review
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5

Pros

everything

Cons

could be my grandfather's car

25

Lazy-boy On Wheels!!! — nice car for people who like to cruise around in a lazy-boy but for a guy like me who does 30 k km/ years it's just perfect

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Jeff writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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4

Pros

Brakes, Engine, Trunk Space

Cons

Mirrors, Build Quality (Body), Interior Plastics

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A Good Car — Good acceleration for a four cylinder engine, good braking, handles like a compact sedan, side mirrors seemed to be misplaced. Plastics feel cheap, hood release broke after three months. Large amount of trunk space, headlight bulbs were a pain to change. No fold in mirrors...?

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leonm699 writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 Review
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5

Pros

The price, the quality, the airbag safety, the price.

Cons

Can't find oil capacity in the owner's manual.  Also nothing about the
timing belt maintenance.

leonm699
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My Wife Is Crazy About It Over Her '99 Maxima — It has every bell and whistle we wanted. The silver blue color is perfect. Bigger and roomier than the '99 Maxima (I inherited), yet is shorter in length.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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Ryan writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata SE V6 Review
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2

Pros

Punchy engine.

Cons

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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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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