2008 Hyundai Sonata User Reviews

2008 Hyundai Sonata Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 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: 4.2 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

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

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Displaying 11 - 18 of 18 2008 Hyundai Sonata reviews.

Rachael writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS Review
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3

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Comfort

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Performance

25

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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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.

25

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

45

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
25

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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Jonathan writes:
2008 Hyundai Sonata Review
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2

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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.

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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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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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2014 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

It's A Nice Little Car But A Bit Overpriced In My Opinion For What You Get. By amberall

This is a good little car overall. it handles well, accelerates well, gets great gas mileage and comes nicely equipped. The car has a sporty appearance but sits a bit too low to the ground for me. I h... Read More

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Reliable Luxry For Cheap! By bhood83

All the pros i named the car has no faults its a Hyundai's best selling car for a reason! I have recommend this car to friends and they have listened! You get more then you pay for with the Hyundai So... Read More

Fun For All By s_kendrick

This car is fun to drive, handling in rain is amazing. The heated seats make a long drive much better. And I can fit 3 car seats in back. Braking system works great and has an eco boost that helps get... Read More

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Best Car Altogether In It's Class. By Retiredofficerclay

Rare to find a stylish new car with all the needed basics for 25k new. Look no futher than the Hyundai Sonata. Spacious, but a fuel miser. Handles wonderfully, and has a sporty body and nice interior... Read More

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

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Super Car Great Value And Reliability By maschaffn

Superb car. Great fuel economy. Spacious trunk and cabin. Impressive acceleration . Reliability. Attractive design and has most modern conveniences; MP3,Bluetooth, USB. The Hyundais retain their valu... Read More

Practical ,great Performance And Ride By maschaffn

Exceeds my expectations on almost all levels! Can satisfy the family sedan needs, techier Need and a good amount for those looking for good performance too! I'll admit I wasn't a Hyundai person prio... 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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