2008 Hyundai Sonata Top Comparisons

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2008 Hyundai Sonata V6 SE FWDReview
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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

Pros: safety, gas mileage

Cons: no complaints

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2008 Hyundai Sonata V6 Limited FWDReview
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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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2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS FWDReview
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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

Pros: Comfort

Cons: Performance

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2008 Hyundai Sonata SE FWDReview
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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

Pros: performance is great

Cons: interior is iffy sometimes, not bad tho

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2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS FWDReview
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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.)

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

Cons: There are very few after market options for the car

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2008 Hyundai Sonata V6 SE FWDReview
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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.

Pros: Punchy engine.

Cons: Overall lameness.

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2008 Hyundai SonataReview
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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.

Pros: Nothing wrong about it

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

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2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS FWDReview
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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.

Pros: Color, fun to drive, spacious.

Cons: Interior color/ wood stuff, cloth seats.

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2008 Hyundai Sonata V6 Limited FWDReview
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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.

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

Cons: I'm not sure.

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2008 Hyundai Sonata Limited FWDReview
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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

Pros: everything

Cons: could be my grandfather's car

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Review By Superstang2018

Super nice car, Worth every dime.alot of technology for the money Read More

Review By Steve

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2020 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Review By Bobby

Car is amazing. It has all the feature you would want. Very smooth comfortable driving experience. Latest technology and loaded with all the latest safety features. Compared to similar cars in its cla... Read More

Review By Anthony

our family is into Sonatas and for a good reason the ride is like a flying carpet because of the shocks plus all the safety features we would like to meet the design team in person. Sonata limited la... Read More

2019 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Review By Guru9V248W

Love the car !! Read More

Review By Guru9BVRQG

It’s a fantastic vehicle ! It has lots of leg room and the fuel economy is excellent ! Read More

2018 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Review By Guru9B47VC

Absolutely love everything about my 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport. I searched and searched and couldnt find anything until I came across CarGurus! So thank you guys, your website was more than helpful!! Read More

Review By Joe

Smooth, quiet ride. Handles nicely. Lane assist is a nice feature. Helps immensely in bad weather when lane lines are hard to see. Read More

2017 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Review By Joannes

Its a great commuter car, bit thr prices are off the wall. Too expensive. Read More

Review By Lissa7911

Overall Hyundai makes cars that are going to last well over 250,000 miles as long as the maintenance is kept up. Very dependable and worth the money. I am looking for another Hyundai to buy now! Read More

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