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Hyundai Sonata 2006-2007



  • The intermittent wiper module is sensitive to the car's speed, or rather, to whether the car is driving or stopping. So when you come to a stop -- the intervals will be longer, and once your car reaches a certain speed (about 15 mph) the intervals become shorter.

    Just another SMART idea...

    But this is a feature that other similar modern cars have, like the Accord (at least the EX has it).
  • It's no malfunction to have it on the fastest intermitted speed while standing at a light then for it to work on low continous speed once you start driving your vehicle. I have the same feature on my 2003 tiburon, and at first I thought it was a malfunction but it's one of those hidden features they don't tell you about on the manual.
    Another neat feature is when you use your turn signal, after completing your turn and the steering wheel retreat, you'll notice the turn signal light will stay on for the normal duration even if the signal switch retreat in the middle of light being on.
  • Well thanks people for all the info. I am no longer worried that the wipers are a problem, however I still don't think it is speed activated as some people suggest. I tested the car at rest in parking lot and put on intermittent setting (and by the way it does this on all intermittent settings I discovered) when window or wipers I really don't know sensed excess water I put on it, it immediately went into continuous low mode until window was cleared and then reverted back to intermittent setting. I just can't believe the manual would not mention any of this under wiper operation instructions, as operating your wipers or should I say knowing all the features could be a safety issue in a storm. Anyway, thanks all for the info.
  • miamixtmiamixt Posts: 600
    Yes, but remember it was you who noticed your Sonata was sending secret messages via the bipping Red Alarm LED. :blush:
    If the only Intermittent Wiper setting, #1 position with the variable knob setting wasn't vehicle speed controlled, how would the Wipers know when to slow down when you slow down to a stop?. Some high end cars can sense actual rain. Although we have ESC, those cars are equipped with ESP, Extra Sensory Perception :P
  • I Walked in the Hyundai dealership at first to buy the Hyundai Azera SE, but after i was negotiating i found out the price for $19,999 was only for leasing, after i read the ad it said lease price only but im glad i walked out, i would have paid more than sticker, the next day which was a sunday i got the 2006 Aquamarine Hyundai Sonata GLS V6 with Premium Sport Package for sticker $23145 minus the rebate i got it for $20,145 It was a excellent experience buying my hyundai at Carmissa Hyundai in Burlingame CA if you are looking at a Hyundai this the place to go if you are in penisula or san francisco area.

    Im glad I did not get the 2007 Toyota Camry CE for the same price with no keyless entry or alloy wheels and no ESC, even though the Camry may have more resale value, V6 for the same price, my opinion is why the pay same and get less.
  • Hello, how is everyone? I have a 06' Silver GLS with 11,000KM on it. I have a dealer installed car starter that works perfectly. I do not have the remote on my keys and sometimes I take the car. I use the key to unlock the door and get in, no problem. When I put the key in to start the car, I turn the key and nothing happens. The car just won't start, doesn't even try to turn over. If I use my wife's remote to start the car, then use my key to drive away, it works. Has anyone else had this problem? I am thinking I should see the dealer as I found nothing in the manual about this. Thanks
  • johnap2johnap2 Posts: 105
    Hyundai dealers usually contract the work out to a third-party shop, so I am not sure which brand they put in your Sonata. However, I had a dealer-installed remote start installed last year when I bought my '06 Sonata and I have to use the remote starter door unlock button in order for the key-turn starting method to work. This is because it is an integrated remote start/car alarm. The factory remote WILL unlock the doors, but when I go to start the car it will not turn over. I think it is because the starter-kill is still engaged and the aftermarket remote is needed to disable it.
  • I DO HOPE you had a typo and actually bought an '07 and not an '06 for the sticker price (minus Hyundai's rebate)..... 'Cause otherwise, why in the world would you buy an OLDER model-year car for the same price you could have paid for a NEW model-year car?

    And why in the world would you pay the sticker price (and on an '06???????) ? Do you want your dealer to be so very happy?

    ...Or am I missing something here? Please help me here.
  • miamixtmiamixt Posts: 600
    Man Mama, you beat me to the punch. I was doing some research on how this poor soul bought an 'NF' Sonata here in the United States?. Believe it or not some will pay Sticker, or worse yet, the Add-a-Tag price without even blinking. While the rebates are still a couple thousand more on the 06, its the Invoice price that you want to pay, then subtract any incentive. But then again, you knew that!
  • Thanks for your quick reply regarding telescopic wheel.I found out how to do it accidently by moving the wheel all the way up while exiting car.Senior
  • The dealer must have made an EXTRA $3,000 that day, wouldn't you agree, Miami? OK, maybe only $2,000, poor chap...

    But at least flc2006 didn't buy that stupid Camry, to his credit.
  • bhmr59bhmr59 Posts: 1,598
    Thanks for your posting. I was trying to come up with a way to tell the guy that he "probably" didn't get a very good deal.
  • johnap2johnap2 Posts: 105
    Almost true, however, there is a lot of room to haggle when it comes to "invoice" price. Invoice is NOT the price the dealer paid for the car. One of the oldest tricks in the book is the $1 over invoice ploy! It does not take into account dealer holdback, dealer flooring assistance, and other costs rebated to the dealership after the sale. Most consumers think they got a good deal for invoice, but this is not always true. True dealer cost is usually far below invoice and can be used to haggle if the consumer knows what this price is. The only way to find out this price is to research it as it differs car to car and brand to brand. A good price to pay for a car is 5% above TRUE dealer cost. I was able to get my GLS for more than $1,000 below invoice PLUS rebates. A few days of research really paid off.
  • miamixtmiamixt Posts: 600
    I'll challenge your research over my luck, and we could see who fared better?. Invoice plus bundles of $Cash$ back works for me anyday.:shades:

    Of course I agree with most of your post as well!. Could you tell us how your research led to the TRUE Dealer cost though. :confuse:
  • I too would be interested in learning where you researched to find the true dealer cost.
  • bhmr59bhmr59 Posts: 1,598
    The old trick you are mentioning is usually $1 (or $25) over dealer cost, not "invoice" of a particular vehicle. "Dealer cost" can incude many things such as rent or mortgage on the dealer lot, insurance, property tax, employee costs, utilities, etc.

    Yes, you are correct that invoice does not include holdback and factory to dealer incentives and at some delalerships includes and adversing fee (which I think is bogus or at least something the consumer should not pay).

    The dealer does have to make a profit, other wise he won't be in busines what you need him again. I expect the dealer to make money when he sells me a car, I just don't want him paying for his kid's college based on selling me a car. :)
  • johnap2johnap2 Posts: 105
    Of course the dealer has to make a profit. I agree completely with you. I think the problem is many customers are paying WAY too much money and are going in and being blindsided. The key is giving a FAIR profit. I stated I think somewhere in the area of 5% is reasonable in my posting.

    It is unfortunate, but many people go in to buy a car without having any clue how much it should cost...they just want to know "how much is it going to be every month." A dealer loves those kinds of customers!
  • johnap2johnap2 Posts: 105
    Below invoice and bundles of cash back agrees with me even more. I would rather have an understanding of what I'm up against and not count on luck. There is a reason Las Vegas resorts are so lavish...and it ain't because the players are lucky.

    I started my research by paying the $12 or so for the vehicle specific report on They break down the numbers which can change almost monthly which include various manufacturer to dealer incentives. Next, I completely read which I found to be very useful. They even give downloads of Excel worksheets in order to compare several deals you are contemplating. I then went to in order to figure out the Hyundai-specific dealer holdback percentage. After getting some of the numbers I went to for comparision purposes as a starting haggle point for my local dealers. After receiving several quotes in writing from dealerships, all via fax or email, I then negotiated with my select dealer until the deal was complete. I also found it important to ensure all cash rebates were applicable AFTER the deal was done...not as part of the haggled price!

    There are a lot of informative automotive websites I visited in addition to the above stated, but it has been over a year so I cannot remember them all.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Um, do you realize every bit of that information is right here at Edmunds? And it's all free!! ;)
  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Posts: 11,563
    A good price to pay for a car is 5% above TRUE dealer cost. I was able to get my GLS for more than $1,000 below invoice PLUS rebates. A few days of research really paid off.

    You are promoting a misconception. The price of a car is more driven by the market than what the dealer paid for it. Try buying a Prius for 5% over the TRUE dealer price. If I have a hot car with a waiting list of people willing to pay sticker plus why should I sell it for 5% over my real cost?

    True some cars you can get it that low, others you cannot.

    There are three types of people in this world. Those who are good at math and those who are not.

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