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  • xj220xj220 Posts: 78
    Folding mirrors

    It's about time. I thought the 07s would have them considering the 07 Elantras do.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,732
    Note also the side marker lights. So these could be Sonatas made in the ROK, and may have features such as folding mirrors that Sonatas made in the U.S. do not have.
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    Backy, I thought the Sonata in the home market has the folding mirrors and side market lights features already. I've been told these features should make their way to the NA market.

    More:

    Sources close to Hyundai has the facelift to include changes such as a six-speed, new dash, and others. I am sure more will pop up as we get close to the 08 Sonata, should appear in most markets by late 2007
  • mike91326mike91326 SoCalPosts: 245
    With Honda bring out their diesel Accord next year I hope Hyundai drops their turbodiesel in the Sonata.

    I have a feeling that the diesel Accord is going to sell very well.
  • fushigifushigi Posts: 1,240
    6-speed is great news. Hopefully highway mileage will trickle up a couple of MPG.

    If they add NAV for the US then I'll likely buy. My 99 Galant has 124K and counting and while it's trouble-free, I am beginning to tire of it and would like something a little nicer and with a larger interior.
  • Here is another picture from Hyundai Exchange, of an interior Hyundai is probably considering for the 08. The center stack is much smoother, and dark trim creates a contrast. Also, the seats are a similar color to the dash topper. Note the doors have been reworked to too. Hopefully, they won't mess up the exterior like they did on the '97 Sonata restyle.

    http://www.hyundaiexchange.com/forum/files/special11261747810tv_141.jpg
  • I like that they moved the center vents to the top of the dash versus below the radio. The center console looks much cleaner...I hope this is what we have in store.
  • ray_h1ray_h1 Posts: 1,134
    Yep - all you 2006-2007 Sonata owners just lost an extra grand in resale value over what it otherwise would've been when the new interior hits the dealer lots next December. Just kidding. (no I'm not...)
  • That's ok...in 2.5 more years, I'll have over 100K miles on this 07 and will be looking for a new set of wheels. I am really interested in the new V8 RWD model coming out next year and will be interested to see what they do to the 2008 Azera.

    I also just read in my recent version of Truck Trend that next fall Hyundai will be introducing a Chevy Tahoe sized SUV...that will be interesting to see and it's supposed to have a V8 option to compete with the Nissan Armada too!

    Times are changing and it's getting exciting for Hyundai :D
  • pekelopdpekelopd Posts: 139
    Well, so be it, but I've also read that starting with the 2008 MY, they will be adding a governor (speed limiter). According to the article I read, the 06 & 07 doesn't have one which is why they have been clocked at 150+ MPH. That's some serious speed! If you do a search on youtube, you can find some video of the NF Sonata just hitting approx 150 on the speedo.
  • Why would any one be concerned with Hyundai adding a speed limiter :confuse:

    When was the last time any sane person did over 100 mph in the states? I have hit 90-95 on the highway in very fast moving traffic but that appears to be my limit. If you are driving over 100 mph...and it's not in the desert...you're a crazy person :P

    As long as that limiter allows me to drive up to 100 mph, I don't have any problems with Hyundai's decision for 2008 :)
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    I hate to ruin the fun for your guys, but this interior isn't it. The ACTUAL interior, from what I've been told, will be better :)

    Stay tuned...
  • And who is your secret source that's "in-the-know"???
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    Someone who works closely with the product planning department in Cali.
  • ray_h1ray_h1 Posts: 1,134
    Well, now there's a solid source... (Think I'll just wait 'til the 2008s hit the showrooms, myself.)
  • pekelopdpekelopd Posts: 139
    "2006/2007 models of this sedan did not receive a speed limiter, but U.S. officials are planning to put a limiter because of the powerful transmission when combined with the V6 version. Recently Goodyear, Arizona resident Lawrence Pargo was accused of doing 147 mph in a rental Sonata."

    I personally will probably never even drive my car faster than 80mph as I live in NYC and most drives are short. So I'm not exactly crazy, but I'm just not fond of the idea of 'big brother' placing a limiter on the car. Check out these links...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyundai_Sonata

    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=80157

    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/index.php?sty=66898
  • 147 mph!.....that is wild. Makes me wonder how fast my 4 will go. I have wondered about the 150 mph speedometer. Mmmmmmmm I live in Montana mmmmmmm..just might have to go for a drive. Wish me luck. I'll post the results if I live. :shades:

    My Lumina limited at 108 and the Mustang V6 at 112. In 1995 we did not have a speed limit here, wonderful time...and we had drinks to go. What a state!
  • pekelopdpekelopd Posts: 139
    Not that I'm like to go anywhere near 100+ MPH, but I also have the '06 GLS 4 cyclinder. I'm curious to how fast it can go before topping out, so if you do, please do post the results!
  • I was just told where I can give it a try. I'm going to check on tire ratings B4 I do it. 100 MPH is nothing unusual here on the Interstate. It's a long way between places here and we like to get where we're going right away.

    From the Michelin website
    V-Speed Rated Sizes:
    Maximum Speed (mph) 100 106 112 118 124 130 136 143 149
    Inflation Increase (psi) 0 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 5
    Load Capacity (% of max) 100 100 100 100 100 100 97 94 91

    94V tires on the Sonata....YeeeeHaaaawwww
  • pekelopdpekelopd Posts: 139
    Good luck and be safe! BTW, what year is your sonata and trim level?
  • ray_h1ray_h1 Posts: 1,134
    )) "147 mph!.....that is wild. Makes me wonder how fast my 4 will go. I have wondered about the 150 mph speedometer." ((

    Uhhh-yeah - my '03 2.7L V6 Sonata is limited to 80 mph by the driver - who happens to be a life-long charter member of the "rather-be-a-live-chicken-than-a-dead-duck-club"... ;)
  • 2006 GLS Hertz rental return. Bought it with 13897 miles for $14K. Click on my handle and it will take you to "MyCarSpace". Oops that won't work. If you want you can do a search of members in Montana, I'm there. Pictures there.

    I'll only do top speed once, I hope. For as liberal as I've been accused of being :shades: I can still be a little conservative. :cry:

    I wanted to do it yesterday but the wind was blowing about 30 MPH and we still have some ice on the roads. I will set up a spotter for the the other end of the "track"...speeding tickets and I don't get along well. I will say though I've met some very nice Montana State Troopers in the last 12 years. :P
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Click on my handle and it will take you to "MyCarSpace". Oops that won't work.

    Clicking on someone's name gives you a link to that person's CarSpace page in the upper left corner. ;)
  • ray_h1ray_h1 Posts: 1,134
    )) "I will say though I've met some very nice Montana State Troopers in the last 12 years." ((

    I expect they would be congenial considering all the coffee and donuts you've "bought" 'em over those 12 years... ;)
  • Ray,
    It's odd here in Montana. If you are speeding and no other vehicles are around you they don't have to give you a ticket. That's why they are so nice. Now Wyoming is another story. No offense to those in Wyoming. They've had steak dinners on me there. :D
  • enkaenka Posts: 35
    HEy i heard that you guys are talking about spped so my question is i have a 2001 sonata v6 170 horsepower? Do you think its preety good at going fast is it better than a 106hp civic 98 cuz thats my friends car thanks
  • Are you asking if a 170 hp car is faster than a 106 HP car :confuse:
  • uh......okay :sick:
  • I'd bet on the Civic :shades:
  • uh...oka :sick: y
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