Better Mirror Than BMW - 2015 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

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edited August 2015 in Hyundai
imageBetter Mirror Than BMW - 2015 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

Our long-term 2015 Hyundai Sonata costs nearly five grand less than the average car these days, yet it's got a rearview mirror that puts our Audi and BMW to shame.

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  • dfrissdfriss Member Posts: 23
    To be fair it is an option, you get it for $110 or so, unless you get the second tier package (tech I think?)
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    One of the reasons I like Acura. All Acuras come pretty loaded. LED/HID headlights, heated seats, keyless access and start, smart phone compatible audio systems and many other features standard across the entire lineup.
  • banhughbanhugh Member Posts: 315
    edited August 2015

    One of the reasons I like Acura. All Acuras come pretty loaded. LED/HID headlights, heated seats, keyless access and start, smart phone compatible audio systems and many other features standard across the entire lineup.

    Is there a delete option for the beak? Acura's are loaded no question about it. But they are boring as hell. BTW when is the NSX coming out? The car is going to be outdated before it hits the dealers.
  • opfreakopfreak Member Posts: 106
    you got a free bmw, that was optioned by a noob at a dealer, and you claim this is BMW's fault?
  • markinnaples_markinnaples_ Member Posts: 251
    Used to be a big fan of Hondas and Acuras, but they have just gotten to be boring and ugly (except for the newer Accord, which is looking much better these days). A shame, but they just dropped the ball with their designs for so many years now.
    Why not start with a clean sheet of paper and make up a killer new design, bring back the Legend name and compete with the other premium sedans like the 5 Series and E Class? And banhugh is exactly right, the NSX has been held off for so long, they're going to have to start over again to be competitive in that market.
  • dfrissdfriss Member Posts: 23
    One thing that bugs both of us though is that when you adjust it you can press one of the call bluelink buttons. Why aren't the buttons at the top on these things? Nonetheless, for my wife, it is a must have feature the auto-dim and builtin garage door remote are very nice to have.
  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    edited August 2015

    Used to be a big fan of Hondas and Acuras, but they have just gotten to be boring and ugly (except for the newer Accord, which is looking much better these days). A shame, but they just dropped the ball with their designs for so many years now.
    Why not start with a clean sheet of paper and make up a killer new design, bring back the Legend name and compete with the other premium sedans like the 5 Series and E Class? And banhugh is exactly right, the NSX has been held off for so long, they're going to have to start over again to be competitive in that market.

    Acuras or Hondas have never been on the cutting edge of design. But they age well, which for a car company that builds it's cars to keep running for many years is probably a good thing. The one thing that made the original NSX exceptional was it had super car performance with the reliability of a Honda. I'm sure the new NSX has to live up to it's reliability heritage and they aren't going on the market until they know that the AWD, twin turbo, hybrid powertrain has the same reliability as the 4 cylinder CVT in the Accord. They could rush it to market and then you would end up with the reliability of the Mercedes CL65 AMG.

    Remember Edmunds long term 1991 NSX. It was one of the oldest cars they ever tested but her silky smooth V6 could still run to redline over and over. Nothing broke. http://www.edmunds.com/acura/nsx/1991/long-term-road-test/1991-acura-nsx-feels-good-at-132-mph.html
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