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I check all the tire pressure and still doing the same thing. is this only happen to me or other people have the same thing. anything i should worry about?
For you question,
1. 09 engine is a upgrade from 07 and 08. it is the 2nd generation theta engine and you also get the upgrade on the Auto Trans. it is a 5 speed now Engine sound i think is not that bad, but i never drove a 08 before. But i think it is okay.
2. all the engine trans and suspension are all upgraded on the 09, so Hyundai should address any problem already.
As for Toyota, i think their quality has gone low, My dad has an 09 Sienna mini van. that car has nothing but problem. of course all the problem are not engine related but still, sometime windows stopped working, fuse gone bad, these little problems are problems that we should not expect a toyota developes.
My view toward Sonata when compare to accord and Camry are
We need someone who drove 2007 model to compare the noise level from the engine and the suspension system.
Enjoy your car! I feel it is a good car for the money but the price will drop by the end of next year.
I change the oil myself and use synthetic oil. So changing the oil may help reduce wear but will not lengthen the life of low quality components.
The test for Hyundai is to built long lasting cars because this is the main factor to reduce depreciation and enhance Hyundai image.
The Japanese especially Toyota and Honda build their reputation based on their reliable cars during the 90's and the Koreans have to do the same thing.
I'm not sure to what extent it was the ABS or ESC that got me out of this situation. The Sonata is the first car I've owned with stability control-- and in this panic maneuver for the first time I did feel the body sway reviewers have spoken about on the Sonata. Certainly didn't feel like 'numb' or loggy steering, though, which I've also heard cited as a complaint against the pre-09 Sonatas.
I am convinced that this is only one of the five cars I currently own (including a Honda Accord) that could have steered out of this situation. It was one of those times when you *know* you're going to hit despite your best efforts-- yet you don't.
The only conscious thought that went through my mind was "Great-- I'm going to total my 3 week old car! Good thing it's the other driver's fault, and he's insured" (He was pulling out of a 'gated community' in a German-made sedan, which again proves that money and driving skill/common sense aren't always linked!)
Congrats on your(and your car's)ability to avoid this accident. I know how you feel. I had less than 1400 miles on a new Maxima one time and a delivery guy did
something similar with worse results than you had. Pretty sickening as I was pretty proud of that car.
Both have the same MSRP.
If I had to centerpunched the sport sedan, I would prefer do it with the Ford conversion as I assumed that it has air bags in addition to seat belts. The Ford is truck based and would have a greater (dent) effect on the sedan a la demolition derby :-0)
If I had to centerpunch the sport sedan, I would prefer do it with the Ford conversion as I assumed that it has air bags in addition to seat belts. The Ford is truck based and would have a greater (dent) effect on the sedan a la demolition derby :-0)
One oddity--I noticed in CA, there's $1500 off the I4s but only $1000 off the V6s. Apparently HMA thinks that in CA, power is more important than fuel economy. :surprise:
It is my personal preference - I just enjoy the spirited feeling and the more refined noise of the V6 compared to the I4. During my frequent business trips, I have rented I4 Sonatas and I can see and feel the driving difference in power and engine noise. Was always glad to get back home to my V6 LTD.
By July I expect it will be up to $6,000-6,500 off.
[email protected] if you have any comments for me, good or bad.
I used to own a 2003 Elantra and this is a massive upgrade in almost every area. Also not hearing any thunking like some people have mentioned in older models.
5 Speed Auto w/ Shiftronic
168hp PZEV Engine
Steering Wheel Audio with Controls in Logical Places(I drove a rented 2008 Cobalt Sport and the audio controls were stupidly placed...mute was accidentally hit like 10 times)
International Language Friendly CD/Mp3 Head Unit(It Displays Japanese characters. a first for any radio I've seen, including my friend's top of the line civic with nav)
Awesome and Sensible Interior
Best Mpg in class(only a few mpg worse than a civic)
Very enjoyable nighttime lighting
All involve upgrading to a better package, but not worth the price
No Fog Lights
No Telescopic Steering Wheel
It's certainly possible I'll find more issues as I spend more time with it, but she's near perfect so far. I think the difference in cost between the 2008 and 2009 for me was about $1600, well worth the price. I can't imagine going to that old and moldy 2008 interior, let alone the weaker engine and 4 speed auto. Also the resale values will always be better on an improved model with a later year number.
Also a proud owner of a new GLS with preffered package. Any luck getting your USB audio working with an IPOD? What kind of cable are you using?
I guess parts and knowledge will trickle into the dealerships over the next few months.
Dealer price is 24 USD. Should be able to get it for less than 50 USD. Just show the dealer this part number and they should be able to get it for you. Maybe it's not a special order anymore. This is the cable that gives you full integration. Hope this helps.
Anyone else experiencing this?
I'm more concerned with my seat. The fabric is coming out at the bottom by the power seat module. It also seems that the cushion might be giving too much compared to the other seats. Guess I'll have to bring it in.
Is there any aftermarket Bluetooth option for 09 Sonata that would integrate with stock audio system? Dealer says they can install one for $600 ($399 for system + $200 install charges). For that kind of price, I can buy a Garmin GPS with Bluetooth. The only thing is that I cannot integrate it with stock audio system.