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Old 07-16-2004, 02:02 PM
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the front end look a little bit is300'ish
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I have gotten more excited watching pancakes cook.
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I have gotten more excited watching pancakes cook.
I hear ya. I had to suffer driving a Sonata in Europe a few years ago. So horrible having to drive that boat on European roads. It handled like a sponge.
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Old 07-16-2004, 08:31 PM
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I dunno, its alright.
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is that a blank spot for the non-navi model?? If so, that's terrible
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Old 07-20-2004, 07:26 PM
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they might use it to put one of those gay cuby holes
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Originally Posted by Zoot
is that a blank spot for the non-navi model?? If so, that's terrible
My guess is it's an engineering mule so they didn't bother with it.

I can't imagine they'd just leave it like that
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Old 07-21-2004, 01:20 PM
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is that a blank spot for the non-navi model?? If so, that's terrible
If you look at the entire thread you'll see it has pics of both the non & navi dash boards.









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Thanks Siggy, I saw that pic but I forgot about it
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Old 07-30-2004, 04:55 PM
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Old 07-30-2004, 09:02 PM
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nice. looks like a big hit for hyundai
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Old 07-30-2004, 11:21 PM
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the rear looks like an accord! What a rip!
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Old 07-31-2004, 07:30 PM
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looks better than an accord imo
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Old 08-01-2004, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Infamous425
looks better than an accord imo
Agreed... and nice projectors.
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Old 08-01-2004, 03:54 PM
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Geez that's a huge leap forward for Hyundai. They'll sell a ton of them.
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It looks like a ______(fill in the blank). Generic as it should, its a family sedan.
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Old 08-20-2004, 05:27 PM
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Next Sonata?

As always, I search around car forums all the time, and car spy is my fave...

And this one really caught my eye, the next Hyundai Sonata. Built quality and material quality are one thing, but the car looks like it might be a good one in it's segment...

http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/in...num=1079649941

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Old 08-20-2004, 06:22 PM
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Interesting....it's like a real car.

Hyundai has been continuing to impress me with their improvements. Reminds me of Honda/Toyota in the late 70's.
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Old 08-20-2004, 06:29 PM
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What a huge improvement exterior wise. It really looks nice!

I haven't been a fan of hyundai ever since day one, but they indeed are surprising with their continuing progression and improvements.
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Old 08-20-2004, 07:24 PM
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Whoa, I'd never imagine someone would find the Accord's taillights to be inspirational.

It does look nice though, sort of like an Audi design mixed with an Altima at the front.
Not feeling that center stack on the inside.
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Old 08-21-2004, 05:59 AM
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I hate it how the Koreans always have to blend in a bunch of near plagiarisms from different car makes into one: Accord tailights, Malibu-like front end, etc.

And I will always hate Hyundais no matter what. (except for the 1st gen Pony.)
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Old 08-21-2004, 06:32 AM
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Center stack reminds me of this happy face looking at me while I'm driving - not cool.

Seats look kind of flat to me - not much side bolstering?

And where have I seen those taillights before? Couldn't they have done something a bit more original?
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Old 08-22-2004, 12:32 AM
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Wow...the first thing that came to mind when I saw the rear end was a Honda Accord...
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Old 08-22-2004, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by sauceman


I hate it how the Koreans always have to blend in a bunch of near plagiarisms from different car makes into one: Accord tailights, Malibu-like front end, etc.
Although it is becoming harder and harder to come up with an original design these days (without going the Bangle route) as you'll most likely have seen certain design cues elsewhere.
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Old 08-22-2004, 11:56 PM
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Although it is becoming harder and harder to come up with an original design these days (without going the Bangle route) as you'll most likely have seen certain design cues elsewhere.
Agreed, although maybe Hyundai did that in the hopes of having some of the success of the Accord rub off on the Sonata? Imitation is the best form of flattery... still, pretty blatant copy IMO.
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Old 08-23-2004, 12:11 AM
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Agreed, although maybe Hyundai did that in the hopes of having some of the success of the Accord rub off on the Sonata? Imitation is the best form of flattery... still, pretty blatant copy IMO.

Probably, but you'd think they'd copy that other successful midsize sedan, the Camry, whose rear end has not been debated as often as the Accord's!
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Probably, but you'd think they'd copy that other successful midsize sedan, the Camry, whose rear end has not been debated as often as the Accord's!
But then you would just think it's another Toyota - where's the fun in that?
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An interesting looking car that may continue to gain ground on its Japanese competitors. The appearance of the radio could stand to be a little less bland looking.
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The exterior is nice enough (even if it does ape the styling of others in the segment), but there is something I just don't like about the interior. Maybe it's because it reminds me of the Chevy Impala, yuck.
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not a bad looking car except for the tailights...kinda look like an accord from the rear

this is good progress for hyundai considering their quality has been improving as well
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That centre stack is just all wrong. Otherwise a nice improvment. Just like the upper end of the car segment the badge influences buyers, so does this one although for Hyundai not necessarily in a good way.
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That rear is like what the latest gen Accord should have been. Looks like Hyundai copied Honda, and then fixed their fuckup.

That's not a bad looking car inside or out. No wa I'd buy it but I'm sure it'll be popular
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i wonder how much a fully loaded w/navi costs ...
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That rear is like what the latest gen Accord should have been. Looks like Hyundai copied Honda, and then fixed their fuckup.

That's not a bad looking car inside or out. No wa I'd buy it but I'm sure it'll be popular

hehehe... Yeah. The rear is waayyyy nicer than the Accord. Is the "Back Warning System" the first in this class. I don't think the Accord/Camry/6/Altima/Malibu has it? The light interior with the fake wood is very nice. I'd get it before a Malibu (because it looks better) or Camry (the value ratio is sure to be great), if I was in the market for a car in this class.
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Old 08-25-2004, 07:59 PM
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Damn, that looks like a really nice car.
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Found some more:



Something about the interior...it just doesn't flow.

This is not the Accord!
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Second time hyundai decided to copy accord's tail lights for sonatas. Those early 90's (90-92?) sonatas had very similar tail lights as then accords.
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