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Old 02-27-2005, 04:51 AM
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Looks great IMO
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Looks great IMO
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Old 02-27-2005, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Sellout
Looks great IMO

Sure does, give them another 5 years and Hyundai will have some very nice products out.....they get better and better every year.
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How the hell can anyone say the '05 Sonata looks awful unless it was painted mauve or some shit. The car is an attractive vehicle in a neutral tone like silver. I just finished driving one for 5 days and about 600 miles.

I was completely and totally blown away by it. If the car had more HP I would say that it was better than an Accord. It was that good. Very quiet at 80mph, shifted really well. All the power accessories and the V6.

If I was looking for a new sedan in '06 I would definitely consider the Sonata. What a fantastic car and a really pleasant experience.
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Old 03-01-2005, 06:12 PM
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^^^ It's out already??
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Originally Posted by phile
^^^ It's out already??
The '05 is the current bodystyle. The '06 is the new one.

If you were referring to me
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Old 03-01-2005, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by charliemike
The '05 is the current bodystyle. The '06 is the new one.

If you were referring to me
Yes I was. I understand now. I thought the 05 was the new one....that's the title of the thread.
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Originally Posted by phile
Yes I was. I understand now. I thought the 05 was the new one....that's the title of the thread.
Gav can't count
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by charliemike
How the hell can anyone say the '05 Sonata looks awful unless it was painted mauve or some shit. The car is an attractive vehicle in a neutral tone like silver. I just finished driving one for 5 days and about 600 miles.

I was completely and totally blown away by it. If the car had more HP I would say that it was better than an Accord. It was that good. Very quiet at 80mph, shifted really well. All the power accessories and the V6.

If I was looking for a new sedan in '06 I would definitely consider the Sonata. What a fantastic car and a really pleasant experience.
It looks awful. I think the Mazda 6 looks better.
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Old 03-01-2005, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by phile
^^^ It's out already??
In Asia, yes. It costs less than $160k HKD in Hong Kong.
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Old 03-02-2005, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by MSZ
It looks awful. I think the Mazda 6 looks better.
You're entitled to your opinion.
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:05 AM
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^ Yep. Beauty's in the eye of the beholder. I think it looks good. An actual correction of the Accord's rear end.
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Old 03-02-2005, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by titan
^ Yep. Beauty's in the eye of the beholder. I think it looks good. An actual correction of the Accord's rear end.
He meant the current-Gen Sonata.

It's not a Ferrari but it's not a Pontiac either
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Old 03-02-2005, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by charliemike
He meant the current-Gen Sonata.

It's not a Ferrari but it's not a Pontiac either
I meant the NEW Sonata.
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:35 PM
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^ Yeah, I thougth you meant the new Sonata. Like I said, different strokes for different folks.
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by MSZ
I meant the NEW Sonata.
Did you get confused by Gav's 05/06 mixup?
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Originally Posted by charliemike
Did you get confused by Gav's 05/06 mixup?
Read post #106, its out for most markets in the world except North America.
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Originally Posted by MSZ
Read post #106, its out for most markets in the world except North America.
What does that have to do with anything? You live in Canada which is still in North America I think.
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Old 03-02-2005, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by charliemike
What does that have to do with anything? You live in Canada which is still in North America I think.
Ok, you won.

MSZ, who doesn't like the new 2005.5 Sonata.
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Old 03-05-2005, 08:03 AM
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Consumer Reports "Best Cars" reports was released today.

The single most reliable vehicle in the 2004 model year was Hyundai Motor Co, Ltd's low-cost Sonata sedan, with a problem rate of just two per 100.

That is pretty damned impressive. That backs up my "seat of the pants" impression of my rental Sonata.
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Old 05-04-2005, 06:49 AM
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New Hyundai Sonata Article (edmunds)

Here is the link

The reason i post this is because it makes me laugh (actually cry). Here is a Korean .... KOREAN car manufacturer that is building cars in America better than American's can. Good for them. Shame on us. There are a couple of quotes that caught my attention


1. "But numbers don't tell the whole story. The 2006 Sonata's interior is not only larger than before, it looks and feels better, too. The dash and door panels are covered with soft-touch materials that, in some places, mimic the feel of an Audi. That's not to say the entire interior is up to Audi standards, but our initial impression is that this Hyundai's cabin is definitely on par with its direct competitors. "

2. "The 2006 Sonata may be the first Hyundai we can recommend without qualifiers like "for the price." Sub-$20,000 pricing (GL only) and 100,000-mile warranties will only get you so far. With the Sonata's excellent attention to detail and generous standard features, the price is just icing on the cake. It may sound like blasphemy but Camry and Accord shoppers now have one more stop to make at the local auto mall before deciding on a midsize sedan. "

Let me empasize KOREAN...the new kid on the block...the one that everyone used to pick on and dismissed.....has just come of age.
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Old 05-04-2005, 11:33 AM
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oops, i realized this might be in the wrong section. News, perhaps?
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Old 05-04-2005, 12:13 PM
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considering how ugly cam/cords are to me and their short warranty, i'd def consider a new sonata over those other family sedans
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Old 05-04-2005, 01:39 PM
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It's incredible the strides Hyundai has made in recent years. Save driving it, I'd get this car before a Camry or Accord. I still like the Alitma better, but this car (with's it's comprehensive list of equipment, and warranty, and price) is a no brainer against the Malibu and Camry, IMO. I like the interior better than the G6's.
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Old 05-05-2005, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Infamous425
considering how ugly cam/cords are to me and their short warranty, i'd def consider a new sonata over those other family sedans
I think the Camry while bland is far from ugly. The Accord is pretty ungainly. But a Sonata over them? Not yet
I would get the Sonata over an Altima though, b/c that car is so cheaply built its ridiculous (sad a Korean car is built better than a Japanese car)
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Old 05-05-2005, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Loseit

Let me empasize KOREAN...the new kid on the block...the one that everyone used to pick on and dismissed.....has just come of age.

agreed.

not only cars, samsung and LG are steadily gaining reputation. good for them.
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Old 05-05-2005, 07:14 PM
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my friend(american) is waiting to buy 06 hyundai because he thinks it looks better than any other sedan out there for his budget, and it comes with the best warranty. and that new commercial was a huge deciding factor.
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Old 05-05-2005, 09:16 PM
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another blow to GM's shrinking market share
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Originally Posted by chungkopi
my friend(american) is waiting to buy 06 hyundai because he thinks it looks better than any other sedan out there for his budget, and it comes with the best warranty. and that new commercial was a huge deciding factor.
you're not American?
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Old 05-06-2005, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by AcuraGT-3
I think the Camry while bland is far from ugly. The Accord is pretty ungainly. But a Sonata over them? Not yet
I would get the Sonata over an Altima though, b/c that car is so cheaply built its ridiculous (sad a Korean car is built better than a Japanese car)
I driven both the current Altima and a Sonata as rental cars, the Sonata to me was a POS compared to the Altima, which btw didn't seem cheaply built to me. The new Sonata though looks promising at least on paper.
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While Hyundai is moving forward quickly, and the while the new Sonata looks nice on the outside and has increased power, think the interior doesn't look that great compared to the top 3 competition. The Hyundai Azera on the other hand looks promising, almost to the point that it would have made an impact in the Sonata class.
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Old 05-06-2005, 11:07 PM
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they are expecting to sell 150,000 of them. that's a 50% increase in sales.
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Originally Posted by chungkopi
they are expecting to sell 150,000 of them. that's a 50% increase in sales.
I think they'll get it.

The only reason I didn't buy an '05 was that I wanted a HB and not a sedan so I got a Mazda3. Otherwise I would have jumped all over that Sonata.
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2006 hyundai sonata

saw the commercial so checked it out online. it's suprisingly a nice looking car and has a ton of features i wouldn't expect in a sub 20k car
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dude...at least put a pic or a link up. weak sauce.
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Old 05-31-2005, 08:23 AM
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looks like an a4/accord mix
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looks like an a4/accord mix
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They're gong to sell a ton of those Sonatas.
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It looks like what the Accord should look like.
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