2001 Hyundai Sonata Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.5
2 Reviews
Overall
4.5
Value
3.5
Performance
4.5
Style
4.5
Comfort
4.5
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
3.5

2001 Hyundai Sonata Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2001 Hyundai Sonata - Hyundai Sonata -- better than average.

Zachary
Erlanger, Kentucky
Overall
4.0
Value
2.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
3.0
I like that it has a built-in 'low air in tire' warning system, though I think that was not on purpose, but the traction control system flags when the air is too low. Overall, the car is quite good, better than average though not as good as a Toyota. I don't like that the undercarriage wasn't rust proofed, and one of my first major repairs was only a few months after purchase when I had to replace the entire brake line system as the lack of coating caused it to rust thru -- that could have been potentially dangerous had I not paid attention to the brake warning lights. I also don't like that there is an apparent short in the door lock electrical systems as every time it rains or gets too cold, the doors automatically lock and the one rear door doesn't respond to signals at all nor d... (more)
Story
My six-year-old grand daughter loves to stand in the front seat with half her body out the moon roof trying to catch leaves as we drive around the property.
Pros
I like that the interior is both attractive and comfortable. I like that it has quick pickup and good maneuverability. I like that it is cheap to run.
Cons
I loathe that the undercarriage was not rust proofed. I prefer manual windows. This has all automatic which is going to be expensive to fix when they invariably fail. I don't care for how fragile the electrical system is...both the door lock and the windshield washer fluid pump have electrical issues.

2001 Hyundai Sonata - rides nice, lasts forever, looks great

sb
Erlanger, Kentucky
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
5.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
The Sonata is extremely dependable. It rides very nicely and has many great features - leather interior, adjustable seat belts, double console storage plus storage under the dash, on the front car doors and behind the front seats. A V-6 engine gives good power while still being easy on gas. Traction control system, lighted mirrors on both sun visors, and an electronic moon roof that either slides all the way open or tilts up. It has spacious trunk space, with the ability to fold down the back seats for additional storage space. Power seats make it easy to adjust. Adjustable head rest, tilt steering wheel and cruise control are just some of the great features. Intermittent wipers are nice for those misty days, and how can anyone do without rear window defoggers? Another great feature is... (more)
Story
None that don't make me look stupid...like having to have my sister instruct me on how to use the various buttons.
Pros
cruise control, rear window defogger, lots of storage space, lit sun visor mirrors, ease of control
Cons
it's rather larger than my old corolla, even though I think it's probably a mid-size vehicle.

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