2001 Hyundai Sonata Buyer's Guide

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

2001 Hyundai Sonata Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2001 Hyundai Sonata - Perfect for me

Jeremiah
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
This is a wonderful, medium-sized car. It is silver and has a nice streamlined body. I bought it from a friend. I paid cash. It does make a little noise from exhaust when first starting it. Also, the wiper fluid doesn't work. I have to spray it on myself. I have plenty room for groceries. The trunk can be stubborn when it is cold till the car heats up. Nothing major to contend with. I'm glad it is roomy. It fits nicely in my garage. I have had this car for several years, and I haven't had any issues.
Story
I came out of Walmart. I couldn't remember where I parked. I hadn't had the car that long. I wandered around with my cart for quite awhile looking for it. I remembered I had a little green parakeet hanging from the mirror. I started zeroing in on that. There were so many silver cars. Someone asked if I needed help. I told them my dilemma and about the green parakeet. It was so cold that I'm su... (more)
Pros
Good gas mileage. Gets warm quickly. Medium size.
Cons
A little noisy when starting. The trunk is stubborn when the windshield mechanism doesn't work.

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.

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