2009 Hyundai Sonata – now playing with the big boys

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Hyundai has a reputation for mimicking the best of the competition. The South Korean auto company has unabashedly over the years purloined the best designs of competitor's cars and incorporated them into its ...

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dennis

Leicester, MA

#1 Oct 30, 2008
sonata is a very good car,i know,i own one.give it the benefit of the doubt and test one.rebate,discount,invoice pricing,10 year warranty,add up to a excellent value,accord camray,good cars but overall very expensive.
Mirak Automotive Group

Medford, MA

#2 Jan 8, 2010
They have been coming out with some outstanding vehicles over the last year or so. I think we are going to see some really great things come from Hyundai in the next few years.

Matt
Mirak Automotive Group
http://www.mirak.com
Inquiring mind

Queensbury, NY

#3 Jan 8, 2010
We purchased a new Sonata this year,and are thrilled with it.
EyeballChambers

Lexington, MA

#4 Jan 8, 2010
i'm sure the people of Korea appreciate your support of their economy~

while our jobs and economy are in the toilet!

Since: May 08

Queensbury, NY

#5 Jan 8, 2010
EyeballChambers wrote:
i'm sure the people of Korea appreciate your support of their economy~
while our jobs and economy are in the toilet!
Actually,the fact that so many Americans are employed manufacturing Hyundais was one of the reasons we decided on a Sonata!
Got about ten thousand miles on it,and we love it,performs well,looks good,and the price was definitely right!
kevin

Queensbury, NY

#6 Jan 9, 2010
EyeballChambers wrote:
i'm sure the people of Korea appreciate your support of their economy~
while our jobs and economy are in the toilet!
Unlike most American cars ,they are made in America.Excellent car and made in Georgia.
Crimson Tide

Greencastle, PA

#7 Jan 10, 2010
Hyundai has a massive manufacturing presence in Alabama. They assemble vehicles, stamp body panels, and produce engines and transmissions.
Car Nut

Wynantskill, NY

#8 Jan 10, 2010
Factually, I receive 17 car magazines a month from all over the world. I drag my wife to car dealerships on Sundays, and to every car show in driving range. I eat, drink, sleep, think, and talk cars. I drive VWs, am considered a VWphile, and am a VW contact on several forums for technical issues. With the exception of Hyundai, Kia, Mercendes (and the other pricey marques), I've owned closed to 90 cars in my 40 year driving career.

Whatever you think of the first Hyundais, forget about it. Hyundai is a high quality, well-made car, priced right simply because of the value of the Korean currency in relation to the U.S. dollar.

Hyundai has everyone quaking in their boots including Toyota, Honda, and every American and German manufacturer. In this new era of conservative consumption, Audi, BMW, and Mercedes owners are trading in their very expensive cars for the Hyundai Genesis.

Like Toyota, Honda, Subaru, BMW, Mercedes,(and soon VW in Tennessee), Hyundai makes several of it's cars including the Santa Fe and Sonata, as well as it's Kia division's cars in the U.S. Whereas Ford, GM, and Chrysler pop off their cars (including the LaCross, Fusion, and/Milan, F150, Silverado and others in Canada and Mexico).

Hyundai is shooting to make the top 3 in the JD Power initial quality study, and Strategic Vision's long-term quality study. They're tough, technologically advanced, and dedicated. Their main purpose is quality products that result in profits, not profits first like the bankrupt GM and Chrysler.

So, you're not only getting quality, but you're also funding a lot of American jobs. Way more than GM, Chrysler, or Ford.

Buy your Sonata and enjoy it! My wife full well knows that next trip out the gate, there'll be a Santa Fe AND a Genesis in our driveway.

God bless!
Koalabear2525

Mountain View, CA

#9 Jan 10, 2010
do not buy a toyota for they are closing do the plant here in fremont ca the very last car plant here in the bay area and on the west coast , city of fremont want to make it a ball park now . so if car plant wants to close down it should find the jobs for the people about 5,000,00 plus the out side jobs about another 1,000.00 so do not buy toyota .
Luggin Fiberals

Augusta, GA

#10 Jan 10, 2010
The State of Kalifornia is it's own worst enemy.
They are chasing out the very business they need by taxing them out the door.

Lower taxes, reduce regulations and the companies and job will rush back in, continue down the trail of taxes,corruption and fraud by all things Government and you will see the State only get worse, MUCH WORSE.

So if you're feeling patriotic go buy yourself an Obama-mobile, Detroit will be forever gratefl.
LOL
Koalabear2525 wrote:
do not buy a toyota for they are closing do the plant here in fremont ca the very last car plant here in the bay area and on the west coast , city of fremont want to make it a ball park now . so if car plant wants to close down it should find the jobs for the people about 5,000,00 plus the out side jobs about another 1,000.00 so do not buy toyota .
Pearl Street

Greencastle, PA

#11 Jan 10, 2010
Koalabear2525 wrote:
do not buy a toyota for they are closing do the plant here in fremont ca the very last car plant here in the bay area and on the west coast , city of fremont want to make it a ball park now . so if car plant wants to close down it should find the jobs for the people about 5,000,00 plus the out side jobs about another 1,000.00 so do not buy toyota .
So you refuse to accept that General Motors had a JOINT venture with NUMMI and they walked away, thus triggering Toyota to consolidate manufacturing into other North American plants. California doesn't deserve a car industry, your goofy regulations drive cost into our products in the other 47 continguous states. If California wants to regulate the auto industry, then you can create your own brand of goofball vehicles.
liner

Rocky Point, NY

#12 Jan 10, 2010
Koalabear2525 wrote:
do not buy a toyota for they are closing do the plant here in fremont ca the very last car plant here in the bay area and on the west coast , city of fremont want to make it a ball park now . so if car plant wants to close down it should find the jobs for the people about 5,000,00 plus the out side jobs about another 1,000.00 so do not buy toyota .
Did you know that GM was an equal partner with Toyota at NUMMI? And that GM was the first to back out of the deal, thereby making it unprofitable for Toyota to continue making cars there? And that the US has what's called a free market economy? That means if you can't make money building cars in any given factory, you close it down and move somewhere else. So, are you boycotting GM?
Luggin Fiberals

Augusta, GA

#13 Jan 10, 2010
All the foreign auto makers are setting up shop in RED America, from Kentucky on through the entire South East from Georgia to Texas.
They are monstrous facilities breathing much needed financial life into the surrounding communities.
They purposely avoid Blue America as those states are awash with union goon thuggery, off the charts taxes and business destroying regulations.

Why would they even consider Conn., NY or Ill., or ANY blue state for that matter?
They would be out of their minds to do so.

Detroit is now Ice station zebra by killing the goose that laid the golden egg, they will never recover from that mistake.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#14 Jan 10, 2010
Luggin Fiberals wrote:
All the foreign auto makers are setting up shop in RED America, from Kentucky on through the entire South East from Georgia to Texas.
They are monstrous facilities breathing much needed financial life into the surrounding communities.
They purposely avoid Blue America as those states are awash with union goon thuggery, off the charts taxes and business destroying regulations.
Why would they even consider Conn., NY or Ill., or ANY blue state for that matter?
They would be out of their minds to do so.
Detroit is now Ice station zebra by killing the goose that laid the golden egg, they will never recover from that mistake.
They must be out of their minds then and your info is consistently wrong.
http://www.toyota.com/about/our_business/oper...
http://corporate.honda.com/america/facilities...
http://www.hyundaiusa.com/about-hyundai/our-c...
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#15 Jan 10, 2010
liner wrote:
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Did you know that GM was an equal partner with Toyota at NUMMI? And that GM was the first to back out of the deal, thereby making it unprofitable for Toyota to continue making cars there? And that the US has what's called a free market economy? That means if you can't make money building cars in any given factory, you close it down and move somewhere else. So, are you boycotting GM?
"A total of 5,400 employees will be affected, including 4,550 UAW hourly workers".
Toyota wanted nothing to do with the UAW. With GM out of the deal, most likely as a result of their bankruptcy restructuring, what would Toyota do with 4,550 UAW workers? Easy, move Tachoma production to Texas and not be concerned with the UAW members.
Luggin Fiberals

Augusta, GA

#16 Jan 10, 2010
As usual your links prove me right again, all Toyota man. facilities except one are in RED America the other one in Kalifornia.
Thanks for proving me right again lil fella.

Back to that sheep of yours lil fella.
Wondering wrote:
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#17 Jan 10, 2010
Luggin Fiberals wrote:
As usual your links prove me right again, all Toyota man. facilities except one are in RED America the other one in Kalifornia.
Thanks for proving me right again lil fella.
Back to that sheep of yours lil fella.
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They prove that the foreign carmakers are all over the blue states. Have one of your piglets help you with it.
Luggin Fiberals

Augusta, GA

#18 Jan 10, 2010
Not the manufacturing facilities lil fella where they hire THOUSANDS of employees, have your goat help you out.

All out bidding wars down here for the new facilities last one in Texas as they beat out Miss. La. and Ok., they ain't lookin' in Tinkleberry lil fella.

Back to your sheep lil fella.
Wondering wrote:
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They prove that the foreign carmakers are all over the blue states. Have one of your piglets help you with it.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#19 Jan 10, 2010
Luggin Fiberals wrote:
Not the manufacturing facilities lil fella where they hire THOUSANDS of employees, have your goat help you out.
All out bidding wars down here for the new facilities last one in Texas as they beat out Miss. La. and Ok., they ain't lookin' in Tinkleberry lil fella.
Back to your sheep lil fella.
<quoted text>
I think you need to look again. You said the piglets were smarter than you, really, ask one of them to help you.
Luggin Fiberals

Augusta, GA

#20 Jan 10, 2010
Gerbil,wheel,Tinkleberry goes round and round.

Poor, poor lil tinkleberry.
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you need to look again. You said the piglets were smarter than you, really, ask one of them to help you.

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