Notices

Hyundai

Old 07-04-2007, 07:22 PM
  #1  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Barnegat Bay
Posts: 624
Default Hyundai

Anyone have a Hyundai? I looked at the Azera Limited and cannot believe the luxury you get at an affordable price, 26k completely loaded. I am a Toyota guy but I am taking a serious look at this vehicle. Any feedback would be welcome.

Thanks

jbigwater is offline  
Old 07-04-2007, 09:05 PM
  #2  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 53,966
Default Re: Hyundai

Plus a great warranty.
A Few Dollars is offline  
Old 07-04-2007, 09:24 PM
  #3  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 239
Default RE: Hyundai

Here is a link to some good information on them.
http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f0aaebf/
I just got my daughter a new Hyundia Elantra and I have no doubt that the quality is as good as Toyota or Honda. I used to think that they were no good and years ago I think that was true, but now that is only a perception and people are changing their minds as I did. As they are now building quality vehicles with a good warranty their reputation and resale value will only get better.
dmartin is offline  
Old 07-04-2007, 09:45 PM
  #4  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Virginia Beach, Va
Posts: 5,288
Default RE: Hyundai

We have a 2000 Sonata with 65K on it and we love it. It's the admiral's car but I first bought it as a commuter car. She found it more comfortable than our previous '88 Acura Legend. It's a great road car. We've used it for some long trip to save fuel over my F150. I got a letter a few years ago about an error in advertised HP. The ad said 170 hp but it was really 167. [img]../images/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] So they offered us one of three options, two extra yrs road service, I forget the second, or two extra yrs on the 100,000 or ten year warranty. We took the 120,000. Go figure. We had a bad wheel bearing which I figured after 50K wouldn't be covered but was surprised. Not only was it covered but the dealer replaced both sides under warranty. At 60K, I detected something minor with the tranny. The dealernot only replaced the tranny but gave us an SUV loaner and we didn't even buy the car from them. We purchased it when we lived in New York. When I installed the 10 CD player, I got to see how it was put together. I was impressed. For an inexpensive car, it had parts and such that were not cheap like MIchelin MVX4 Plus tire. It's still runs great and rides great. We have no need or inttention of replacing it yet. The loaner SUV was a Tuscon and the admiral was bugging me for one. I have to admit it was nice too.[img]../images/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
Mud Runner is offline  
Old 07-04-2007, 10:10 PM
  #5  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Abington, PA
Posts: 378
Default Re: Hyundai

We bought a 2006 Elantra last year for my fiance and she loves it. We have been happy with it and use it on the weekends because the 32 MPG is better than the 14 in my truck. The dealer where we bought it doubled our powertrain warranty to 20 years, 200k miles. They must be doing something right to be able to offer a warranty like that with confidence. I think I would buy another one.
reel thing 25 is offline  
Old 07-05-2007, 05:23 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location:
Posts: 3,691
Default Re: Hyundai

I have a Kia, but also looked at Hyundai. The next car I get will be one of these. You can't beat the price, quality, and fuel economy. Honda and Toyotas are overpriced, and finally have competition when it comes to reliability. Good luck with it.
pugnacious33 is offline  
Old 07-07-2007, 12:58 PM
  #7  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location:
Posts: 19
Default Re: Hyundai

Its nice to hear some good comments on Hyundai's, I have worked in the service side of Hyundai for 15 years. THe product keeps getting better we have some new stuff coming out that will really get Hyundai noticed. On the flip side I was around when we were the "disposable" car.
The Reel Native is offline  
Old 07-07-2007, 01:11 PM
  #8  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 2,891
Default Re: Hyundai

I think the only knock right now is resale value. It was a few months ago I read a Consumer Reports that factored in resale value in overall cost of ownership. First place (worst place) was the Kia Rio - retaining only something like 30% of its value after 3 years. On the other side, one of my employees has a Sonata; nice ride and plenty of pep.
coastboater is offline  
Old 07-07-2007, 01:38 PM
  #9  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Virginia Beach, Va
Posts: 5,288
Default Re: Hyundai

The Reel Native - 7/7/2007 1:58 PM On the flip side I was around when we were the "disposable" car.
I had an '86 Excel GLS 5spd for a commuter car in NY, and the only thing I replaced was a heater core. That was a PITA! Most of the people that had headaches had the automatics. With the 5 spd, guys I commuted with asked what was under the hood. [img]../images/emoticons/smile.gif[/img] I couldn't care about resale. I'm gonna let the admiral run it into the ground. It does get properly maintained though.
Mud Runner is offline  
Old 07-10-2007, 06:11 PM
  #10  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 4,869
Default RE: Hyundai

2003 Santa Fe. My wife loves it. Almost 80k miles.
katkt is offline  
Old 07-10-2007, 08:32 PM
  #11  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: NJ
Posts: 149
Default Re: Hyundai

01 Elantra 120,000 miles. Not a problem yet.....
captkern is offline  
Old 07-10-2007, 08:52 PM
  #12  
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Central FL
Posts: 1,197
Default Re: Hyundai

I had an 06 sonota for jsut over a year. It was a great car with great gas mileage. Problem was my wife's Explorer wouldn't pull the new boat so we traded it for a dodge megacab. So much for gas mileage.
k9medic is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread