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Man this car is awesome

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by MonsterD, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    I think I found my next car.

    34 MPG
    just above 20K(non turbo is 19K base)

    And this is a mid-size car

    5 star safety rated(one of two cars with it)

    Non turbo should be car of the year, this just is greatness on top of that.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata turbo.

    Hyundai has impressed the hel out of me the last 3 years they have made some of the best quality cars at price points that are below the Japanese and slightly off or on par with American.

    This car is a true marvel, I would love to see what Honda does in turn to keep up with Hyundai.
  2. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    Hyundai and Mazda are producing some banging cars for the buck. Can't go wrong with either.
  3. Mash

    Mash Active Member

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    Had my Sante Fe for almost 10 years....and its been solid....the Sonata is at the top of my list on my next purchase.....its a sweet car.....even the non turbo 4 cylinder is almost 200hp
  4. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    My wife bought a Santa Fe almost a year ago and absolutely loves it.
  5. Route 66

    Route 66 Well-Known Member

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    It's hard to have believed that Hyundai could have ever been a decent manufacturer but they sure have put out some decent cars AND an awesome warranty as well.
  6. Cythim

    Cythim Benched

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    Bought a Tucson three years ago and love it. The Sonata is next on my list. My sister was thinking about getting a Lexus but went with Hyundai instead.
  7. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Give you a quick idea on where they are in quality from 2010 J.D. Powers, there is one stat of issues with amount of cars ratio. Hyundai was 6th least problems out of all auto makers. There are other ways that they measure quality but I am sure a more cumulative ranking probably puts them either top 3 or top four in quality.

    Take into account also that 4 of those 6 were luxury brands then Hyundai was 2nd to Honda. lol
  8. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    That may be the ugliest front end on a car I've ever seen. They should have just went full boat on copying the Mercedes.
  9. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

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    One thing I don't like about Hyundai is that there isn't an original idea to be had from the entire company. Every car they produces borrows in such glaringly obvious fashion from other vehicles in terms of style, that frankly I find the entire company obnoxious.

    To me they are a car company without a soul.
  10. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    Meh. It's good for people who want front end cosmetic and performance for a more economical price. They're just playing the game.
  11. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    I find almost all cars to be generic looking in style, Ford,GM,Toyota, especially Toyota.Oh and Hondas are more boring. Nissan had a good edge in style for a while but it is lesser today. That Nissan Juke, the Leaf and the Cube are pretty unique now, but it is pretty much import pure Japanese style to the U.S.

    Hyundai's Genesis coupe is a very good looking car.
  12. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    Hyundai is making some fine vehicles. I also like the new VW Jetta in a TDI version. :)
  13. BehindEnemyLinez

    BehindEnemyLinez Optimist Prime

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    My wife has a non-turbo one. It is really a nice car...but it still pales in comparison to my Accord Coupe!! Honda will never have to keep up w/ Hyundai...it'll always be the other way around!! ;)
  14. Bonecrusher#31

    Bonecrusher#31 Active Member

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    I don't mess with those sub-standard autos...Especially not for over 20k
  15. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    sub-standard? , explain that. I don't see anything sub standard about their cars.
  16. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    While I know for sure Honda can push an engine to better stats and the cars refinement get better. I have yet to see Honda push value out like Hyundai. Oh well the CR-Z was the largest debacle I have see Honda make, ever. That car (CR-Z) was a rare miss by them.
  17. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    Hyundai's are pretty good vehicles from the value/warranty/reliability point of view. My wife has had a Santa Fe for about 3.5 years without one major/minor issue yet and about 62000 kms (39 000 miles).

    I do agree that compared to luxury car makes they don't measure up. I consider them slightly above most of the domestic makes and Japanese at a similar price point. Their styling while slightly derivative has started to take on its own flair and a brand style is starting to take shape. It will probably take another generation for them to get there though.
  18. ZeroClub

    ZeroClub just trying to get better

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    Yeah, Hyundai is doing well. Their small car, the Elantra, is a best in its class. Exceptionally reliable.

    I was a teenager back when people thought of Honda as a motorcycle manufacturer first and foremost. My friends and I would laugh at the those first imports and their tiny wheels. Never imagined the Japanese imports would become so dominant or that we'd all want to drive an RX-7 within a few years.

    If you like the Hyundai, get it.
  19. casmith07

    casmith07 Attorney-at-Zone

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    I would have bought an Accord Coupe instead of my Infiniti if it had the SH-AWD option from the Acura TL.

    After owning this car, I will never buy another FWD car.
  20. BehindEnemyLinez

    BehindEnemyLinez Optimist Prime

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    You have a G? Man, I wanted one of those but I just couldn't get myself to pony up the extra 10G's to get it! I wish my Accord was RWD. This is my 1st time owning a "sports car" that wasn't...

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