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Old 04-15-2008, 06:56 PM   #1
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Well it looks like the bonny is going to be leaving me soon...
Its just costing me alot more money to keep everything running then it should be and I can tell that this car wouldn't be lasting me through college without putting more heavy amounts of cash into it to keep it moving..

So it will be getting replaced by a 06 Hyundai Sonata ( maybe 08, w.e dealership wins me over first lol )
The price there asking is great with only 17k on it...can't beat it.

BUT I might still keep the bonny if there going give me crap on a trade in, and if thats the case the bonny will be my long distance traveling car..

I'm kinda hoping to keep the bonny with the Sonata but I have no idea how everything is going to go

I'll let everyone know how it goes tomarrow at the dealership..
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Hows this bad news? The Hyundai will be a great improvement over that old Bonneville especially the gas mileage. Well maybe not an upgrade but still a nice car.
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what kind of mileage does the Hyundai get?
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Wow, that is bad news IMO. Hyundais are not a quality car. What exactly is wrong with your Bonneville? There aren't many things that go wrong with our cars. Plus they get 30mpg on the highway.
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Hyundais are not a quality car.
You could've said that 10 years ago, but Hyundai has sepped up their game now. A Camry or Accord would be a more expensive but necessarily better choice...
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You could've said that 10 years ago, but Hyundai has sepped up their game now. A Camry or Accord would be a more expensive but necessarily better choice...
Really? I guess I need to do a little research. I always thought of them as disposable.
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Be careful.....

I heard about a recall of the 06 - 08 Sonata on the news tonight. Something about the airbag system

Here'* the recalls on the 06 Sonata from the NHTSA

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Originally Posted by NHTSA

Report Date : April 15, 2008 at 07:56 PM
SEARCH TYPE : VEHICLE
YEAR : 2006
Make : HYUNDAI
Model : SONATA

Results : 6 | All records displayed
Make : HYUNDAI Model : SONATA Year : 2006
Manufacturer : HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY Mfr'* Report Date : JUL 06, 2005
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V316000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SUSPENSION:AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC)
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1970
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.3 LITER ENGINES AND ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC), THE ESC MAY HAVE BEEN PROGRAMMED TO BE OVERSENSITIVE TO THE ONSET OF OVERSTEERING WHILE DRIVING ON BANKED CURVES, CAUSING INADVERTENT APPLICATION OF THE FRONT OUTSIDE BRAKE WHEN ESC ACTIVATION MAY NOT BE NEEDED.
Consequence:
THIS MAY CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO SLOW AND MAY AFFECT THE PATH THAT THE VEHICLE IS TRAVELING. BRAKE APPLICATION CAUSED BY INADVERTENT ESC ACTIVATION MAY RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ESC HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 29, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
Notes:
HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 070. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'* VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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Make : HYUNDAI Model : SONATA Year : 2006
Manufacturer : HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY Mfr'* Report Date : AUG 26, 2005
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V377000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 36000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FRONT SEAT BELT MAY INTERFERE WITH THE MANUAL SEAT BACK RECLINER **** AND COULD CAUSE THE FRONT MANUAL SEAT BACK RECLINER TO INADVERTENTLY RELEASE.
Consequence:
THE INADVERTENT RELEASE OF A FRONT SEAT BACK RECLINER MAY RESULT IN INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MANUAL SEAT BACK RECLINER ****(*) FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 14, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
Notes:
HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 072. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'* VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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Make : HYUNDAI Model : SONATA Year : 2006
Manufacturer : HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY Mfr'* Report Date : MAY 19, 2006
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V180000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 463
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE INNER BEZELS OF THE HEADLAMPS WERE NOT PROPERLY ASSEMBLED WHICH MAY CAUSE THE TURN SIGNAL LENSES TO BE IMPROPERLY POSITIONED.
Consequence:
AN IMPROPERLY POSITIONED TURN SIGNAL LENS MAY REDUCE THE INTENSITY OF THE TURN SIGNAL ILLUMINATION, REDUCING ITS VISIBILITY TO ONCOMING TRAFFIC, WHICH MAY RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LEFT AND RIGHT HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 26, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
Notes:
HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 075. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION┐* VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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Make : HYUNDAI Model : SONATA Year : 2006
Manufacturer : HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY Mfr'* Report Date : JUN 21, 2006
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 06V234000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 43301
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE AIR BAG WARNING LABEL INSTALLED ON THE SUNVISORS HAD LOST ADHESION TO THE SUNVISORS AND HAD DISTORTED OR SEPARATED FROM THE SUN VISORS.
Consequence:
IF THE LABELS ARE DISTORTED OR MISSING, THE DRIVER OR FRONT SEAT PASSENGER WILL NOT HAVE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THAT MAY HELP PROTECT THEM IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SUNVISOR ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 2, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
Notes:
HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 076. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION┐* VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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Make : HYUNDAI Model : SONATA Year : 2006
Manufacturer : HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC Mfr'* Report Date : FEB 13, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08E021000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4085
Summary:
HYUNDAI-KIA IS RECALLING 4,085 REPLACEMENT HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES SOLD FOR USE ON 2006-2008 SONATA AND AZERA VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ALIGNED PROPERLY AND FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
Consequence:
IMPROPER AIMING OF THE HEADLAMP MAY RESULT IN POOR VISIBILITY POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
HYUNDAI-KIA DEALERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED AND INSTRUCTED TO RETURN THEIR SUPPLY TO HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA. NONE OF THE HEADLAMPS WERE SOLD AS RETAIL. AS A RESULT, AN OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER WILL NOT BE ISSUED.
Notes:
HYUNDAI-KIA RECALL CAMPAIGN 080. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'* VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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Make : HYUNDAI Model : SONATA Year : 2006
Manufacturer : HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC Mfr'* Report Date : APR 01, 2008
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 08V161000
N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: AIR BAGS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 393714
Summary:
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 393,714 MY 2006-2008 SONATA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED AIR BAG SYSTEM WHICH FEATURES AN OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT. THE PURPOSE OF THE OCS IS TO DISABLE THE RIGHT PASSENGER SEAT FRONT AIR BAG WHEN IT DETECTS THE PRESENCE OF A CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM OR SMALL CHILD IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT. THE RIGHT FRONT AIR BAG IS DISABLED TO PREVENT INJURIES TO A CHILD THAT MAY RESULT FROM A RIGHT FRONT AIR BAG INFLATION DURING A CRASH.
Consequence:
MISCLASSIFICATION OF A SMALL STATURE ADULT AS A CHILD IN THE RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT MAY CAUSE THE RIGHT FRONT AIR BAG TO NOT INFLATE IN AN ACCIDENT THAT MERITS AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT AND MAY RESULT IN INJURY TO THE RIGHT FRONT OCCUPANT.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL VERIFY THAT THE OCS DOES NOT PROPERLY RECOGNIZE A PROPERLY SEATED ADULT OCCUPANT. AFTER VERIFICATION, DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT CUSHION ASSEMBLY AND SHIP IT TO AN EVALUATION AND REPAIR FACILITY. THIS FACILITY WILL EVALUATE AND REPAIR OR REPROGRAM THE SEAT CUSHION AND OCS AS NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 26, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
Notes:
HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 083. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'* VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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If you buy used, make sure that 10 yr warranty is transferable Yeah, those Sonatas are OK cars. A little boring for me, but that'* ok . If you can, you might want to wait until they release the '09 model. It has a better interior with more amenities...

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i like that
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