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Old 05-28-2012, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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When I start seeing plenty of used 200k mile Sonata's with the original engine and tranny, I know Hyundai has finally made it. Perhaps in 5 more years this will be a reality.
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I'm loving my 2011!
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:35 PM
 
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I bought a 2012 Hyundai Accent, and 6 months in I'm very happy with it. Putting gas direct injection in your entry-level car, achieving 30/40 mpg, and great new styling inside & out = brand loyalty. It's also a size up - closer to compact sized, so I can fit my family of four with gear for road trips. Gassing up never exceeds $35 - I'm loving this car!
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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another source for reliability.... Hyundai Sonata Reliability vs. Toyota Camry Reliability
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Central CT, sometimes NH.
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When was that? People need to realize it isn't 1988 anymore.
I bought a new 11 Elantra. At 24,000 miles steering wheel has peeled, windshield loaded with scratches from turning on in rain, and blue smoke recently crop dusted everyone behind me as I was accelerating to get on highway.

The car is meticulously maintained and cared for so there are no excuses for these issues.

Checking on-line forums it looks like I am not alone as some 11 owners have had to have new engines due to low compression and bad rings.

No new car I have ever owned has ever emitted any blue smoke in 100,000 miles let alone the first 24,000.

Never another Hyundai for me.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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I bought a new 11 Elantra. At 24,000 miles steering wheel has peeled, windshield loaded with scratches from turning on in rain, and blue smoke recently crop dusted everyone behind me as I was accelerating to get on highway.

The car is meticulously maintained and cared for so there are no excuses for these issues.

Checking on-line forums it looks like I am not alone as some 11 owners have had to have new engines due to low compression and bad rings.

No new car I have ever owned has ever emitted any blue smoke in 100,000 miles let alone the first 24,000.

Never another Hyundai for me.
Thanks for being honest and not these Hyundai homers inundating forums
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Woodland Park, CO
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Sucks about the blue smoke. What does your service department say about it? I would think Hyundai will do something about it.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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Hyundai Leapfrogs Toyota, Honda for Tops in KBB Owner Loyalty

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Hyundai Leapfrogs Toyota, Honda for Tops in KBB Owner Loyalty - KickingTires

Makes you wonder how much advertising Hyundai is doing through KBB.....no thanks, I'll keep my 13 year old Toyota another 6 years....let's see if there is a 2012 Hyundai owner with the same car....20 years from now.....heh heh heh......NOT.....
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:54 AM
 
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Thanks for being honest and not these Hyundai homers inundating forums
"Hyundai Homers"? Ha!

Sorry if I "dared" to sound positive about my experience, albeit early in the game. You make it sound like the only people being honest are the ones having major issues!

That sucks having those problems - hopefully the dealer will fix it, as it should be under the best warranty out there. But I still think those are rare exceptions - why else would Hyundai be #1 in loyalty? Mass hypnotism? Conspiracy theory? I know it's hard for some to accept that others are positive about a brand they think sux, it just doesn't fit their worldview... Sorry to disappoint you.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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I bought a new 11 Elantra. At 24,000 miles steering wheel has peeled, windshield loaded with scratches from turning on in rain, and blue smoke recently crop dusted everyone behind me as I was accelerating to get on highway.

The car is meticulously maintained and cared for so there are no excuses for these issues.

Checking on-line forums it looks like I am not alone as some 11 owners have had to have new engines due to low compression and bad rings.

No new car I have ever owned has ever emitted any blue smoke in 100,000 miles let alone the first 24,000.

Never another Hyundai for me.
You got a dud, bud. All companies have lemons. Nobody's perfect.
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