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Old 03-15-2010, 07:02 PM
 
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Hyundai Leapfrogs Toyota, Honda for Tops in KBB Owner Loyalty

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Toyota fell from its perch as the leader in brand loyalty among car shoppers, slipping to third place while Hyundai surged ahead to first, according to Kelley Blue Book. Honda maintained its second-place position from 2009.
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Hyundai Leapfrogs Toyota, Honda for Tops in KBB Owner Loyalty - KickingTires

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Old 03-15-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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I can see why. Better designs, better warranties, on par quality, lower prices, why not buy another Hyundai?
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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I love my Santa Fe. Bought it new in 2002 it now has 139,00 miles and it has had only one issue (after warranty)with the AC compressor that was about $800 after everything was done. Besides needing new tires and brakes it is the only money I have put into it. I would buy another any time.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I ditched my Toyota (one of 4), wont probably ever go back. We bought a Hyundai Sonata new back in 2001, still have it. Its had lots of problems, most covered by warranty. Its long been out of warranty, and stuff is still breaking here and there, but I still wont go back to Toyota. Im boycotting those boring buttholes.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:26 PM
 
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my '08 Elantra is rolling along great. i have minor issues with the occasional rattle from the interior, but i'm tracing it to the glove box or headliner. pretty sure its the former. read about an issue with the '07 glove box, as well. i'll get to it

other then that the interior plastics click and pop in places when cooling or heating, but it stops after a minute

thats all my complaints, really. the car drives well, rides stable, and is completely competent for a mainstream compact car. and it offers more room inside and in the trunk then all competitors. peppy 4 cylinder PZEV. the car does a very good job as a daily commuter

two years old and everything looks good still, nothing falling off or apart. a lot different then i remember previous Hyundai's. its this sort of experience that breeds "brand loyalty," i think

its not that i would only drive a Hyundai. i would test drive and buy any brand that interested me and was within budgetary reach. but having a great experience (so far) with a car and the brand having other models which greatly interest me on paper (the Tuscon, Genesis Coupe, Sonata, and coming Elantra) makes me want to check them out first next time i go shopping. based on my experience with my current Hyundai, all other thing being equal, i would buy one that was perfect for me without driving other cars. i wouldn't have too. because if i drive a Genesis Coupe and love the Genesis Coupe....i really don't see anything else like it coming from any maker i would consider. and i now trust Hyundai to sell me a good car

so, there is the brand loyalty. a good experience with a car makes another purchase of the same make more likely then less, i suppose
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:03 AM
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Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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My '04 Santa Fe 2.7 liter is at 136,200 miles and she still starts and runs like she did at 26 miles.

I wish I could afford to buy a '10 model Santa Fe Limited AWD to add to the stable but unfortunately, that's not going to happen until I get my career on track.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Queensland
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I'm amazed. My first Hyundai was my last Hyundai.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:18 AM
Status: "Hope is a walking dream." (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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When was that? People need to realize it isn't 1988 anymore.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Queensland
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When was that? People need to realize it isn't 1988 anymore.
Well it was a 1997 model. Cracked cylinder head in 2005. (Now we drive a 2006 VW and a 2008 Holden)
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:29 AM
Status: "Hope is a walking dream." (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: Still in Portland, Oregon, for some reason
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Yeah...they got MUCH better after 2001 which is when they really put their nose to the grindstone and started getting serious. It actually happened after Hyundai founder Chung Ju Yung died and his son Chung Mong Koo took over. He put a stronger emphasis on quality over quantity.

I invite you to drive a new one...you'll be AMAZED.
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