2012 Chevrolet Sonic Expert Review
What's a Sonic?! And why I love it!
I bought my sonic preowned from a Chevrolet dealership. I had never heard of a Sonic before. I was kind of off put by the vehicle at first but after taking it for a test drive I decided to purchase. My car has been through a house fire and was rear ended and totaled two years after purchasing. I bought back the car because it still was running and was only at 75,000 miles. The transmission was recalled by the dealership and taken care of. I keep up maintenance on my oil. The car has had very few problems, it recently needed a new starter and control arms. I have a issue where the automatic shifter won't give me my key when I turn of the vehicle unless I shake it. Overall the Sonic has been a wonderful car and I love it. It is getting to small for my family but I absolutely love it and would recommend it to anyone. it gets amazing gas mileage and has been a dependable vehicle.
The good, the bad and the ugly of owning a sonic.
The sonic has eaten tires. We have replaced the tires 5x in 170, 000 miles. The clutch was replaced. The turbo sensors are constantly needing attention. The air intake cover had to be replaced also. Other than that I love it. I love the fuel economy, the small size and ease of use. It is hard to get manuals serviced since the parts are not readily available. This is a Chevrolet problem since they do not stock them. So if you need something replaced and do not get serviced by the dealership, expect to wait. I love the hatch back also. It is very roomy for hauling things. We have an antique stall and haul things in the sonic all the time. And get 37 miles to the gallon consistently. I do not like the redesigned sonic and will most likely not buy it again.
Our getaway car: it is very spacious with enough room for traveling.
Love the sonic it is very comfortable, easy to get in an out of. Comfortable seating and adjustable seating. Air and heat works great! Heats and cools quickly. Trunk opens from the inside. Spacious trunk. We have never had problems with the sonic. Regular oil changes and air filters. Great gas mileage according to my husband. He bought the car with me in mind. We like to take time to get away when we can and it's a wonder! You don't really realize the car as it is smooth sailing. On the interstate or highway. It handles quick changes if necessary even in town. It's the best car we have ever owned and definitely consider buying another one next time.