Good, reliable vehicle that works for shorter individuals
2001 Hyundai Sonata Base
First off, I purchased my car from another family about 5 years back when the car was already pretty aged. I think the car has held up pretty fantastically. Given that I purchased it as a used car, I expected to maybe get a few years out of it before it broke down but I am currently 5 years into driving it and it is still holding up. However, I have noticed that sometimes when I am stopped at a stop light for too long the engine simply shorts out. It always restarts for me though and I can keep driving to my destination but no mechanic I have taken the car to seems to be able to fix the problem. Overall my sonata has truly done a wonderful job at keeping me where I need to be and when I need to be there. It has never truly broken down on me. The only internal problem I've ever run into is when the vcr player ate a converter I inserted and I still cannot get it out. But that is a relatively minor thing and does not reflect car functionality at all. One thing I really appreciate about this car is that the seat is able to slide quite far forward as I am a rather small individual. I don't have any problems seeing over the steering wheel and being able to reach the pedals. I have had problems with many other car types centered around my height and size but this car has been great for me.