2003 Hyundai sonata: an affordable long-lasting and reliable car.
The car is a shared car that has been used since 2003. It does not have that many miles on it but otherwise it has been very reliable. The wear and tear on the car or any problems that have come up with it have only come up in the past 3 years and I think it is because of age. As far as performance I think it performs very well for a car size and its standard. It is been pretty reliable until recently and again I think it is because of its age. The problems we've had with it recently involved the cold weather and we think, although we haven't had a chance to take it to a mechanic to look at it that it, has to do with the transmission fluid. Also it may be in need of a tune-up and possibly oil change so muscle problems might be because the car just needs to be perked up a bit. I think the fact that the Hyundai sonata is such simplistic in its design and even performance makes it a car that is not only reliable but long-lasting and this is important for car buyers of course but not only car buyers for car buyers that are on the lower income bracket. All in all very happy with the sonata in general but saddened that it may be on its last leg after 16 years.