I'm not a big fan of Hyundai's. I remember when my sister and my brother in law bought their new sonata in 2001 they had banners in the Hyundai dealerhsip bragging that their cars are better than a camry and an accord. Being a present accord owner and a past owner of a camry, hyundai will never be better than either company.
4 years and 90,000 miles later my sister's sonata engine bearings blew out and she needed a new engine. Up to that point she followed their maintenence schedule like the Holy Bible and had everything serviced at the dealership even the oil changes. When she found out that she needed a new engine, Hyundai and the Hyundai dealership refused to cover the engine under the warranty or at least help pick up the bill. In fact they blamed it on my sister for driving the car so much. I think their warranty is all crap, for everything that failed on it, it was never fixed under the warranty.
So if you want to blow money on a crappy and unreliable company be my guest. I would take my "auto tranny time bomb" accord over a Hyundai anyday. Yeah their styling is getting better, but until they are proven to meet and exceed the RELIABILTY bar that toyota and honda has set, I would never utter the Korean company in the same sentence!
Last edited by CRV_33; August 11th, 2005 at 10:47 PM..