Used Hyundai Sonata Saloon 2001 - 2005 review

Category: Family car

Section: Ownership cost

2001 - 2005 review
Used Hyundai Sonata Saloon 2001 - 2005
  • Used Hyundai Sonata Saloon 2001 - 2005
  • Used Hyundai Sonata Saloon 2001 - 2005
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Ownership cost

What used Hyundai Sonata saloon will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Hyundai Sonata saloon?

For a fully loaded, large V6 saloon - the one to go for - it's cheap to buy. The worst of depreciation will have already taken its toll, so you shouldn't lose much when you resell it.

Servicing is every 10,000 miles or 12 months, but it won't work out that cheap, especially if you go to a franchised dealer. A BMW 5 Series is likely to work out cheaper, although you won't be looking at Mercedes E-Class or Jag S-Type money.

If a Sonata does go wrong - and it's out of its very generous five-year warranty - it shouldn't be too much of a wallet-basher to sort it. Hyundais are among the cheapest cars to fix, according to Warranty Direct.

Insurance costs are average (group 10 for the 2.0, 12 for the 2.5 and 14 for the 2.7), much like the fuel bills. Expect about 30mpg from the 2.0 and high-20s from the V6s.