Used Hyundai Sonata Saloon 2005 - 2009 review

Category: Family car

Section: Advice for buyers

2005 - 2009 review
Hyundai Sonata Saloon (05 - 09)
  • Hyundai Sonata Saloon (05 - 09)
  • Hyundai Sonata Saloon (05 - 09)
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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Hyundai Sonata saloon?

The previous Sonata had bullet-proof reliability, and this version looks like being the same. So far, there are no reports of major problems to concern used buyers. That may be because any gremlins are ironed out quickly and quietly during the generous five-year manufacturer warranty. Even so, the Sonata does give the impression of being robust and long-lived, if serviced on time.

A full service history is an absolute must-have. It's vital if you want to enjoy the balance of that original warranty and you'll find it harder to resell the car without it.

Be choosy over condition, too. Ignore anything with body damage, a scruffy cabin or kerbed alloys unless the price reflects it. If the alloys are scraped or the tyre tread uneven, check for misaligned suspension. Other than that, ensure all the electrical gadgets, including the climate control, work.

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