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Used Hyundai Sonata Saloon 2005 - 2009 review

(2005 - 2009)
Hyundai Sonata Saloon (05 - 09)
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What used Hyundai Sonata saloon will I get for my budget?

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

For the age of car you're getting and the amount of kit, the Sonata looks cheap. However, take care not to stump up too much for a nearly new car because the Sonata depreciates rapidly in its early life.

Servicing bills are steep - you're looking at the kind of money it takes to maintain a BMW 5 Series and a big chunk more than for a Ford Mondeo. Still, the remainder of the original five-year warranty should cover any reliability issues. If not, Hyundais tend to be cheap to fix, according to Warranty Direct.

Economy's fine, too. The 2.0 turbodiesel stretches to a wallet-friendly 46mpg. Even the 2.0 petrol is gentle on the juice at 35mpg. Both qualify for group 10 insurance, again easy enough to stomach.

The 2.4 petrol will net you group 12 insurance and an average of 33mpg, but you'll feel the pinch with the V6 model (group 15 and 28mpg).