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Is the Hyundai Sonata a reliable car?

Is the 2007 Hyundai Sonata diesel a reliable car? Can I expect any problems from a 2.0-litre diesel version in the future? The one I'm looking at has 115,000 miles on the clock.


Jul 2013 Filed under: reliability

Expert answer

Hi William,

We'd be tempted to say that you should be grand - Hyundais in general, and the old Sonata in particular, are built like tanks. That said, with that kind of mileage, you need to make sure that the service history is complete and that all the major replacement jobs (clutch, brake pads and discs, timing belt) have been done. The Sonata has also always been a popular car with taxi drivers so check it carefully for signs of heavy use and abuse. If it all checks out though, and the service history is there, then you should be fine.

Let us know how you get on

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser

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