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#1 Old 05-24-2011, 12:07 AM
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Anyone have a sonata with 150k, or 200k+ miles on it yet? I'm looking to buy an 06 sonata 4 cylinder, it's got 160k miles on it, and if I get it, I want to know if I should worry about replacing the transmission soon, or the motor, since it's got so many miles on it. I drove it and it seems pretty solid, but I've never had a Hyundai so I don't know how many miles you could get out of one.
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i got 160k and my sonata is still running pretty good
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Wow, I only have 44,500 on my wifes 07 Sonata... I hope to get 100,000 more out of it!

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QUOTE (rhdins @ May 23 2011, 10:07 PM)
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Anyone have a sonata with 150k, or 200k+ miles on it yet? I'm looking to buy an 06 sonata 4 cylinder, it's got 160k miles on it, and if I get it, I want to know if I should worry about replacing the transmission soon, or the motor, since it's got so many miles on it. I drove it and it seems pretty solid, but I've never had a Hyundai so I don't know how many miles you could get out of one.
Are you buying this from a salesman? 30k plus miles a year is quite a lot. I guess the good news is that a lot of those miles are probably highway miles which are much easier on a car than stop and go city miles.
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QUOTE (papi8186 @ May 24 2011, 07:14 AM)
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i got 160k and my sonata is still running pretty good
So have you had to do any major maintenance? Any transmission or engine problems? Any other problems? Like I said, when I test drove the car it seemed pretty solid, but I want to make sure I know if I'm going to need to do any major repairs soon. It's cheap enough though, that it might be worth it for me to buy it even if I do have to replace the transmission or motor
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QUOTE (johnaauld @ May 24 2011, 04:28 PM)
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Are you buying this from a salesman? 30k plus miles a year is quite a lot. I guess the good news is that a lot of those miles are probably highway miles which are much easier on a car than stop and go city miles.
It's a local salesman, pretty small outfit. I figure the only way they could get that many miles on it if it were highway miles, so that makes me think it might still be ok.
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So have you had to do any major maintenance? Any transmission or engine problems? Any other problems? Like I said, when I test drove the car it seemed pretty solid, but I want to make sure I know if I'm going to need to do any major repairs soon. It's cheap enough though, that it might be worth it for me to buy it even if I do have to replace the transmission or motor
no major problems just a fuel injector and the peddle sensor
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Had customer a few yr back that had 150 on his in no time,, he worked for Cargill and was on the road all the time visiting various dairy farms in our multi state region here.. want to say it was a 2006 w/ 4cyl automatic.

It will come down how loyal you are about simple oil/coolant/atf changes, and other routine maintain.

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As of this morning, I have just under 207,000 miles on my '06 Sonata 2.4L. It's my daily driver (125 miles round trip each day) and I expect to be driving it for a long time yet. Other than body work after hitting a deer - and two months later more body work after having another deer run into the side of me - I haven't had to do any significant mechanical repairs to the car. I haven't had to do anything other than routine maintenance to either the engine or drivetrain. In fact, besides the deer repairs the only non-routine maintenance I can recall is having to replace a switch for the manual shifting mode, which stopped working. The switch wasn't in the transmission, but near the bottom of the shifter itself. Simple repair, but it cost a couple hundred bucks to have done. This car has definitely given me much bang for the buck. I'm still getting 30mpg city/hwy combined, and 31-32 highway depending on how much lead is in my foot. I use synthetic oil and Napa Gold filters. I change the oil every 5,000 miles.

BTW, mine just became a 4-Hyundai family. My oldest son has (my old) 2001 Elantra with nearly 180,000 miles on it, my youngest son has a 2004 Elantra with around 65,000 miles on it, I have my Sonata, and my wife is the proud owner of a 2011 Santa Fe Limited we bought less than a month ago. For me Hyundais are incredibly reliable and economical. As long as they stay that way I will be buying Hyundais for a long time.
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