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Hello all,

Thanks so much for the great forum and wealth of info. I am in the market for 2011 Sonata but anxiously waiting for the arrival of 2.0T. I've heard mid to late October but does anyone know the exact date it will be availble for order or in showrooms?
 

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In other posts, someone said that the factory makes 1 Turbo car for every 9 non-Turbo car.

The '11 Sonata is selling like hotcakes now, and with the increased anticipation for the Turbo cars, they may be difficult to come across at first. Also beware of dealers charging premiums on top of MSRP just because they can.
 

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QUOTE (Mike Eckman @ Oct 5 2010, 12:43 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=361261
In other posts, someone said that the factory makes 1 Turbo car for every 9 non-Turbo car.

The '11 Sonata is selling like hotcakes now, and with the increased anticipation for the Turbo cars, they may be difficult to come across at first. Also beware of dealers charging premiums on top of MSRP just because they can.

Excellent point! I was able to get decent discount using zag.com for non turbo models. I am mostly interested in a lease so who knows if they would even offere any decent lease deals on the turbo. For less than $2k, turbo sounds like a decent upgrade but who knows since I've never driven '11 Sonata.
 

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QUOTE (sbkim @ Oct 5 2010, 12:08 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=361268
Excellent point! I was able to get decent discount using zag.com for non turbo models. I am mostly interested in a lease so who knows if they would even offere any decent lease deals on the turbo. For less than $2k, turbo sounds like a decent upgrade but who knows since I've never driven '11 Sonata.
I highly recommend you go drive one. You would be surprised at how peppy that 200 HP 4 cylinder is. Remember only 10 years ago, many V6 cars didnt have 200 HP.

While the non-turbo is not a racecar, it should be sufficient for MOST people. Depending on your needs, you may find that the non-turbo is all you need, and you'll be able to save some money and find one easier.
 

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Just to satisfy my curiousity, I checked the power outputs of a couple different V6 cars from 10 and 20 years ago:

2000 Ford Mustang V6 - 3.8L V6 190HP/220TQ
2000 Honda Accord V6 - 3.0L VTEC V6 200HP/195TQ
2000 Chevy Lumina V6 - 3.1L V6 170HP/190HP 3.8L V6 205HP/230TQ

1990 Ford Probe V6 (The 1990 Mustang didnt offer a V6 option) - 3.0L V6 140HP/160TQ
1995 Honda Accord V6 (This was the first year you could get a V6 Accord) - 2.7L V6 170HP/??TQ
1990 Chevy Lumina V6 - 3.1L V6 135HP/180TQ

If you want to see something sad and appreciate how far we've come. In 1982 you could get a top of the line Camaro or Trans Am with the "High Output" 305 Cross Fire Injection V8 making a whopping 165 HP.

If that wasnt enough, you could get a Corvette with a 350 cubic inch V8 making 200 HP. It had a blistering fast 0-60 time of 7.9 seconds and a 1/4 mi. time of 16.1 seconds @ 85 mph!!!!
 

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I am definitely planning to go test drive one this weekend to check out the different colors etc. I was able to negotiate a decent deal for non-turbo but I think turbo will be more difficult to get similar discounts. Again, for under $2k, there is no way I will have this car any other way than turbo :) Hopefully it will be a reliable engine.
 
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