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Can you tell the popularity of a car by the level of activities on message board? 2018 Sonata board is so quiet.
 

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Can you tell the popularity of a car by the level of activities on message board? 2018 Sonata board is so quiet.
maybe it is performing so well that everyone is happy. if i had to do it all over again, i would have bought a sonata
 

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Most forums seem to be down on activity. Its not specific to year/make/model. Maybe more people are going outside and taking in some fresh air, or just have blind trust on their once or twice trip to the dealer for all service.

30% of vehicles are leased and are all but disposable in the time window that someone 'rents' it.
 
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Much of the reason is because the sedan is a dying breed. It is SUVs and pick-up trucks. Ford is killing its cars except for the Mustang. GM is contemplating it. It is also the aging of the American population and their ailing backs. It is increasingly difficult to get into and out of those low slung vehicles.

The Sonata used to be the "bread and butter" of Hyundai. That day has passed and not likely to return anytime soon.
 

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I think that most folks come to the forum having a problem with the car and looking for the answer outside of a dealership.
Now, if I'm not far from the truth, then look at carcomplaints.com to find out that 2018 Sonatas are almost trouble free cars.
Maybe this can why 2018 Sonata board is so quiet: nothing much to complain about
 

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Much of the reason is because the sedan is a dying breed. It is SUVs and pick-up trucks. Ford is killing its cars except for the Mustang. GM is contemplating it. It is also the aging of the American population and their ailing backs. It is increasingly difficult to get into and out of those low slung vehicles.

The Sonata used to be the "bread and butter" of Hyundai. That day has passed and not likely to return anytime soon.

And coupes are deader than doornails...
 

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Can you tell the popularity of a car by the level of activities on message board? 2018 Sonata board is so quiet.
maybe it is performing so well that everyone is happy. if i had to do it all over again, i would have bought a sonata
'Cause all the '18 Sonata owners are all out enjoying their new rides and showing them off to the commoners. (lol)

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What s this board in which you speak? I love my 2018. Zero issues. Gets better gas mileage than my 2016 Elantra did. Only thing I'd need to search out info for is how the speakers are all wired up as I am replacing all the stock ones. Even the normally chitty tires actually performed well enough in the small amount of snow I saw after I bought the car.
 

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It seem like there are not a lot of mods available or owners wanting to do a lot to the Sonata in general, go to Elantra Sport forums and its busy . There are all kinds of performance , engine, body, suspension, brake after market parts available and owners actively doing things to the little sedan.
 

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ok let's get this party started, from a Motor Trend review:

Hyundai improved the 2018 Sonata’s ride and handling by increasing the rear trailing arm’s thickness to 3.5 mm from 2.9 mm, and the bushings now have aluminum inserts

Now if increasing the rear trailing arms thickness .6mm isn't thought provoking, well I just don't know. We're not talking .2 or .3mm, but .6mm , that's letting it all hang out, releasing the hounds, pushing the envelope......
 
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I guess I was looking at the "How much did you pay for your vehicle?" threads. The one for Honda CRV has tons of post. The one for the Sonata, not so much. It's dead quiet. I've also been tracking a local Hyundai dealer of mine and their Sonata inventory barely budges. Also the issue of the GDI engine concerns me greatly too. So while I do enjoy the Sonata on a recent test drive, I am not seeing that they are being sold in great number. This explains the sales numbers over the months.
 

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A thread like this needs the appropriate theme song:




The tone of this thread reminds of conversations you have after attending a funeral.

Yeah, Sonata was so popular when he was young, but ever since he got a case of the GDI he was never the same.
 

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Much of the reason is because the sedan is a dying breed. It is SUVs and pick-up trucks. Ford is killing its cars except for the Mustang. GM is contemplating it. It is also the aging of the American population and their ailing backs. It is increasingly difficult to get into and out of those low slung vehicles.

The Sonata used to be the "bread and butter" of Hyundai. That day has passed and not likely to return anytime soon.

The sedan is not a dying breed and will never die. It is being killed in US markets though.
 

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I think that most folks come to the forum having a problem with the car and looking for the answer outside of a dealership.
Now, if I'm not far from the truth, then look at carcomplaints.com to find out that 2018 Sonatas are almost trouble free cars.
Maybe this can why 2018 Sonata board is so quiet: nothing much to complain about

I got my 2015 Sonata SE in 2016 with 37,000 miles on the odometer. I did not inspect it, do a test drive, or anything. Made payment, got the keys and drove it off the lot.


At 60, 000 miles now the car has been absolutely trouble-free.


No squeaks, rattles, hesitation, stalling, fluid loss, odours, flat spots... nothing!


At 60, 000 miles I can confidently compare this car to anything of any make in the same class, for performance, appearance condition, reliability, running costs, or any category you can name, and do not expect to be bettered.
 

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Go look at the GDI thread. Your optimism might be a bit premature. :)
The condition of my car is the result of knowing how to prevent any of the undesirable experienced by others and revealed in the GDI thread. You have to know what causes issues so to prevent them, and if issues were a result of design we would all be having the same experiences.

My car has now done 60,000 miles and its condition was not achieved through optimism but intentionally.

Being a specialised automotive, agricultural, industrial plant and equipment preventive maintenance technician also helps.
 

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The condition of my car is the result of knowing how to prevent any of the undesirable experienced by others and revealed in the GDI thread. You have to know what causes issues so to prevent them, and if issues were a result of design we would all be having the same experiences.

My car has now done 60,000 miles and its condition was not achieved through optimism but intentionally.

Being a specialised automotive, agricultural, industrial plant and equipment preventive maintenance technician also helps.
Uh-huh. A ringer. I knew it.
 
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