I agree with you on this. Great post you big mutt! :grin:why would anyone waste their time with "disinformation campaigns" against Sonata?
I think anyone spending time to post at this forum has at least a mild & positive interest in getting to know what truely are the pluses and minuses of this model.
If it becomes just a site for fanboys, that's no good to anyone except to the current owners attempting to reduce cognitive dissonance and reassure themselves about their brilliant decision to purchase their new car.
...... it's great to see when someone is trying to be as "objective" as one can be in such very subjective circumstances. I wish there was more of it here.
In my opinion, in AUTO mode, it should always default to fresh air, external intake as you refer to it, except under specific conditions. Those conditions when it should be on recirculate would be when you first start the car and it's been sitting in the sun so that the interior is very hot, or when it's really hot and humid outside. In the first case, it should go back to fresh air as soon as the interior cools to the desired temperature. In the second case, it may have to stay on recirculate if the conditions are excessive.OK, I think I know what you are talking about and the recirculate issue. My STS has a similar issue. It always defaults to external intake instead of recirculating the cool air in the car. I have complained to the Cadillac dealer and they say there is no way to change the default setting. I told them I disagree since it is a single bit flip on a chip somewhere. I guess that would be a non-issue for me since I deal with it already.
Two things: 1. I never stated that owners should not discuss issues with their vehicles on this forum. 2. If you go back and re-read that last line that I wrote about the "disinformation" campaign against the Sonata, you would know that this is real and not borne out of any over sensitivity to any critique or short comings of this vehicle. Also, I did not state that anyone here is doing this on this forum but I do know it happens elsewhere.I agree with you on this. Great post you big mutt! :grin:
There has to be balance. A few folks are hyper sensitive about criticism of their cars, a few
seem to relish bashing them. Unfortunately, problems in cars are normal, and not a taboo subject.
Much can be learned from the discussion, and you meet some great people along the way.
Maybe it's a quality control issue and not all of them have the noise. I'd like that to be the case because it would mean it's possibly something that can be fixed. But I suspect it's a matter of expectations and experience. Some people have never driven a car with a solid suspension so they have no idea that it could be better.What suspention noises are being referred to here?
Your big rear end is ruining that seat already?BTW I'm 130 lbs woman, so don't tell me that I'm overweight and this is my "fat" rear end fault
Yes but Midas is a nut. So the new Car feeling is wearing off, as well as some of the smell, and with the new payments I sense regret?Guys,
I fully agree with some points made by Midas. Going even deeper (and starting to know car much better now) i can easily say that many problems with noises inside the cabin start with poor quality interior materials used by Hyundai.
Ehhh...my car is fully paid off...so i don"t have to deal with payments pain. No regret on my part...just suggestions to Hyundai so they can improve their "game". They have a great platform in new Sonata / Optima, but they have a long way to go to be in the same room with BMW like some fan-boys would like to see them today... :thumbsup:So the new Car feeling is wearing off, as well as some of the smell, and with the new payments I sense regret?
I'm a nut huh? Why, because I pointed out issues with car? Sure, suspension noise is subjective in regards to what's expected and what's excessive. But try to dispute any of the other issues I pointed out. I never used the word cheap, as you infer, but if you don't think that some cost cutting isn't involved to get the Sonata to it's price point then you have your head in the sand. Sit in an Acura TL and tell me the quality of the leather in the Sonata compares. Drive a Camry and tell me cabin in the Sonata is just as quiet over bumpy roads.Yes but Midas is a nut. So the new Car feeling is wearing off, as well as some of the smell, and with the new payments I sense regret?
We have many Chicagoland Hyundai Owners who have never complained about how cheap the Sonata is. In the 5 Years I have had the
NF, nothing has broken, no Warning Lights, no Knobs, no Leather Wear (alright a little, but not a crack or tear) and that is because my
Comb scrapes the seat. Is the Sonata a cheaper Car made with cheaper materials. Well yes :thumbsup:
Kind of hard to describe a sound. It's not the type of sound you'd hear from bottoming out and it's not like anything is cracking. I'd describe it more as a clunking noise, but not that severe, more of a thump. It doesn't sound like anything loose or broken, it just sounds noisy. Even small pavement joints sound like you're going over a set of railroad tracks.Midas, You still didn't answer my question about suspension noises. Can you be more specific? Maybe I just don't understand what to listen for in the car. I typically don't drive over many bumps so my car doesn't go all the way up or down on the springs and shocks. Is it the springs and shocks that are making the suspension noises you are referring to in your posts?
I think this is just not fair statement...In every Forum there will always be one member who finds all sorts of reasons why his or her Car is Defective. This member will bring his or her Tripe to other posts, and even start additional Threads, and continually bump up their own threads and Posts. Like a Disease :trophy: