Because there is a difference isn't there?
I came from a 08 Accord.. Be glad you didn't purchase. I loved my accord but it was not quite at all. Seems Honda saved a little money putting it together.When I started looking at cars, I had decided on the Accord because of resale value,
reliability, and I liked the styling.
Went by the Hyundai dealer which was next door. I always car shop late at night when the sales lizards have gone for the day because you can walk the lot and look inside the cars without being bothered. When I saw the Sonata, I thought, what a great looking car!
From there, I did a lot of research. The warranty was impressive and the Sonata had
several options standard that the Accord charged extra for.
I spoke with a few people who owned a Hyundai and they were happy with their car.
So, for me it was a great looking car with a very good warranty, great gas mileage at a lower price than the Accord.
Great car for the money.
Hopefully no one yells "Off with his head" after reading this but...
What defines a great car varies by person by person, but a lot of it depends on what you paid. If I spent $40k on a car that was exactly like the '11 Sonata, I would be disappointed in the sloppiness of the electronic power steering and I would be unsatisfied with the suspension (especially in the SE). I wouldnt be happy that I do not have a power passenger seat or HIDs. I wouldn't like the weak sounding horn, or the cheapness of the hard plastic dial on the nav system and would think the little man button on the HVAC was poorly designed since its just an overly ornate mode switch.
The Sonata is a really nice looking car with excellent features (compared to other cars in its class), and its being made by a car company that has improved its image and quality drastically over the past 15 years. I will be buying one of these cars very soon because it meets (and in some ways exceeds) what I expect from a $25k car. Again, if I spent $40k for the same thing, I would definitely not be happy...the car hasnt changed, but the price did.
I think the '11 Sonata is a GOOD car that is GREAT for the money. There definitely is some room for improvement, and I believe Hyundai is the right company to do it. Its not there in the "great" car echelon.
It seems that is EXACTLY what they are saying. The term "great" is too subjective and must be qualified with price. If someone said "Here, pick one of these cars as a free three-year lease. You just pay for gas, that's all. But at the end of the three years, you give the car back. Your choices are a Sonata, Audi 3.0 A6, BMW 550, Mercedes E550, Porsche Panamera turbo, Lexus IS 350, or a Maserati Gran Turismo." (All sedans of similar size.) Which one would you chose? Would you select the Sonata? Probably not. That's because the Sonata is not as good as those cars...
Are you saying that it canot be both ?....... :beathorse: