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#3314657 - 03/17/14 09:30 AM Re: Hyundai GDI engines [Re: mrcoolguy]
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Registered: 02/08/12
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Loc: Orlando, FL
The Hyundai Sonata is by far the least noisiest sedan. My parents test drove a new camry and she felt it was noisy as it let too much road noise in. The same with the Honda Accord.

Now, she test drove a 2014 Sonata and liked how much quieter it was. She ultimately bought a Chevy Malibu due to it being cheaper and because my Step-dad leaned more towards GM lol. But I also have first hand experience with the newer Sonatas and they are quiet, smooth cars, great long commutes and they get great mileage on highway.

I own an accent, and yes, the GDI engines are clicky/clacky but that's to be expected. The Sonatas are just better at muffling the sound from the outside for when you are inside it.
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#3314717 - 03/17/14 10:18 AM Re: Hyundai GDI engines [Re: mrcoolguy]
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The Buick Regal I'm driving now is a lot of fun without being too "sporty," and this comes from someone who loved his big Buick Park Avenue. The Regals have been getting good reliability ratings, I think, and the 2.4L DI engine has been used in other GM vehicles, and has a pretty good rep.

The Regal, about the same size as the Elantra and Sonata (?), is also quiet in the city and at speed.
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#3314875 - 03/17/14 12:15 PM Re: Hyundai GDI engines [Re: mrcoolguy]
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Is the new Regal turbo only now?
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#3314932 - 03/17/14 01:08 PM Re: Hyundai GDI engines [Re: accent2012]
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Originally Posted By: accent2012
Is the new Regal turbo only now?

I'd have thought so: All I ever hear about from Regal owners is the turbo and the even more powerful GS. But here on NetCarShow is this: "The new 2.0L turbo engine delivers 18 percent more horsepower in the Regal Turbo, for a greater feeling of on-demand power. . . .

"A 2.4L engine with eAssist light electrification technology is also available on the 2014 Regal. Six-speed automatic transmissions are matched with both engines and a six-speed manual is available in the Buick Regal GS."

So I guess they have all 3 models still. (I'd have held out for a turbo -- but every one I saw on the dealers' used lots last year had a dark interior, which I hate.)
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#3320157 - 03/22/14 07:44 PM Re: Hyundai GDI engines [Re: johnachak]
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Originally Posted By: johnachak
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Your post is confusing. Since you mentioned compact and assuming your dad is aging, get a Toyota Corolla. Every 2014 Corolla comes standard with LED headlights. They are supposedly the best headlight ever put on any vehicle which is a good thing for older people.


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Are you sure you don't mean HID headlights?


Not HID. All trims of the 2014 Corolla come standard with LED low beams, and halogen high beams. LED headlights are going to quickly become more and more common.


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#3320169 - 03/22/14 07:57 PM Re: Hyundai GDI engines [Re: mrcoolguy]
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Originally Posted By: mrcoolguy
My dad is considering getting a new car and he is leaning towards Toyotas and Hondas. I know Hyundai has gotten a lot better but how reliable are these cars? They introduced a lot of GDI engines within the last few years and I wanted to know how reliable are these engines. My dad is looking for a compact sedan or a full size sedan( Elantra or Sonata). How do these cars compare against camrys, accords, etc in terms of engine reliability? Thanks


I have 52,000 miles on my 2011 2.4L GDI Sonata. Aside from a thermostat failure at 50,000 miles, repaired under warranty, no issues.

This Hyundai has been the most mechanically reliable car I have ever owned. Build quality/fit and finish, however, is less than ideal...lots of interior squeaks, rattles, vibrations, clunks, stripped screws from the factory, etc.
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#3320801 - 03/23/14 11:38 AM Re: Hyundai GDI engines [Re: Silverado12]
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Originally Posted By: Silverado12
Why not get a Chevy Cruze for about the same or less money? Very roomy car for what it is, American made with a good parts content and GM powertrains are second to none. No games with warranty issues either, like Hyundai and Kia.



What "games" are you talking about? Hyundai/Kia offer massive powertrain warranties, which means they have faith in those cars providing 10 years of trouble-free service.

Warranty length is often the best indicator of the car's quality, in my opinion. Have you noticed how the 3/36 standard warranties of the 1990s are now 5/60? Cars are getting more reliable.
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#3320807 - 03/23/14 11:54 AM Re: Hyundai GDI engines [Re: mrcoolguy]
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Registered: 12/14/11
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Loc: Los Angeles
After the recent Toyota recalls I think he definitely wont go that route, so I am guessing a Hyundai or Honda. From the looks of it everyone who has a Hyundai is pretty happy with their car so I will relay the message to my dad. Thanks for the replies everyone!
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#3321740 - 03/24/14 08:55 AM Re: Hyundai GDI engines [Re: Silverado12]
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Originally Posted By: Silverado12
Why not get a Chevy Cruze for about the same or less money? Very roomy car for what it is, American made with a good parts content and GM powertrains are second to none. No games with warranty issues either, like Hyundai and Kia.


Really? No games?
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