Recent Topics
TGMO 0W-20, 10,300 mi, 282,000 on 2012 Elantra
by schuylkill. 10/19/18 05:14 AM
Lowest W grade oil
by OilUzer. 10/19/18 04:50 AM
ST Conventional SN Plus
by motorguy222. 10/19/18 02:42 AM
schaefferoil or Amsoil
by s2krunner. 10/19/18 02:29 AM
Pennzoil conventional oil meets api sn plus
by chris_84. 10/18/18 11:45 PM
TGMO in new Honda turbos?
by BTLew81. 10/18/18 11:26 PM
'02 Explorer Sport Trac: 302k mile update
by 14Accent. 10/18/18 10:43 PM
BMW 335 Quick Coolant Change
by antonmnster. 10/18/18 09:58 PM
190k miles
by Marco620. 10/18/18 09:56 PM
tire rotation/jack location
by mobilaltima. 10/18/18 09:23 PM
Apparently I'm not allowed to...
by BMWTurboDzl. 10/18/18 08:41 PM
2014 Cruze 2.0, AMSOIL DHD 7k miles 68k total
by Rat407. 10/18/18 08:32 PM
Stabilizer needed for 5-6 month storage?
by Quattro Pete. 10/18/18 08:29 PM
Clearance ST filter cut open
by barkingspider. 10/18/18 07:56 PM
0W20 Required for Jeep Auto Stop/Start
by harbor. 10/18/18 05:42 PM
Newest Members
Whyssosseriouss, TNflash, The74impala, Ryan1122, ston123
66244 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
39 registered members (dnewton3, Bailes1992, dalton, Char Baby, berniedd, 5 invisible), 686 guests, and 36 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics292,166
Posts4,875,206
Members66,244
Most Online2,494
Oct 17th, 2018
Donate to BITOG
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days #4475921
07/31/17 07:40 PM
07/31/17 07:40 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,485
S California
OneEyeJack Offline OP
OneEyeJack  Offline OP
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,485
S California
Just drove it home tonight. Anything I should know about this car? It's a 4 cylinder GDI engine and a basic model like a rental car. In the short drive, it feels solid and the displays are easy enough to figure out.

Last edited by OneEyeJack; 07/31/17 07:53 PM.
Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: OneEyeJack] #4475926
07/31/17 07:44 PM
07/31/17 07:44 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 10,869
Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
Nick1994  Offline
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 10,869
Phoenix, AZ
They're nice cars for the money. I'd wish they had a little more power but I think it's good enough.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 85k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: OneEyeJack] #4475927
07/31/17 07:44 PM
07/31/17 07:44 PM
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 542
Texas (south)
FermeLaPorte Offline
FermeLaPorte  Offline
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 542
Texas (south)
Just don't crash it


Always Mobil 1
2014 1.6L Nissan Versa Sedan, 5 spd, 5k OCI.
2011 3.5L Chevrolet Impala, Automatic, 5k OCI.
Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: OneEyeJack] #4475931
07/31/17 07:50 PM
07/31/17 07:50 PM
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 2,795
NC
BigD1 Offline
BigD1  Offline
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 2,795
NC
My son had a 2013 model. He was in a head on crash on a four lane highway. Driver came across three lanes doing approximately 50 mph, and he was doing 50 mph, which was the posted speed, and hit him head on. He ended up with a broke bone in his back, bloody nose, and seat belt bruising on his side. Other driver was brain dead on impact with other serious injuries, and died a few days later.

Crash damage stopped at firewall, and did not trap his legs, or anything like that. Every airbag deployed inside. Looking in from the outside, it looked like white curtains hanging every where. Very safe car, at least on frontal impact.


1992 Toyota Pickup--Harvest King Premium 10W-30--Fram PH3614
Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: FermeLaPorte] #4475933
07/31/17 07:51 PM
07/31/17 07:51 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 5,745
...
PimTac Offline
PimTac  Offline
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 5,745
...
Originally Posted By: FermeLaPorte
Just don't crash it



It has very good crash ratings.

http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/kia/optima


2017 Mazda CX-5 GT.

Valvoline Modern Engine 0w20
Mobil 1 EP 108A
Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: OneEyeJack] #4475936
07/31/17 07:52 PM
07/31/17 07:52 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 552
stower17 Offline
stower17  Offline
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 552
I really like the sonata. I love the look of the 2018's.

Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: OneEyeJack] #4475938
07/31/17 07:53 PM
07/31/17 07:53 PM
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 5,826
FL, USA
gregk24 Offline
gregk24  Offline
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 5,826
FL, USA
It's a nice daily driver for sure. I found it to be a bit numb, but most people in this segment don't care.


2012 Honda Accord EX-L K24z3
54,xxx miles
PPPP 0w20 / Fram Ultra

2014 VW Jetta SE 1.8T ea888
40,xxx miles
Castrol OEM dealer fill / OEM filter
Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: OneEyeJack] #4476008
07/31/17 08:55 PM
07/31/17 08:55 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 5,745
...
PimTac Offline
PimTac  Offline
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 5,745
...
Just realized I linked the wrong car. Still, highly rated but the headlights are lacking.


http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/hyundai/sonata-4-door-sedan


2017 Mazda CX-5 GT.

Valvoline Modern Engine 0w20
Mobil 1 EP 108A
Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: OneEyeJack] #4476065
07/31/17 10:03 PM
07/31/17 10:03 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 4,889
MTL, CANADA
Rolla07 Offline
Rolla07  Offline
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 4,889
MTL, CANADA
I just had one for a week as a rental. I will post a review in next couple days. Good on gas while I had it, the rest was average at best. Not terrible but still not a Camry or Accord in terms of refinement and quality.


2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: PimTac] #4476108
07/31/17 11:04 PM
07/31/17 11:04 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 10,869
Phoenix, AZ
Nick1994 Offline
Nick1994  Offline
Joined: Feb 2013
Posts: 10,869
Phoenix, AZ
Originally Posted By: PimTac
Just realized I linked the wrong car. Still, highly rated but the headlights are lacking.


http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/vehicle/v/hyundai/sonata-4-door-sedan
I fixed that by putting in 9011 bulbs. Awesome mod for those whose cars have 9005 bulbs standard as well.


2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 85k Mobil 1 AFE 0w30 & OEM
2000 Toyota Camry 2.2L 230k Valvoline 5w30 & Fram Ultra
1996 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 147k Mobil 1 HM 10w40 & Fram Ultra
Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: OneEyeJack] #4476233
08/01/17 07:13 AM
08/01/17 07:13 AM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 1,404
Grand Rapids, MI
WishIhadatruck Offline
WishIhadatruck  Offline
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 1,404
Grand Rapids, MI
I had rented last years model a couple of times. Nice car overall, but the handling is sloppy compared to the others cars I have rented (I don't own a midsize car). Malibu, Camry, Avalon all had better steering and stability in my opinion. Power was okay but not great. I like the looks inside and out and the interior was okay. I think my only other complaint was the hard armrest on the door, my elbow aligned with something hard.


1996 Buick Roadmaster Wagon
2014 Cruze Eco Manual
2003 2500 Suburban, 8.1L
Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: OneEyeJack] #4476234
08/01/17 07:13 AM
08/01/17 07:13 AM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 81
Honda land
HondaRULZ Offline
HondaRULZ  Offline
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 81
Honda land
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
Just drove it home tonight. Anything I should know about this car? It's a 4 cylinder GDI engine and a basic model like a rental car. In the short drive, it feels solid and the displays are easy enough to figure out.


get ready to remove your soul and stomp on it until its last breath.

Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: OneEyeJack] #4477235
08/02/17 09:14 AM
08/02/17 09:14 AM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 81
Honda land
HondaRULZ Offline
HondaRULZ  Offline
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 81
Honda land
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
Just drove it home tonight. Anything I should know about this car? It's a 4 cylinder GDI engine and a basic model like a rental car. In the short drive, it feels solid and the displays are easy enough to figure out.


Get ready to blend in with the landscape like green on leaf.

Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: OneEyeJack] #4477596
08/02/17 04:57 PM
08/02/17 04:57 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,485
S California
OneEyeJack Offline OP
OneEyeJack  Offline OP
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 7,485
S California
Just finished a 600-mile trip. In LA rush hour traffic (parking lot on the freeway) I got 37 mpg off the readout and with no traffic at 75 with the cruise control I got 41. In the desert, it was 118F with a bit of rain, a flash flood and humidity off the scale high, and the A/C worked perfectly. I was able with re-circ to turn it just above MAX.

Overall, no complaints.

Re: Just got a new Sonata company car for 5 days [Re: OneEyeJack] #4477691
08/02/17 07:21 PM
08/02/17 07:21 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 649
NJ
raaizin Offline
raaizin  Offline
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 649
NJ
I had a 2015 rental. Driving out west speed limit was 80mph, I didnt feel like it could handle that speed suspension wise. I got low 30's mpg over 4000 miles which was quite good. I just wish suspension was dialed in better


BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™