165k on the 2008 Sonata... multiple other Hyundais in the family with over 100k. Combined on all of the vehicles we've had a pulley go bad and an A/C compressor. Wouldn't hesitate to buy a Hyundai again, in fact it would be at the top of the list.I will admit the Telluride looks nice. That said, I'm just not sure that it will deliver +- 200K miles like my other Hondas have.
I test drove a Telluride and was very happy with it. However, I ended up buying a used 2016 EX-L AWD Pilot instead, simply due to budgetary concerns. I wish dealers would stop trying to make so much profit off of trade ins- there's really no reason to have to make $5k on every transaction like they try to do.165k on the 2008 Sonata... multiple other Hyundais in the family with over 100k. Combined on all of the vehicles we've had a pulley go bad and an A/C compressor. Wouldn't hesitate to buy a Hyundai again, in fact it would be at the top of the list.
I drove a Palisade for one of the gift card promotions. MIGHTY IMPRESSED. Let's see how everyone else reacts because the dealers still can't keep them on the lot around me.
Now bring on the Hyundai/Kia haters, they always pop up to say how they hate them for their reputation 30 years ago...
It's fine, there are many people like you who base most of their decisions on things that happened 25-30 years ago for cars. These are my second biggest investment, call me crazy but I prefer to base my decisions on more recent history with each manufacturer as well as friends and family and their experiences.And its still a Kia.
You must have missed it, one of these came up a couple months ago that got pretty hot. As you can tell from my signature I have bounced all over the automotive landscape, if you knew my immediate family's vehicles it covers most I haven't had. I tend to be a little more open than others because of this but there are plenty of "Honda", "Toyota", "Chevy", "Mopar" only people out there for whatever reason. I think the most idiotic thing you can do is narrow down your choices in such vast segments based on family history and brand allegiance. We aren't talking about Ferrari vs. Lamborghini here, or even Mustang vs. Camaro as more price appropriate passionate fanbases.
Vehicle choices reflect one's intelligence - well, maybe to some degree, but I think it goes much deeper than that. There are so many factors involved; some may be high on my list of priorities, but not at all for someone else. Keeping the vehicle for 10 years or only 3? Service department with a good reputation? I would have seriously considered an Acura MDX, but there are zero Acura dealers in WV. I've had 2 Audis & have little confidence in my local Audi service dept. I like the Highlander, but had to go with the Limited w/Platinum package to get my must haves. Your choice of vehicle is your decision & I am not going to criticize you for it.
And its still a Kia.
Who remembers when Made in Japan meant...?And it's 2020 not 1995...
That is an interesting opinion.
It was bound to happen! We just can't stand not having a good, logical, based in fact debate!That is an interesting opinion.
That aside, doesn't really seem like this thread is all that quiet as there are posts being added to it.
Of course you chime in with the two brands I can't really argue with. If I state that they aren't as bad as they used to be does that count? You sir, are a good hair splitter.Maybe try a Fiat or a Land Rover.