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Once upon a time there were great big companies in a land called Detroit. Often they were attacked by foreign invaders. Being all-powerful, Detroitflicked its would-be rivals aside like cigar ashes on an expensive suit.

Thus, when another attempt was made to raid their kingdom — this time by Japanese with funny names like “ Toyota, Datsun, and Honda,” the laughing from the land called Detroit brought such tears to its American executives’ eyes they couldn’t clearly read the sales charts that illustrated the start of an alarmingly diminishing market share.

When their ample bellies stopped shaking and their eyes cleared the horrible realization that they’ve been successfully invaded was so paralyzing they still develop nervous B.O. in boardrooms through Southeast Michigan.

Over time the Detroiters and their Japanese rivals reached an accommodation, one that basically reads, “Let us live and we’ll give you the South.” As the Japanese, and their European colleagues took over Southern states in a move not seen since the mid-1860s, all have become oblivious to a new challenger to their turf — the Koreans.

For many years Korean manufacturers tried to gain a foothold in North America, but their notoriety was primarily limited to being the standard for manufacturing vehicles the public did not want to buy (just like the early Japanese imports). Thus, for the most part they have been ignored and allowed to market in this hemisphere, the thought being they made everybody else’s vehicles look better by comparison.

After years of diligence towards improving quality and attempting to produce a good product at an affordable price, Detroit and the Godzillas of the Pacific Rim are now seriously threatened by the Korean invasion.

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Monday, April 20, 2015
For 2006 Hyundai Sonata

This car is adequate

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This vehicle does the job but is nothing special. The suspension is soft and a little clunky with decent acceleration. The seating is comfortable with most controls within easy reach. Lots of trunk space.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
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Good Performer!!!

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Best car I've owned! Had a 2005 Sonata that I was sorry I traded it in for a 2013 Dodge Dart. Worst mistake I've ever made in purchasing a car.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
2017 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0T

Cheap plastics worse mpgs than the old v6 smaller

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I've had an 07 and a 2015 turbo. I still like my old 07 better. Only thing it did t have That I missed was leather seats and nav. This one fully decked out, auto cruse jams brakes, speeds up uncontrollably... + More »
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