1st Long Trip 2006 Sonata GLS

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by Dr.Colon.Oscopy, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. Just got back from a thousand mile road trip over the holiday's, and it
    drove like a charm. Most noticable was the highway stability in high
    winds and rain (half the trip). Like a rock. Also noticed that you
    really have to be a little more aware than perhaps a smaller lighter
    car coming to a stop and anicipate the circumstances or so it seemed to
    me. It's been said in that the shorter seat "pans" contribute to leg
    fatigue, BS! Very little body fatigue at all. I find that the trip
    computer is a bit of bother as you have to take one hand and your eyes
    off the road and reach around the wheel while driving. Perhaps a mount
    on the steering wheel along with the radio and cruise control would
    take at least one of these issues away. Internal room and trunk space
    phenomal. 3 people, luggage (gifts boots etc) for four days not an
    issue at all. Gas mileage was much better than expected with the 6.
    The larger engine gave a bit more security while highway driving as the
    additional power was called on more than once to avoid potential
    problems. Windsheild wipers left not a smudge and clearing the glass
    was made quicker with the 6 sprayers on the hood. Front visibility was
    excellent side was good (be sure to check twice with that door
    stanchion there) and rear, well I still miss the windshield wiper.
    All in all passed the intitiation with an A. Doc
     
    Dr.Colon.Oscopy, Dec 1, 2005
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    Angelwings45 Guest

    I picked up my new Sonata V6 about a month ago. Also did a long trip with 2
    other adults in the car. Lots of leg room and comfort front and back seats
    with prenty of luggage space. The car is amazing. I was travelling at
    speeds up to 145 kms without even noticing I was going that fast...
    hehehhe. ( My sister noticed it heheh). Having different people drive the
    car, the adjustible pedals is wonderful. I can't say any bad about the car
    it is fantastic.
     
    Angelwings45, Dec 1, 2005
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    Rob Guest

    Adjustable pedals? How? I didn't know it had them.


    I can't say any bad about the car
     
    Rob, Dec 2, 2005
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    fhm Guest

    .............side was good (be sure to check twice with that door
    Try this for the side mirror adjustments. It takes a little time to get used
    to, but it works great. It works best on the highway, not too good for
    normal driving around town.

    Sitting in your normal driving position, lean to the left until your head
    just touches the window. Adjust the left mirror so you can just see the left
    rear corner of the car.
    Next, lean to the right about the same amount as you did when you put your
    head against the window and adjust the right side mirror to see the right
    rear corner of the car.
    Finally, adjust the up/down for each side based on your seat height to get
    the best view of the road behind you..
    If done right, or with a little "tweaking" as you drive you should see an
    approaching car in your left side mirror up to the point where you just need
    to glance to your left to see it out your window.
    When passing a car, you will be completely clear when you can see both
    headlights of the car you just passed.
     
    fhm, Dec 2, 2005
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    HPGrn Guest

    What was your mileage?

    Thanks
     
    HPGrn, Dec 3, 2005
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  6. Between 27 and 29 highway. 80mph on average most of the way
    mountianous driving for about 300 miles out of 1000, 3 adults and a
    very heavy luggage load, trunk was basically full, happy with that Doc
     
    Dr.Colon.Oscopy, Dec 3, 2005
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  7. Thanks for the well thought out info. Doc
     
    Dr.Colon.Oscopy, Dec 3, 2005
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    HPGrn Guest

    Thanks....sounds good.
     
    HPGrn, Dec 3, 2005
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