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Hey Scotty, I've been researching some older Hyundais that were made anywhere between 2006-2012 and I know they're cheaply made but I know there may be a time if I want to get something that can get me from point A to B in the near future. My list of the Hyundais I'm mostly looking at from 2006-2012 are the Hyundai Sonata with the 3.3L V6, Hyundai Azera with the 3.8L V6, and the Hyundai Santa Fe with either the 3.3L V6 (2007-2010) and 3.5L V6 (2011-2012). The reason I'm choosing these because all of those vehicles I've been checking out have natural aspirated engines so hopefully that won't be much of a hassle as it is with a GDI and/or MPI engine. Anyways, which one would you think is best out of those vehicles?

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People I know who have owned Hyundais made from about 2005-2010 have gotten good service out of them. A lot of little things do tend to break, and they can be prone to electrical problems.

The problem now is they're old enough that they're deteriorating from age and you'll need to deal with a lot of "old car" type problems even if they're otherwise running OK. (Suspension problems, hydraulic system problems, HVAC problems, interior hardware problems, etc.) They definitely do not wear as well as Toyotas or Hondas from the same time period.

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It has been the low point for their cheapest cars, it was the high point for their more expensive ones.

And yet still they were worse than the competition.

I've been checking out have natural aspirated engines so hopefully that won't be much of a hassle as it is with a GDI and/or MPI engine

Both MPi and GDi ARE (with excpceitons) naturally aspirated engines!

So you do have to check wether you're looking at a somewhat reasonable MPi or a money pit GDi!

I want to get something that can get me from point A to B in the near future

  1. Corolla with a conventional automatic or a manual.
  2. mid-3rd generation Mazda3 with a SkyActive-G engine.
  3. RAV4 with a 2.5L or a V6.
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