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Got newer car...lags a bit馃槦

I got a Hyundai Sonata and read great reviews before putting a deposit two weeks ago. I didn't even THINK to look up issues with the model, since I decided to have my mechanic look it over. He said it was very good and the lag was just transmission shifting gears. However today I looked up issues with Sonata. It said some models have had engine failure, and not much power. Now I don't know what to do. I truly like the car, and I've purchased it because it got an 'A' from mechanic. But IF it has engine issues, my warranty is just couple months. It would be so frustrating to have to get a new engine so soon. Maybe just hope all is ok? Can a lag be engine related? My mechanic said the drone sound was transmission and normal.
geoam151-55, M
I wouldn't worry too much. A car can last quite a long time with proper maintenance and responsible driving habits. Driving habits have a lot to do with how long a car lasts
Coralmist36-40, F
[@100938,geoam1] Thanks friend. I just don't want a large repair soon after. I want to feel I made a good pick in model. Some reviews said they're Sonata just seized馃樁 at only 55k miles. But you're right, if I drive it well and keep up fluids, it helps a good amount.
geoam151-55, M
[@562099,Coralmist] depending on the year made if it failed at 55k then it's still under manufacturer warranty.
Coralmist36-40, F
[@100938,geoam1] Mine is a bit over that mileage..and not under original warranty
Claire2k18-21, F
My understanding is that if you start the car when engine is cold - check if there鈥檚 smoke coming out the back, blue smoke is v bad, black smoke means it needs a tune/service/fuel system flush, no smoke & you鈥檙e ok for the moment! 馃憤馃憤
[@524388,Claire2k] white smoke is also bad, coolant getting into the engine but not to be confused with regular exhaust color from being cold out
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Congratulations on your purchase. That was a long process. You need a rest from fretting about it. You are asking about things that haven鈥檛 even happened and very likely will not.
Coralmist36-40, F
[@2011,Wilbury] Yes I'm overthinking. Thanks for congrats. I just thought oh man I hope my engine is ok...after reading several reviews that their engine seized in one year. But there was not a recall yet on the engine, so that's good news. I'm tired of worrying 馃槦 Ty馃尲
CVT transmission?
midnightsun22-25, M

 
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