I have a 2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.0 Turbo and I love it. I recently learned through a class action lawsuit that it will throw a rod and die, usually around 100k miles, sometimes before. Hyundai has automatically extended the warranty to 120k miles, but I’m not happy with that.
Here is where I need your advice. I am not Mr. Fix It. My car currently has 16,000 miles and it is three years old.
It seems I have two options: 1) get a new car and sell this one for piece of mind or, 2) drive this one up until 115,000 miles and get rid of it then.
If I am going to sell it, I can get the most for it now with the very low mileage and showroom look to it.
If I kept it, it would seem that if the engine did blow at any mileage under 120k, Hyundai would, what, replace the engine? Or do they treat it like a totaled car and give me a check for the residual value?
What would you do? Sell/Trade it and get a new car (looking at the Mazda CX3 or CX5) or just drive it until the warranty is about to expire?
Thanks for your help!!!