It can be difficult to get over past impressions of vehicles, and while that may be warranted in considering the Pontiac Aztek, several kinds of used cars in New York went through redesigns that could overturn old opinions.
For example, the Hyundai Sonata went under the knife for 2006 and emerged as a car worthy of note with a laundry list of standard features and styling that make it stand out compared to other midsize used cars in New York, according to a Cars.com report.
The Nissan Altima was another car that had suffered an identity crisis, competing as much against its smaller counterpart the Sentra as it did against offerings from other companies. It became a midsize in 2002, and the new exterior design caught more eyes than many Camrys or Accords, noted the website.
The editors at Edmunds.com agreed that the 2006 Hyundai Sonata was a good choice, writing that “[it] is the best Hyundai car yet, with plentiful features and an excellent highway ride that make it a serious contender in the midsize sedan segment.”