I have had this car for over three years, and have covered 29,000 miles in it.
In the cold the car will not start first time. It starts after three attempts. When it starts, it runs rough then clears. After that, it runs fine all day.
I have taken it to two Hyundai dealers to be checked, and they say it is fine.
I have had my Santa Fe since June 2005 - it was just 3 years old with 24k miles.
I have done some off roading - just wanted to get it dirty really.
The 2.7L v6 sounds very meaty it has an evil growl when given a few revs. I get good mileage but if you like to put your foot down at the lights then you will see the petrol needle just go down.
I put 4 new Goodyear Wranglers on just after I got it makes it look a little more beefy.
Very good all round. I rate the build quality among the best there is. I have driven the Toyota Land Cruiser and feel that the 2 4x4s don't differ a great deal on the inside. There is more room in the boot in the Land Cruiser but the Santa Fe just feels good to drive.
I will recomend one to any person who is looking for a 4x4 in this range. Why pay more for a badge?
I got everything I need in the santa fe v6, oh and looks good as well in the smart silver.
Inside plastic but solid. Great for pulling a caravan - 37mpg for solo, 30mpg with 1.5t caravan.
Kids love leg room and comfort in rear. Good in front comfort level good.
Very good all round. Have been off road but not over very rough ground, it handled it ok.
Could do with a proper external ariel for radio as rear window mounted poor reception.
Not the quickest on the road but will keep up with traffic even with caravan on back.
Bit disappointed in the poor standard of radio range - single cd player. Cheap plastic finish inside...
For the price I expected more and not some plastic rip off... But it’s nice to drive even though it is not the fastest 4x4 in the world.
But it will do to pull my caravan... don’t think I be buying another one.... mind you I only have my car for a week.
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