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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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80 reader reviews for Hyundai Santa Fe 4x4.
  • 2.2 CRTD 150 CDX 5st 5dr

    Graeme Hutchison , Fife . Date: 12/10/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had the Sants Fe for a month and 2,000 miles and I am very pleased with the choice I made. This car is comfortable, much easier to handle than my daughter's Disco and even on this month's short stop start commuting giving me 35mpg.

    On a long motorway trip it cruised happily at high speed and was very comfortable and quiet. I am really impressed by the room, after a trip to an antique auction my wife fitted three large victorian chairs in to it with room to spare.

    My only gripe really is not having an RDS radio but that is really small beer compared to the Sante Fe's many other talents. So like all the others ignore the badge you are driving a really great car with an amazing warranty.

  • 2.2 CRTD 150 CDX+ 7st 5dr

    Adrian Kelly Date: 10/10/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    So what does a 35 year old, 2 childern under 3, former Audi A4 and BMW 3 series driver order for his next company car within a £25k budget? Good question! The A4 and 3 Series are fine small exec transport, but neither have anywhere near enough storage capacity for a growing family (especially the 3 Series!!). MPV? Too much like a school run car! The ideal would be a Volvo XC90, but thats 10k over budget. Space, quality, driving ability, flexibility, economy, decent performance, great looks.........a Hyundai? Yes indeed. I have had my Santa Fee CDX 7 seater for 4 weeks now and I can say that it is absolutley fabulous. Forget about the badge (something I really, really struggled with on ordering). It is an excellent car, well built (as good as my old 3 Series), drives well for a 4x4, has a fantastic spec list, delivers as much power as I legally require and is averaging 37mph since delivery. Hyundai have launched a quality, stylish, practical alternative for executives with a family (and a life outside of work!). My only gripe is that the dealers my not live up to the product that Hyundai have gifted them. All I can say now is bring on the winter!!

  • 2.2 CRTD 150 CDX+ 7st 5dr

    Darren Bray , Lincs . Date: 06/10/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Have now covered 8K miles in our Santa Fe (CDX+7seat). So far it has been a rewarding and hassle free experience. Have had two trips to the Alps this winter and it carried our ski equipment and passengers with ease and plenty of room. Long journeys are comfortable and it is proving a smooth motorway cruiser. We are returning an average of approx 33-34mpg which I think is decent for such a big car. Have had a few intermittent small cabin rattles but it all feels well built and solidly put togethor. Have also found the Hyundai dealerships very helpful and friendly. Overall we are very pleased...take one for a test drive, you wont be disappointed!

  • 2.2 CRTD 150 CDX 5st 5dr

    lorna gates Date: 20/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I find the hand brake postion annoying, because it has not been altered to suit the UK. The drinks holder postion is a tad annoying, too, as I often find myself changing gear with a bottle of water rather than the gear stick.

    What really annoys me is the fact my 2005 Santa Fe has sat in the dealer's garage for a month now waiting for a wiring loom that burnt out. The dealer has no idea when they will get this loom from Korea and no idea when I will get my car returned.

    Hyundai's much-vaunted five-year warranty is of little use.

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