2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Ratings

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Hyundai Santa Fe 2005
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    2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

    I got a LEMON!!!

    Pros: The overall style

    Cons: You can't see the odometer in daylight

    I have had a rattle in my front passenger door for 5 years and they woun't fix it, there is a flaw in the braking system they refuse to recognize (sometimes at low speeds when applying the brake the brakes grind and the vehicle rolls another 5-10 feet!) Had to pay $300 at 18.000miles to have the brakes redone!

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

    just need an idea of how much it is worth

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 0 years
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    2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

    Perhaps a lemon

    Pros: Roomy, rear window opens

    Cons: unreliable, I won't trust it on long trips

    Always something wrong. Brakes constantly need new pads and/or rotors (the driver used to drive stick shift and rarely uses the brakes). Sensors often in need of replacement - check engine light is on often. All ignition coils had to be replaced;catalytic converter had to be replaced at 35,000 miles. Mileage on the poor side (although I have the 3.5L engine).

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? No
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 5 years
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    2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

    50 yrs driving; best car ever

    Pros: Safety and comfort

    Cons: Originally not crazy about the looks, but learned to like

    Santa Fe is outstanding. I just wish I could afford a new one. This is my second in last 8 years; both purchased new and they are awesome .

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years
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    2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

    one of my best cars ever

    Pros: all wheel drive, sun and moon roof

    Cons: too shine shift knob box cover,(highly chromed)

    it is an excellent vehicle good in snow. never got stuck in winter contions. milage could be better.It's a well built car

    • Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
    • How long have you owned this vehicle? 4 years
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    2005 Hyundai Santa Fe - GLS w/3.5L (A5) AWD

    Pros: Size

    Cons: Mileage

    Advice: Check mileage before you buy and also steering. Too loose and hard to control in an emergency.

    I purchased a 2005 Santa Fe 4 wheel drive, new. I can not get any good mileage. 13 city, 19 freeway. Wish I had known that before I bought it.

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    2005 Hyundai Santa Fe - GLS (A4) FWD

    Pros: 1st: warranty, 2nd: exterior styling, 3rd: price

    Cons: 1st:I'm 6'1' and the head and leg room is tight, but my wife loves it and its her car. 2nd: mileage

    Advice: think twice if you're over 6'1'. Otherwise go for it!!

    We purchased the 3.5L 4WD LX. I believe that is the top of the line model. We have had zero defects after one year and 9,000 miles. We have been totally pleased with this car. It seems solidly built and runs great. We just took it on a 1400 mile trip and averaged 21.8 mpg(but it is a 4wd, so the fwd might do better)