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Pros: heated seats, DVD entertainment
Cons: TiresThe Santa Fe has 52000 miles and has given no problems. Very comfortable to travel in. The adjustment back seat is very nice for resting on long trips.
Cons: having to replace tires and brakes after only 22000 milesit used to be that when you purchased a new vehicle that you would not have to replace anything . and telling me that it is normal for tires and brakes to be changed after only 22,000 miles is wrong. they opted to go with softer rubber compound and cheaper parts.
Pros: Smooth ride and winter road performance.
Cons: Want brighter headlights
Advice: Test drive all other brands first...Hyundai treats their customers very good.Compared to many other brands, the Santa Fe drives smoother, has just as much power, performs excellent on snow and ice, has all the options and comforts that other models have, and comes with a price much lower than the competion. Always compare them all and I am sure you will feel the same. Remember, there is always a lemon in the bunch, no matter what brand you try. This SUV has survived a few Alaskan winters already and comes with a great warranty!
Advice: beware!Did I buy a lemon? I had the car for under 2 months when it broke down for the first time. Due to the lack of parts it took 2 weeks to get it repaired. (3 cat converters and 2 O2 sensors). Less than 2 weeks later the car broke down again this time needing a new computer module. While driving the car home from the dealer after this repair, I noticed that the engine was making so much noise on acceleration that it drowned out the radio so back to the dealer it went. This latest repair is pending.
Cons: Everything is defective from the engine to the molding.
Advice: DO NOT BUY THIS CARI bought this vehicle and have regreted it since the 2nd day. Drive Shaft, Engine Mount and ABS are all defective. Window molding falling off and I've only owned the vehicle for 3 months. DO NOT BUY THIS CAR! I wish I would have spent the extra money and bought one of the other vehicles I had considered.
Pros: Power and performance
Advice: Drive one and you will buy oneI was a mechanic and have bought a few new cars and have driven a bunch of new cars over the years. When I drove the 2007 Santa Fe for the first time I was impressed right away. I had a Chevy Tahoe and and was use to the performance and room. I was not disappointed with the Santa Fe. The 3.3 liter more is more that able to get up and run with the big boys. The ride and handling was the next thing that I noticed. My 6 foot 260 pound frame found plenty of room all around. I was surprised when I looked in the back seat after I got out of the front. I thought that all of the leg room would be gone since I had the drivers seat back pretty far. That was not the case. I could get into the back seat with room to spare. I chose the 2 seat Limited model and liked the room in the rear for luggage and groceries. I feel that there was a lot of thought that went into the layout of the controls and the creature comforts that were designed into the interior. The radio controls on the steering wheel are a nice touch but its been a long time since I saw a vehicle at this price with a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. The dual climate controls for the AC are also very nice. THe fit and finish and the feel of everything was another thing I noticed. The closing of the doors gives one the impression of a really well made vehicle. I have rated this car a 5 across the board. If you are looking for a really nice car put the Santa Fe on your list for test drives.
Pros: Standard Safety Features!
Cons: Interior fabric is too light in color
Advice: Standard Safety Features!Peppy 2.7L V6 engine. Ultra-tight turning radius and super easy to park. HIGH safety ratings... http://www.safercar.gov/Index2.cfm?myClass=SUV&myYear=2007&myMake=Hyundai&myModel=Santa+Fe&GoButton=View+specific+vehicle