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Pros: The wrapp around dash board
Cons: Not enough power
Advice: Test drive it & compare to other comparable SUVsThe engine needs more power when you take off. Especially getting on the freeway. To compete with the other luxury SUVs they should have an 8CL as an option. I am glad my wife drives it. She is completely satisfied We have owned it for about 8 months, no bugs yet.
Pros: Looks and power
Advice: Look at something else. don't let its cute 'jeepish' looks suck you in.900 bucks for a new transmission computer on my 2002 at the Stealership! Only 70 k miles. Piss-poor mileage on the 3.7. Did well in a crash though to its credit. Tranny acting up again, holding my breath. Would not buy again.
Pros: A lot to list. In particular, the info screen, dashboard, overall appearance, inline 6cyl. engine, 250hp
Cons: No 12v outlets for radar detector/portable GPS. Blind spots in sideview mirrors.
Advice: Test drive one... it'll make an impression.Test drove and bought one. It's truly an amazing ride, filled with safety and luxury features any driver could want or need. This vehicle handles extremely well and drives like a dream. It has a beautiful interior which is extremely comfortable.
Pros: Extra air bags and the warranty
Cons: power outlets for cellphone only work when key is on (minor)
Advice: Take it for a good test drive you will love itWe purchased two (2) 2006 Tucsons a little over a month ago my wife loves hers and I am very pleased with mine the gas mileage is very good, the vehicles are comfortable on long trips (I love the seats)I have used mine quite a bit in the snow and found it to perform better than my Chevy truck did in 4wd the heater will roast you,The windshield wiper defroster is great, and we realy like the safety features,and the warranty was a great selling factor. I would recomend this vehicle to anyone.
Pros: Factory sound system is excellent.
Advice: Test the rest and save some serious cash with the Santa FeI drove so many SUV's in this class before I very comfortably came back to the Santa Fe. Quality, Price, Ergonomics, Manuufaturer/Dealer positive attitude, all are a real plus ompared to the competition. I do not need 4WD so the 2WD has worked out very well. Milaege is much better if you do not have a heavy foot. The design features and sound system really are in a class of their own especially at this price point. Sure, I loved the Toyota Highlander but at 8K more? No way. Hyundai has really made a turnaround since the days of pajama style interior seats.
Pros: driver seat comfort and exterior color (blue)
Cons: arm rest not functional as an arm rest. Should call it a storage unit. High gas usage.
Advice: Be prepared for the actual gas usage vs: the advertised usage.Handles easily. Having trouble understanding the 4wd lock. When in this mode backing up and parking are difficult becomes stiff and difficult to maneuver. Turned motor off while in 4wd lock and vehicle lurched forward. I will follow up on this with the service dept. very soon. Gas mileage is terrible; approx. 13 to 16 miles per gal. Previous car was a 1989 Cavalier which is still running and getting approx. 20-25 miles per gal. and a useful armrest. The seats are very comfortable, especially on a long drive.
Pros: Performance, Performance Performance. Safety though being able to get out of the way - fast!
Cons: The automatic heating/ac system is funky, I always revert to manual.
Advice: Get the salesman lost! lolHad an 2003 Forester X, liked it a lot, appreciated the AWD, elevated visibilty, and that it was compact enough to park in Boston's Chinatown. Wasn't as wowed by the creature comforts and performance, which was competent but nothing beyond. When I went looking for a new one on lease-end, I tried an extended test-drive (got the salesman lost, so he had to phone the dealership for directions home! ;-) of the XT Premium. Big SMILE! Yes, I am paying a price in slightly lower gas mileage, and dishing out for premium, but after nearly 10K miles, I'm happpy everyday. From the power leather seats, stadium sunroof, stability control, great acceleration and hyper-adequate sound system, I'm always happy looking out over the turbo scoop.