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Pros: Roomy interior and Exterior appearance - Love the look!
Cons: Cost of fueling - uses premium grade
Advice: Talk to other people who've owned one for awhile. So farI loved the car from the first time I saw the commercial. Did quite a bit of on-line research. My husband wasn't sold until we went to test drive one; he was hooked! We've had the car about 4 months now and are thrilled with it's performance. While some may not like the front end, it is one of my favorite features of the car in terms of appearance - I love the small grill! It has a lot of 'get up and go'! It is a very smooth ride and numerous safety features are a plus! It received the government's highest 5 star safety rating!
Pros: Ride and handling
Cons: Somewhat feeble 4 wheel drive system. 4 wheel lock is useless above 18 mph
Advice: Compare carefully if this if you do a lot of snow country drivingSorry Acura, but the 4 wheel drive system is somewhat anemic compared to other comparable vehicles. Think twice if you do a lot of winter driving. I found that the autotrac system is slow to respond and does not give the driver a sense of confidence that conventional 4wheel drive systems have. I enjoy the reliability and handling and comfort of city driving, but if you head for the hills or live in snow country this might not be your first choice. One last beef is the relatively poor gas mileage for an 'efficient' 6 cylinder.
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.