Hyundai Santa Fe Review from Iceland

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.0 V6

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance23500 kilometres
Previous carIsuzu Trooper

Summary:

Looks like an ugly hamster, made by tiny people

Faults:

Nothing to make it stop functioning.

Clock and other electrical equipment quirky after an incident involving a horse and zero visibility! Broken power-assisted mirror triggered the fault.

General Comments:

This car is made for tiny people! My seat is always in the lowest and furthest back position, and it's still uncomfortable. Two hour ride, tops, then I really need to stretch.

Also, MPG sucks on this car. Once upon a time I had a gas guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee V8, and MPG is similar on these models.

I have a feeling that this SUV attracts more dirt than other vehicles, scientific reasons are unknown to me.

The interior is cheap, especially the upholstery. Air con buttons are also loose in their slots, looks like they'll fall out at the next pothole.

Not the car I was looking for, and as for travelling, forget it. My whole family is sore after a days ride.

Going back to Jeep as soon as I get rid of this junk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th April, 2006

8th May 2006, 08:48

Did you not take this car for a test drive?

9th Nov 2006, 15:51

It hardly seems reasonable to comment on the car based on some unrepaired damage after striking a horse. If the repairs weren't completed satisfactorily, follow up with the repairer rather than bag the manufacturer.

29th Dec 2006, 13:42

Warranty? WHAT warranty?

I began having problems with the Hyundai Santa Fe one week after I bought it. The people at Hyundai motor America seem to think it's funny that you have all these problems, and there is nothing you can do about it. I guess they never heard of the Internet.

There's not a Hyundai anywhere with a 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. While it may sound good, it's not true. I tried hard for two years to get mine fixed, and they never touched it; they told me that they had no intentions of repairing it.

Since they would not repair it, I took white shoe polish and wrote LEMON in bold lettering, and drove the car all over the U.S.

So finally after two years, and unable to get it fixed, I traded the two year old death trap off. Don't let the high mileage warranty fool you, it's not true.

From my point of view, Hyundai does not make a good car, and they do not stand behind their product. Be very careful when you buy.

They probably don't sell a lot of Hyundai products to people in Ashley County.

Yes, I did tell the people that I traded with about the problems this car has, and they said they would fix them.

I was so glad to get rid of this pile of junk. I will never buy another one or have any dealings with this dealership.

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 1 review