A 13,000 dollar disapointment
Air Bag Light has broken 2 times and each time they fix it, it breaks on a hard right turn again.
Timing Belt broke at 50,000 miles and destroyed the coil pack and the valves. the Timing Belt, Engine, Coil Pack, and Balance Belt had to be replaced completely. It was under manufacturer warranty. I was without car for a week.
Overall, this SUV was affordable, but I spent a fortune on gas to fill it because of the small gas tank. The gas mileage dropped significantly with A/C turned on. It had a constant whizzing from the back window even when it was closed. The CD Player skipped even on smooth surfaces. I would highly recommend against purchasing a Santa-FE from this year's model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st May, 2005