Like the car, but too many trips to the shop for the mileage to ever buy another
I have had my Santa Fe since 2002. Right at the beginning I had problems with the serpentine belt and after two trips it was replaced. I have had a sensor replaced and the battery went bad. Recently the differential seal had to be replaced... lucky the oil change guy told me about it. The car is in the shop now because of intermittent engine failure after fill up with gas... probably another sensor. The shop tells me that they don't know what's causing it and will get back to me. I am missing a bike ride because I don't have the car! I really like the car because I can carry and move stuff and I can take a couple of bikes on the inside. It rides well and the mileage is better than other SUVs. But the spate of repairs makes me rethink ever buying another Hyundai I am very happy with the dealership. They are professional, courteous, and never a problem. I changed the service dealership because the one I bought from was terrible rude and ignorant. I suppose I am lucky to live in a metro area where I had a choice. I would buy from the current dealership in a minute, but doubt I would buy another Hyundai. My last car was a 1990 Oldsmobile with a V^that had 263,000 miles on it when I sold it and the mechanic said the engine was still fine. Did I have repairs...yes, but after 150,000 not like the 55,000 I have on the current Hyundai. I was told there was a reason that Hyndai has a 100,000 warranty and I guess now I believe it.
Like the car, but too many trips to the shop for the mileage to ever buy another.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th October, 2005