2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews - Page 6 of 6

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2.4 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance12500 miles

Summary:

Too good to be true

Faults:

Many of the belts broke after 5,000 miles or less.

The performance of the vehicle lacks very much... it was very poor.

The seats have worn quite quickly.

General Comments:

At first the vehicle seemed to be too good to be true. It definitely was. It was not reliable, or powerful. It was getting weaker after time.

Sometimes the car would just shut off when on the highway leaving me stranded sometimes.

Turning is smooth though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th April, 2003

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance13500 miles
Previous carHyundai Elantra

Summary:

I love my Santa Fe!

Faults:

Everything has been good so far.

General Comments:

This is by far the best vehicle I've owned.

The price was very reasonable, but performance wasn't compromised.

I don't think I'll ever buy another vehicle not made by Hyundai.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2003

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 4wd td 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles
Previous carFord Galaxy

Summary:

A super smooth highly capable 4x4

Faults:

The only thing that has gone wrong/still going wrong is the digital date keeps resetting its self.

General Comments:

Much consideration was done before purchasing this vehicle and I have to say that both the dealer and the vehicle have exceeded our expectations so far.

I can't fault the performance and economy of the engine especially since its such a heavy vehicle.

The interior is comfy and I prefer its driving position to my last car which was a ford galaxy.

The stereo/CD player is excellent, but the rear doors could do with speakers fitted instead of them being in the boot.

The cars handling is a little soft around town, but is very stable on long motorway hauls.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2002

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 kilometres
Most recent distance25000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Great alternative to other import SUVs

General Comments:

Clock at head level position is very awkward. This has been addressed in more recent models that now have the clock on the radio console.

Nice turning radius. Very easy to park compared to our Maxima.

Seats don't fold perfectly flat in the back.

Very thirsty engine with a small gas tank.

Excellent all around. Great value. Drives great, looks great, lots of space and cargo room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2002

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2.7 liter V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7 liter V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance768 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Super buy!

Faults:

Absolutely nothing! I have enjoy this car from the moment I took it for a test drive.

General Comments:

I really like the stylish looks and comfort. I have got more comments on this car then any other I have owned. People have actually came over to ask to look inside and where I got it. This is the only Santa Fe in our town right now, but I expect to see many more real soon. At least I have the first one!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2002

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired56 kilometres
Most recent distance12500 kilometres
Previous carNissan 300ZX

Summary:

Best vehicle I have ever owned

Faults:

Replaced a fan belt at approximately 11300 kilometers.

Other than that one thing the vehicle has been excellent.

General Comments:

I am extremely happy with my Santa Fe.

I would recommend the vehicle to any of my friends.

It is very sporty and has a great look.

Drive like a dream.

Excellent range of options for the money.

Looked at other makes, Ford Escape, Jeep Liberty, and Toyota Rav4. None of them could hold a candle to the Santa Fe. In value or looks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th July, 2002

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX 2.7 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.7 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carDodge Neon

Summary:

A great bargain priced luxury car

Faults:

I noticed that the Hyundai and Santa Fe written on the back of the car had incurred some erosion. I called it in and the dealer was happy to replace it.

General Comments:

So far this car has been everything I had expected. After looking at many different car-based SUV's and having my wife drag me to see the Hyundai based of safety ratings I walked out of the dealership with it.

The car is has a very nice "cockpit-like" interior which I really like, and some features that I have only seen in Mercedes and other high-end cars, such as automatic temperature controls and heated leather seats.

The exterior is very nice, curvy and contemporary, just the way I like it.

The power is somewhat lacking, but it doesn't really show in most driving.

Another thing that I found to be nice is that my hood pops up with pistons, and everything underneath the hood is nicely organized.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2002

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 23 reviews