2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.3 from North America
Pretty good for the money, bad dealer service
Sway bar links went at 25000 km.
Intermittent no start for the last few months.
Rubber door seals fell off at about 2000 km.
Back seat belt got jammed at about 10000 km.
I'm more annoyed with the dealership than with the vehicle; I understand that vehicles have problems, but they are reluctant to fix the problems immediately.
The car is comfortable for the most part; I'm 6' and I find the seat doesn't go back far enough for me to be most comfortable, so anyone taller maybe turned off by this.
Vehicle is quick and picks up fast for passing and up and down hills.
Tow capacity sounds good, but in reality it's not good at towing; a small utility trailer with a couple appliances on it felt like I was hauling a house.
Good gas mileage, about 28 mpg on pretty flat roads.
The radio and temp controls work well, and are easy to find when driving so that you're not distracted.
Very quiet cabin for the class of vehicle, very impressed with that.
When idling you can barely hear the vehicle running. Solid feeling car in all aspects, despite a minor trim issue, everything feels like it will last in the vehicle, unlike some other manufacturers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 24th July, 2010