I cannot fathom the previous post. What DO you mean the car has no guarantee and dealers won't touch it? That's illegal wherever you live. If a dealer won't touch it it's because you've carried out unauthorized work on it or are scamming. This gives a wholly distorted view of owning this car. Unconvincing and suspicious.
I own a 2005 Santa Fe... It is the worse auto I have ever owned. These so called 10 year 100,000 mile autos are total junks. I am going back to buying Toyota's. Those always got me at least 280,000 miles with no problems besides the small items.Brakes, tires, Belts, and maybe an occasional alternator, hose or something small like that.
Toyota's are the way to go people...
I know this is for 2005 Santa Fe's, I have a 2004 that is a total piece of crap. My Santa Fe is not even 4 years old and with no signs of damage or warning it locks up and now needs a new engine. Seriously, that is just ridiculous. I thought cars were supposed to be made to last longer than 4 year. Guess that not Hyundai's moto though. I have of course gotten the run around at the dealership and with their customer support line, but no resolution. And my 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty, non-existent. I am expected to pay $4,500 to have it fixed.
Sorry to hear you had bad experience with Hyundai, I know you aren't the first as I read all over the net that the dealerships are terrible.
Your review is really poor. When you bash a vehicle, do it properly and show that you have an idea of what you are driving.
1st... it's either a 2.4L I4, a 2.7L V6 or a 3.5L V6, not a 3L V6.
Second, made for small people? Did you test drive it at all?
My advice is, Hyundai owners should use local mechanics instead of dealerships unless they actually found a good one with honor.
I had a 2002 Elantra GT for 6 years (2004 to 2010) and had almost no issues with it. I got it up to 190000km. I had my local guy change the brakes, oil and one bearing.
Yet in Elantra reviews it seems lots of people have clutch failures or other weird issues, often never resolved from dealerships.