2006 Hyundai Santa Fe
There are 8 user reviews for the GLS 2.7L 4WD trim shown below
- Design, Initial Quality, Handling, Cabin noise or lack of.......
- Fuel economy could be better........
This vehicle was a replacement to my 2004 Dodge Durango Limited. I was very satisfied with the Dodge on all items except gas mileage. This has been an excellent replacement to the Durango. Handling and overall ride and performance are actually better in the Hyundai. Lacking only in the area of towing capacity and the third row seat.
Best MPG that I ever had with the Dodge was 17mpg with 15mpg being the norm. The Hyundai has been doing OK in the fuel economy area. It has been averaging around 20mpg with the best coming in at 32mpg and the worst has been 13mpg. Have not made it to 5k miles yet so the mileage variation may be from it needing a little more break in time....read morehide
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- 60,000 miles,not one problem.
- not as fast as some others,no problems with 70m.p.h.
watch interest rate, can pay double the price,if not careful.found to be best car for the buck.
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- Low price and good warranty that�s about it.
- Problems from the start, engine not good, transmission on 4WD bad.
I have a 2001 Santa-Fe and I really regret getting that car, I got it because the price was good at the time and the looks seen new and fresh for an SUV. But right from the start I started to have problems with the car; here is a list of items done to it:
Spark plug cables keep burning, dealer only will change the faulty one, so I have to go back again to change the others, I have gone 2 times for this problem so far. I have a 6 cylinder, so I guess I got 4 more to go.
Fuel lines leaking, I kept smelling gas around the car, I saw some leak and took it to the dealer, diagnostic, few fuel lines were broken.
Complete transmission, while driving and out of nowhere the car just wouldn�t move, towed to the dealer, they change complete transmission.
Cam shaft sensor, while driving the RPM would go up, but the car would not move, drove it to the dealer about 5 mph and after a few angry drivers showed me the finger on the road got to the dealer, again something wrong with the engine.
Air Conditioner would turn off while driving, again the dealer fixed it and I didn�t even bother to ask what was wrong with it.
A minor leak on transmission, they say it was a gasket that did not seal correctly from the transmission exchange.
Differential leak, also some kind of gasket.
The paint is coming off on the side mirrors, no warranty.
Head lights plastic cover is dark and does not light well, no warranty.
I am really glad for the 50,000 / 100,000 mile warranty otherwise I would be broke by now, I purchased and extra warranty after the 50,000 for whatever wasn�t cover. I talked to them and the consumer help agency, but they told me that I needed to have the same problem 3 times to claim a lemon, so I got stock with it. I have decided to ride it until I get around 90,000 and then trade it for another car.
This is true when you say; you get for what you pay. Please be careful with this car it is a totally piece of crap. Do your homework before buying it and learn from my experience....read morehide
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- I travel a lot towork, this truck is gas saver. In gas I rate it 5 stars
I recently purchase a 2006 Sante Fe 4wd. I love my car and great performance. I give this car an over all 5 stars.
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- Best in class price, many standard features, large cargo volume, MP3 stereo, large gas tank, smooth
- Thurst at the pump (gas gussler), Sluggish, poor paint quality, excessive wind noise, cheap tires
I had a tough decision between the 2006 Ford Escape XLT and the Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.7 AWD. At the last minute I decided on the Santa Fe because I had a better relationship with the dealer. I now think that the Ford may have been a better decision. I do love to drive the Santa Fe but I am worried about quality issues and re-sale value. Already I have notices small issues with the quality of materials and craftsmanship in the Santa Fe. Almost no spaces in the car are equal on both sides and the doors look misaligned (which could explain the fact it sounds like a tornado in the car if you go over 90km/hr) The seats and carpeting look cheap and the plastic mouldings are easily scratch and marked because the plastic is so soft.
I test drove a 2wd and found the engine to be very responsive and it felt peppy. I purchased a 4wd expecting only a little difference but the performance was greatly reduced. The first two gears are very sluggish and the engine has to work very hard to get up to speed. The 2.7L engine is too small for this car. This would also explain why my gas mileage is terrible. I get worse mileage with cruise control on the highway then the specs would have you believe. It is so bad in fact that the mileage rating in the city is better then what I actually get on the hwy. My city mileage is disgraceful. It has a 72L (18 gallon) gas tank and I can only get 400km (250mi) from a tank of gas. I drove a Ford Escape for 3 days in the city 250km (150mi) and only used 25liters (7 gallons) of gas. The Ford has better performance and it looks better too. If I could go back in time I would have purchased the Ford Escape. With Gas prices climbing I can not afford to barely get 10 mile per gallon in the city when I should be getting almost 20.
The fog lights barely make a difference and the high beams seem like they are aimed to high and you loose a lot of light from the front of the vehicle. I almost prefer driving with just my regular lights on. The reverse lights are barely visible in the mirror which makes backing up at night very difficult. When compared to the Ford this car does not stack up. I had never driven this car at night until I bought it but I will never make that same mistake twice. I will make sure to drive a car for at least 3 days before making a decision. The Ford dealership was nice enough to let me take a demo for a few days and I thought I liked the Santa Fe better until it was too late. Even the radio seems to be less quality when compared to other vehicles of the same class.
There are some good things about the Santa Fe. I do like the rear seats better. There is more room and it is more comfortable than the Ford. The seats recline a bit and the middle arm rest is really comfy. But when will I ever be riding in the back see of my own car? The extra space for the back seats means there is less room in the front seats. I am only 5�6� so I never really noticed. But when my girlfriend�s father got in the car at 6�6� tall 320lbs, he could not fit. He could easily get in the Ford and be comfortable but could not squeeze in to the drivers side or passenger side in the front. He did however it in the back with his legs on an angle. I am sure he was not to comfortable.
I think I have made my point. If anyone is like me and they are deciding between a Ford Escape XLT and a Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7 AWD, don�t make a rash decision. The Ford XLT is a much better vehicle in every aspect. More power, more comfortable, better looking, better quality materials and construction, better lights, sits up higher, better stereo, quieter, smoother, better paint, better gas, better tires, more cargo room, which will probably lead to a better re-sale value in the end. They both have 4wd, 4wd disk breaks with antilock breaks, good warranties, and the same standard features....read morehide
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- ONLY EVERYTHING
- NOT A THING
I BOUGHT IT AT NIGHT SO THERE WERE SOME NICS I DIDNT NOTICE. I CAME BACK A FEW DAYS LATER AND IN 5 MINUTES THEY SAID BRING IT BACK YOU'LL BE TAKEN CARE OF. THE PEOPLE AT THE DEALERSHIP ARE AS AWESOME AS THE CAR ITSELF. IT WAS MY FIRST NEW CAR PURCHASE AND I NEVER THOUGHT I'D BE SO IN LOVE. IT DOES HESITATE A BIT WHEN YOU HIT THE GAS,IN THE MANUAL IT SAYS THIS IS NORMAL AND WHEN THE CAR IS WORN IN IT WILL DISAPPEAR. IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A NEW CAR DEFINATELY CONSIDER THIS AS AN OPTION. DON'T THINK ABOUT THE NAME HYUNDAI AS THE CAR IT ONCE WAS ,THINK CAR FOR THIS CENTURY!!!!!...read morehide
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- nice looks, solid feel, V6 engine, smooth ride, good pulling power
- brakes are not good, delay in power when you hit the gas, no gps, some small quiggles
In Singapore cars are expensive as you pay lots of taxes and have to buy an entitlement paper from the lad transport authorities to own a car. So the Santa Fe comes in at a fairly reasonable price of nearly $50K all inlcusive. It is great looking SUV and rides well. I drove a Nissan Xtrail for 3 years and I traded that for the Santa Fe. Nissan was nifty and the 2.5 L was quite a powerful engine for a small body; The Santa Fe claims a 188 bhp power but it does feel a bit slow on the pick up; especially when you are driving out of a traffic light. All in All the car is very good - dont get me wrong - great interiors, frim grip on the road, feels tight and yet fast.
I got 18" alloy wheels and nice fat Michelin tyres so it looks even better. hyundai is way up there from where they started - Honda and Toyota better watchout....read morehide
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I love my Santa Fe! I was nervous to switch from Hondas to a Hyundai, but it's been eighteen months and my Santa Fe and I are still going strong!
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