2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
There are 21 user reviews for the GLS trim shown below
- love the ride and space
- gas mileage is o.k.,expected better
Purchased As New
I like everything in the car,having an F-150 before this I was worried I wouln't have enough room,but this just fine.However the motor blew at 2800 miles and they replaced it with a remanufacted motor that had piston slap after 400 miles and I had to fight to get that motor replaced by another remanufacted motor which is fine now.Other than that it's been a good car....read morehide
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- excellent all wheel drive system
- stock tires dispointing, but far better that the ones that came stock on my 2006 pliot EX
Purchased As New
at 2000 miles changed the oil to Synthetic, changed the air filter to a performance filter,
that cleared up a slight hesitation the GLS had completely and we picked up 2.2 miles per gallon
We took the Santa Fe up to 12200+ feet in the Colorado Rockies and we were caught in a sudden heavy storm 40 mile per hour + winds , heavy rain some hail ,The temp dropped to 44 F , 10 feet visibility the heater and defroster and ac unit worked perfectly.
the Santa Fe was solid and steady...read morehide
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- 2008 Blow-0ut leftovers for 40% off MSRP!!!
- Our second Santa Fe since 2001...no problems
Purchased As New
FWD feels light compared AWD...and price is right...Less than $16,000, after nearly $10,000 discount with factory rebates and dealer discount. They even gave us $2000 previous Hyundai owner loyalty rebate...Auto show rebate and more. This one drives smoothly and quietly. We tried CRV, RAV4, Rogue, and VW. None could beat the Santa Fe. We got the Khaki (Silver/green) color, which reminds me of some of the Rolls Royce colors. Once these blow-out prices are gone, the car industry will never let it happen again. Back to supply and demand basics!...read morehide
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Purchased As New
THIS IS MY SECOND SANTA FE AND I LOVE IT . IT RIDES VERY WELL AND THE SEATS ARE VERY COMFORTABLE . THE PEOPLE AT THE HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP @THE NEW RIVER AUTO MALL ARE THE BEST AND THE MOST PLESANT PEOPLE IV'E EVERY WORKED WITH I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE IN THE LOW COUNTRY THE MANAGER AND SALES PEOPLE ARE TOP NOTCH ....read morehide
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- Nice ride no truck feels, roomie, good gas mileage not great.
- None so far, after 2000 miles,
Bought 08 Santa fe on one big condition, price, I got GSL w/ with floor & trunk mats and window visors and basic package for $15,000 out the door along with my trade in that was junk, american made, 145,000 miles and headaches.
I was pleasantly surprised in comfort, ride, and warranty. my first hyundai product hope it runs for long time....read morehide
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- I DRIVE 60 MILES ROUND TRIP TO WORK EVERYDAY AND HAVE AVERAGED 23 MPG.
I JUST LOVE THIS SUV. I HAVE BEEN WANTING ONE FOR YEARS AND I CHECKED OUT SUV'S FOR MONTHS BEFORE I DECIDED ON THE SANTA FE. I HAD HEARD ABOUT SOME WIND NOSE WHEN BACK WINDOWS ARE DOWN, BUT IT ISN'T ANYTHING DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER VEHICLE. I CAN'T FIND ANYTHING WRONG WITH THIS CAR. IT IS GREAT. I HAVE HAD GREAT LUCK WITH THE DEALER, THEY ARE THE BEST....read morehide
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- Great mpg with manual; base GLS but don't regret smaller v-6
- not a thing
Have 5peed manual, 2.6L engine and it pulls me around plenty good. Easy to shift and I like the rpms at high speeds as it gives me some torque above 80 mph. Turning radius awesome and cornering is solid but not too stiff. Have no regrets with the base Santa Fe and fabric seats, no fog lights and nothing fancy with the instrumentation. Sound system very good and XM takes me back to my Doo-Wop days in style. Have put on 13000 miles and 22 mpg with air running in town and 28 mpg pushing it over 75mph. 25 mpg town, 30 mpg hway with air off. I plan to drive it into the ground or when I'm in the ground....read morehide
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- Great value for money (really!), nice interiors, good fuel economy
Bought mine three months ago (May 08). So far, so good. Wind noise becomes a concern at 80kph+ when windows are opened. Great alternate vehicle for my family of seven --- there's not much luggage space left though (roof rack does the trick). Still have to try 4x4 feature. Turbo diesel engine is quite powerful and economical. This mini SUV is definitely a winner. Or is it too early to tell? ALL my other previous/current vehicles have been Toyotas that are predictably reliable. I'm almost a convert now. :-)...read morehide
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- SMOOTH RIDE, PLENTY OF ROOM, LOTS OF STANDARD EXTRAS AND A WARRANTY BETTER THAN ANY OTHER MAKER
- GAS MILEAGE COULD BE A LITTLE BETTER, BUT DO YOU EXPECT WITH A 6 CYL SUV?
I'VE READ OTHER PEOPLE'S COMMENTS ON DEPRECIATION. I TRADED IN A DODGE CARAVAN-NOW, WE CAN TALK ABOUT DEPRECIATION! THE SANTA FE IS SO SLEEK AND QUIET. THE IIHS HAS RATED THIS VEHICLE A TOP PICK FOR SAFETY. THAT ALONE IS ENOUGH TO SELL ME.
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- Upscale "cool" look, smooth ride, tons of features, perfect "midsize" SUV
- Some hesitation on hills w/ 2.7 engine, lots of wind noise with back windows down
I have put 1100 miles on this car so far and have been extremely pleased. I had a bad experience with the dealership which leaves a bit of a sour taste in my mouth, but I love the SUV so far. I do wish auto locks on drive came standard along with auto daytime running headlights. A few cheap parts in the interior, but expected. I didnt go for the Limited b/c I had heard a bad few reviews about the transmission of the 3.3 engine. I also am one who is a first time Hyundai buyer and heard great things about the company past few years, but am worried about reliability and resale value. That said, The value would be rated as excellent if I hadnt been scammed by the Hyundai dealership. I do recommend the car and don't regret my purchase so far....read morehide
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