by paulsparrow on Nov 30, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
After we drove ours off the lot we immediately had two problems.
Paint was flecking off and our transmission went.
The paint was redone on the trouble spots at no charge and we haven't had issues since.
The transmission was replaced only to be replaced again a few months later.
Since then we have had no troubles.
Outside of oil changes, the odd light etc this car has been for the most part great.
Two issues we have had to date have been the speedometer has gone four times now, each not covered.
The other is the one power window has gone twice now.
No engine problems or other cosmetic problems.
Overall a fantastic deal
by megiejay1684 on Jul 19, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
Although I cannot attest to the logevity of this vehicle (as I only had it for about 6 months) I can definetly say that it is extremely safe.
I was in a head on collision on my way to work one morning, hit by a lifted '90-something Ford F-250 going about 60+ miles/hr.
This Santa Fe did exactly what it was designed to do by crumpling the engine area, and other than the fact that the front end of the vehicle was smashed like an accordian, the rest of cabin area and the car was completely fine.
I only walked away with a small break in my ankle, which was from me bracing myself as I tried to brake.
I, as well as the paramedics on site, believe whole-heartedly that this vehicle saved my life.
by john_can on Jul 16, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
My dad bought this car back in '01 and I remember the day we traded his old saturn for it. The car has 216,800 miles as of today and finally the transmission is "going" out, which is very good for an automatic. The engine is a bit small for a V6 but the car gets me around and safetly. The airbags are all still operable, other than normal maintanence like oil and the timing belts. This car has been amazing. The AC has been out a while and being in Arlington Texas and having 22 straight days of triple digit heat, it kinda sucks but the big windows rolled down help out a lot. My mileage has gone down a little cause of my transmission, but growing up with this car and now driving it is awesome.
For 2001, Hyundai comes to market with its very own sport-utility. The Santa Fe is based on a modified Sonata midsize car platform and is available with either front-wheel drive or full-time four-wheel drive with either a four-cylinder or V6 engine.