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 SecondaryGemini on Jul 20, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my 2001 Santa Fe used at a Toyota dealership, and within three weeks of purchase I had replaced almost 3000 worth of computer parts, as well as the spark plugs. The dealership was full of liars and crooks, but most importantly this car turned out to be the biggest mistake of my life. My transmission blew in late 2008 and cost me almost 4500 to fix, and I only fixed it because I still owe so much on the vehicle and the dealership did nothing to help me. As soon as I can get rid of this car, I will do so and I will never purchase another Hyundai again. It's a smooth ride and the seat is comfortable, but neither does me any good when the car almost never runs.
by superz3161981 on Jul 11, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
2003 Ford F250, 1999 Subaru, 1995 Isuzu, 1995 Honda, 2001 Honda, 2004 Honda, I can go on and on about cars and trucks I've owned. This Hyundai however has to be the best vehicle that I have ever owned. I would recommend this SUV to anyone who has a small (2,3,4) size family. It's good in and around the city and even when we take a trip from Daytona to Washington DC. Personally, I've told my wife that I want a newer model 08,09,10,11,12,ect. I know this is the 1st so there are some minor flaws.
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.