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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe - Consumer Reviews

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Sensible choice
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By SteveHasler
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Vehicle

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

As a long-time Honda driver, I've found a
new favorite brand. Don't let anyone else
judge the Santa Fe’s style for you - decide
that for yourself You can't beat the
price/warranty. After 4 months I have zero
complaints. It is tightly put together and
quiet even at highway speeds. The trim is
modest, practical, and, more for your money
than you'd expect. It’s obvious the Santa Fe
isn't exactly overpowered. Test drive it
against other vehicles with other adults
onboard and decide if you can live with the
pick up,Price, style, quality, warranty, and
crash test ratings more than make up for
power.


Best Features

It's loaded with standard, no-added cost features such as luggage rack, storage, power windows/mirrors, alloy wheels. (Most dealers don't seem to follow the manufacturer price sheet for most of the add-ons)


Worst Features

Could use less weight and/or more power, esp AWD models.


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By CharlieB
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX AWD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Very pleased with both the LX AWD and
the dealer to date. I have 10,000 miles
logged in 4 months. Fuel comsumption as
advertised, about 20-21 MPG mixed
driving. Had minor problem with dealer
installed trailer wiring that was
corrected. It's tough to pass on the
warranty that is now been extended to
120,000 miles on the power train on
some vehicles. So far, nor complaints.


Best Features

Interior trim and space, lots of storage. LX trim package has virtually no options other that the trailer package that I added. Competative pricing!!


Worst Features

Built in radio antenna a little weak in fringe areas.


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Santa Fe - excellent
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By David Sullivan
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX AWD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I have had the Santa Fe for 7 months
now with about 13K on it. Just an
excellent SUV. Ride is great - room for
4 big guys and golf bags. I folded the
seats and put 30 bags of bark mulch in
it. The ride did not suffer at all. The
radio/cd/tape player is very good - I
changed the speakers and that is all
you needto do for great sound. It is
quiet and draws a lot of complements at
the mall parking lots. Finish is very
good - heater is excellent, auto temp
control works very good - many 90+
degree days this summer. heated seats,
and mirrors. Just an overall great SUV -
oh! the AWD through 18 inchs of snow -
no problem at all.


Best Features

AWD, ride, looks, overall handling and comfort


Worst Features

A bit more HP for off the line pick up, better speakers, sunroof would be great.


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Love My Santa Fe
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By Leslie
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I have had my Santa Fe for 3 weeks and
am still in love with her. It has easy
access to air conditioning and radio
controls and the ability to shift
manually. The Santa Fe has beautiful
lines and styling and has a very smooth
ride. I tried the Honda CRV and the
Toyato Rav and they didn't hold a
candle to the Santa Fe in terms of
looks, standard features, roominess and
price. The 5 year/60,000 mile warrenty
was a great added feature. Beats them
all.


Best Features

Ability to manually shift. Heated outside mirrors. Storage compartments in rear. FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE!!!!!


Worst Features

Would prefer that all the doors didn't unlock when the drive exits the car - security issue. Would also like the doors to automatically lock when the car starts in motion - another security issue. Audio should be upgraded All minor issues.


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Love My Santa Fe
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By leslie
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Vehicle

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I have had my Santa Fe for 3 weeks and
am still in love with her. It has easy
access to air conditioning and radio
controls and the ability to shift
manually. The Santa Fe has beautiful
lines and styling and has a very smooth
ride. I tried the Honda CRV and the
Toyato Rav and they didn't hold a
candle to the Santa Fe in terms of
looks, standard features, roominess and
price. The 5 year/60,000 mile warrenty
was a great added feature. Beats them
all.


Best Features

Ability to manually shift. Heated outside mirrors. Storage compartments in rear. FULL SIZE SPARE TIRE!!!!!


Worst Features

Would prefer that all the doors didn't unlock when the drive exits the car - security issue. Would also like the doors to automatically lock when the car starts in motion - another security issue. Audio should be upgraded All minor issues.


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