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Good Choice
By Santa Fe on 03/28/06 15:57 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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


Review

For the cost, the Hyundai is a great car. It runs like a car rather than a truck. It handles well, and is very reliable. I am about to trade in for a 2006 model.
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Good and Bad Experience
By Calvin on 12/02/05 16:41 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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


Review

I bought the car brand new which was a big mistake but oh well, live and learn. Our Sante Fe currently has 85K miles and is a strong and comfortable runner. It drives nice and has a solid feel to the car, Hyundai has definitely improved the quality of their vehicles since they were introduced to the U.S. I was very sceptical about buying one except for the excellent reviews from the car mags. Anyway, it didn't take but about 20k miles before we had a squeaky belt problem which the dealer fixed but it has happened time and time again. Also at the 84K mile mark the transfer case started to leak oil, luckily it was under the warranty and they fixed it no questions asked. I'm selling it now!
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Santa Fe regrets...
By garbal on 07/17/05 16:53 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Until recently I loved the Santa Fe, great gas mileage, great looking, good performance... until last year... things started failing, the axles broke... yes broke, within the axle boot, something let go, vehicle wouldn't move. 1 month later, the wheel bearing went, most recently the engine failed... everything within the engine, there wasn't much left of the engine, the service guy said it "grenaded". This left us stranded in the middle of nowhere without a warning. No strange noises, no tell tale warning signs of impending failure... nothing. Shut it off normally then went out to start it and nothing... this thing was seized up, the engine would not turn at all... Now it sits in the shop..
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Best vehicle we have ever had
By L. Watson on 06/29/05 15:47 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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


Review

Vehicle is attractive, comfortable, and drives like a dream. We are senior citizens and need the realiability. Easy to enter and exit for tall or large people. Came with all the extras of the higher priced SUV's. The warranty made the deal perfect for us.
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Great features with a small price
By Larry on 06/27/05 20:15 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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


Review

It really hugs the road. The aircon is great for those that like it very cold. The full size spare tire is great. The stock CD/tape/radio sounds great for a factory unit. The leather seats are comfortable.
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Great Car!!!!!!!!!
By Boo on 06/11/05 23:46 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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


Review

To ease the fear of new Hyundai owners, I've had my SF for 3 years now and have put on a staggering 126,000 miles. The only problem I have had was a flat tire, and the replacement of a ball joint(minor problem) thats it! Great car, and value!
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IF this one ever dies, I'll buy another!
By LuvMySantaFe on 06/07/05 14:27 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Dollar per mile, this is the best car I have ever owned. With over 85,000 on it already, it's just breaking in. I don't think this vehicle will ever die. VERY upstanding company to deal with. Due to a misrepresentation in MPG, I got a bump on the warranty to 120,000 and $275 in dealer cash from a class action law suit! Try to get that from any other car company! If you're not into status symbols, keeping up with the Jone's, or horsepower, then you'll be among the intelligent, frugal, money conscience crowd. As long as Hyundai keeps up the quality and warranty levels, I will never buy anything else.
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Hyundai
By mkrentzin on 05/10/05 21:28 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

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


Review

Engine light kept coming on. Returned to dealer 6 times. Dealer kept saying they found the problem. Within two weeks engine light came on again. Once would not start at all. Then the oil light started to come on and finally it started to heat up. All this with 22000 miles. Finally the dealer admitted they could not repair the car and they had problems with the four - cylindar engine.
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Three years old and still like new
By Steven J on 04/14/05 10:22 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

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


Review

My 2002 Santa Fe just turned 3 years old and it still runs like the day I got it. Never a second of trouble. This SUV has the quality, power, ride, roominess, and style to equal its more expensive competitors. Most important, it's extremely reliable.
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still happy
By daniel on 03/27/05 03:11 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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


Review

I'm still happy with my Santa Fe. After 45k miles all I've done is change the brakes and have it aligned. My only complaints are: it could use a little more pep when pulling out onto the freeway, and it could use a little more legroom. But neither have been a problem so far. If the next 45k miles are as good as the first, i will likely buy again.
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