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Bulletproof! - Eulogy to an Old Friend
By lindabinca on
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
Just sold my '02 GLS V6 Santa FeAWD a few days ago.(Feb 2012). I was 2nd owner. It was HANDS DOWN the best car I've ever owned, When I sold it it had 246K!! miles on it, and get this - not a SINGLE rattle or loose panel, etc. inside.
Completely amazing.Unheard of for me who had always owned Ford's. YES I had to repair the engine, tran. etc along the way...but what a trooper! I hesitated before buying it-semed too utilitarian - grew over the years to totally respect its design integrity and heartiness. Went shopping for another-an '07 90k yesterday to replace it-what a DISAPPOINTMENT, SO cheaply made.
Might just have to scout around out there for a low miles'02 again.What happened Hyundai?
Bulletproof 'leather' interior-didn't even realize it was leather until short time ago- very durable, thought it was firm vinyl.
RELIABLE - Hearty and durable - 246K miles!!! and still going strong when I sold it.
Incredibly well constructed interior.
better exterior paint quality.
easier back seat fold down and back seat seatbelts not getting lost in seat.
Better sound system! - was always weak.