by lg22150 on Mar 27, 2014 Vehicle: 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I bought this car used last year as a trade with my mini van.
When they first pulled it up I was like, um nope.
My husband made me test drive and I fell in love.
Mine is brown and black, and this thing is awesome.
It is by far the best car I have ever owned.
Even the first Hyundai I had, swore never to get another.
The gas mileage is great. Put $20 in a beginning of work week and no more until Friday or Saturday.
Gets me where I need to go.
by mktg64 on Mar 1, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
Bought a 2003 Santa Fe with 125K GLS 2.7L for my son his senior year of HS, he took it to college...had to replace a rear trailing arm & a coroded battery cable, other than that I did the timing belt, plugs & wires, new tires, and most fluids. GREAT car for the money, love the styling (its now a classic), modern interior, and perfect for teens and college age kids for room and safety. Decent sound system, side airbags and lots of metal, smooth ride and quiet engine...you can do a lot worse, just stay away from the 4-cylinder.
by suvmama on Nov 5, 2012 Vehicle: 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
I bought my 2003 Santa FE brand new. I now have 175000 miles on it. I have had its maintenance done regularly which has included the timing and serpentine belt twice, replaced the battery once, 2 sets of front brake pads, 1 set of rear brakes pads, and replaced one set of tires. This has been absolutely worth the money I have spent for the car. Some of the 'problems' that other reviewers have posted are not problems but regular maintenance items. Everything thing wears out people and may need to be replaced! Some of the fuel economy issues can also be attributed to poor fuel quality. If you put crap gas in your car it will cause problems first with poor mpg's then eventually emission issues.
For 2003, side airbags become standard equipment for every Santa Fe. New this year is Homelink and a Monsoon sound system with a six-CD changer -- these are standard items on the LX, and the audio upgrades are optional for the GLS. There is a newly available 3.5-liter V6 which will be offered in addition to the 2.4-liter inline four and the 2.7-liter V6. The 3.5-liter engine replaces the 2.7-liter unit and is now standard on the LX as is a new five-speed automatic transmission.
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