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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV - Consumer Reviews

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV

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Would do it all over again
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Liz
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Hyundai's are awesome vehicles....I have owned three already. The warranty is outstanding as is the reliability of the vehicles. Drive really nice too.


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Mileage Gem
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Howard F. Morgan
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV GLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Keep your vehicle maintained. As others have stated, the paint is not the best. I have 280,000 miles on this vehicle which was a program vehicle and had
11,000 when I purchased it. I have spent about $ 3,000 on it during a period of 12 years (repairs)


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My first car and i love it
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By kgaston1
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV LX AWD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Great car i love it. Gets me to point a and b with no problem. Great mpg's and the sound system is pretty good and pulls my trailer with my atv on it just fine.


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Bought used last year, 2013
12 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By lg22150
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV GLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Interior, roomy inside. The shape. Sunroof. Radio is ok but husband installed an aftermarket radio and you'd think I have big speakers in there.


Worst Features

None that I can think of.


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Great Used Car for Teens & College!
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By mktg64
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV GLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

The Bold Styling - they don't make 'em like that anymore (well at least since 2006) - and the safety.


Worst Features

Spark plugs are costly to replace due to labor of having to remove manifold...paint on mirrors peeling, but heck its 10+ years old now!


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