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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

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By New Jersey
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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I traded my Mercedes ML in for the Santa Fe with no regrets. I can't go wrong with the 10 year 100,000 mile warranty. I wish that I didn't get the 2.7L. But is still worth every penny. Everyone loves it!


Favorite Features

I love the extra storage compartments under the back mat.


Suggested Improvements

I don't like the mirrored base of the shifter. Sometimes there is sun glare.


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By mary
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Great vehicle; was not sure about a compact SUV after two Durango's but this has met and exceeded my expectations. The reclining back seats and cargo areas are great ideas and convenient.


Favorite Features

Reclining back seats.


Suggested Improvements

Air vents in back.


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former Toyota owner
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By My Santa Fe
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe LX Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is a great car fun to drive - good on fuel economy for an SUV, but can be slow on pick up speed - very comfortable to drive and plenty of room in the back for traveling, shopping, etc. I have had no problems with the vehicle. If I could change one thing it would be the rear door it opens up instead of out and if your hands are full it can be a problem closing the door, but @ so much less $$$$ than the Toyota I came from. I am very happy w/my Santa Fe.


Favorite Features

Sharp looking and very comfortable to drive - rides like a car not a truck - lots of room in the back.


Suggested Improvements

The rear door should open out instead of up.


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By Merrie
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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I have enjoyed driving the Santa Fe for nearly a year. I have taken it on trips and drive in heavy traffic. I holds up well and comfortable to ride in. It has separate cup holders so it is easy to reach your drink not the passangers. The down side so far is the back seats when folding them down you have to take off the head rest and the seats still don't lay down flat.


Favorite Features

Drivers seat. Short people can see better and get that up high feeling without needing a step ladder to get in.


Suggested Improvements

Back seats that fold completly down and the back door to open sideways as well as up.


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Great Value for an SUV
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By Billy
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Just finished a 1000 mile vacation trip to northern New Mexico. The 2005 Santa Fe 2.7 GLS FWD was outstanding on the interstate as well as the twisting mountain highways near Santa Fe and Taos. Smooth ride, plenty of room for four adults and luggage, and adequate power from the 2.7 for steep grades indicates that Hyundai has a well- thought-out platform for years to come. The Santa Fe is a solid perfomer and a great value--thousands less than competitors.


Favorite Features

Smooth ride on long interstate stretches. Well-placed instruments and gauges.


Suggested Improvements

Seats are a bit hard and need more range of adjustment.


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