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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe - Consumer Reviews

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By mason702
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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All people that want to get a great SUV and dont care about brand of care... this is the car for you. When I drive this car, I feel very comfortable. Because that car has stability control you can take a 50 degree turn at 40 mph.


Best Features

I love that this car has 6 air bags


Worst Features

Gas mileage on sticker price says 27 on highway, but the best I ever got in three months is 19.234. 98% of my driving is highway driving ... I drive at least 70 mile on the highway a day, and about 4 miles on local road.


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Hyundai ..what a great suv
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By rjwittmayer
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Looks better than a honda crv and rides better to..When I drive my Hyundai people turn around and look. Best looking suv in it's class and one of the best looking of all suv's.. My Santa Fe has great looks ..7 air bags 60 months 60,000 mile war.. 10 years 100 thousand mile war for the power train...what other company offer that,,,,,,,,,,,none... 3 years 36 months for paint 2 years 24 months battery 3 years on the tires..top that you can't


Best Features

can't name just 1..just try it out and if your thinking of buying one go to the internet and look up the Hyundia club and read for your self what a great suv it is.I bought one and i'll buy another in ten years because there built to last....


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no improvements needed


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A nice little car that's a gas hog
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By Lisa
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Really love this SUV. A little spongy on the ride, but I enjoy that type of feeling. Gas mileage really stinks, especially with today's prices going up to $3.00. Also disappointed that I have a smell in my A/C after two months of use, and side bumper scrapes too easily -- I already have several scraped areas where doors have hit the side of my car. Instead of creating a ding, the hits scratch the plastic bumper creating more of a deep scratch in the plastic.


Best Features

Love the room in the back, great family car, easy to drive and park. Looks good, carries a lot of stuff.


Worst Features

Fix A/C problem (service guy told me ALL vehicles have the same problem). Bumper quality is a problem. Gas mileage stinks.


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Comfort & Style
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By Sherry
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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I traded in my 2002 Crystal Blue for a 2005 Black Obsidian Santa Fe and once again I was not disappointed. I went from a wonderful 4 cylinder that once saved my life in a crash, to an upgraded 6 cylinder model that I couldn't be happier with. I don't need the oversized SUVs which are on the market and the Santa Fe fits our active lifestyle just perfectly. Our family of 4 can pack everything we need in this beauty for a week away camping or at the beach and still travel comfortably with room to spare.


Best Features

The moonroof is my favorite feature in this new truck; it lets in all the fresh air and sunshine.


Worst Features

The only improvement I could ask for would be to bring back the Crystal Blue color option! The dark blue is nice, that funky blue they had for awhile was just awful, but the Crystal Blue was by far the best.


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Great Choice
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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!


Best Features

I love the extra storage compartments under the back mat.


Worst Features

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


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