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Santa Fe alright by me
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By nebulouse
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV GLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought my 2007 Santa Fe in 2010 when it had 58xxx miles. It now has 166xxx miles. I've never reviewed a car so I'm going to throw it all out there. The car is a stud, I've had it through winters in both Colorado and New York. The AWD is exceptional and even in 2 feet+ of snow the vehicle pulls like a beast, even with the smaller engine. I've been stuck in a snowstorm pulling a 5x10 uhaul trailer and buzzed right passed all the stranded vehicles. I have the 3rd row seating model and it has been perfect for all my kids. I added a Phillips rear entertainment system and it wired in easily. Also replaced the head unit with a Sony Bluetooth/XM model.


Favorite Features

The rear (middle row) seats recline slightly in increments, makes it easier to get the car seats into a good position. The ride is comfortable even on cross country trips. Road noise is minimal. Electronics have been top notch (except the tpms sensor, what car does that thing work on??..). Towing capacity is good for a vehicle this size and I get about 17 mpg around town and 22 hwy. I saw some of these other reviews and thought man!, they must of got a lemon. The car has been great for me, reasonably priced when I bought it. I'd buy one again in a heart beat. Looking around out in Colorado it seems a lot of other buyers feel the same!


Suggested Improvements

The car eats brakes pretty quick, about every ~35k miles. About $100-500 each time. The fuel sensor went out around 70K miles. I just go tank to tank based on mileage. The purge valve started messing up a little before that making it hard to start after fueling. I replaced the valve when I did the serp belt, t-belt/w-pump to the tune of $1k. I've had 2 sets of tires on it, Contis and Goodyears ($1250), about to buy more Goodyears. I replaced the rear shocks (struts) at 85k for $500. The headlights and fog light bulbs are absolutely horrible. I usually get 4-6 months out of a bulb, they are easy to change though.


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Driveshaft Broke
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By auby27
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Limited 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


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Driveshafter broke at 134,000, which pulled the ball joint out of the right front wheel, throwing a piece of metal into the serpentine belt, breaking it. The right front tire fell off. Thankfully, I was driving thru a parking lot when all this happened. Earlier I was going down I-70 at 70 mph. There is a recall for 2013 driveshaft breaking but Hyundai doesn't want to admit there is a problem with the driveshaft. It doesn't just break.


Suggested Improvements

Stand behind their automobiles


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hyundai santa fe 07 disappointed
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By deborah99
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV GLS 4dr SUV AWD w/XM (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Very disappointed with the car. Too many problems way too many. fuel sender unit at 60 K CC converter at 89 fuel pump 120 NEver again


Favorite Features

none


Suggested Improvements

the reliability is not there everything is "its out of warranty" bottom line is no more hyundais and they cover nothing since nothing goes wrong in warranty. and when it does you have to fight like a dog


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Let me down....
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By captain_jag
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV GLS 4dr SUV AWD w/XM (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

... at the worst possible time... in the worst possible way. I chose this car mainly on Hyundai's good reputation and was convinced it would be durable. These are important things when choosing a used vehicle. 5 months and 6K miles in, the transmission went and cost me 3.5K to fix. Not what I had in mind when I spent $11,5K on it! I've had good ownership experience of VWs, Toyotas and Hondas in the past and while you have to maintain and keep up, none of them let me down, so the Hyundai is on its own. If you're considering it as an alternative to a CRV/RAV4/ Highlander/Pilot/Forester don't, this car cannot pretend to be anywhere near of these. If you really must pay $2K for a dealer warranty


Favorite Features

Interior and exterior design and layout are well thought through and aesthetically pleasing. The vehicle has plenty of room for a family and all the stuff that a family lugs around. The rear seats fold flat but also to 90 degrees giving you good packing options for your cargo. The blue lighting on the dash and in the cabin gives it a bit of class. It's a bit of a hunk but body control is good, and the vehicle does not wallow and lean in bends. Off road and in snow it behaves pretty well.


Suggested Improvements

The GLS base model is really spartan. No temp gauge inside or out, no ipod connectivty (and forget about trying to use an FM transmitter), no trip computer, many of the plastics in the cabin feel cheap and hard and the steering wheel even has rough edges... Head-rests are at an awkward angle compromising your seating position, gas mileage is very so-so 17-20 MPG in the real world with conservative relaxed driving. The auto transmission only has four gears and is slow and dim witted. The stereo needs to be better...


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5 Year Report
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By chasman1
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Limited 4dr SUV w/XM (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Our Santa Fe now has about 85,000 miles on it and so far so good. We have had no major (and very few minor) problems with the vehicle. Still no squeaks or rattles, runs great, no fluid leaks, solid feeling and quiet on the road. We hope to keep the vehicle well into the 100K mile range. We'll see. Seems like Hyundai has done well on this model. I highly recommend it. My only regret is not getting the package that includes the 3rd row rear seat. Will do so next time.


Favorite Features

Smooth running 3.3 L V-6, XM radio, filtered interior air, rear a/c vents, very quiet interior, plenty of storage space. Clean, simply laid out engine compartment.


Suggested Improvements

Create more head room for front passengers, redesign the rear seat belt buckles so they don't disappear into the seats, use a better OE tire than the Bridgestone Dueler...they wear very quickly.


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