2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
Bought used w/ 30K miles. Having driven 10K miles in 6 mos., I have only good things to say (except about the headlights, which are too dim). Pre- & Post-purchase research revealed that: 1) only the bigger engine has a timing chain, not a belt; 2) tow package includes a transmission cooler & high- capacity radiator, & the tow bar wraps under the exhaust pipes to protect them; 3) the 18 in. Tires provide better handling and road feel than the 16 in. Tires; 4) the 3rd row has its own ac controls, which helps appease children who have to sit there; 5) only the awd version has the nice brushed-aluminum dual-exhaust tips; & 6) the Santa Fe shares an assembly line w/ the sonata, but has its own platform
Car has great fit & finish, inside & out. The features that come w/: 1) the se; 2) the tow package; and 3) the 3rd row seat were worth the extra cost & the hunt (the 3rd row seat was especially hard to find), as they make this cuv comparable to a much higher- end one. Adults can fit in the 3rd row, btw.