Always loved the look of the the Santa Fe so when the time came to purchase a new car it was at the top of my list. The added bonus of a top safety rating and comfortable interior sealed the deal. Two years later, after intermittent shifting issues that "could not be replicated" by my dealer, I now have a beautiful car that only moves forward reliably when in neutral — attached to the back of tow truck. Hoping that it's current failure to move at all when in "drive" makes the situation a little easier for the dealership to figure out. Might be worth taking a peak at the transmission this time (?) So far, the only bright side is that I've never had any issues when driving in reverse ;)
Great interior. Control panels are well positioned for reach and visibility, cabin space is roomy (front and back) with high ceilings and comfortable seats. Quality of the interior does not appear or feel cheap in any way. Stereo system is decent. More road noise than the average. Ride is comfortable when not jerking in and out of gear.
Bottom line requirement for any car: reliability. At minimum. A 100,000km/10 year warranty means nothing when the manufacturer won't acknowledge issues that arise.
Driving forward reliably without jerking on acceleration or deceleration is more than a suggested area for improvement, Hyundai... it's an a known issue that's obviously too expensive to recall. But, hey, I understand. It's been an expensive lesson for me, too. I've learned not to buy a Hyundai again. Hopefully, you've learned how to build a better car.
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