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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV

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By abaldtexan
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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV SE 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I am very pleased with my Santa Fe! It is just the right car for me... size, performance... value... All the things that matter.


Favorite Features

I love the Bluetooth sync with my phone! I have hearing loss and being able to use the sync means I can actually carry on a phone conversation in my car! I don't have to try to dig the thing out of my pocket to answer a call! I love the carpet protector in the way-back! I throw messy things back there from time to time and now I don't have to worry about it. I love the little storage area below the way-back!


Suggested Improvements

Driving on my hilly road at night is quite strange! The headlights are cut off at the top, so going down a hill means you CANNOT SEE UP THE NEXT SLOPE! I cannot know if there is a deer there, or a broken down ATV or fallen branch until the car is actually pointing up again... It is very disconcerting! Try driving a back country HILLY road at night and you will see what I mean! This is a safety issue. I know it means that oncoming traffic isn't distracted by your headlights, but it's not the oncoming traffic that I'm worried about running into!


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bad value
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By dalaska
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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV GLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Review

I own two 2011 santa fe's and four 2005 santa fe's..the maintenance costs for the 2011's are triple the 2005's for the first 35, 000 miles. I wish I had not purchased the 2011"s. I am really disspapointed after owning the 05"s. they went downhill...I have gone thru 4 front hub bearings, 3 lower ball joints, 2 tierod ends, 4 sway bar links, 3 power steering pumps in the 2011"s and it is still not over.


Favorite Features

comfortable to drive..


Suggested Improvements

improve wheel bearings, lower ball joints, CV axels, tie rod ends, rear swaybar stablizers, and power steering system.


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cost to own
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ksig
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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

The good news is that this is a great road car and does a nice job in snowy weather. On mixed town and highway i'm getting 23.5 mpg. Now for the bad news, with just a little over $26,000 miles I'm looking at a total maintenance cost of just over $1,300. this is well over the Edmunds figure. the 15k service was $282. the 30k will be $550. I'm also expected to have serivce to the rear differential and transfer cases @$120 each. Finally, there is some filter that needs to be replaced at 30k that will cost $250.


Favorite Features

mileage is pretty good for a car this size.


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My Last Hyundai
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By fernellav
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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV GLS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Review

Bought a 2011 on 01/15/2011 started experiencing transmission prob late 2011, Jan 2012 vehicle no longer wants to go into park or reverse need to turn off and turn on. only driver and 8000 miles. Customer service is non-existent everyone bouncing me around cannot provide me with a loaner to get around my sales rep tells me he is no mechanic the dealer where bought sends me to another dealer really? I traded it and got me an escape trust this works better at least I know their customer service is way better having had a ford before


Suggested Improvements

Improve your transmissions this is the second Hyundai have had with this problem as I had an Accent before


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I really like my Santa Fe
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By maine_cpa
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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV GLS 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)


Review

I bought the "bait and switch" car from the newspaper ad, so I think I got a very good price. It's stripped down, 4 cylinder, front wheel drive, but has the bluetooth, ipod connector, hands-free phone, and radio controls on the steering wheel. today, it's 1 year old, 10,000 miles. Mileage is about 22 in the city but rises to 26+ on the highway if I keep to 65 and use the "manual" feature of the automatic transmission to force it to stay in 6th gear. I also drive conservatively in general. It will get up and go if you ask it to, but mpg's will suffer.


Favorite Features

The ride is on the firm side but I like it. it handles corners exceptionally well. The interior space is just great, especially for rear passengers. The fold down seats make the cargo space as big as I'll ever need.


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