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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

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By Could be better
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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My Santa Fe has 72K miles. It has been in the shop too many times to mention for poor performance, sputtering, and no aceleration. Dealer could not fix. Went to a friend - winds up dealer put the wrong cheap spark plugs and wires on. My car had only been serviced by the dealer, and never replaced plugs or wires. No one can explain. Also crank sensor went on fast lane of freeway. Have to replace battery at least once a year. Backtail lights consistently go out but they can not find the issue causing it. Also had to replace console and speakers several times. Paint is completely fading. 100K warranty? What's actually covered for 100K?


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Comfort, interior design.


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Great SUV..Until over 90K miles
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By Melony
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I really enjoyed this vehicle, and hoped it would last a lot longer; I certainly wasn't ready to see it go. I had one of the 89 Hyundai's, standard transmission, and the trans went out at 60K, so I knew it was short lived...I only had it in the shop a few times, and at 97k miles, the check engine light came on again, and I had a gut feeling it was bad. I didn't take it to repair, I drove straight to the nearest dealer and traded in (not another Hyundai). The dealer called the next day wanting to know what the trick was to starting it. Evidently they couldn't start it (I hadn't had that problem) when they went to wholesale it. Long story short, BAD NEWS, the engine evidently bit the dust


Best Features

Fun to drive, peppy, decent gas mileage (25mpg avg), cute look, easy to get in/out of...


Worst Features

Make them last longer!!! You never see Hyundai's from the 80's and early 90's on the road....THEY DON'T LAST!!


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Best Ever Owned
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By S. Whitmer
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Easily the best SUV on the market for the price. Have owned for 4+ years, no problems. Get 24+ MPG combined w/ V6. Solid build quality, easy to maintain. Hyundai builds to Lexus quality at 1/2 the price.


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By Geoff Lamm
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Have had this car for 4 years and not one problem. Use it off road on occasion and performs well. Plenty of room inside. Has met all of our needs at a great cost.


Best Features

Fold down back seats that can be done in 2 seconds.


Worst Features

Sun roof, which is now avail.


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Great small SUV
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By Hank
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Only one problem since purchase. Crankshaft positioning sensor. Fixed by dealer with no problem within an hour.


Best Features

Great traction, ride, dependable and low maintenance


Worst Features

I would like to be able to tow it behind my motorhome with all four wheels on the ground. Other than that, it is perfect.


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