2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Review: Could have been built better

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe - Consumer Review

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GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Could have been built better
By pfehrman on


2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2WD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)


The assumption that a car must be good based on a 100,000 mile warranty is faulty; especially when it does not transfer to a new owner. I purchased this vehicle from a dealer, used, and then was told it needed $2,000.00 worth of required maintenance to keep from voiding the warranty. After that I had constant problems with the brakes, and transmission. Coming back from Florida one time, the car began to buck and jerk for more than 400 miles. We took it to a couple of places and were told that it was a transmission sensor. After paying many hundreds of dollars for repairs, we still are having transmission type issues, along with a brake fluid leak, and other continued brake issues.

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Better built car. Mechanically, it stinks, and the exterior scratches way too easily. The car was not worth the money spent on it.
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