2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Review: Worst Car I ever owned!!

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe - Consumer Review

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

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Worst Car I ever owned!!
By raalex82 on


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


When I purchased my 2002 Santa fe in 2006 I thought I had found a great deal. It had only 45k miles on it with one previous owner. The first couple years were great...then the problems began. At 80k my transmission was replaced. At about 100k everything started leaking from engine coolant to power steering fluid. Then to top it all off I was driving on the freeway 2 days after an oil change and my engine started knocking and I as I was trying to get over to pull off the road it began to smoke. When I popped the hood there was a small engine fire. Needless to say I needed a new engine, but opted to get rid of it. I had already spent close to $5,000 in repairs and was done.

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It was roomy for a small SUV.
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