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4.25 out of 5 stars

Favorite vehicle to date

bristol6, 01/08/2015
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe LX AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
247 of 247 people found this review helpful

2005 Santa Fe LX AWD. The first car i ever owned was a Hyundai. Since then i owned a BMW, a Dodge, a Mazda, and a Chevy, and I have returned again to Hyundai. My Santa Fe is reliable, capable, comfortable, and relatively easy to maintain. They are fairly common vehicles so parts aren't hard to find. Plenty of space inside, and enough room in the cargo space to stow whatever you want. Folding the back seats down is easy and quick. I put some Toyo All-Terrain tires on mine, and i am comfortable driving it across fields, through mud, snow, ice, and sand. If you're looking for a reliable fun midsize SUV that you can take anywhere, this is your ticket.

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5 out of 5 stars

Yea for Santa Fe

JOANNA KRIEGER, 07/21/2016
updated 08/01/2018
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
20 of 20 people found this review helpful

Whenever I , or have mechanic check, all fluid levels, NEVER NEEDED ATTENTION. The tightest best running engine of any car I have owned. Oil always looks clean. Teams fluid, same. Acquired in 2006. 2005 model.

Safety
5 out of 5 stars
Technology
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Interior
5 out of 5 stars
Comfort
5 out of 5 stars
Reliability
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3.63 out of 5 stars

Great running SMALL suv

drivenamerican, 09/20/2013
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Fwd 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
34 of 36 people found this review helpful

Our Santa Fe was bought used and now has 102,000 miles on it. The 2.7 liter is underpowered but gets great gas mileage. There are a few design flaws such as the third brake light hanging in the rear window, and the back 3 spark plugs are under the intake manifold, changing them is expensive and a pain. the last thing is the drivers seat does not go back far enough for taller drivers.

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5 out of 5 stars

2005 Santa Fe AWD

Donna Nagy, 07/28/2016
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
21 of 22 people found this review helpful

I bought this car used and it has been amazing for me. Dependable and great in the snow. Electronics have been the biggest issue for this car. But I love this car and looking to get another one...much newer!!

Safety
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Interior
4 out of 5 stars
Comfort
4 out of 5 stars
Reliability
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3.75 out of 5 stars

Time to move on, with no problems

Matt, 08/11/2009
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
11 of 11 people found this review helpful

I bought this vehicle with 17k mi on it. It now has 137k mi. I have only had one major issue. The throttle position sensor went out. After I found a mechanic who could identify the problem, it only too an hour to fix and the cost was minimal. The factory tires lasted 100k mi. Another problem that was really a non issue, is that when I let the gas get too low the check engine light lit up after i filled it up and stayed on till i used half that tank of gas. I averaged about 20 mpg on all highway miles. It still runs great, just time to move on.

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