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2009 Santa Fe

Pasquale, 03/28/2018
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 5M)
86 of 89 people found this review helpful

This 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe has been an excellent vehicle. My maintenance cost (except for oil changes and air filters and cabin filters which I do myself) has been a total of $900 over 9 years of ownership and that included $600 for tires and $300 for an additional transmission cooler installation and a tow hitch system. It handles fine, brakes well, steering is precise, a/c system has been faultless, still has original brakes at 80000 miles with an educated guess of another 20000 to go before a brake job is necessary. Gas mileage has been average with about 21-22 mpg around town and 25 mpg on interstate type trips. Over all, it is a safe, reliable, dependable, and economical CUV with excellent interior space for 5 people or lots of baggage and gear. Bottom line...Would I buy this vehicle again? In a heartbeat!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Over a decade and still going strong

Howard, 08/12/2020
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
9 of 9 people found this review helpful

Bought a 2009 GLS with Blue connect and roof rack cross members brand new. Now has 120000 miles on it.Still has original exhaust in Ohio. I had to replace the pumps and sensor for gas(located in tank) , throttle positioning sensor and a transmission sensor after 60000 mile warranty expired. Have replaced shocks and struts just recently. That is it after 11 years. It still runs great. traded it in for a convertible.Hated to let it go....

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3 out of 5 stars

Ran out of gas !!

Joseph Xavier Martin, 09/21/2015
updated 03/22/2016
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
43 of 49 people found this review helpful

Huyndai Santa Fe 2009 model has a faulty fuel indicator.Internet stories say 2007-2013 models share the problem also. How can you drive a car when you don't know if and when you will run out of gas? The USA Hundai and World Hyundai refuse to acknowledge the problem exists even though the internet is full of cases where the fuel gauge doesn't work. The fix is a $500 cost to the owner. Not fair. If a manufacturer won't guarantee that their product is reliable, customers would look elsewhere. We sure will when we buy our next car. Hyundai lists a corporate philosophy on their website. I didn't see anything there about throwing customers under the bus! Bad form !!

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1.88 out of 5 stars

Incredibly Expensive to Maintain

tmp0529, 07/13/2010
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
34 of 39 people found this review helpful

This is a car that you should avoid. Every 30,000 miles you are required to get the scheduled maintenance to keep your 100K warranty. That maintenance takes two days and $1500. Top that off with problems with the radio, compass and electric windows and a transmission that wants to surge from a stop and you have a car that is a waste of money. I almost forgot the horrible gas mileage. My 97' GMC Yukon with a V8 got better gas mileage than this lighter SUV with a V6.

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3.63 out of 5 stars

NOT RECOMMENDED

disappointed53, 12/18/2011
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4dr SUV (2.7L 6cyl 4A)
33 of 38 people found this review helpful

I've had 2 santa fe's, a 2007 and a 2009, both 2.7 v6 engines. the 2007 had numerous engine problems including breaking down on me 300 miles from home on a vacation trip; traded it in for an '09 and a year and a half later it developed a tapping sound in the engine and trying to get it serviced is like pulling teeth. this "rep" has to approve all engine replacement jobs but he apparently can check in whenever he feels like it. after numerous tries to get it fixed, including calling corporate office, my frustration made me trade it in for another brand..it is not worth the aggrevation.I will never buy a hyundai again...buyer beware!!!!!!

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