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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#2801 of 2973 Re: First Timer [paul138]
Sep 07, 2010 (7:01 am)
Hi Paul, I dont know if you have already bought your vehicle. If you have not, then I would like to relate my experience. I was in the same situation as you. I decided on the new 2010, only because the engine is far superior to the 2009 and gives far better MPG. It also has a 6 speed trans. which makes the mpg better. ALSO, if the 2009 is not broken in well, you might have a few engine problems down the road. I gained this info from a lot of research and talking to a few dealers. I have got 3500KMS on my new vehicle and just got back from Myrtle beach and I live in Ontario. The Santa fe performed well and I averaged between 28-30mpg.
BTW, I have the Limited AWD with leather and no Navi.It has a 3.5 six cyl.This is my first Hyundai. We only have Hondas and Acuras in this family. I decided on a Hyundai as I noticed the resale values of Hondas have dropped here . I am happy with my decision. Hope this helps
#2802 of 2973 Happy with my '09..
Sep 07, 2010 (8:33 pm)
There are a lot of discussions going on about what to buy regarding the SF.
About all I can say, is my '09 bought this past March has proven to be a wonderful car to own and drive.
I have a spinal condition that causes pain most of the time, and my previous car, an Audi A6 seemed like it would be great, but proved to be miserable to drive for long trips.
On a recent 400 mile trip to NY, other than what I'm used to, it was a great, comfortable drive both ways. I only stopped to eat and get gas, amazing as it seems, i got gas once on the way up and once on the way back. That was all I needed. The mileage computer said i did 26.5 MPG, which was seemed great to me. I normally average 20-21. Which still isn't bad for a 6..
There are posts about the 2010 being better, but for a marginal difference, I'm not sure it matters much. And be aware of other threads elsewhere that discuss the 2010 seems to have transmission issues, which my 2009 seems to have avoided. I doubt there are 09's still available that are new, but with 11's coming soon, maybe the 10's still around will drop in price, although my guess is they won't fall a lot.
As my car was a demo, I ended up with 100,000/10 years and if my wife's 2005 SF is any guage, it's possible i'll not need much of the warranty.
The real decision seems to me not if you want to buy an SF, but what color to pick..! This may not be the best car made, but for the price and what it does, it may well be the best value for any car made.
Hyundai was a joke not many years ago, but they've certainly got a top end product line today.
Find the best deal you can, buy your car, and you'll be happy! What else matters?
#2803 of 2973 Re: Happy with my '09.. [rocdred]
Sep 12, 2010 (10:28 pm)
Looking at the GLS FWD I4 Automatic.
MSRP 22,995, Invoice 22,095.
Most listings ~22,100-24,200k. Some 27,400's.
Found a few for 21,990's in Manassas.
How low do you think they'll go?
#2804 of 2973 Re: Happy with my '09.. [cmartin84]
Sep 13, 2010 (6:33 am)
As many people have noticed, the SF's don't drop in value very much and Hyundai seems content to wait for buyers instead of giving them away.
I got my SF from Manassas Hyundai and they got pretty close to my price, but I was also buying an '09 demo that had been on their lot for a year, so it was probably a car they wanted to move.
As I've (and others) have said, if you like the SF, find the best deal you can and buy it.. It's a great car.. Get the extended 10 year/100k warranty and party on!
I'll admit my Ltd has some nice toys, and the leather seats are REALLY comfortable.. Might be worth the upgrade if you can afford it.
#2805 of 2973 Re: Happy with my '09.. [cmartin84]
Sep 13, 2010 (7:06 am)
Check cars.overstock.com. I looked for your car there and found one for $19528 at a dealer that I believe to be Fairfax Hyundai. It's worth a look.
Oct 03, 2010 (6:19 pm)
Thanks to this forum I got some great tips. I finally bought a new Santa fe 2010 GLS model. It has cargo net/floormat. My final price including tax title and license came out 22,000. This is Sacramento CA.
All the dealers I talked to couldn't match this price. Only one dealer agreed. Its a basic car with no add ons.
Any thoughts in how I did?
Thanks agian to all the folks who shared their experience.
#2807 of 2973 Re: 2010 Santa Fe GLS [needacar123]
Oct 03, 2010 (6:57 pm)
IF you're happy with the deal you made, then it's a good deal, which it sounds like.. While the GLS isn't as fancy as the Ltd, I drove both and other than some upgrades, it's still the same basic vehicle, which I'm sure you'll love.
The SF is just a super car and good luck and have loads of fun!
#2808 of 2973 Having trouble finding Santa Fe
Oct 04, 2010 (10:52 am)
I live in Colorado and am looking for a 2010 SE or Limited. These seem to be as rare as snowballs in the desert. Something about a plant relocation. Wondered if you all can provide more information and when this relocation is expected to be complete and the outlook for Santa Fe availability after that. Thx!
#2809 of 2973 Re: Having trouble finding Santa Fe [jdl51]
Oct 04, 2010 (1:49 pm)
Have you tried Arapahoe Hyundai in Centennial? That's where I got my '08, and they had way more vehicles to choose from than anyone else. By comparison, Longs Peak had exactly one car that met my requirements, and they were waaaay higher. There's also a new place in Boulder that might be worth checking out.
#2810 of 2973 Re: 2010 Santa Fe GLS [needacar123]
Oct 04, 2010 (3:02 pm)
needacar123, I'm also interested in purchasing a base model Santa Fe, also from the Sacramento area. Did you get a manual or automatic transmission? Sounds like you got a great deal!