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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#2827 of 2973 Re: hyundai santa Fe 2011 AWD SE in central NJ [rppauto]
Dec 13, 2010 (7:11 pm)
i called Hyundai Consumer Affairs.
They told me that the extended 10year service warranty that i bought is NOT from Hyundai but from the dealer or some 3rd party.
So, there is nothing that they can do about it if the dealer does not cancel on time OR gives me a hard time on this matter.
Overall, it seems that Hyundai won't do anything to the dealer as after all they depend on the dealers to sell their vehicles.
In the end, Hyundai and the customer lose in all this hassle.
#2829 of 2973 Re: Need advice on a used Santa Fe [terrymsu]
Dec 18, 2010 (5:43 pm)
Well I ended up getting the 2002 with 140K miles. The trany was a replacement, not a repair. The catalytic converter ended up being two plugged injectors, not the cat. The triler they pulled was a small 4x6 that they used once a year for camping. I got the price down by another $500. I will be putting two new tires on it, as there are two bad ones and the two better ones will be a mis-match issue for new ones. Any recomendations for tires. This is west Michigan with some snow, but also some expected highway miles. I am currently looking at BF Goodrich Long Trail T/A touring. Any experience with these? Any other recomendations?
#2830 of 2973 Re: Need advice on a used Santa Fe [terrymsu]
Dec 28, 2010 (10:49 am)
#2831 of 2973 Re: Need advice on a used Santa Fe [terrymsu]
Dec 28, 2010 (1:53 pm)
The BF Goodrich Long Trail T/A were the original OEM's on my 2001 Santa Fe LX. They lasted through 85K miles and still had tread on them. I replaced them with the same. Been very happy.
#2832 of 2973 Leasing a Hyundai Santa Fe
Jan 07, 2011 (3:57 pm)
I am looking to lease the 2010 or 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe and wanted to know the types of deals folks have been able to negotiate. I look forward to your feed back!
Jan 20, 2011 (10:26 am)
About ready to buy a 2011 limited 6 cyl AWD, with every option available for $30, 700 at 0% for 4 years with 10 grand down. Trading in a leased 2009 murano SL with nav/leather 31,000 miles in very good condition. ...buying in NJ, also saving the difference on taxes for new car.Is this a good deal?
Jan 22, 2011 (11:04 am)
Mine came with Port-installed Mudguards, carpeted Floor Mats, Cargo Tray, Cargo Net, Wheel Locks, and First Aid kit. $20,800 + TTL. Oh, and 3.9% financing with $0 down, for 60 months. I understood that this was due to $1000 Rebate plus additional $500 Rebate for financing with Hyundai. And yes, you can pay off the loan on 4th payment without penalty.
I now have 630 miles on it, and am glad I bought it. The mileage readout has shown as high as 30 mpg on level road at 75 mph.
#2835 of 2973 99% sure, looking for the last 1%
Jan 22, 2011 (2:30 pm)
I have a few basic questions for anyone owing a Santa Fe for at least a few months. I'm almost certain I'll be buying a 2011 limited, AWD, V6, loaded including navigation. But there are a few things I can't really try out enough to be sure about.
First, cruise control. I had a fully loaded Maxima once. Loved it - except for the cruise control, which would drop the tranny at least 2 gears and nearly redline just going up an overpass or bridge (this was 10+ years ago but it was the one thing I hated in that car, other than it locking me INSIDE once). How smooth is CC on the Santa Fe, on a moderately hilly expressway? I can't tell this from a test drive in South Florida; biggest hill down here is affectionally known as "Mt. Trashmore." (I do intend to take it to territory where AWD makes sense, by the way... unfortunately that's at least 1000+ miles from here).
Second, how good is the voice command on the navigation system? For that matter, does anyone who has it have any complaints about it? I don't mind the extra $ to add it, unless there's a reason I'll find myself punching it.
How is the leaning on tight curves? I'm coming from a small sports car that handles curves so well I can make hard-right turns at almost full speed, with no drift. I know, if I try that with an SUV I'll be doing barrel rolls, but how far have some of you pushed it without paying the price? I expect to be a lot more careful on turns, I just don't want to be paranoid of them.
Long trips... I don't know of any dealer that will let me test drive a car for a 1000-mile weekend road trip. How is it on such trips? Do you need a nap and massage, or are you ready to play football?
Finally, how well does everything hold up? I don't just mean mechanically, I've seen plenty of posts saying it's great (and a few saying otherwise, but I'm chalking most of those up to "it happens"). But things like durability of the interior (especially the leather and trim surfaces), do power seats work as well after 3 years with 200+ lbs of meat in them, do the premium Infinity speakers hold up or do they blow out too easy, does the tailgate still hold itself up or do I need to prop it open with my head (like I'm doing now with my current car), does the sunroof still open and close smoothly after doing it 3000 times, etc...? Any "watch out for ____"'s... I would appreciate.
Ah ... and final final. Price: I'm looking at ballpark $30 to $32k out the door. Does that seem about right (again, Limited AWD V6 with premium package and a few accessories e.g. remote start)?
#2836 of 2973 2011 FWD SE
Feb 12, 2011 (10:07 am)
I'm considering this vehicle, via email contact with a dealer in the region I am offered one that is "Moonstone Silver with a gray interior. It has floor mats, cargo tray, cargo net , i-pod cable and first aid kit" allegedly the only one in their inventory - 2 locations - though the website shows 6 total. Offer is $22,900 which includes the $500 HMFC which I probably would not use, plus $238.50 docs plus tax. So it would be $23638.50 + plus tax using his numbers. The internet guy says that the MSRP is $27,140.
With Edmunds and KBB that puts me at $2122 under invoice. Does this sound like a reasonable number ? From what I've seen in these forums it doesn't look like there's much more wiggle room though that could change as the end of the month approaches. Additionally I have an '08 Sonata GLS w/42.5K miles in excellent shape - done all scheduled maintanence - to tradfe though that hasn't entered the discussion yet. What do you experts think?