Last post on Dec 14, 2007 at 5:07 PM
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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#41 of 80 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe: Test Drive - what did you think? [pelican19]
Apr 11, 2007 (8:55 am)
I think I prefer power to all wheels all the time. That way, the fronts are less likely to lose traction in the first place because power is going to four patches of tire rubber instead of two. The 'part-time AWD' approach attempts to recover gracefully upon traction loss, whereas the 'full-time AWD' helps prevent traction loss. In practice this may be a fine distinction, but sometimes fine distinctions make the difference between losing control and not losing control. Audi will argue that their design does not use more gas. Anyway, people seeking high MPG will probably not be looking at the Santa Fe. I am considering the Santa Fe, but am having trouble justifying the extra bucks for the part-time AWD system.
#42 of 80 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe: Test Drive - what did you think? [rwm2]
Apr 11, 2007 (4:17 pm)
Santa Fe? Why the step down? Why are you not considering the Q7?
#43 of 80 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe: Test Drive - what did you think? [pelican19]
Apr 12, 2007 (10:20 am)
Audi's are great cars, and I've owned them since 1981, but the Santa Fe will be our third vehicle. Variety is the spice of life!
#44 of 80 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe: Test Drive - what did you think? [pelican19]
Apr 12, 2007 (2:35 pm)
The Q7 must be a damn good car since it costs about twice as much as a Santa Fe.
If the latest Consumer Reports Annual Auto Issue is any guide, Hyundai is making great strides in its efforts to produce top-quality vehicles. In the Reliability section (the one with all the little black and red circles, dots, etc.) the 2006 Santa Fe is rated "much better than average" in every category.
#45 of 80 Article Comments: Hyundai Santa Fe Full Test
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Dec 14, 2007 (5:12 pm)
Article comments for Full Test: 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited - Focus on those real-world chores and it's easy to see the new 2007 Santa Fe as an all-star. By making the Santa Fe wider, longer and more powerful than before, Hyundai has created a suburban multitasker that does almost everything so well it blends into the background of everyday life — and we don't mean that in a bad way. (more)
#47 of 80 Re: Article Comments: Hyundai Santa Fe Full Test [KarenS]
Jul 25, 2006 (6:09 am)
Why doesn't Scott tell us how he really feels about Hyundai?
#48 of 80 Re: Article Comments: Hyundai Santa Fe Full Test [danf1]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 25, 2006 (9:07 am)
Keep hitting "Next" at the bottom of the story to get to Scott's Second Opinion comments. Ouch.
#49 of 80 Re: Article Comments: Hyundai Santa Fe Full Test [steve_]
Jul 25, 2006 (9:21 am)
Sounds like Scott may have had an '85 Excel and never got over it. That really wasn't an objective review by him at all. Scott also forgets to mention that the price of the Santa Fe is a few "clicks" lower (about $5000) than the Toyota and Honda competitors. Oh well. To each his or her own.