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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#61 of 80 Built in the USA
Jul 26, 2006 (5:16 pm)
We should have mentioned in the article that the Santa Fe will be built in the US - Alabama. It's the second Hyundai to built in America.
#62 of 80 The santa fe will change the publics mind about hyundai
Jul 26, 2006 (6:29 pm)
Not the sonata or Azera, but is definitely the "one"
This cuv destroys its competition literallly
I saw one today, and honestly i feel bad for toyota and the rav 4. Absolute no match but more expensive. This cuv will also cause problems for higher end suvs. It is quite as competent and looks better than all of them.(audi Q7 exterior seems dated comapred)
I think also the santa fe will also re fan the flame for the sonata, azera, accent sales and make people respect the new upcoming hyundais.
The redsox making the greatest comeback ever? i think Hyundai in the auto industry is second to that.
#63 of 80 Re: HE IS WRONG [briancam]
Jul 26, 2006 (6:37 pm)
you must never seen the new santa fe in person. it destroys highlander.
#64 of 80 Nice Review
Jul 26, 2006 (6:48 pm)
I think Brian Moody did a very good review on this car, If you look at the review he is actually on the neutral side. You can't really get away from comparing competing vehicles if you are making a review and that's what he did! He praised the interior and exterior of the car and even tried to put down the interior quality of honda CRV and Toyota RAV 4! and I quote:
"Now the Santa Fe's interior has vehicles like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V looking somewhat low-buck by comparison"
Even with this developments that Hyundai did for this car you cannot give this car a 10 because it has not proven itself yet... It remains to be seen after 10 years!! Put it this way if somebody's gonna give you an engine for free but you have to choose between the two a Honda 3.5L V-6 VTEC engine and Hyundai 3.3L V-6 Lambda engine what are you gonna choose?! A lot of people right now will go with Honda!! that's a no brainer!!
If you are in the market for this kind of SUV I would rather prefer a Honda Pilot 2WD or AWD because of proven track record in reliability and quality and the actual prices in the market is a lot more cheaper than this car right now!! (Check prices and buying experiences forum)OR if you really like this vehicle wait until next year when the hype goes down.
#65 of 80 Re: HE IS WRONG [wolverinejoe80]
Jul 26, 2006 (6:50 pm)
Yes, in its styling but not road manners.
#67 of 80 Re: Nice Review [dbros]
Jul 26, 2006 (6:56 pm)
Thank you. You're right, the Santa Fe has MUCH going for it but it isn't perfect. The competition is better in some areas, not as good in others.
#68 of 80 The santa fe
Jul 26, 2006 (8:10 pm)
It is perfect for its price. Reason is you are getting a near luxury car for a ridiculous low price.
I think this car delivers in what customer wants and needs way above expectations. I will admit higher mpg is what customers want, but other than that what can you fault this overachieving made suv??
if you want regular fries and drink go buy anything else in its class, if you want to extra large it for the same price, you get the santa fe
this cuv is going to sell fast in level how mini coopers will sell. I'm so astonished by its exterior, looks very futurist with complex array of lines yet it is magnificant on the eye
I want one but already bought a sonata
#69 of 80 Most reviewers say the rise is silky smooth.
Jul 27, 2006 (9:08 am)
From the reviews I've read so far. I really think it must be those tires.
#70 of 80 Re: HE IS WRONG [briancam]
Jul 27, 2006 (9:46 am)
felt much better than highlander to me.