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#255 of 264 Re: Upgrade 2009 Santa Fe Limited Infinity system? [brink56]
Mar 14, 2010 (1:38 pm)
First of all, I would not recommend you go to BB or anybody similar. You need a dedicated car sound facility, with installers who are certified by MECP (Mobile Electronics Certification Program). They have the knowledge and training to do it properly (and to make the correct recommendation. Don't bother asking the dealer, they probably won't have a clue.
Regarding your comment about wanting the bass to be "crisp and clear", let me change my recommendation for a box. A slot load box (otherwise known as "band pass") will give you MORE bass; a SEALED box will give you MORE ACCURATE bass - which is what it sounds like you're going for.
Given the fact that the Infinity is already an "upgrade", you really need the advice of a knowledgeable car stereo shop. You don't necessarily have to buy from them, but talk to them and see what they have to say. It may be that all you need is a sub+box, and not change-out the door speakers, if all you need is better bass.
#257 of 264 New SF owner
Apr 04, 2010 (7:24 pm)
I just bought the Santa Fe SE FWD in Venetian Red. I was very skeptical about Hyundais (given their past performance) and never thought I'd buy one. After researching SUVs (this is my first one), I decided to give the SF a test drive --and ended up buying it that day. I thought for sure that I'd buy a Toyota RAV-4, but the SF impressed me, especially since the price of a brand-new SF SE was similar to that of a 2008 RAV-4 V6 but had a much better ride, more power, more cargo room and good fit & finish. So far, I'm pleased and I hope I will continue to be well into the future. All I can about Hyundai is "who knew?" Kudos to Hyundai for making such a huge turn-around in quality.
#258 of 264 Fuel consumption
Dec 03, 2010 (4:23 am)
I bought a new (2010 ) Santa Fe limited AWD November 9 (3.5L). I have 3000 km on it so far, and the fuel consumption is horrible. Most of my driving has been highway, and the best I have had from a tank is 9.8L/100km, but average has been around 11.7. This is a long long way from the estimates. Anyone have any input?
#259 of 264 Re: Fuel consumption [bainer]
Dec 03, 2010 (4:53 am)
i bought an 08 santafe in december 07 and altho the consumption was once down to around 8 l/100km, it has come back soon after to about 11.5 and stayed the same for over 2 years now. i don't. know how they get the low consumption figures.
#260 of 264 Re: Fuel consumption [andras]
Dec 03, 2010 (5:25 am)
We bought our '07 Santa Fe in Aug. of '06. It has the 3.3 l V6. When we first purchased it, we noticed that the fuel mileage was not impressive at all. However, after around 5K kms, It started to get much better. We usually get between 475 and 500 kms per tank, and it usually takes around 60-65 l to fill. This equates to about 7.7 l / 100 kms. (If I'm doing this right. I still like MPG myself. About 22 MPimperial gallon). This is all city driving too, so I don't think that's too bad. I know we get better than 30 MPG on the highway. Checked it during our summer vacation. We now have a little over 74K kms. on it, and the fuel consumption has pretty much stayed the same over the last 4 years. Give your Santee a few more thousand K's to break in further, and I'm sure you'll notice a difference. Of course the way you drive directly effects milage as well. If you drive like John Force during the final round at Pomana, your mileage will suck.
#261 of 264 Re: Fuel consumption [bainer]
Dec 03, 2010 (6:05 am)
i'm not really happy with the fuel economy - I have the '07 Limited AWD - the best i see is on a long hwy trip 24mpg but in general it usually gets 17mpg... hoping to get more when I do the tune up - most likely will not use what came from the factory!
#263 of 264 New owner with questions: cargo screen, dealer settings, maintenance, etc.
Jul 05, 2011 (9:38 am)
I've been reading through the message board today and am confused about a few things people have brought up. Also, I sometimes see conflicting answers to some of my below questions. I appreciate all the help and answers I can get!
We've bought a new Santa Fe 2011 SE without Nav and will be picking it up this Friday. We're really looking forward to it!
1. Has anyone had trouble with the 7500 mile/6 month oil change not being frequent enough?
2. I see some people say Hyundai requires annual brake dismantling and cleaning. I don't see this on the Santa Fe's maintenance schedule. Is this really on the maintenance list?
3. I've seen some people have trouble with the iPhone 4 and the bluetooth connection. Are there any known problems everyone is having?
4. What kind of values are you guys getting for their "guaranteed trade in value"? I think this is a new program. We forgot to ask about it but will do so when we pick up the car.
5. We signed on the car on the promise that the dealer would throw in a cargo cover/screen. I didn't even imagine Hyundai may not make one since I see the grooves it would fit into, however research now tells me otherwise. I hear Hyundai Canada produces and sells them I see there's conflicting information on whether they fit properly. This may actually be a deal-breaker for us. If there's no option to cover cargo nicely, we may want to back out of the whole deal - what do you guys think?
6. What dealer settings are available? For example, I understand there's an option to have the doors automatically unlock when the car is put in park, the key is turned to the off position, or never. (I'm leaning towards the key=off setting). Are there any other settings you can recommend?
7. Is there any way to test to make sure the vehicle (SE, no Nav) has the most recent software (bluetooth and otherwise)?
#264 of 264 Re: New owner with questions: cargo screen, dealer settings, maintenance, etc. [chalpin]
Jul 05, 2011 (10:21 am)
I have the cargo screen on my '08, which of course is essentially the same as your vehicle. It works well, although it's not the most elegant solution. The problem is caused by the way it attaches to the second row seats, which fold - so that part has to be detachable. I don't really see any other way they could have done it with that design, but it is a bit rinky-dink. I'm satisfied with it though.