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Hyundai Santa Fe, Interior, SUV
Sep 12, 2008 (12:00 pm)
check for pine needles in the blower area
#120 of 169 Re: Santa Fe Interior Leg Room [r8cut]
Jan 20, 2009 (11:47 am)
I am 6'1", 240lbs and have enough leg and head room, but not much to spare. However, most of my height is in my torso (32" inseam). You must be the opposite. Long legs, short torso. 2007 Santa Fe SE AWD with sunroof.
#121 of 169 07/08 santa fe ride experiance
Jan 20, 2009 (1:15 pm)
hi folks, i have heard and have read reviews that the santa fe had a hard ride.
i recently had a controled test drive in an area that was free of bumps ,railroad tracks and the like. i felt the ride was good.
my question is, are the reviews and hear say exaggerated ? was my controled test drive (ideal routing) a way of hiding a hard ride?
thank you, nace
#122 of 169 Re: 07/08 santa fe ride experiance [nace]
Jan 20, 2009 (3:01 pm)
Yes it was, I have a 07 GLS which has 16 inch wheels and I carry 32lbs. in the front and 30 in the rear and I have a very nice ride , if you were test driving an SE or Limited they have a 17 inch wheel, I believe, and with there being a little less sidewall on those tires to absorb the rough pavement you would experince a firmer ride, assuming you have the tires properly inflated.
#123 of 169 Re: 07/08 santa fe ride experiance [nace]
Jan 20, 2009 (6:10 pm)
I have on 07 SE, and everyone that gets in it comments on how smooth the ride is. I test drove a lot of cars before deciding on the SF, and the ride was one of the biggest reasons I bought it.
#124 of 169 Re: Santa Fe Interior Leg Room [r8cut]
Jan 21, 2009 (8:49 am)
If it was a demo, did you check that the telescoping steering wheel was pushed all the way in - people do mess with things on a demo. Also if the seat has been raised all the way up, it diminishes the leg rom to the underside of the steering column cover. To find my best seating position, I started with everything in it's pushed in, low down position and then raised the seat, pushed it back and adjusted the backrest as well as the steering column.
#125 of 169 Re: 07/08 santa fe ride experiance [nace]
Jan 21, 2009 (9:02 am)
Historically, What everyone (who minded)complained about on the Limited with 18" wheels, was the seemingly hard side walls on the Dueller Tires. Everyone is usually struck by the interior quietness, and in contrast, the sidewalls of the tires seemed to give a hard bumpy ride over any kind of bump or crack in the road.
It was the way the tires were designed to take the weight (4000 lbs) of the vehicle. It's also why they probably recommended a low 30 psi for these tires, to compensate for the rigid walls. There have been several posts about changing the tires to a softer wall to make the ride smoother.
I also suspect they used the dueller tires because of the ESC and Traction controls for handling reasons, and also so they didn't have to put a full size spare wheel in the back if there was a flat (rigid tire walls mean less damage if there is a flat.)
#126 of 169 Re: 07/08 santa fe ride experiance [jcwsbltd]
Jan 22, 2009 (7:21 am)
It should also be noted that Bridgestone Dueller's are the de facto OEM tires used by most Japanese automakers. If you recently bought a Lexus, Toyota, or Honda SUV, you likely are also driving on Bridgestone Dueller's. Like a lot of things in life, these tires aren't all that great in one particular arena, but rather the ultimate compromise in many arenas (noise, performance, comfort, price, etc).
2008 AWD Limited.
#127 of 169 thank you
Jan 23, 2009 (12:53 pm)
jcw, maverick,lucky15,drwood, thank you,for your response.
#128 of 169 Seat belt buzzers..
Aug 11, 2009 (9:15 am)
I wear my seat belts and do not need advice to wear one or just to put it on or fasten it to make the auto quite.
I have other vehicles that have buzzers and they go do not go on incessantly while you sit in the auto just checking out things or maintenance etc?
What happened to the lights that told you to fasten your seat belt after a 5 sec. buzzer?
Bunch of you sound like Big Brother breathing down one neck with all this seat belt criticism.
How about some helpful solutions. .. they are not trying to bypass safety but it is one's decision to smoke or eat fatty foods, or what ever.
What happen to buzzers that plays a musical note, etc.