Last post on Feb 12, 2012 at 8:55 PM
You are in the Hyundai Santa Fe
What is this discussion about?
Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe, Car Comparisons, SUV
#93 of 106 Re: CRV vs. Hyundai [marig0107]
Nov 15, 2010 (4:08 pm)
If you think the Santa Fe is "goofy", then don't buy one.
Thanks for playing.
#94 of 106 Re: CRV vs. Hyundai [bokonon3]
Nov 16, 2010 (3:08 am)
If you don't like their comments, then don't read them.
#95 of 106 meanwhile, back at the ranch
by steve_ HOST
Nov 16, 2010 (7:45 am)
Anyone tire-kicking the CR-V and Santa Fe?
#96 of 106 Re: CRV vs. Hyundai [jcihak]
Nov 16, 2010 (6:07 pm)
true that. Why have a forum open to opinions and then be mad when someone gives them.
#98 of 106 Re: meanwhile, back at the ranch [steve_]
Nov 19, 2010 (2:17 pm)
well I've driven the rental a little bit more and become accustom to it. It's powerful, the first day giving my son whip lash with the breaking. But I've got it down now and it's fairly smooth. Acceleration seems a little labored but nothing that is a big deal.
It's still not laid out intuitively for me though. Some of the controls are large on the steering wheel and it's not easy for me to just click in the dark. I'm sure after a few days of trial and error, I'd mostly have that down. But I won't have many more days with it.
A decent car I think. Not sure about it's reliability. Havent checked on that because I am not buying it. Test drive them both, read reports and make a list of likes and don'ts. I think it'll come down to a few factors one way or another.
#99 of 106 Another Santa Fe Renter
Nov 21, 2010 (10:11 am)
I too got a Santa Fe rental, a 2010. Drove it for 7 days. It is not as fun to drive in the twisties as my CR-V was, but much smoother and quieter on the road, and (for my 6'4" self) more comfortable. Great seats.
I'm in the market now, and GLS 4-cylinder Santa Fe is at the top of my list.
#100 of 106 Re: Another Santa Fe Renter [ecotrklvr]
by steve_ HOST
Nov 21, 2010 (12:44 pm)
Another incentive is that the Santa Fe is one of the cheapest cars to insure right now per InsWeb. (Yahoo)
It's #4; the CR-V comes in at #22.
#101 of 106 Re: Another Santa Fe Renter [steve_]
Nov 21, 2010 (8:24 pm)
More good news for me. I suppose that the Santa Fe's stodginess makes it less appealing to thieves and their customers; and more appealing to older, safer drivers. Finally, after all these years, stodginess pays off!
Out here in California, Hondas are very much in the crosshairs to be stolen and parted out.
I'm going to the LA Auto Show this week, and will wait until later in the month to pull the trigger on the Santa Fe.
#102 of 106 Re: Another Santa Fe Renter [ecotrklvr]
Nov 22, 2010 (6:16 am)
My fiance liked the Santa Fe much more than the CR-V. She felt the Santa-Fe looked like a mini-Lexus while the CR-V had an underbite she didn't like. Couple that with a not-so-powerful but oh-so-quiet 2.7L V6 compared to the 2.4L in the CR-V and it felt more luxurious to her, like the more expensive vehicle, and actually cost less than the Honda.