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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#2949 of 2993 Re: Hubcaps?? [steve_]
May 02, 2009 (9:49 am)
Looks like I was incorrect earlier about standard features on the Santa Fe not changing. The 2009 models are finally out (took until May??) and the base GLS not only comes with hubcaps now, but also black mirrors as opposed to body colored. I saw several at my local dealer yesterday. Price went up $200 too. Too bad, because by doing this Hyundai really cheapened the look for those interested in the base model. On the other hand, I-pod and USB ports are finally standard.
#2950 of 2993 Re: Hubcaps?? [js06gv]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 02, 2009 (1:56 pm)
Well, the mystery is solved anyway.
I guess I'd rather have the USB if I had to choose between that or upgrading from hubcaps. I don't get to see the hubcaps very often driving around, but having the ability to play mp3s is nice.
#2952 of 2993 Re: Hubcaps??
May 03, 2009 (12:13 pm)
Looks like to roof rails/rack are completely gone, too.
If Hyundai wants to improve the brand image, this is not the way to go. They can't rely on the Genesis alone.
Maybe we need a new Hyundai Assurance program - Assure us, Hyundai, that you're not going to ruin the Santa Fe in this economy.
#2953 of 2993 Re: Hubcaps?? [LisaD]
May 03, 2009 (3:27 pm)
Wow, those are not improvements.for 2010?? I'm glad we have a 2007 which we really like, except we got one of the first ones back in Dec 06 so it has no XM or USB. Does anyone know if it's possible to get the better stereo put in an '07?
#2954 of 2993 Re: Hubcaps?? [LisaD]
May 04, 2009 (3:36 am)
I absolutely hate body colored grills. That is why I didn't buy the 08 Azera...I noted they did away with this on the 09. One has to wonder what the idiots in marketing are thinking.
#2955 of 2993 adjusting headlights
Jun 08, 2009 (9:02 am)
Well, I've upgraded to a pair of Phillips X-treme bright and they were well worth the $$$. Will order another pair from the UK to replace my low beams. In the mean time, does anyone know how to adjust the headlights laterally? Up and down is obvious but I can't determine how to do it from side to side? I find my lights are aimed to converge. There's gotta be a way. to spread them apart.
Also, are the fogs aimable?
#2956 of 2993 Re: adjusting headlights [majbach]
Jun 09, 2009 (11:11 pm)
Allow me to amend my previous post: they WEREN'T worth the money. The apparent difference was all in my head. On my way home tonight, I decided to swap the bulbs around a little. The new Phillips were installed as high beams; the lows are still factory. Tonight I went over to one side and swapped the high for the lows. So, this means that on my passenger side, the high beams are factory, the low beams are the new Phillips. On the driver side, its the opposite. Long story short, there is NO apparent different left side to right side while driving. I then drove up about 20 feet short of a dark brick wall. The new Phillips were noticieably brighter on the high beams, and I use this word 'noticeably ' in true context. It was noticeable but no appreciable difference. The low beams werent not even noticeable- perhaps this is the design of the lens. Tomorrow I intend on stopping by Canadian Tire (best store in the world, by the way) and buying the Phillips Nighthawks and Sylvania's. I'll do the same test again with both and post my results...if anyone cares.
#2957 of 2993 Re: adjusting headlights [majbach]
Jun 10, 2009 (1:18 am)
You might as well just upgrade to an HID kit instead of buying all those halogen bulbs with blue coatings on them that burn out quickly. The HIDs WILL be noticeably brighter. They can be bought cheaply on eBay.
#2958 of 2993 Re: adjusting headlights [maseace]
Jun 10, 2009 (7:29 am)
Thanks for the advice. I may go HID but as a last resort. I don't like the warm up times of HIDs as it's my high beams I really want to improve. I'm also under the impression that daytime running lights will not work either if HIDs.