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#27 of 36 Not only would I, but I did
Mar 23, 2010 (6:31 am)
Just figured I would post a new message to an older thread... I bought our 2nd VC two days ago - a new 2010 LMTD FWD w/ Nav. We have an 08 LMTD FWD we bought for my wife in February of 09 (we got a GREAT deal on it back then). I have app. 100 miles on my new one so far, but I am getting 20 to 21 mpg (90% highway). Hopefully when she breaks in a bit, I can get closer to the EPA hwy figure.
#28 of 36 Re: Not only would I, but I did [ez_shooter]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 24, 2010 (9:50 pm)
Congrats! It would be fun if you could post pics of both of them on your CarSpace Album.
#29 of 36 We have 2 2007 Veracruz Limiteds
Apr 19, 2010 (5:33 pm)
I was so impressed with my wife's we bought in Aug 2007 I bought another one 3 weeks later. Very few problems. Very practical and comfortable car. The Limited edition with proximity key is HIGHLY recommended.
My wife has 47000 miles on hers and we just replaced origninal tires. I have 46500 on mine and probably will put new tires on in next several weeks. That speaks well for the build quality that tires last so long.
Overall a very practical, reliable car. Not too sexy.........oh well....
Dec 20, 2010 (3:40 pm)
Buyer beware---This car has an unrepairable shudder at 35-40 mph--Hyundai Rep says its how the Veracruz runs--so there is nothing to fix. So much for great engineering as advertised...vehicle has been tested thoroughly, says Hyundai--and nothing is wrong. Shudder, lugging at these speeds is what it does. fells like a slight to heavy miss in the engine or when you shift a standard transmission up a gear too soon. Rep says its just torque converter lock up--its normal.
Its an otherwise beautiful vehicle--I wanted them to just fix it---but there is nothing to fix according to Hyundai. I owned a Sante Fe for 10 years--never a problem--very disappointed they can not fix this....so no I would never buy another Hyundai
Jan 06, 2011 (2:31 pm)
I do a lot of mileage. I was happy with my 2007 VeraCruz, until about 80,000 miles. Then the electrics started to play up, door openers had to be replaced, sports gear would not engage - new switch required, steering control switch not working, check engine light coming on for no reason, back-up system quit working.Then I had a fire in the rear left bumper, melting all the wires in the harness in that area, and also the 2 part bumper. The vehichle was out of warranty, but the dealer said it was caused by a split in the muffler which shot hot exhaust over the harness causing the melt down, and electrical shorts. On viewing the muffler, it had split 12" along the seam, while the rest of the muffler was perfect. Welds are supposed to be stronger than the material they join, so I complained to Hyundai, as my family could have been trapped in a fire as the area is right below the fuel tank. Hyundai sent a rep out over a month later to view the muffler. They had not responded 2 months later, so I contacted them again, at which time they said it was not a Hyundai problem. So over $6,000 later to repair the damage, plus over $1,000 in 2 new mufflers I have a different view of this product. I have had 2 other Santa Fe's, but got rid of them at 60,000 miles when my Canadian Warranty was running out.
They may have copied the Lexus 350 SUV, but in style only, as their quality is rubbish and safety concern and service non-existent - suffice it to say I will never buy another Hyundai.
#32 of 36 Re: Yes I would [acdii]
Jan 06, 2011 (2:39 pm)
Wait until you get a few miles on it & then see the expensive problems you have - mine went on fire and many electrical problems. Radio has losy AM reception which the dealer said was normal, - even though my other vehicles get great reception in the same area. The vehicle is cheaper than the 350 Lexus sure, but after my repair bills for the last 3 years, and Hyundai's lousy service - the quality just isn't there, and so after having had 3 hyundais I will never buy another one.
#33 of 36 Yes I would buy another Veracruz
Jan 21, 2011 (7:51 pm)
I bought my '07 Veracruz in '08 with about 2k miles on it and got a great deal. It was loaded up SE with leather, moon roof, upgraded stereo. On a recent trip from Austin, TX to Mobile, Al, I got about 24mpg with three of us aboard and full load of luggage. I drive at the speed limit. I now have over 101,000 miles and I change my oil every 5k miles. Flushed the cooling and trans once at 50K. Will start on 3rd set of tires soon. No problems except the recall on the brake switch. Oh yes I have replaced the battery 90k miles. If they can just get rid of the blue back lighting, as it hard to read the radio and time under certain lighting conditions.
#34 of 36 Yes I would buy another Veracruz
Feb 28, 2011 (5:31 pm)
Baught my second Veracruz last June. First was a 2008 with 125000 when I traded it in. Present is a 2010 with 18000 miles. Have not had a mojor or minor problem with either one. I have owned Dodge, Chevy, Ford, VW, Toyota and Honda. Both of the Veracruz are the best vehicles that I have ever owned.
#35 of 36 Re: Yes I would buy another Veracruz [nicetractor]
Feb 28, 2011 (5:44 pm)
I liked mine too until at 140k everything electrical went wrong - can only speak from experience, and then it went on fire & Hyundai Canada wanted nothing to do with it - even though the dealership thought they should due to a faulty muffler seam blowing hot exhaust over the wiring harness. Cost me $6,000 to repair, and have spent over $2000 on electrical switches for , back-up alarms, steering wheel adjustment plus more. I had 2 Santa Fe's before this, & they were fine, but got rid of them at 95k.
Definately not the quality they advertise.
Aug 16, 2011 (12:55 pm)
We had a 2008 Limited FWD. While it would be nice to have a little more room behind the third row of seats, it is a great value. Our daughter has recently taken that vehicle, and we purchased a 2011 Limited (if we did not feel good about the car, we would have never let my daughter and her family have it). All vehicles have some issues, but our experience with the local Hyundai dealership has been extremely good. We have owned three BMWs, an Infiniti, and a Acura. The service we get from Hyundai is just as good if not better - why would I want to spend any more money?
Car looks great, rides well, has all the features we want, and we had no major problems. Those minor issues that we did have were quickly and adequately resolved by the dealership.