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#15 of 88 Re: Confused [ral2167]
Mar 01, 2010 (5:44 pm)
I was wondering if there might be a radical styling change such as the changes made to the 2010 Tucson. Would love to see a more cockpit feel to the front driver seat, a panoramic sunroof, and more legroom in the second row seats. My wife and I may be looking to trade in a 2004 Mountaineer in 2011 or 2012 and with the prices of vehicles becoming more and more ridiculous that's about all it would take to get me to spend 30K for a Hyundai. $30,000 is almost becoming the low end for a reasonably sized crossover. The Tucson is beautiful but too small. We love the Equinox and Ford Edge as well, but the Edge would easily run $36,000 for the similar options you could get on the Santa Fe. An Equinox might be around $33,000. We will have our youngest in college in the fall of 2011 and will need to cut some costs.
#16 of 88 2010 Santa Fe
Mar 02, 2010 (5:53 pm)
What happened to the dual exhuast outlets that are shown on other countries models?
#17 of 88 2010 Santa Fe Transmission Whine
Mar 03, 2010 (6:28 pm)
Has anyone who has purchased a 2010 Santa Fe with an automatic transmission noticed any whining sounds at low speed 5mph to 15mp in first and second gears,
then it becomes less noticeable in third gear?
#18 of 88 2010 Santa Fe AWD
Mar 04, 2010 (11:34 am)
I was sold on this vehicle, was told by other owners and dealership salespeople how this is a glass smooth vehicle. However when driving on the highway vibration is felt in the front end and you can feel it in the steering wheel, and sometimes in the gas pedal. It's smooth riding up until 105 km/hr , my husband also noticed that the speedometer reading is off by 8km so if Im driving 120 the gps says 112km/hr. This vehicle has been back to the dealership 4 times and the service manager cannot detect this annoying vibration. The tires have balanced and drive shaft changed but the vibration is still there. I called Hyundai Canada and was told in a a not so nice manner "that's how these SUV s drive" Is this really how Santa Fe drives?
#19 of 88 Re: Daytime Running Lights on 2010 Santa Fe [drtech]
Mar 05, 2010 (6:40 pm)
Turn the headlights on. Leave them on then turn the vehicle off they will go out by themself after a short time. The battery protection system turns off the lights. Then when you restart the vehicle the lights will come on. I do this because of the DRL issue.
Mar 05, 2010 (7:12 pm)
Bought the 2010 Santa Fe Ltd and love it. I took it to a local shop and they installed a $40 module for an hour's labor.
#21 of 88 2010 Santa Fe with 4cyl
Mar 07, 2010 (3:49 pm)
So has anyone out there actually bought a Santa Fe with the new base 4-cylinder engine? Everytime I see a review of the 2010 model, it's always with the V6. Has the 4 cyl been able to handle the SUV's weight? Would love to hear some feedback. I'm thinking of getting a Santa Fe. The new V6 with 270hp seems a bit overkill though, while I wonder if the 4 cyl is going to be too underpowered.
#22 of 88 Re: 2010 Santa Fe Transmission Whine [jack102]
Mar 08, 2010 (9:11 am)
Hi I recently purchased a 2010 AWD Santa Fe, I haven't noticed any whining sounds in the low gears, but what I do have is vibration in front end and a pulsation in the steering on at highway speeds. After bringing the vehicle back to the dealership 5 times I'm told that's how it drives. Is this true?
#23 of 88 Re: 2010 Santa Fe with 4cyl [sir_timbit]
Mar 08, 2010 (2:33 pm)
I bought a Limited with the 4 banger a month ago. Power seems just fine. With 2 in the car and some stuff in the back, we climbed a pretty steep hill and the rpm's went to 4K while maintaining 70mph. Engine sounded very smooth. At 80mph on level ground the rpm's were 2700. Still not allowing it to maintain a steady speed or rpm range while breaking it in. Mileage on this particular 130 mile trip was 26.4. Going to make a 600 mile round trip this weekend with the inlaws so that will be a true test.
With that said, I'll bet the V-6 would be a kick. Not sure it would be worth the extra $$$.
#24 of 88 Re: 2010 Santa Fe Transmission Whine [glucose]
Mar 09, 2010 (7:18 pm)
It's not suppose to be that way .You may have a tire balance issue, if you can't get the dealer to to resolve the issue find a tire dealer how sells the type of tire on your vehicle and see if they can help.