Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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#48 of 128 Santa Fe 2013
Sep 27, 2012 (1:44 pm)
I am thinking of the Santa Fe Sport 2013. I like the small CUVs, and I like the looks of the Santa Fe Sport. I now drive a 2011 Sonata 2.4, Ltd. The one complaint that I have had about this car is the fact that it is noisy, on the highway. I blame it on tires. No help from the dealer, not even sympathy, nor from the Kumho tire dealer. So, now, am I going to be facing the same noisy problem with this 2013 Santa Fe? I have not ridden in one, yet. Or, am I a fool for even considering another Hyundai, after my dealer's lack of support?
#49 of 128 Purchased Santa Fe 2013
Sep 28, 2012 (3:36 am)
I just purchased a FWD eventhough I live in MN. I think with these all season tires I'll be fine. Few things I'm not quite satisfied with the veh and people at the dealership where I bought my car at. The very next day I noticed some small scratches on the hood near the headlights and also two dry black paint lines running from upper windshield. My bad I didn't inspect the vehicle thoroughly. The person who did the delivery inspection failed to do his/her part as well. They promised to fix those areas. So learn my lesson don't pick up your veh late a nights because you can't see the exterior very well.
The veh is loaded and I'm very suprised and disappointed the cargo screen didn't come with. At the different local dealership that I did test drive twice has exact same features as my veh and cargo screen would come with it.
Over all I love the veh very much, sun/moon roof is my favorite.
Good luck to those that looking or tempting to buy santa fe,,highly recommended
#50 of 128 Re: Purchased Santa Fe 2013 [dk82310]
Sep 28, 2012 (8:32 am)
The cargo screen apparently was discontinued almost 2 years ago. Though you can probably still buy one online - I did earlier this year.
#51 of 128 Re: Purchased Santa Fe 2013 [kdconod]
Sep 28, 2012 (9:06 am)
PS I order it from Parts.com. Search the Hyundai accessory catalog for "cargo cover" be careful what color you are ordering, they come in beige or black only.
#52 of 128 Re: 2013 Sport [s618]
Oct 11, 2012 (8:31 am)
yep,... I am still waiting for my SD chip to arrive. It seems Hyundai has shipped cars to the U.S. without the chip installed... I am one pissed off dude...
Oct 17, 2012 (6:21 am)
I am driving the new Santa Fe as a loaner and love it. I am however looking to get some similar complaints about the brightness of the headlights and constantly getting flashed to dim them.
#54 of 128 Re: Headlights [jayhawk8]
Oct 18, 2012 (7:24 am)
I purchased a 2013 Santa Fe in August. I love the car, but I am not crazy about the brightness of the low-beam headlights. I believe the problem is the "eyebrow" lights. I do get flashes from oncoming traffic because of it. I also hate following a lower vehicle because the lights shine so brightly into their rear view mirror. When I take my car in for service in December, I am going to ask (based on a suggestion in this forum) if the headlights can be adjusted to point lower.
#55 of 128 projection beam lights - line at top of beam
Oct 19, 2012 (4:30 pm)
After much research, I purchased a 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T FWD. Overall I really like the vehicle other than the projection beam headlights. I have a light / dark line directly in my line of sight when looking out through the windshield when driving in a dark area without any other traffic or lighting. The line is the top line where the projection beam light ends. It appears that the top have of the front windshield is a very dark tint and the bottom have is clear glass. It is very annoying. Has anyone else experienced this ? Any suggestions ?
#56 of 128 Re: projection beam lights - line at top of beam [gclaassen]
Oct 19, 2012 (5:28 pm)
I bought my 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T in August. I, too, have noticed that the headlights are extremely bright on low beam. To me, it appears that the lights are concentrated in a horizontal line (like the eyebrow-shaped headlights). I don't think the windshield is tinted darker. I plan on asking the service department to check them out when I take it in next month. Maybe they can be adjusted downward.
#57 of 128 Test drove both 2.4 & 2.0T and likes the Turbo
Oct 20, 2012 (9:16 pm)
Wife and I test drove the 2.4GDI and 2.0T in a fully loaded SF Sport. The 2.4 had good power, but felt it had to work hard to get the lead out. The Turbo felt very smooth with power delivery, and I didn't notice much turbo lag. Both engines did well on an incline onramp to the freeway, as well as going from around 50MPH to 70MPH, the turbo just felt like it was easier. Fit and finish, along with material quality was top notch, with lots of toys in the Technology Package.
We were comparing it to the Kia Sorento SX and the Mazda CX-5GT & CX-9GT. The SF seems to have the best combination of roominess, technology, performance, and gas mileage. The Kia had the edge in size, 3rd row seats, high tech toys, but poor mileage with its 3.5L V6. Its "Dove" seats are very distinctive, but its dash felt dated in design. The CX-5 matches the SF in use of technology and design, but lacks the power, was smaller, and probably slightly better MPG. The CX-9 felt like a boat, as its the largest SUV, with lots of room for people and luggage, but also the poorest mileage. It also felt dated in its design and interior, even though it has many nice features and technology.
We ended up putting a deposit on a white/beige SF 2.0T FWD with premium and technology package, which will arrive first week of Nov. Price offered was just below invoice, and we have the option of another $500 rebate if we lease it. This will be our first CUV, so we'll be comparing it to our MB R350 which was also a very nice vehicle.