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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe consumer reviews

$17,549–$18,349 MSRP range
side view of 2003 Santa Fe Hyundai
87% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.4
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.4
  • Reliability 4.4
Explore the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

Surprised and delighted

Bought my 2003 Santa Fe GLS with 111,000 well taken care of miles, flushed all fluids, complete detail in and out, now it looks feels and performs like new. I’ve fallen completely in love with this awesome ride! What i once thought was an odd looking vehicle I now see the ton styling details in and out, just a really cool crossover!!


Sold my car privately - good price ranges found

Used car prices seem to have gone up - probably because of demand. New cars are more expensive than people can afford. Wanted to sell my car - found that it was worth more than I thought. Sold it privately in 3 hours after getting information from Good site to get this information.


Drives great! Cold AC! Very comfortable!

Never been wrecked. I have enjoyed driving this car since 2005. One brand new tire and the rest are in good shape. New alternator and battery. Replaced oil seal gaskets and timing chain holder. Very reliable transportation


It has been put through alot and never quits

Its been abused a good bit it had some problems with a shifting module and my mom didnt know at the time and let me have it we drove it for 2 hours to get her new car with no oil and it made it perfectly they filled it with oil and back to the shifting module it still drives just dont goto third gear it is automatic With a manual overdrive it has almost 300k miles and always starts on the dime motor purrs cold air Andrew hot heatand drives new it does need a long shaft cb joint few bumps u can hear but other then that best thing i ever drove it has never shut off its sat up for awhile i have a goal to repaint it red and fix the cb joint and module but over all i never have a problem getting to point A to B


I've owed it for 16 years and it has 218,000. mile

Perfect for my needs I can haul everything I need to haul and then some it's a great SUV no major problems and still going strong


I should be dead, but thanks to this car I'm not!

This was my first car. Not only did it surpass 230k miles with ease, it also kept me safe when I had a seizure when driving and crashed into (drove through.. I guess) two telephone poles, continued clocking in around 100mph until I proceeded to hit a parked car on the other side of the busy highway. I walked away with two minor cuts while most people wouldn't have been so lucky. Changed the way I feel about car safety and engine durability. 10/10 recommend for new drivers or anyone with a fear of car accidents.


Great Car To Drive And Reliable

I bought this car 3 years ago for my wife for a special project in the high desert with mountainous dirt raods. She was a bit isolated and I wanted a car that would make through a year without a problem. I checked the reviews on this car and decided to find a good one. I drove 5 Santa Fe's and found one that was in good condition and drove solid. If the car was taken care of, like mine, it will last a long time. Plenty of power and space for your stuff.


The best SUV I drove

This car was great in the snow and on back country roads it was reliable band very easy to drive and easy to load luggage


My car

This car meets my needs of transportation all the time. It is very reliable and I would buy this car again. I have had minimum trouble with it.


The most sweetest car I ever own, I deeply miss it

This car was all I ever wished for, the speed is wonderful, the air-conditioning is awesome. I cry every time I remember that it was stolen at gun point! Perhaps the robbers knew the value!