2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Reviews

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
4.6
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Best car ever

by from Port St Lucie on September 22, 2010

174400 miles and am just doing major repairs on it. New timing belt, head gasket, spark plugs and wires. Love the car, great mileage, comfortable, fun to drive, spacious and reliable. Took it to the d...
174400 miles and am just doing major repairs on it. New timing belt, head gasket, spark plugs and wires. Love the car, great mileage, comfortable, fun to drive, spacious and reliable. Took it to the dealer for the work and they gave me a free loaner (2011 Sonata). Great car, great service from Hyundai. I loved this car when it first came out and bought one in 2004. My next car will also be a Hyundai!
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Best Used Vehicle I've Owned

by from Pittsburgh, PA on December 18, 2010

Vehicle handles well. Roomy interior with mid size exterior. Great functionality inside with rear seats. Any seat in car has ample leg and head room so you don't feel cramped. Very satisfied with vehi...
Vehicle handles well. Roomy interior with mid size exterior. Great functionality inside with rear seats. Any seat in car has ample leg and head room so you don't feel cramped. Very satisfied with vehicle.
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all around great SUV

by from Chicago, IL on February 3, 2011

Good Gas Mileage. (4cyl) very reliable and well worth your money. I have had 2 cats replaced on this vehicle already. that is the only problem I have had. 2004 SantaFe - FWD 4 cyl.
Good Gas Mileage. (4cyl) very reliable and well worth your money. I have had 2 cats replaced on this vehicle already. that is the only problem I have had. 2004 SantaFe - FWD 4 cyl.
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Love at first drive.

by from Utah on April 7, 2008

I absolutely love my little "twuck" (nephews). The only con is the head room in front, I'm 5'8" and drive sitting very straight, and the leg room in back. But we don't have adults in the back seat ver...
I absolutely love my little "twuck" (nephews). The only con is the head room in front, I'm 5'8" and drive sitting very straight, and the leg room in back. But we don't have adults in the back seat very often. Very easy to install child seats! Excellent mileage! I have the smaller v6 and get up to 26mpg around town!! Yet it's got enough guts to get us up the canyon, and over the mtn passes, without straining the cruise. I would like to see more info on the dash: volts, oil pressure, etc. And a bit more ground clearance too. The front wheel drive performed magnificently in the above-average snowfall we had this winter. Turns a little wide, but not nearly as bad as my Explorer did. So, overall, I adore it!! Definitely going to go with Santa Fe's in the future!
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Great little SUV

by from Greensboro,NC on February 4, 2008

I have the GLS 3.5 which is an awesome vehicle. The acceleration is fantastic, yet the gas mileage is pretty good. This is one of the most comfortable vehicles I have had in years. I bought it used la...
I have the GLS 3.5 which is an awesome vehicle. The acceleration is fantastic, yet the gas mileage is pretty good. This is one of the most comfortable vehicles I have had in years. I bought it used last year and could not be happier.
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Truly impressed after 4 years!!!

by from Florida on October 2, 2007

My Santa Fe is reaching its 60,000 mile first round and still performs like new . I have taken care of following the manufacturer advice for maintenance from a to z. The good thing about this SUV is t...
My Santa Fe is reaching its 60,000 mile first round and still performs like new . I have taken care of following the manufacturer advice for maintenance from a to z. The good thing about this SUV is the fact that it is very cheap to mantain even with the scheduled maintenance.The gas mileage is not outstanding (18 miles per gallon) but on the other hand it has the 3.5 v-6 which is really Peppy. only 2 observations : The materials used to build this car , specially the bumpers , could have been of better quality , they chip easily and also if the drivetrain would have been rear -wheel drive it would have been the almost -perfect SUV....would i buy another Santa Fe?....not this years model.....but i am looking at the KIA Sorento which is part of the Hyundai "Family" and has all the goodies & quality....and also is ...Rear wheel drive.
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three years no problems

by from Virginia on March 13, 2007

Very dependable and stylish. At 47,000 miles I have had no mechanical problems and will be replacing the tires for teh first time soon. Small rubber piece around the nose on the hood was the only prob...
Very dependable and stylish. At 47,000 miles I have had no mechanical problems and will be replacing the tires for teh first time soon. Small rubber piece around the nose on the hood was the only problem and I have seen that on others as well.
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"Most Reliable Car I've Ever Owned"

by from Connecticut on February 23, 2007

Yes, my 2004 Santa Fe is even nicer than the 2001 Santa Fe I had! Comfortable even for tall people and that's even with the Moonroof! Solid-feeling and you feel really safe driving in it. Roomy and s...
Yes, my 2004 Santa Fe is even nicer than the 2001 Santa Fe I had! Comfortable even for tall people and that's even with the Moonroof! Solid-feeling and you feel really safe driving in it. Roomy and spacious for all my stuff. The 4WD is really excellent! I never get stuck and there's lots of control driving in bad weather. And it still looks very cool (to me) with those bubble fenders and metallic baby blue paint (which they don't offer anymore, unfortunately). And you can't beat the 10-year, 100,000 mile warantee! Now, the CONS: it's heavy and the MPG is disappointingly low... I get 16 - 18 MPG in mixed driving. The 6 cyl. 2.7 liter engine doesn't give much "pickup", but it's not sluggish. And the brakes don't stop me as fast as I'd like, again I figure because of the car's weight. But overall, it's really the BEST car I've ever had!
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Great Car

by from New York, NY on March 16, 2009

Ultra reliable, good handling and low maintenance. I purchased the 5 year warranty, but have had no problems. The car is comfortable, has good pick-up and fun to drive. I have driven it almost every d...
Ultra reliable, good handling and low maintenance. I purchased the 5 year warranty, but have had no problems. The car is comfortable, has good pick-up and fun to drive. I have driven it almost every day to work (to NYC)for the last 3 years. It's also roomy enough to transport equipment.
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My version of a SUV StingRay

by from New York, Queens on March 26, 2009

This car is parked in my backyard and Honestly I LOVE IT! As soon as I pay my parking tickets I`ll have it back on the road - This design is the last of the sporty Hundai Sante Fe
This car is parked in my backyard and Honestly I LOVE IT! As soon as I pay my parking tickets I`ll have it back on the road - This design is the last of the sporty Hundai Sante Fe
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