Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bellevue, WA
Drives Black and Mineral Gray 2013 Santa Fe Sports 2.0T AWD
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Hi everyone - first time Hyundai owner and my first post here as well. I've read all the posts above mine, and although I frequently suffer from "buyer's remorse", I am here to state that I LOVE my new SFS 2.0T!
My car background: I usually keep my cars for ten years. I owned (and loved) my Ford Explorer Sport back in the '90s, but got rid of it when the Firestone tire recall disaster arose. Purchased a new (really safe) Volvo S60 sedan in 2002, absolutely loved it, but always missed having an SUV. Traded the Volvo in on this new Hyundai and have not regretted it for a moment. Yes, ten years have passed since the Volvo buy, but the SFS is much more luxurious and comfortable, and just as solid. I am also getting almost exactly the same MPG as the sedan so happy with that for now.
My one current concern is wind noise at >60 mph, but I know that has already been reported. I special ordered my SFS without a sunroof because I did not want to give up my roof racks (plus a sunroof can only be used for a couple months a year in hot Central FL anyway), so that is not causing the wind noise. It sounds like the windows are not completely shut and that bothers me.
Anyway, probably poor forum thread choice for my first post, but wanted to chime in on the discussion.
buying our Santa Fe's? I have not had any real issues with mine. I am pretty happy with it even though I think it is still expensive but not compared to the competition. I am still ok with the mpg since I am getting 22 calculated City and do not plan much hwy travel. My old truck was getting about 12 mpg.
Just starting to feel bad since this whole site has pretty muched turned to Hyundai bashing since the mpg thing came out.
My first Hyundai and now second guessing it but not much I can do about it now.
Need more threads on how much they like the Santa Fe...guess I need to start one....huh!
First of all, to paraphrase Bart Simpson, "No way dude."
Secondly, I got to LOLing about the "we" being the Royal "We" or the "we" as a group.
Thirdly, I traded a Genesis Coupe for a Santa Fe Sport and couldn't be happier.
Fourthly, gotta take the boards with a grain of salt. There are so many people who drive Santa Fes who aren't on the boards. The folks who are here are here to learn and explore (and complain). I don't think that Hyundai would be anywhere near as successful with their products if they were poorly-built. I stopped going on the GenCoupe.com boards because of the constant negativity (and general meanness). Just wanted to chat with others who also owned the same car as me.
Enjoy your Santa Fe. If it means anything, I think you made a great choice. BTW, my mother owned her first gen Santa Fe for nine years with nary a major problem. She's had her second gen Santa Fe for nearly a year and loves it.
Your Santa Fe (and Hyundai) friend from El Paso, Texas, USA,
Cars are too expensive, so is gas , so are tires windshields and so on. And CO just recently raised the cost to register a car to astronomical levels...........
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