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I live in area where the paved roads are cracked and full with halls and we have the Non paved road which full of rocks and bumps i want to know is it Reliable and i can count on my santafe And i usually drive it on 40 m/h on non paved road the car start to jump up and down please let me know if any one had an off road experience with his santafe

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The Santy is a uni-body design which means the frame is internal to the construction of the car rather than having a body bolted onto the frame. Because of this it isn't a heavy-duty off-road vehicle nor will it stand up to modifications like lifts and big tires.
 

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That all depends on your definition of a non-paved road. Gravel road, sure but I wouldn't go more than 30m/h. If you are talking full out off road with rocks larger and small field mouse... it's not recommended.
 

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Mud, snow, beaches, sand dunes, creek crossings, rough bush tracks, the santa fe is surprisingly capable and rides much smoother on rough roads that your full fledged 4 wheel drive.
Mine has an aluminium sump guard and 245 wide Bridgestone all terrain tyres, apart from that all standard.
 

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These kinds of SUVs were designed to be like comfortable family cars while still retaining the look and style of off road vehicle. The result is a vehicle that is capable of some off roading and difficult conditions, but the transmission and suspension is not really designed for heavy duty use. The answer to your question is: Sure you can travel on gravel roads and such, but you can do that with a regular car too. Just be aware that your car can break in any event.
 

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Yeah, having had a 2000 Elantra out some logging roads, I would not recommend rock crawing in any Hyundai. I'm an experienced off-roader, and these cars, like you guys said, are fine for gravel, but if you want to do serious off-roading in a family SUV, buy a Cherokee. I've seen those things take some nasty flips and not do too much damage. If you want to crawl some rocks and remain upright at all times, you're going to have to get a full-size pickup. The longer the wheelbase the better. You see guys flipping Tacomas, but not 1-ton crew-cab domestics.
 
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