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HYUNDAI SANTA FE Estate 2001‑2005

4.6
Based on 30 reviews
HYUNDAI SANTA FE Estate 2001‑2005

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30 owner reviews for HYUNDAI SANTA FE Estate 2001‑2005

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royT

Exceeded expectations

HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.0 TD 5dr (Review date: 8th July '11)

5

Got this motor cheap off ebay to use in the snow, tow a trailer and use as a van..also needed a motor I could park up in the city at night and not worry to much, three months later and I havent moved my Mercedes for 10 days! Drives superb, is actually fun, the kids prefer it and its been totally reliable not cost a bean in repairs - seems its time I got over badge snobbery perhaps

Now if it had an auto box, cruise control and a better stereo...........

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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stephenW

Mr Stephen Wood

HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.7 V6 5dr Auto (Review date: 3rd July '11)

4.8

The V6 Santa Fe is a powerful reliable car and as well as the automatic transmission can be driven manually via the tiptronic gearbox. It is spaceous and comfortable with a boot that will swallow anything.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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slawomirW

Hyundai santa fe diesel

HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.0 CRTD CDX 5dr (Review date: 2nd July '11)

4.3

Very good family car,Low insurance and good MPG.4x4.very nice to drive,Very good to towing caravans.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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fredP

good all rounder

HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.0 TD 5dr Auto (Review date: 2nd July '11)

4

excellent for what I need . My wife is disabled and she finds it easy to get in and out. Plenty of room for her wheelchair or electric scooter.

Generally comfortable and nice to drive

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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liamH

Big Gold Car

HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.0 TD 5dr (Review date: 2nd July '11)

3.8

Very spacious but very sluggish, good 4x4 capabilities but best for shopping and carrying bikes/skis etc. Alps twice.

Currently gets around 37 MPG as Diesel.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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josephE

Hyudai Sata Fe 2 ltr common rail diesel 4 wd

HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.0 TD 5dr Auto (Review date: 10th June '11)

5

I have owned this car for 7 years now and it has been fantastic in every way. It is an automatic and tows my caravan and trailer with ease.fuel consumption is about 30 to the gallon and only drops slightly on towing. It has not needed any warranty work and has only had new gyres on the front and one set of front pads and has passed every mot without requiring any work. It is great off road and never budged an inch during the sow and ice last winter when other 4 x 4 were struggling. It is very comfortable and still looks and drives like new. All round it is a lovely spacious 4 wheel drive car with superb build quality. Garry Edgar.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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ianC

Bombproof

HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.0 CRTD CDX 5dr Auto (Review date: 30th April '11)

4.5

I have had my 2.0CRTD Auto for 5 years and can honestly say that (a) its the longest I've ever kept a new car and (b) it's been the most reliable!

I'm not a badge snob and when searching for a car suitable for business use (I opted out of the company car scheme) I was interested in comfort, practicality and reliability. This car has got the lot in abundance. Hyundai's 5 year UNLIMITED mileage warranty wasn't called upon even though it had clocked up some 125,000 miles at the end of the warranty period, and is still going strong at 134k.

It feels as tight and smooth now as it did the day I bought it, and to my utter surprise it has earned praise from all (including badge snobs!) who travel in it and those that have noticed how utterly reliable it is.

Front tyres lasted 60,000 miles and the rears a stonking 100,000 which I am advised is not unusual for these vehicles - testament to the drivetrain Hyundai uses.

Last winter it was a godsend - surefooted and confident despite atrocious conditions. Indeed I was a taxi for many colleagues who's two wheel drive Audis and the like were immobile!

Would I buy another one? Well yes - I just have - the new Premium which is quicker and larger, but you know what - I have kept the old one for now as it has almost become part of the family! Indeed my daughter is using it and at 26 with a hairdressers attitude she feels like a WAG in it - now how many out there would consider a Santa Fe cool??!

I've never written a review before but this car definitely deserved one!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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stephenD

Great car to drive!

HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.4 5dr (Review date: 25th April '11)

5

This car looks good and is a great car to drive as it is reliable, economic and comfortable, with lots of room and storage inside plus a sunroof and tinted windows. It is really clean and tidy too.

It has a spacious boot with plenty of room for golf clubs, flat pack goods, or wheelchair/ buggy, huge amounts of shopping, whatever you want to carry, plus the rear seats can be collapsed to give a full estate back area should you need it.

It is high so has good all round vision, is a 2Litre engine with 2 wheel drive and is a petrol version of the Santa Fe.

It can be used to tow a 4 berth caravan easily, or solo to go camping as there is so much carrying space available, taking a 10 man tent plus all necessary equipment and luggage.

Reason for sale? Decided to upgrade to a workhorse type of 4 wheel drive but I still love this Santa FE !

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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ianM

Mr

HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.0 TD 5dr (Review date: 27th March '11)

4.5

I find the Hyundai Santa Fe A comfortable car to drive. It is very spacious and plenty of leg room in the rear passenger area. I find it pulls my caravan very well as it has a good torque output. Would recommend this vehicle for dual use as it is vcery good on a long run and around town. I have read in reports it is not ideal for off road use, but this is not why I purchased the Santa Fe. I find it capable of pulling a medium to large caravan and I'm happy with that.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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matthewW

A Brilliant Ride!

HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.4 5dr (Review date: 18th March '11)

4.5

The Hyundai Santa Fe is a luxury to drive, sometimes with 4x4's they feel big and overpowering, this car is a perfect size! She's smooth running, with a nice quiet engine (sometimes you forget that its running!).

The reason for sale is because I'm moving 300 miles away, and fuel usage wise, she's not the best for long distance visits back home (600 mile round trips).

If anyone is considering purchasing a 4x4 the Hyundai Santa Fe should be your first port of call!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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