2002 Hyundai Santa Fe User Reviews

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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"handling" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"price" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Eddee writes:
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GL Review
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Great family car.

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Low MPG

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2002 Hundai Santa Fe Gl — Good, not great, accelleration. Excellent braking and handling. It has not needed and repairs, with no squeaks or rattles. Alittle nosiy on the freeway. Looked fantatisic and was fun to drive. Mileage was great for an SUV at around 20-21 mpg. Very low maintenance.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jinsu1 writes:
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Review
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little noisy.

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My First Car Ever. — It was beautiful, powerful, and safe.

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Chase writes:
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD Review
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factory sound system

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2.7 V6, where later models have 3.5 V6 engines

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Awesome Vehicle — Well made. Engine is very quiet, and the computer controlled 4WD comes in handy during heavy rain. Fuel mileage is very good, as well as the acceleration, even when carrying cargo. The SUV is very fun to drive, and is low maintenance. I feel very safe driving this vehicle. Thumbs Up.

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Ryan writes:
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD Review
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everything

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Good Suv For Lillte $$$$$ — good,never let us down, good in the winter with the awd, it has balls when you need it. it looks cool too.and there are always other Hyundai fans around to help if you mite need it. love it! I would tell anyone to buy one!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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staljo writes:
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Review
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CHEAPEST CAR TO INSURE! A++ lol, fabric interior a PLUS.. winter weather + leather = very cold mornings while you wait for the heat to kick in!

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can't do TV style.. turning corners at top speed b/c you might flip over.. the nice little sticker on your visor reminds you of that, personally i hated looking at the car from the front, the curves looks cartoonish but i have grown to accept this SUV like a mother with an ugly child lol

staljo
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Great & Economical Suv Mpg 19+ Higher Than The Average - Staljo — Jo from StalJo Music bought this car as a downgrade in an effort to save money and reduce expenses. i bought this mid size SUV because it was one of the top mpg in highway milage and i hit the road alot. although people around me that claimed to be car saavy warned me about cheaper cars.. i have put many miles in this car .. close to 280,000. only problem i had so far was a leaking hose valve which costed me 300 to fix by a local mechanic. www.staljo.com

Primary Use: Family transportation

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charmed1felicia writes:
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Review
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5

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I love how this suv looks and drives!! My baby is smooth as silk with turns and acceleration.I never have to worry if I will get past the truck or whatever !

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I guess the broadness of the hood could be a tad shaved down for the small drivers, creates an extra look to make sure you" clear things" in tight spots.

charmed1felicia
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All Good.. — I love this vehicle so far , I bought it used ,it was well maintained from the previous owner...that helps...at 130,000 miles , It brakes and handles smoothly...I got it inspected before I bought it by lemon squad.com. they go where you want to buy a car and look at it for you inspect it ,all for 150. so i didnt get the other one I was looking at...but mine is great.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Brigette writes:
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GL Review
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Very low maintenance costs since my husband bought it brand new in 2002.

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I think it's ugly. lol My husband likes it though.

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Great For People Who Don't Know How To Check The Oil...lol — Since my husband bought this vehicle in 2002, I think he's only had to do the regular maintenance on it. Nothings ever broken, just the normal wear and tear. I don't know a whole lot because my husband won't let me drive it! It's his only, apparently. lol

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bob writes:
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD Review
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handling, braking, price, utility

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noise level, fuel economy, interior quality, seating

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After Three And A Half Years, I Still Like This One A Lot — Auto transmission shifting is a little uncertain at times. Peppy 2.7L V-6, likes to rev., needs to rev for power. Fuel economy less than expected. Overall fuel consumption (kept track of every tank since purchase) is 24.6 mpg. Braking is first-class, acceleration is adequate, handling is the best of any vehicle owned so far. Has a few squeaks and rattles with 155K on the odometer. Paintwork is not great. Fun to drive. Interior is a lower quality than 1994 Ford Explorer Limited. Driver seating is not great (I need more leg room). Visibility is great. Instruments and stock sound system are good. Motor and tire noise higher than expected but not terrible. Have had to spend on brakes, exhaust, timing belt in the last 3.5 years.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jessica writes:
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX Review
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nice to drive

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nothing

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Great — Good Acceleration and breaking also good handling Yes it needed repairs it was in a mosse accident new windshied and hood good on gas some what, nice look to her, Shes very fun to drive even more fun if she was 4wd

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joseph writes:
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Review
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Cheap, Good Looking, Reliable, Fast

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Air Conditioner Problems, Alternator in the Wrong Place

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Santa Fe Fun — I like the car a lot! The only problems are that you're Air Conditioning is bound to break. Also, the Alternator is on the bottom of the car. This is no big deal unless you live near the beach. I live in Hawaii so of course I have to drive through salt water puddles sometimes. Doing this, however, will and did fry the Alternator. Fresh water, no problem, salt water will do it though. Other than that, it has been very reliable, it looks great, and it accelerates quickly with the sport shift. It's a great car to win over the person who was never too keen on SUV's. Also, the price is great. I bought a 2002 model in 2005 with 60K miles and I bought it from a dealer for about 10,500.

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Reviews From Other Years

2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Huh By Mbogart

Great Accleration and handling. Just replaced purge value and motor for driver side windows. Some minor dings and dents. Interior could use a detailing due to haveing 2 kids. Pretty good gas milea... Read More

Good Good By Kirsty

I love my car. It does what it needs to do and has really good gas mileage for a midsize suv. I love that I can have four people and four people's luggage and still have room to breath on a road trip.... Read More

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

I Loved Driving It, Great Vehicle For All Seasons By candicemercedes

I really enjoyed having the Santa Fe for the past 10 years. It never steered me wrong. Very dependable, easy to maintain and keep clean and still drives and looks like new today. I would recommend thi... Read More

Overall A Nice Reliable Suv By MBlood

Nice SUV, holds up well and with regular maintanence should last well over 200,000 miles. Currentl have about 110,000 miles with only one major issue, the failure of the throtle body. If Hyundai conti... Read More

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Family Car By shails

Family Car. I welcomed my baby with my parents i this car. All fits well. On highways this car give good mileage. Can tow a car also. Very powerful. Looks are kind of outdated. Not light in drive. a ... Read More

A Good Car For Family. By Mario_M13

A very inexpensive SUV with a very good gas mileage for this class and equipped with a powerful engine (3,5l). A good family car with low cost of maintenance and fun to drive for long trips. A great ... Read More

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Reliable, Not Luxury. Good For Commute By jrubiera

If u have a kid that's going to college or an everyday commute car and luxury is not a priority, this is it! Good on gas and reliable. Just maintain it properly like every other car and you are good t... Read More

Great Car! By nnevins

I've owned my 2005 Santa Fe for 5 years and have loved it the entire time. It's been perfect for our family of 4 for vacations and around town travel. We've never had a single problem that I didn't cr... Read More

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Very Reliable, Fun To Drive And Versatile By beachheads3

The Santa Fe is a good-looking and versatile vehicle due to off-road height, curvaeous design and storage capacity, including a roof rack. The stereo system is excellent. The sun roof opens completely... Read More

See To Believe! By Robert

I bought this car for my wife brand new in 2006. She loved it. She took my 1997 Mercury Cougar in the divorce. It has brand new Michelin tires (less than 1 year old). The windows on the back are tinte... Read More

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