2008 Hyundai Santa Fe User Reviews

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 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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"ride" 6 reviews
"price" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"awd" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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sdpgod writes:
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Review
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5

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price, features,

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wish the radio controls were on the steering wheel

sdpgod
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A Very Nice And Cute Car! — The car has a very progressive styling. The car is roomy and even the rear seats have a lot of leg room and are very comfortable. The illumination (deep blue) at night and the buttons/switches are very pleasant and easy to work with. The only complaint i have at the moment is that the steering wheel does not have the radio controls on them..But, it is really not a biggie

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Fatih writes:
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD Review
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Suv, 4WD

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Nothing.

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Drive Your Way :d — It has magnificient performance according to its weight. It is quite a bit much on Fuel consumption is 9.2 lt./100km, on the other hand, that car can reach high milegeas unproblematically, however, it can used not only in city also in dirt. You can drive this car on 4WD which means 4 wheel driver, also you can close the 4WD, with one button, eventually, this car offers to you real enjoy.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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jdzero3 writes:
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Review
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5

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Very dependable. Nice smooth ride, the wider wheel base makes it very luxurious when driving on the highway because you don't feel top heavy like in other SUVs

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The Canister Purge Solenoid went out at 50,000 miles because of the overflow on the gas tank

jdzero3
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Excellent Car To Own — Very dependable. Nice smooth ride, the wider wheel base makes it very luxurious when driving on the highway because you don't feel top heavy like in other SUVs. Excellent family care for someone who is looking for some extra room without resorting to a van or a gas hog.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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catcham writes:
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warm seats, pretty exterior

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It does not run!!

catcham
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Don't Buy Huyndai — Looks good but it sucks. 1 electrical repair early on then this week the engine light and ESC light came on and then the car died on the hwy. The local dealer closed so no cheap oil changes either. And the warranty: I should say bye to it cause the closest dealer is 2 hrs away and they towed my car there but they have tried already 2X to tell me I may not be covered for the tow or repair. Really with a less than 1 yr old car? DON'T BUY!!

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Ismael writes:
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Review
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4

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Handling, Power, and plenty of cargo space.

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Nice And Reliables Suv, With Plenty Of Cargo Space. — It has a lot of power and its fun to drive. Although MPG sucks in the city, on the highway its pretty decent. The original battery did not last long, did leave me stranded on two occasions. Other than that, I Love the style and performance.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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texasLTD writes:
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD Review
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Safety, AWD, Quality

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MPG a bit lower than class

texasLTD
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Very Well Built, Quality Suv, Highly Recommended. — I've driven this SUV for the last year and a half. It handles very well in all kinds of weather conditions. During a recent snow storm, the AWD lock feature, the stability control, made it very easy to feel safe. I'd easily purchase 2 of these cars as daily drivers for my wife and I. She however drives so many miles, we're looking to get a bit better MPG. We average around 22MPG with 80% highway 20% city driving. The style is much better than most "family" cars, with easy access to the back seat/storage areas. Maintenance on the car is typical, however, 0 major issues have happened in the 60,000 miles we've put on it. Performance lacks a bit in acceleration, but it's easily overshadowed by the comfortable quiet ride. This is my second Sante Fe, and I'm open to finding another one in the future.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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argardin writes:
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited AWD Review
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Comfort, style, price

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None yet

argardin
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Great Deal, Great Car — My wife's '08 Santa Fe Limited AWD has 85,000 miles on it and has been great. Can't beat the cost, we bout it new (as a dealer demo) for $25,000 and it has Everett option including 3rd row and rear seat entertainment. Did have to have the idler pulley replaced but that was pretty cheap, other than that everything is stock including breaks (not tires). I would recommend and will look at Hyundai again when it is time to replace my old beater.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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kbillmeier writes:
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Review
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Handled so well, even with out AWD drove perfectly in any unstable terrain (mud, snow, sand etc.)

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Wish it had a third row

kbillmeier
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Love To Drive — Man did I love this car. From the light in the cup holder to the light blue back light on the dash and the easy to clean upholstery. I loved everything about this car!! The extra AC adapter plugs in the back seat and trunk, The quality of the craftsmanship was unsurpassed in its class.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kathy writes:
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe SE AWD Review
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great buy

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wish i had power adjustable seats and butt warmers :) but I guess you can get them in it.

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Love It — It has enough power to have the get up and go, excellent handling - especially in the snow, excellent price for quality and package. It is roomy and comfortable and I don't feel squished. The warrenty is amazing from Hyundai and I always get great service there.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bill writes:
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Review
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cheap, looks good, drives good.

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not enough horsepower, the trans is a little slow.

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Not Bad For A Grocery Getter. — well, like i said, its a front wheel drive and a V-6 at that, so i cant really say much more than that about hter performance. its relativly fun to drive, though payments are a little high for my budget. its especially cheap as far as maintanence and fuel mileage goes. with 4 wheel disk brakes itll shut down like a stuck in mud, and will hand good on snow and ice relatively depending on the driver. i think i should've gotten the MDX Turbo though.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

All Good.. By charmed1felicia

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 b... Read More

Great For People Who Don't Know How To Check The Oil...lol By Brigette

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 husban... 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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