2003 Hyundai Santa Fe User Reviews

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Users ranked 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD Review
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    75

    Henry — I call my car 'Henry' for it works hard for you. Henry has seen all of Long Island, Montreal and Maine. Engine performance is acceptable at best, but it's fun to drive. Driver, plus 2 friends, plus a week's worth of gear turned into an enjoyable road trip in the car. All that could be asked for would have been more power from the engine and a less body gaps. But those seam to have been addressed with the second generation.

    Pros: Ride height

    Cons: Engine Power

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX AWD Review
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    105

    Spirited Mid-size Suv — If you can get by the quirky styling (which grows on you after a while) this is a very good daily driver and a solid vehicle. The handling is crisp for an SUV and it has decent power. The AWD system is fair and the car can handle moderate off roading if the stock tires are replaced with more aggressive ones. The options are very nice, the Monsoon sound system is great and the heated mirrors and seats are great in the winter. The build quality seems solid, I'm approaching 90K miles and haven't needed many repairs beypnd normal wear items.

    Pros: Comfortable, spirited handling (for an SUV)

    Cons: Driving position a little cramped for a 6'+ person

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    2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX AWD Review
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    55

    Love It — everything about it is awsome easy to handle great on insurance and gas. one thing sux it is a unibody so you can't raise it handled great off roading obviously not serious off roading leather everything which is nice instrament panel is easy to use

    Pros: only a 60L tank
    and lots more

    Cons: unibody
    spare tire under rather then in trunk
    sun roof button should only be pushed once to open all the way like a side window does

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    2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD Review
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    65

    Very Good — .The Hyundai Santa Fe drives well on and off paved roads. It's an inexpensive, compact sport-utility with a tall seating position and generous cargo capacity. Its curvaceous body looks friendly, yet ready for the outdoors. All of this belies the Santa Fe's car-like ride and handling.

    Pros: 5 Year warranty

    Cons: .Fuel consumption

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    2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD Review
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    105

    Nice Daily Driver. — This car is a great everyday driver. The handling is pretty good for an SUV with plenty of power. The cabin is comfortable yet just a touch too small for a 6'+ person as I am. There is decent storage room and the seats fold easily. Capable of mild off roading and handles well in the snow.

    Pros: Creature comforts in the interior.  Sporty ride for an SUV.  Off-road capable.

    Cons: Automatic climate control insists on running the a/c if temp is above 40 (can be manually turned off though).  Has an interference engine.  (Basically, the engine destroys itself if the timing belt breaks.  Don't ask how I know this)

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

    Good Vehicle For A Small Family! By JohnMohr

    Great size for a small family. Love the look and the interior is very comfortable. The main issue is the roof rack is not very practical. This is my third Santa Fe, I just really like these vehicles ... Read More

    Good Family Sport Ute. By Marlow212

    Car has a nice ride, but throttle response is delayed from a stop. It is equipped with the panoramic roof and I don't like that if you tilt the roof open, when you close it, the sun shade slides all t... Read More

    2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

    Esthetic Car, Great Gas Milage For Power/size, Cool Features By swurche

    Love the technology and the panoramic roof. The front and back seat heated captains chairs are great! Heated steering wheel is a bonus in the winter too. Has the 3rd row option which is great when fa... Read More

    The Best Suv I Ever Owned By pizzadoc

    free oil changes, washes. Henderson Hyundai is the best. Service is prompt ,knowledgeable , can you believe it HONEST. every thing about this car is enjoyable, from the comfy seat to the HEATED STEERI... Read More

    2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

    Love!!!! Great On Gas. By Jmurphy77

    I absolutely LOVE this vehicle. It is great on gas and is very reliable and awesome features. Hyundai has one of the best warranties and their customer service is amazing. I would recommend this the S... Read More

    Sad That The One Bad Thing Outweighs All The Good. Update! By cagib

    In general I love the (2012) car, but the fact that it is seriously underpowered is making me trade it in. There simply is no power!! I have the 2.4L AWD automatic transmission model and there is sim... Read More

    2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

    Smart, Efficient And Reliable By Ptlord

    Nothing to dislike about this car. It has served us well as a family for local and regional transportation in Texas. Very comfortable interior, great climate control and entertainment center panel. ... Read More

    2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Fwd By mulalleyc

    We have enjoyed this car. It has been reliable with low maintenance costs and good gas mileage (averaging ~24mpg) with primarily 'in town' driving. It has good interior room for our family of 4 with a... Read More

    2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

    A Great Vehicle To Own And Drive -- Comfortable, Good Fuel Economy And No Service Related Issues By lexmed

    Despite that the vehicle had one minor accident, which I checked out well prior to my purchase, this car has proven just as reliable as the three Honda Odyssey vans I have owned...would definitely buy... Read More

    The All Arounder By hoppy71

    great all around and cant beat the cargo layout. Lots of amenities Fun for the whole family and especially the driver! I would suggest this car for the utilitarian as well as the driving enthusiast. ... Read More

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