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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX FWDReview
Sohan writes:
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Best Small Suv Period — Its a good car all around. I bought lo in 2003 and i haven't had a problem since. I recommend this car to anyone who wants an affordable, reliable and comfortable car. If you are looking for a performance car, look elsewhere.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Its reliable

Cons: none

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWDReview
Christopher writes:
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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

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX AWDReview
Nicholas writes:
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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 AWDReview
Corey285 writes:
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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 AWDReview
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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 AWDReview
Nicholas writes:
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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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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Review
Natalie says:
This car has been my ride or die going on 15 years!! Great reliable SUV with plenty of room inside to haul whatever you need too. I still love the body style and my beautiful light blue exterior color and speckled colored interior. I intend to drive it until the wheels fall off!
vs2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T
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Back Seats Ranked 2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T better.
"They are a two toned leather with blue and black. The Santa Fe has great back seats too."
Family Car Ranked 2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T worse.
"Tons of space inside."
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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By GuruL198Y

This is the best 2 row SUV out of the 10 we test drove. In its class it has the best features, pricing, and engine choice. The 2.5T is the best turbo in the class. Provides very strong acceleration ... Read More

Review By Guru9PNCRX

all the future stuff that I want. Heads up display, air conditioned seats, good value for me.... Read More

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Guru9RQRYH

Love love love and fast pickup for passing others Beautiful color red. Sport and comfort controls Wonderful xtra large moonroof. Reclining seats lay flat big wheels the car handles beautiful Love... Read More

Review By David W

I liked the vehicle and the way it is equipped. Test drove vehicle and liked that too. Purchased vehicle and very happy. Read More

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Guru9P2GLD

Just bought a 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe at Napletons North Palm Hyundai, & am loving it! Our sales rep, David Aleman, was wonderful, putting us totally at ease during the whole buying process. We are ver... Read More

Review By GuruXC2XV

All Systems are go. Car was in as nice of shape as the adds pictures had shown Read More

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Redcap1983

Stylish, comforting seats. Runs at high RPM when it time to pass. Good ride overall. Read More

Review By Janet2110hinkle

Great reliable car gets you from point a to point b very nice lots of room definitely recommended Read More

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Review By Ceiro

I have a 2017 se and its great. I wanted awd and a sunroof. Read More

Review By CLTFrye

We searched all competitors and still went with this. No other SUV provides the same options and features for near the same price. All other similar vehicles are usually $8,000 more money than this. T... Read More

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