2008 Hyundai Santa Fe User Reviews

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    2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Review
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    55

    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

    Pros: price, features,

    Cons: wish the radio controls were on the steering wheel

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    2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Review
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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

    Pros: 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

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

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    2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Review
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    75

    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

    Pros: Handling, Power, and plenty of cargo space.

    Cons: MPG

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    2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited AWD Review
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    35

    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

    Pros: Comfort, style, price

    Cons: None yet

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    2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Review
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    115

    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

    Pros: Handled so well, even with out AWD drove perfectly in any unstable terrain (mud, snow, sand etc.)

    Cons: Wish it had a third row

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    2008 Hyundai Santa Fe SE AWD Review
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    25

    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

    Pros: great buy

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

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    2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD Review
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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

    Pros: Safety, AWD, Quality

    Cons: MPG a bit lower than class

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    2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS AWD Review
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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.)

    Pros: Suv, 4WD

    Cons: Nothing.

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    2008 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Review
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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

    Pros: cheap, looks good, drives good.

    Cons: not enough horsepower, the trans is a little slow.

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    2008 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Review
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    My Fav Car — love it, like it alot better than my previous car which was a murano, i have every option i needed except navigation and leather, could always buy portable gps. No loss on leather cloth is better for both summer and winter.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fun

    Cons: didnt get awd

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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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