I was very specific on what make and model I wanted, including color and package and found one in another state. So I definitely wanted a Carfax on the vehicle to make sure there was nothing of concern. I'm very happy with my new vehicle.
2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
Well, it was cheap @ $2800, or just under $5K with new timing belt, CV Boots, tires and a Maaco paint job but then took-off on a 4K no-hassle road trip with 2 people, 2 dogs & 2 cats. Great performance with the 2.7L V-6 and decent mileage too (20+)
by PFATT PFUDD
2004 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
It is a very good family car. I drove it continuously for 2000 miles with odometer reading 95K without any issue. High comfort while driving.
by TARUN BABBAR
2005 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
Highway millage is way better than my jeep used to be. Turning radius is tighter, ground clearance is the same along with skid plates. I would put it up against any jeep in an off road run. It locks in 4 wheel drive in select gear mode and automatic goes to hi 4X4 assist in drive. I got it to go fishing and hunting in the REAL out of way places. When this one dies, I am going to buy another.
Hyundai Santa Fe Information
Based on the Sonata platform by Hyundai, the Santa Fe is a mid-size crossover, which was the South Korean manufacturer's first venture into the SUV market, which was generally well received. The first generation ran until 2006 and, compared with more traditional American market manufacturers such as Ford and Chevrolet, the Santa Fe was notable for its pleasing ride and space for passengers.
When it arrived on the market in 2001, the Santa Fe was offered with two engine options and three finishes. There was a 2.4L four-cylinder generating 149hp and a 177hp 2.7L V6 for when more power was needed. The three finishes (GL, GLS and LX) all came with the choice of front- or four-wheel drive.
In 2003, Hyundai took note of the need for increased acceleration and introduced a 3.5L V6 with 195hp. It improved the speed of the car but therefore made the vehicle less fuel efficient. By the end of the first-gen's cycle it had undergone a facelift and had antilock brakes and climate control introduced.
The second generation of the Santa Fe is generally regarded to be the better option on the used market as Hyundai implemented improvements learned from their first version and added a more modern look. The vehicle won Consumer Reports' "top pick" car in 2008.
A third-generation Santa Fe was released in 2013 with an extended version as well as the standard one. Its engines are all four cylinders with six speed transmission, and range from 2.0L diesel with 148hp to a torque-packed 3.3L V6 with nearly double the output of the standard engine. As a recent model, there are not many current-gen Santa Fe's on the used market, so at the moment attentions should be focused on the second-gen.
Carfax currently has 3,261 used Hyundai Santa Fes, 89% with no previously reported accidents. At the moment the average price is $26,494, while 88% have service records and 74% have had only one previous owner. You’ll also be able to find plenty of vehicles with Leather Seats, Heated Seats and Handsfree/Bluetooth Integration.