• Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    That I don't care about the badge, its all about practical value and comfort.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    They are surprised how comfy it is and how good the stereo sounds with the right source material.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    I don't regret buying it as it has exceed my expectations in comfort and performance. The 194hp engine is more than enough for a car of this type.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    I plan on keeping the Santa Fe for at least 6 or 7 years so have no idea what I'll be buying next.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    April 2015

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Paid reasonable price.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Almost bought a Duster then had a test drive in the Santa Fe and was sold.

    What was the dealer like?

    About par for a large franchise.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Better damped than I was expecting coming from more 4x4 orientated cars like the Isuzu Trooper and Toyota Hilux. Definitely very car like. Almost too damped in roll as I find it a bit harsh on rough roads. A bit fragile off-road, but I can live with that.

    What's it like to park?

    Nothing special for a car of its size. It has rear sensors and good mirrors, so its fine.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    In only 5000 miles so far nothing has gone wrong.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Great boot size and comfy seats.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Good standard stereo which works well with USB stick of MP3s once you figure out the best way to organise things. Great that the roof bars will take 100kg as I use them a lot.