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Posted: 8/13/2005 10:11:42 AM EDT
I'm considering a Hyundai Sante Fe. I've been unable to locate anyone that owns one with any real mileage on it. Anyone know how well they hold up after 50,000 or 60,000 mile...or beyond?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:17:31 AM EDT
They have never made it that far.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:18:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 10:19:43 AM EDT by MachinegunManiac]
They're disposable cars. The again, aren't a lot of them made that way now?
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:19:28 AM EDT
Actually I would not buy one more then a year old. It has only been in that time where they really started to pay attention to detail. Remember tho, check repair prices and replacement part prices before you buy. Some cheap cars are extremely expensive to fix.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:20:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Actually I would not buy one more then a year old. It has only been in that time where they really started to pay attention to detail. Remember tho, check repair prices and replacement part prices before you buy. Some cheap cars are extremely expensive to fix.


That's especially the problem with newer cars. No aftermarket parts.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 10:20:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 10:21:06 AM EDT by Leisure_Shoot]
My wife's 2000 SF just got traded in with 65,000.
We had not put tires on it, and had only put brakes on last year.
It was still running perfectly.
BTW, the warranty is 100,000 for the drive train, which is where all the expensive fixes come from.

The one thing I never liked, and am not sure if it was this bad to start with, or just wore out, was the suspension. I always felt it was pretty "floppy" for lack of a technical term.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 2:24:15 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies thus far. I'm talking new, not used. Powertrain warranty is 100,000, the rest is 60,000. I can bump that to 100,000 bumper to bumper for $1000. Given that, I still don't want a car that sits in the shop every other week, even if it is under warranty. I just can't afford another Blazer, they're rediculous on price. Of course, my 95 Blazer has 185,000 on it now and still takes me to work every day. Hummm.....$25,000 or $35,000??
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 2:30:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 6:54:10 PM EDT by diabolical_chicken]
our 95 hyundai accent had its transmission clutch replaced in 99, at about 60, 000

then, the frame split, while we were driving it, at just over 100,000, and a few months left to pay

you couldnt pay me to take one

YMMV

edited to fix info
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 2:47:01 PM EDT
I have a 98 Elantra I use to drive to work only, Everything still works fine, Still gets around 30MPG Hwy. All I ever had to do is regular maintainence, Coolant, Oil, Tranny fluid changes, a couple of brake jobs, Timing belt (& all the other belts) at 80Kmiles The AC is still cold as ice.
It has over 110,000 miles on it!
I think my next commuter is going to be a 4X4 Tuscon!
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:12:57 AM EDT
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