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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 25/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Korea Country of Assembly: Korea

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 683 Ratings for the 2001 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    9.0/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    8.8/10

Best car i've owned. Reliable, cheap,great quality

By on Thursday, June 30, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 197,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "enough power, reliable, cheap to maintain, value"

Cons: "paint is fading,"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I own this SUV for 3 years already. V6 3.5L 200hpr, enough power for every day driving. Bought with 132000ml and now has 197k.ml. Only maintenance, timing belt, spark plugs, brakes,fluids, only synthetic high mileage mobil 1 oil. No leaks, no suspension noises, no trans issues. this car easily will go over 300k.ml. 197k .ml with original valve cover gaskets, suspension, transmission, differential, axles, radiator, hoses...etc...you cant bit that. 18-20mpg/combine driving, 25mpg/ hwy driving to florida."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Great Winter vehicle.

By on Saturday, March 26, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 92,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great traction on snow covered roads"

Cons: "More interior storage space"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Purchased a 2004 Santa Fe in Nov. 2014. Has been great in winter time driving, the 4WD system is great. Has 2.7L engine, but doesn't lack the power needed to climb the mountains in Western PA. Like the spacious cargo area for hauling and getting groceries. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone with a family who lives in areas where the weather can change."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

VERY RELIABLE VEHICLE

By on Monday, February 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 276,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great in bad Weather, small and compact"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this Car for close to 3 Years ( i'm the 2nd Owner ) , all I had to do is a new Radiator, tune up and regular maintenance ( oil change every 3000 miles with high Mileage Synthetic Oil ) I could not have asked for a more reliable Transportation"

14 people out of 18 found this review helpful

I cant believe it!!

By on Thursday, February 25, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 149,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "reliability and fun to drive comfortable long trip"

Cons: "could be better on gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is a great vehicle. I want to purchase another car, but this buggy just wont let me. Minor repairs at 149000 mi It rides over the snow like nothing. Never once let me down."

7 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Adore my little "Fe"

By on Wednesday, February 24, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Sturdy, roomy, comfortable, affordable"

Cons: "Safety rating so-so."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought a 2003 in 2011. Liked it so much we bought a 2005 in 2014. The feel is solid and the ride and the seats are comfortable, a little higher than a car, but still easy enough for these geezers to get into. Our 22 year old has been driving the '03 for a couple of years and she likes it, too, and will probably buy a SF for herself. We're in the market for another car right now and SF is high on our short list."

9 people out of 12 found this review helpful

Best SUV Santa Fe

By on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very reliable"

Cons: "Not a gas saver"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is the best car I have ever owned. I was a little hesitant when I first bought it 10 years ago because Hyundai did not have a good reputation back then. Well, it turned out to be the best SUV ever! It has never given me any problems whatsoever. Besides normal wear and tear and regular maintenance, like oil changes, tires, and batteries, I can proudly say this SUV has never let me down. I am now thinking of getting a new Santa Fe and I am afraid the new one won't be as reliable as my old one."

25 people out of 32 found this review helpful

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