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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2010 8:21:06 AM
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I have a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe with full-time 4 wheel drive and traction control (sends power to the non-slipping tires), ABS, tow package, 173 HP V6.
The standard warranty is 10 yr. / 100,000 mile powertrain, 5 yr. / 60,000 mile bumper to bumper (not transferrable to a new owner). I extended the bumper to bumper warranty to 10 yr. / 100,000 miles. Extending the warranty makes it transferrable to 1 new owner (doesn't work if it is traded in because the car dealership becomes the new owner temporarily...it must be sold to a private party for the new owner to take advantage of it). There is no deductible on the warranty. I received a credit card looking thing that has the VIN stamped on it and it says "Under warranty until 4/2011".
I love this vehicle! The gas mileage isn't the greatest (avg. 21 mpg) but I still love it. It's fun to drive and I've had very few problems with it and I've had it more than 80,000 miles.
Some people won't consider a Hyundai because of past reputation but believe me, they've come a long way. It's easy for people to say "I'd never get on because it's a Hyundai" but don't say that unless you've owned a newer model and have had trouble with it. In fact, I encourage people to post messages about problems they've had with their newer year model Hyundai's. I'd like to know what to expect although, up to this point, I've had very few problems.
Total bill would have been $650 so far for non-standard maintenance but the warranty covered these expenses.
[Edited by: Verifier at 10/9/2010 9:22:59 AM EST]