I am thinking of buying a new Hyundai Santa Fe, mostly I'll be driving it in the city, but sometimes I may take it on the beach or in the desert (no crazy rides though...just sightseeing).
Do you think it'll be fine for that purpose? I heard it's not that good off road, and I just don't want to take the chance of being stuck in the middle of nowhere with
It's not too good at all. Avoid sabka and soft sand though and you should get away with it!
As long as u r absolutely 100% sure tht u can run behind all de four tyres at the same time :)
Hey..you should re-phrase that question to how good is it on road!!!
mmh oh no.... as I expected...
Anybody out there more positive about the Santa Fe ?
Otherwise, which other suv 4x4 would you recommend... on the same price range?
I assuming these posters do not own one. I have used it off road and it is fine. Look .. you are not spending on a Landcruiser so do not expect one but they are good value for money and I have been fine in the dunes when a Toyota was stuck.. all about tyre pressures .. go as low as you can.
It's not bad and more than good enough for the Desert.
I own a 2005 Santa Fe, and it does fairy well off road. I use it to Hunt/fish with, and just to go for rides in the backcountry.
Upgrade your tires to a good mud tire, and go a bit taller on that.. Add rear shocks with overloads coils, and add a better front strut. Traction control seems to work fine in the mud, and adding a bit of brake pressure also helps cut down spin in those places.
Santa Fe's are not Toyota's ( which i prefer ) but it will get you buy.