Saturday, November 01, 2008

Hyundai Santa Fe 2008

We finally bit the bullet and purchased a vehicle for the first time in over fourteen years. After what seemed like weeks and weeks of research, test drives and negotiations we decided on the Hyundai Santa Fe which was highly rated in Consumer Reports

Even though the 2009s are currently available we went with the 2008. It's still a brand new vehicle. And with 0% financing we couldn't go wrong.

Selected Features:
  • 3.3 L GL
  • 5 speed auto
  • Front wheel drive
  • Air Conditioning (hello we live in humid Eastern Ontario)
  • Captain Chairs
  • Heated Seats (this is a standard and we've used them already!)
  • Bench (for the dog)
  • Steering wheel audio controls and cruise control
  • Airbags (dual, driver and passenger, driver and front passenger, seat-mounted side impact, duo side curtain)
  • ABS
  • 5 year/100,000 km comprehensive limited warranty
  • 5 year/100,000 km power train warranty
  • 3 year/unlimited km roadside assistance program (anywhere in NA)
It has a lot of cargo space, drives quietly and has a little pep when needed. After we picked it up I made Jeff pose for a photo (above) and we went for a 40 minute drive before going out for a celebratory supper at Swiss Chalet (gift certificates). We feel good about the decision. It will be interesting to see what it is like to drive home with in the summer with the husband, dog, cat and luggage all tucked in there.

One headache checked off the list for this year.