Thursday, December 15, 2005

Business: Hyundai Santa Fe 2005/06

A show car was perched outside where we have lunch and sales people were out swarming the place with fliers of sorts. Seemed like the new Hyundai Santa Fe is on the streets. Not a bad looking SUV I must say... plus the brochure cracked me up. Hence this post.

*Note though, it looks a tad like a COPY of a Mazda 6 from the back, and probably a Honda Accord from the front. B****y copy cats!

Either way, Hyundai has once again come up with a sweet deal as far as warranty is concerned. If I read my Korean right, I believe its a 2 year OR 40,000 km warranty with free servicing on the first 1,000 km and subsequent 10,000 km until the warranty period is over.


You could opt for the Mozen option. Mozen seems to be an in-built safety and GPS system that probably curses in Korean whenever you don't drive per the directions. That's what I think anyway, since I don't understand a friggin word the GPS (SHE) utters whenever I'm in a car that has one.

The Mozen SOS system will (I quote) lay your worries to rest anytime. So supposedly if your car breaks down, commandos swoop down, locks everything in place and airlifts your car to the ultimate destination?

For USD$33,000, you could purchase the (I quote) "Super-High Class" SLX Santa Fe with the top Mozen option, which unfortunately is only 2-wheel drive... Throw in an extra USD$1,860 and you can have the 4-whell drive option.

*Note: On the brochure, there is NO standard model, only High and Super-High Class models. So you'd be driving what technically is a standard (a.k.a. CHEAP) model, that's labelled high-class.


I'd buy it though, it if it were as cheap in Malaysia. Anyone knows how much the current Santa Fe retails for in Malaysia?? My guess is 2.5 times the price here (Korea).

*Grumbles at stupidly excessive Malaysian duties and import taxes...

I hope it drives as well as it looks too.


At December 16, 2005 12:51 PM, Blogger kimcheemonster said...

Then maybe you can buy a Malasian car. ^^

At December 16, 2005 12:58 PM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

Kimchee... Nah, believe it or not, even Malaysian made cars are expensive. Doesn't make sense right? Darn straight...

At January 27, 2006 4:06 PM, Blogger Jo said...

my frenz told me is around RM165++, but not so sure yet. I also own a hyundai car, pretty nice to drive, no complain long as is a car can move and less problem. :) cheers.


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