Hi, everyone. My name is Diane and I’m a car nut (no, this isn’t the opening of an AA meeting – it’s just some of my thoughts on my favorite Hyundai used cars). I love all cars, but my particular favorites are the vehicles that Hyundai puts out.
Used cars are the way to go, especially when you’re talking about a Hyundai. The prices on used Hyundai vehicles are a lot more reasonable than the price of just about any new car you could buy. That’s important in today’s economy, with the way everything’s getting so much more expensive.
But what I really love about a used Hyundai is the factory warranty. The warranty lasts so long (5 years/60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper and 10 years/100,000 miles on the powertrain!) that you can buy a used Hyundai Elantra or a used Hyundai Santa Fe and still have a lot of years left on the warranty. That kind of peace of mind is important when you’re buying a used vehicle – especially for someone like me. I’m “mechanically challenged” and I wouldn’t know how to fix anything if I owned a car that kept breaking down. I don’t need to worry about that with a used Hyundai – for one thing, Hyundai makes reliable cars. But if something does go wrong, I can take my Hyundai to the dealer and get it fixed for free for as long as the warranty’s still in effect.
So, I have a real fondness for used Hyundai vehicles. Two of my absolute favorites are a 2011 used Hyundai Elantra and a 2009 used Hyundai Santa Fe. The Elantra is a compact car but it has a lot more room inside than you’d expect when you see it from the outside. The Santa Fe is a mid-size crossover/SUV. They’re both practical, reliable vehicles. Here are some reasons I’ve made them two of my favorites.
You get several advantages when you buy a 2011 used Hyundai Elantra. First, there’s a good chance the mileage will be low, and it’s probably been serviced at the dealership because it’s still a fairly “new” car. It gets awesome fuel economy – 40 mpg on the highway! And, you get all the latest safety features, like front seat side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags. But from my perspective, the nicest thing about buying a 2011 used Hyundai Elantra is the snazzy body style. It looks like it’s ready to pounce even when it’s standing still!
For a vehicle that gives you the room you need to carry a crew of kids, my favorite is a 2009 used Hyundai Santa Fe. There’s still plenty of time left on the warranty, and you can carry six or seven kids if you get one with the third-row seat (if not, it’s four). That year, the Santa Fe also came with a standard USB/iPod interface, so you can keep yourself and the kids entertained while you’re driving down the road. With the V-6 engine, a 2009 used Hyundai Santa Fe will give you plenty of pep as well as a smooth ride.