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  Reply # 1768476 21-Apr-2017 14:02 Send private message quote this post

joker97:

 

 The Korean diesel has so much usable torque it will blow your brains out.

 

Really?


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  Reply # 1768484 21-Apr-2017 14:17 Send private message quote this post

Recently bought a 2012 santa fe diesel, has exceed expectations goes well. Good for towing and around town, quick off the mark also. Test drove some territory diesels but they were so slooww off the mark it really put me off.

 

Blow your brains out, probably not quite literally, but it is good

 

 

 

It is an interesting comment when people say if your doing 20,000ks a year or more get a diesel. It seems to be a pretty vast generalization, the RUC's is really what stings.

 

The way I see it is that when driving around town stop start your consuming more diesel litres/100ks therefore your saving because your buying less RUC's per liter of (cheap)diesel. Where as on open road your consuming less diesel per 100, so paying more in RUC per litre. Where a petrol car is the opposite. So a high number of K's doesn't always = greater savings.

 

e.g you would get far greater savings driving a diesel 20,000ks around town stop start vs driving a diesel 20,000ks on the open road around the Canterbury plains.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1768492 21-Apr-2017 14:28 Send private message quote this post

clevedon:

joker97:


 The Korean diesel has so much usable torque it will blow your brains out.


Really?



Have you test driven one? I tested the first gen one.
It was like a wild animal, all the torque comes in one go, nothing gradual about it.
Like riding roller coasters, the shock to the body diminishes over time so it probably doesn't feel wild for long term owners.

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  Reply # 1768502 21-Apr-2017 14:55 Send private message quote this post

joker97:
clevedon:

 

joker97:

 

 

 

 The Korean diesel has so much usable torque it will blow your brains out.

 

 

 

Really?

 



Have you test driven one? I tested the first gen one.
It was like a wild animal, all the torque comes in one go, nothing gradual about it.
Like riding roller coasters, the shock to the body diminishes over time so it probably doesn't feel wild for long term owners.

 

I drive multiple makes and models everyday in my job and have lots of customers with all the models listed above and I can honestly say - nothing has ever "blown my brains out" or acted "like a wild animal" doing anything, including towing horse floats and large boats.

 

The closet was my mates supercharged 327 HQ Holden, was pretty scary alright - admittedly it wasn't towing anything or is a diesel, but still didn't blow my brains out.

 

 


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  Reply # 1768507 21-Apr-2017 15:18 Send private message quote this post

clevedon:

 

joker97:
clevedon:

 

joker97:

 

 

 

 The Korean diesel has so much usable torque it will blow your brains out.

 

 

 

Really?

 



Have you test driven one? I tested the first gen one.
It was like a wild animal, all the torque comes in one go, nothing gradual about it.
Like riding roller coasters, the shock to the body diminishes over time so it probably doesn't feel wild for long term owners.

 

I drive multiple makes and models everyday in my job and have lots of customers with all the models listed above and I can honestly say - nothing has ever "blown my brains out" or acted "like a wild animal" doing anything, including towing horse floats and large boats.

 

The closet was my mates supercharged 327 HQ Holden, was pretty scary alright - admittedly it wasn't towing anything or is a diesel, but still didn't blow my brains out.

 

 

 

 

I can't point you to a first gen Santa Fe to test so unfortunately the wild animal is probably extinct.

 

I have owned many turbo charged manual transmission Subarus so I'm quite used to wild animals.

 

I have to say since I've grown grey hairs I haven't been seeking wild animals to drive, probably put off by the daily road traffic accident news.


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  Reply # 1768614 21-Apr-2017 21:13 Send private message quote this post

Dulouz:

I'm in the market for a 7 seater mid-sized family SUV. So far I have boiled it down to the Toyota Highlander or Santa Fe/Sorento Diesel engine. My only concern with the Korean diesels is they will lack power on the open road compared to the v6 highlander. Any suggestions welcome.



I've had my diesel Santa Fe (purchased in 2013 near new) for quite a while now. Have put on 70k and it's been awesome and trouble free. Even with RUC I find it incredibly cheap to run. I have teenagers and the seven seats come in handy from time to time, otherwise well suited for all round driving, The power and torque from the diesel is very, very good. I would highly recommend. I also have two v8 Holdens and while they certainly have more grunt I've never been found wanting on the Santa Fe.

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  Reply # 1769021 22-Apr-2017 20:11 Send private message quote this post

Out-laws have an older diesel Santa Fe... Nice car for the money. It's no V8 BMW (:D) but it'll go close to our diesel X5.


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