Hyundai Santa Fe I with mileage: reliable V6 and even more reliable automatic transmissions – they will survive the body (part 2)
The bulk of the Russian Santa Fe is equipped with 2.7-liter V6 engines of the G6BA series. There are also options for Korean assembly with 2.4-liter engines of the G4JS series, nee Mitsubishi 4G64. There are also 2.0 CRDi diesel engines of the Hyundai D series – they are developed by Italians from VM Motori and are similar to engines of the RA420 SOHC series. Since the release was established in conjunction with GM Korea, they can also be found on the Korean Chevrolet and Opel Antara. Very rarely there are cars with V6 3,5, these are old motors of the G6AU series, belonging to the Sigma family, they are almost completely similar to the Japanese Mitsubishi.
The weak point of all motors is not very high-quality sensors (especially lambda probes) and weak engine compartment wiring with sensors. Continue reading
Honda’s reputation in Russia is generally good: it is believed that the cars are fairly reliable, moderately simple and pleasant to drive. In the case of the Honda Jazz and its right-hand drive twin, Fit is also usually praised for practicality. In principle, stereotypes do not lie and reflect a more or less real picture. But there are a lot of details and nuances. In the first part of the review we will focus on the body, interior and electrics, and in the second – on the chassis, motors and gearboxes.
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