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2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by bayooz(m): 11:54am On Aug 12, 2018
Dear Nairalanders,
I have posted related request before.
Please. I need your (Nigerian) opinions and experiences with
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe (2006)
2006 Subaru Forester (2006)
In terms of
1. Parts availability 2. Ruggedness/reliability 3. Fun to drive.
I need your views for making a decision. I am aware that their engine configurations are not the same. Eg. Santa Fe is 2.7L and 3.6L while Subaru has 2.4L and 2.5L

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Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by weyreypey: 12:49pm On Aug 12, 2018
Which one is prone to being stolen?

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Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by bayooz(m): 6:53am On Aug 13, 2018
weyreypey:
Which one is prone to being stolen?
RAV4 because it is a Toyota which is widely known here in Nigeria.
Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by bayooz(m): 11:32am On Jul 14, 2019
2006 Subaru vs Santa Fe

Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by seanfer(m): 2:15pm On Jul 14, 2019
For me I will go for the Santa-Fe.. More Mechanics are working on hyundai/Kia.. Parts are available compared to Subaru...
Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by bayooz(m): 4:01pm On Jul 14, 2019
seanfer:
For me I will go for the Santa-Fe.. More Mechanics are working on hyundai/Kia.. Parts are available compared to Subaru...

Thanks very much for this info. I notice Kia/Hyundai products are getting common nowadays on Nigeria roads.
Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by seanfer(m): 4:04pm On Jul 14, 2019
bayooz:


Thanks very much for this info. I notice Kia/Hyundai products are getting common nowadays on Nigeria roads.

More people are buying Kia/Hyundai in place of the almighty Honda/Toyota.. They are cheaper and with god maintenance you will enjoy it.
Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by bayooz(m): 4:18pm On Jul 14, 2019
seanfer:


More people are buying Kia/Hyundai in place of the almighty Honda/Toyota.. They are cheaper and with god maintenance you will enjoy it.

grin grin
I just noticed that Hyundai/Kia was the 3rd largest car manufacturers in 2017.
http://www.oica.net/wp-content/uploads/World-Ranking-of-Manufacturers-1.pdf
Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by seanfer(m): 4:28pm On Jul 14, 2019
bayooz:


grin grin
I just noticed that Hyundai/Kia was the 3rd largest car manufacturers in 2017.
http://www.oica.net/wp-content/uploads/World-Ranking-of-Manufacturers-1.pdf

Very soon Hyundai/Kia will become the next Toyota on our roads. I’m looking at Hyundai Tucson.
Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by diportivo: 9:42pm On Jul 15, 2019
the Santa fe isnt Hyundai's best seller for nothing
Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by seanfer(m): 11:11am On Jul 16, 2019
diportivo:
the Santa fe isnt Hyundai's best seller for nothing

Now that toyota is so expensive.. Soon Hyundai will flood our roads.
Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by bayooz(m): 10:32pm On Jul 16, 2019
I test drove a 2004 Santa Fe with 2.7L engine today.. it picked and drove like RAV4. If not for the badge, one could almost mistake for a Japanese
Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by seanfer(m): 3:09am On Jul 17, 2019
bayooz:
I test drove a 2004 Santa Fe with 2.7L engine today.. it picked and drove like RAV4. If not for the badge, one could almost mistake for a Japanese

How about the AC, and the Santa-fe is balanced on durable. I keep telling people that there are cheaper and good brands as alternative to Toyota and Honda.
Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by bayooz(m): 5:34am On Jul 17, 2019
seanfer:


How about the AC, and the Santa-fe is balanced on durable. I keep telling people that there are cheaper and good brands as alternative to Toyota and Honda.
The one I tested was with 2.7L engine, 170 horsepower @ 6000 RPM, AWD.
The AC was very crispy and responsive. The engine was peppy and the ride had road manners. The only snag was the engine noise was a bit high for me like 2.4L RAV4. I guess it was the way it was tuned. Not many people will like this.
Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by sultaan(m): 6:22am On Jul 17, 2019
In the real world the best vehicle between those two is the Subaru Forester, more reliable and all wheel drive makes it the best option for Nigerian roads. Getting parts is where things get coma.

Take a look at the best selling CUV and you will find Forester in top 10
Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by bayooz(m): 6:26am On Jul 17, 2019
sultaan:
In the real world the best vehicle between those two is the Subaru Forester, more reliable and all wheel drive makes it the best option for Nigerian roads. Getting parts is where things get coma.

Take a look at the best selling CUV and you will find Forester in top 10

Thanks very much Sir. I am very interested knowing availability of spare parts for both Forester and Santa Fe in Nigeria.
Re: 2006 Santa Fe vs. 2006 Subaru Forester: Share your experience by seanfer(m): 5:46pm On Jul 17, 2019
bayooz:


Thanks very much Sir. I am very interested knowing availability of spare parts for both Forester and Santa Fe in Nigeria.

Getting the Santa-Fe’s parts won’t be stressful like the Subaru.

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