Should I Buy a Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander?

Hyundai Sant Fe


I am hoping you can assist me in finding a better deal on a Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander than was originally offered by my local dealer. The Belconnen (ACT) Hyundai dealership offered $53,990 for a demonstration model with 1000km on the clock. Included are: alloy nudge bar, towbar, bonnet protector, stylevisors, carpet floor mats and slimline side steps. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Regards, Michael


The Hyundai Santa Fe is a great SUV choice. No argument there.

I'm not so sure a demonstrator is a good choice, however. They are cheaper than new, sure, but the general proposition is: they’re used cars, and the discount does not compensate you (generally) for the depreciation.

Also, you need to make sure it hasn’t been crashed or otherwise damaged. (As in, get an independent inspection there. Potential horror story right there, if it has, and you buy it on the expectation it's basically a new car with a few kilometres on the clock.)

The general presumption among buyers of demonstrators is: a demonstrator is a cheap new car. The reality generally is: it’s a fairly expensive used car. This of course is up to you, but make sure you do the independent evaluation, and also the sums on how much it’s really worth.

There's nothing wrong with the Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander, but my general view there is that the Hyundai Santa Fe Elite is a better value proposition - as in, you can live without the Highlander's cool kit because the Santa Fe Elite is so well equipped and it'll save you considerably.

Let me get the team from the brokerage to call you today. They are the experts in this area and they'll work hard to help you achieve the best price.