Added: 15th of October 2013
I had a Ford Maverick for 10 years but started having difficulty in getting replacement parts (I had to get an ABS reader ring while on holiday in Florida) so I decided to change it while it was still running. I looked at various replacements, Ford Kuga, Kia Sorento & Sportage and Jeep Patriot. I then saw an ex demo Hyundai Santa Fe for sale in a local garage and not knowing too much about it I arranged a test drive. The car looked great and came with loads of kit included, was really comfortable and easy to drive. The price the sales guy went down to seemed too good to miss so I bought the car. I've had it a year and a half and couldn't be more pleased with it. It's economical, very comfortable, easy to live with and very versatile (7 seats or huge luggage space) and Hyundai service is excellent (they also keep washing and polishing it on every visit). I think I got very lucky and would recommend this car if you need the space and versatility it offers.