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180,000 km service for Santa Fe

  • By Graham Smith
  • Herald Sun

Larry
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Q

My 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe is coming up for its 180,000 km service and the service manager at my dealer has told me it will cost about $1300 as the timing chain has to be replaced. It has been a great car, no trouble at all, but do you think I could reasonably expect to get another 90,000 km out of it of I spend this amount of money on it?

Graham Smith
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A

It's not possible to say absolutely that you will get another 90,000 km out of your car, that would take it to almost 300,000 km, which is a lot of kays by any measure. But as the car has given you no trouble to date, I would think you could reasonably expect it to keep on going for some time yet.

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