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Should I get the Santa Fe with fog lights?

I am looking at the new 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe in the "Classic" spec but am worried that this spec does not come with front fog lights as standard and I am told that these cannot be retro fitted after purchase. 

I cover around 40k km per year and need to know if this will be a issue in the winter especially?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Noel Slater (Limerick) - Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:00


Hi Noel

There is quite a small amount of money between the Classic and the Deluxe model (€1,500) and as well as the fog lights that you mention, you get things like Climate Control over manual air conditioning, a leather steering wheel and gear knob and cruise control. 

These are all pretty necessary things in the Santa Fe, so I would do my best if I were you to strike a deal up on the Deluxe model. I don't know if you are restricted budget-wise but you would be surprised how much you could get off if you negotiate. 

In relation to the front fog lights, they aren't hugely essential, but are 'handy' when the weather is really bad. Once you have them on the rear, which you will, then other cars will at least see you. I wouldn't not buy the car because they weren't there but do your best to shop around for the Deluxe model. I would be confident you could get that Deluxe for the right price. 

Answered by: Complete Car Adviser

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