BLUETOOTH LACKS BITE
IT’S the automotive equivalent of being told your zip is undone, because some people don’t know whether to say something, while others will tell you how it is.
My peers tend to be in the latter group, which is how I came to learn that the Bluetooth in the Hyundai Santa Fe long term loan vehicle is “s---”.
And that’s the polite version.
Close colleagues have developed a knack for knowing when I’m in the Santa Fe. I’ve also done some checking with other Santa Fe owners. Apparently it’s a thing, which means there is unlikely to be a fix anytime soon.
“It sounds like you’re in a toilet on the moon,” said one mate. Others were even more descriptive.
But you know what? It’s about the only thing I don’t like about the Santa Fe (well, that and a lack of a digital speed display).
It’s still returning an average of 8L/100km, which I find astounding for a close to two-tonne seven-seater.
I’m cheating a little bit because it’s diesel, and most driving is at cruising speeds rather than stop-start city commuting which saps whatever type of fuel you’re using.
Our time is almost up with the Hyundai. I will be sad to see it go, although I am looking forward to not having to plug in headphones so people can hear me on the other end of the phone.