There will always be a couple of people that either really do have a problem
or perceive to have one when it does not exist. Obviously, the ones you
quoted are very unhappy and will not allow themselves to have any joy
because of it.
I don't know for a fact if the Santa Fe uses the same transmission as the
Sonata, but it may be. I have a Sonata Limited with the five speed. When I
pull out of my driveway I make a turn to go up a hill. On a cold winter
day, the first shift from 1 to 2 is a little slow. After that it is fine and
the rest of the shifting is positive and smooth. I don't notice it in warm
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