Hyundai Terracan Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

2002 Hyundai Terracan

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres

Summary:

Great

Faults:

Suggestion to all Hyunda Terracan owners - please ask your garage mechanic - to check your brake hoses at each service.

Just had the experience of a hose swelling and blowing - lucky it was only in the driveway.

General Comments:

Best vehicle I have ever owned.

Pity they do not have a dual cab, as I use this vehicle - for farm work in the paddocks, chasing cattle and sheep, and also as the family car each day, driving into the city.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2009

2002 Hyundai Terracan 3.0

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired9 kilometres
Most recent distance45000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Frontera

Summary:

Cheap and cheerful

Faults:

As of yet the satellite navigation failed, so it was replaced under its 5 year warranty.

General Comments:

All in all, it's a rugged, hard working AWD wagon. It may not look the best, but it does do its job, and well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th January, 2005

6th Feb 2010, 01:58

I have a 2003 V6 petrol bought at 65 kms. Now just over 100, bit thirsty so would have loved a bigger tank.

At 95 kms it threw a power O/L and blew and welded the crimped only ends of the wiring harness from the alternator - cost only A$300 to fix, except was very inconvenient, car died on freeway - Hyundai didn't even want to know about it (beyond warranty claims); auto sparkie on the Gold Coast had a dozen or so do the same at those kms.

Just a friendly warning guys, otherwise a good vehicle, but don't take it in the real steep rough or stony creeks, it'll be embarrassing; oh yes and the cruise control goes well mostly, but sometimes it doesn't, and has the sulks for a week or so!

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews