Hyundai Galloper Review from Iceland

2000 Hyundai Galloper 2.5 Intercooler turbo diesel

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5 Intercooler turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 kilometres
Most recent distance92000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Feroza

Summary:

Ideal for Icelandic snow and ice

Faults:

The driver side electric window lock is u/s.

General Comments:

The vehicle really is bomb-proof. I agree with earlier reviews regarding the cheap dashboard/fascia in plastic. The original Mitsubishi has an oil pressure gauge and voltmeter, far more useful than the Galloper´s altimeter and digital clock with outside temperature indicator. Thankfully Hyundai retained the driver´s spring-adjustable seat which makes travelling across lava deserts here in Iceland a lot more comfortable.

Minor gripe: Having to get out and manually lock the hubs. It´s antediluvian.

Although the turbo diesel is only listed at 99 horses-4 more than the Feroza-there´s more than enough torque to pull a large trailer uphill with 7 people onboard. The large amount of space in the rear of the vehicle plus the flexibility afforded by the adjustable seats makes the Galloper a useful jeep.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd October, 2007

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review