Hyundai Trajet Reviews from Indonesia

2002 Hyundai Trajet GLS 2.0 DOHC 16v

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC 16v Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Elantra

Summary:

Good quality family car

Faults:

Front interior/ reading lamp not working properly, it's probably broken by the previous owner.

"T" pipe for water heater broken at 115.000 km, fortunately I don't need that since we have no snow in Indonesia.

Power steering seal and front shock absorber needed to be changed at 98.000 km, after I just spent my money for installing car multimedia entertainment, rear parking sensor and of course regular gasoline.

General Comments:

This is very good family car sold world wide with a very... very... reasonable price when I bought it, compare to its rival, which most Indonesians take a fancy to.

Gasoline consumption is fair as you look for 2 litre engine power, as its big engine is suitable and made for long distance cruising. Hope there will be new invention or technology as 2.0 litre engines run with 1 litre consumption for 15 km, then I might throw this beautiful minivan away! My Trajet uses 2002 engine technology without CVVT, VVT-i, or VTEC technology, but the fuel consumption is much better than its new "rival" Kijang Innova (year 2006), which using latest VVT-i technology; during trip to Bandung from Jakarta in highway, the fuel consumption reached 12,7 km/litre. The city movement spent 7,8 km/litre. That's why I still love this car. I'm just wondering if I can buy New Trajet 2008 with CVVT technology.

What spacious room I have for my family for traveling with 'real" comfort. The ride and handling are good and firm, compared to my previous MPV (Toyota Kijang) before I changed to a Hyundai Elantra.

Slightly under powered when climbing a steep hill, but still does a reasonable speed.

My family are happy with the complete features inside this car, as other families expect for a minivan.

I just wondering if I can should a new Hyundai Trajet CVVT or Hyundai Entourage for next.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2008

2003 Hyundai Trajet

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 kilometres
Most recent distance57000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Hyundai trajet, cause I love my family

Faults:

I bought the car several months ago. The Trajet is the most spacious car I ever had.

Handling is OK, but I found a noise from the rear wheel area.

I cannot say about fuel consumption since I only utilise my Trajet during weekends (100 Km / week).

I feel OK with this car.

General Comments:

The car is built for people who love their family. I've got three sons and they are very happy traveling in this car. I planned to buy a new one, but considering the depreciation of the car is not so good, I took the used one.

In Jakarta the price of new trajet is US$21,000, if we sell it after 4 years it will be US$ 10,000. Compare to Japanese brands, Hyundai prices are unstable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th May, 2008

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews