2002 Hyundai Trajet GLS 2.0 DOHC 16v

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

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