2002 Hyundai Galloper Exceed 2.5 diesel


Perfect for its purpose. I like it


Fault on electric window winder.

Occasional transmission noise in 2WD.

General Comments:

I live at a ludicrously remote mountain farm, and going anywhere involves driving an atrocious partly-surfaced road over a mountain pass, with deep snow all winter.

The car has never failed to start straight away (whatever the temperature), and has never let me down, ploughs through a metre of snow as though it's not there, the same with floods in the spring, laughs at potholes, crosses ditches - and I have absolute confidence that I'll get there safely.

Other than normal maintenance (brakes, oil, etc) I've not had to spend anything on repairs. One window winder needs fixing, and there's an odd intermittent transmission noise that the garage can't identify (though a Hyundai dealer told me not to worry too much about it).

The fake wood finish on the interior is so revolting that it almost adds character.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2011

18th Jul 2012, 13:05

I completely agree with the comments in regard to the Galloper 2002. I also have one of the same year. After so many years of driving a gas car, I'm totally satisfied with my vehicle. I live in Panama and do a lot of driving in the mountains, that is strictly muddy roads, especially in the rainy season, and have managed to drive through with flying colors.

The only problem that I have encountered so far is with the power steering pump. Has to be replaced by virtue of its position underneath the fluid reservoir, thus some accidental leaks from the reservoir. Otherwise I won't trade this vehicle for anything else; it serves my needs.

It's a shame nowadays that the car industry no longer makes them as reliable as these vehicles.