Hyundai Galloper Review from United Arab Emirates

2000 Hyundai Galloper 2 LWB V6 3.0L

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission V6 3.0L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance20000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Trans Sport

Summary:

Disappointed with the electronics... otherwise it is a solid performer

Faults:

Small problem with major implications. One of the connectors on the electronic control box was intermittently faulty causing this brand new vehicle to break down spectacularly on 6 occasions in the first 2 months. The warning sign was an irregular clicking noise coming from the control box followed by a loss of power, loud backfiring, violent shuddering and cutting out of the engine.

The workshop was unable to detect the cause of the problem on numerous breakdown visits and eventually found it by chance when a technician tweaked a wire. Although the cause is now known I am not fully confident that the problem will not occur again.

After 15000 kilometres the air conditioner packed up and flooded under the carpet of the front passenger seat.

General Comments:

Very solid, powerful off road vehicle and cruises well on highways. Is spacious and seats 7 reasonably comfortably.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th September, 2001

26th Nov 2001, 08:15

Had a Galloper for 2 1/2 years, a solid car with a few minor faults, have thrashed it on and off road in 100 degree plus desert conditions (Saudi). It has performed as well as some and better than other far more expensive cars. Just about to take delivery of my second one that I have bought in preference to the pseudo 4wd of the Santa Fe.

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review