2001 Hyundai Galloper TD Intercooler turbo diesel from Israel


Simple, honest, comfortable. Built to last mechanically, but with cheapish plastics and bad switches


The car has been unbelievably reliable. I expected it to be a cheap simple car. It turns out that is very reliable and very comfortable. It is nice to drive on-road and acceptable enough off-road. It isn't quite a match for a Defender or Patrol off-road, but it has never let me down. It is however much more comfortable on-road than the real mud-pluggers. The only thing that is frankly very poorly designed is the window switches. I spend a lot of time in the desert, and the dust keeps clogging up the switches. I then have to poke them out of the door handle, take apart, blow with compressed air and brush with contact solution. It solves the problem, but never for very long. There is almost always one window that gives trouble.

General Comments:

It is tough and simple to maintain.

It is cheap to fix, and the diesel is cheap to run.

It is like a Pajero, so it is very comfortable on-road.

It is under-estimated by other 4x4 fans, but usually surprises them with how competent it is. I have often made it to places that Landcruisers and Discoveries have not...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2010

7th Aug 2011, 18:06

I'm fully agree all about the window switches, but it's a very comfortable SUV with affordable running costs.

1999 Hyundai Galloper petrol from Saudi Arabia


Nice reliable vehicle


I have driven 50000 KM with my Galloper so far so good. The jeep is really solid with high performance in winter, as well as horrible in summer when the temperature crosses 50c most of the time.

One common issue is the radiator failure, which happened after every two three years.

All you have to take care of the car well, proper maintenance will really make its life long.

General Comments:

It's worth it to have this SUV for the price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2009

18th Jul 2010, 01:58

Hyundai Galloper 1999. I am using this car, and up til today it has run only 50440 km. I have no problem at all. I changed the plug, fuel filter and belts once or twice. This is the best Hyundai Jeep with no problem. I regularly service it from Gulf Service Stations. They take proper care and I am satisfied with their way of servicing. I suggest that the company should start making it again with the same name. They can change the shape. Excellent, heavy duty, strong, dependable and no problem Jeep for long distance drives.


1998 Hyundai Galloper 3.0 benzin from Greece


Reliable and solid; pity they don't produce it anymore


The cooling system, meaning the radiator was full of salts and I had to take out and clean it completely at 35.000 km.

A pipe from the cooling system went wrong with a big hole in it at around 50.000.

Of course I must say that the car has been parked and not moved for some times during its life. The previous owner was a captain, and sometimes the car did not moved for couple of months.

General Comments:

Solid like a rock. And very very cheap.

I bought it for the price of a new VW Polo, and it has a lot of space.

It is very strong; I have pulled my boat a long way, which was around 2,000 kg and did not had any problem with 40 degrees celcius on the mountain roads. I've done a lot of off roading and the only car that could go along were the Land Rover Defenders; not even the Discoveries. Once I was able to drive on half meter snow, which was not been passed by any car before.

I also made a lot of travel with my 4 member family, carrying anything we wanted.

On the off road it is the king. On motorways you can drive very comfortable at 140 km per hour, and you can make overtakes with 160 km per hour.

Its only weak point is at the curves because it has soft shock absorbers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2008