Hyundai Galloper Reviews - Page 4 of 5

1999 Hyundai Galloper Exceed 2 3.0 V6 from Saudi Arabia

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 kilometres
Most recent distance37000 kilometres
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

To be avoided as an off-road vehicle.

Faults:

Mounting points on plastic light bar tend to break VERY easily. Gave up repairing them.

Radiator had to be replaced at 32000 kms. Stock cooling system is very weak.

Fan clutch failed at 32500 kilometres

Head gasket leak at 33000 kms

Rear show bumper is too weak to absorb any impact or act as step - bends too easily.

4000 RPM rev limiter is unreasonably low.

Seats very uncomfortable for long drives.

All plastic parts have started to crumble.

Speedo drive and sensor have had to be replaced twice within 4,000 kms.

General Comments:

Although the Galloper retained Mitsubishi's suspension/engine/transmission design, Hyundai has scrimped on such areas as cooling system, interior design and extensive use of plastic instead of metal in many critical areas.

While the Galloper will climb steep grades/dunes, you can be sure it will overheat or break a plastic bracket doing so. It is a good thing this is a seriously cheap vehicle to start with.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th May, 2004

12th May 2005, 13:38

I own a Galloper 98

I need a few spare parts.

The Hyundai home page is so poor it has little or no information.

To find parts in Salvador - Brazil is an adventure.

Please help us with a functional and informative home page

The car is not bad.

Best Regards

PEPE.

1999 Hyundai Galloper 3L petrol from Qatar

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3L petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance71000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Elantra

Summary:

Big performance, small price.

Faults:

Inclinometer leaked fluid and was replaced after 2.5 years.

Radiator leaked and was replaced.

Korean tires suffered tread separation.

General Comments:

A good solid all round performer. I have taken this vehicle through all sorts of desert conditions. More comfortable on gravel than a Jeep or Pathfinder and it has 7 seats. The A/C is not as good as the other more expensive off road competitors, but I would definitely buy another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2004

1999 Hyundai Galloper Deluxe 7 passengers 2.5 turbo diesel Intercooler from Costa Rica

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Intercooler Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carOpel Vectra

Summary:

It is a very good car and is is cheaper than other similar cars

Faults:

There is only one bad thing, the power windows switch. I have changed twice, this means that one of the wrongs parts of this cars is the electronic system. Besides this my car is excellent.

General Comments:

I am from Costa Rica. It is an excellent car, for the off-road ways in Costa Rica, in mountain, rivers and natural forest. The car is very strong. The power of this 4x4 is good for every place you need it. It is a big car with 7 passenger in and still have power to go up and down the hills and mountains of Costa Rica.

Galloper had an strong structure for off-road.

It is very comfortable even in bad roads, the suspension of the Galloper is good so you can be driving in a bad road and you will be very comfortable inside it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2002

10th Dec 2004, 11:40

The comments are interesting but there are too many words without saying important things like the extensive use of plasticin in the Galloper when compared to other of its class; so, it will suffer in the 4x4 roads.

16th Feb 2005, 09:28

I am also from Costa Rica. I bought a almost new Galloper II (27K) from the Mitsubishi in Costa Rica. The car is good for its money: good space for the family and all the gear we need to carry around. We had the one with seven seats so you could even load it with a couple of friends. The engine is pretty good (we had a Turbo Diesel Intercooler), since we could make about 800-900 KM with a full tank of diesel. But you cannot drive it very fast: max 110 KM/h (low power engine output). Beside that we had a minor issue with the back door (which opened when it wanted).

Our real problems started when we took the car to the place we bought it for the 30000 KM check up: (I will make the story short)...we got the car back (after the normal two day service) and the car either did not start, became an oil leak (which they could never fix), the car had first white gas smoke, then black gas smoke coming out of the back of the car, etc. etc. etc.

Final comment: the car is good, slow, very affordable, but the shop does not know how to treat it (although they have a good customer service and stock of parts).

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 14 reviews