To be avoided as an off-road vehicle.
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.
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