1996 Hyundai H-100 from Norway - Comments

21st Sep 2005, 19:45

I have had two H-100 vans, both 1998 2.5 turbo diesel. I still have one as the the first on was stolen and never found.

Performance wise it will do just under 100mph or 160kph

The H-100 will carry an enormous amount of weight and the engine has been very reliable the van has done 77,000miles or 123,916kms and the only parts that have been replaced are radiator and all coolant hoses plus front brake pads and the rear axle input shaft oil seal.

In all I am very happy with the van I have even been camping in it and drove 900miles in a day with no problems at all.

Its not the fastest van out there, but look after it and it should last forever.

18th May 2006, 19:02

I have a 2001 2.5 turbo diesel H100 and it is anything, but slow.

It has done 90000miles only needing a turbo pressure sensor and a water pump with a routine service every 6000 miles.

Only gripe I would have is genuine parts are a little expensive.

14th Nov 2006, 11:54

Hello All

I have an H100, Diesel 2500, 1996, It's been working great

I'm in the desperate need of a Service Manual. Any one can help me to get one online or tell me where to download it or anything than can help me?

Thanks a lot.

Fernando

San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America.

14th Jul 2007, 22:54

I've a 2000 h100 diesel 2.7 5spd man, I find this perfect for what I use it for I get 500ks per 40lts tank,so I find this economical, and it will sit on 110 120 nicely for my daily 5hr drives.

30th Sep 2007, 20:26

The H-100 (called Starex in the Philippines) is quite reliable when hauling cargo. It does well in terms of fuel economy. The letdown, like what others say, is the speed. It can accelerate quite well for a big vehicle, but it has some trouble reaching 110 kph for fear of exceeding the red line. Due to its enormous weight, trouble sometimes brew on its front suspension.

What is so impressive about this van is its roomy and well-styled interior. It has the best interior in its class (at least for those released here in the Philippines).

Overall, it's a nice family car, but if you're into racing, this guy can be beaten by about any vehicle worth its salt on the road.

24th Nov 2007, 04:30

A great van! 32 miles per gallon. shifts and cruises well.

Easy too maintain. Thanks God for the Grace Van. by the way over 180,000 on the clock.

5th Jan 2008, 08:42

First of all, I'd like to correct the earlier statement that the Hyundai H100 is also known in the Philippines as the Starex. The Starex is mini van and is currently referred to in Korea as the H1. The H100 is also known as "Grace" in the Philippines.

I have a 1997 2.5 diesel. Grand Saloon version if I'm not mistaken. The engine is very similar, but not exactly the same as the Mitsubishi L300 versa van. There are some differences with the specs of some parts.

My unit is also known in the Philippines as the "local version". Meaning that it was brought to the country as a brand new unit and the year model are limited to 1996 to 1998. The other units are referred to as "surplus". They were already used or even junked in Korea prior to being exported here.

I think this is the best Korean van as compared to the Kia Besta and Pregio and Sanggyon MB100. The Pregio really looks better, but performance wise I will not even trade my '97 H100 for a much newer Pregio. My brother-in-law has had 2 Pregios and the temp would easily shoot up in heavy traffic.

My H100 can stay for hours in super heavy traffic and the temp gauge needle would not even go past midpoint. I had driven in knee deep floods on several occasions and never got stranded with this vehicle. Handling is great, ride is just as good as in any other van. Parts are relatively cheap, but maybe not be as durable.

The hardest part to maintain is the air-con and is not as cool compared to an average car. The max speed I've experienced with this is about 105 KPH. Being that it's a van, I'm not that brave to venture beyond that.

Also, because it a van its not that aerodynamic, thus the strong wind resistance will really limit the speed and your MPG.

I'm just not too sure if it's a must to fit with "LT - light truck" tires. Maybe Passenger tires with good load handling would suffice.

13th Aug 2008, 05:29

I have a 2002 2.7 diesel H100 van. Its been very reliable and economical. Only cons- Underpowered, especially on hills, and I'm not sure if anyone has noticed this but the steering wheel sits left of centre to the drivers seat. This feels odd when you first notice it but you soon forget about it.

Rating 7.5/10.

24th Sep 2008, 10:59

My uncle in Cuba has a 1957 Chevrolet with a Toyota 3l engine. It runs super good, and it can go up to 165 km/h at 3200 rpm. It does not have turbo, but still is fast. I don't know but I think that engine is better than any Hyundai H100.

24th Nov 2011, 12:14

Could you please give me a part number or oil seal size for the differential on a Hyundai H100 van?

4th Dec 2012, 04:59

I have found a service manual here on the net, but the problem is I can't understand it because its written in Russian or something, but any way I will give you the link http://btdigg.org/search?info_hash=fd6f583cb79aae21cb890a39b38b6ca24b645bfe and if someone can understand it, please translate with me, especially the wiring diagram.

10th Jul 2013, 14:19

How do I open the H100 Hyundai manual at the link you posted here? I tried to open it, but only the btdigg keyword search was shown and the Hyundai H100 Porter GRACE.pdf.

Thank you, please reply ASAP.

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