2000 Hyundai Santro Review

2000 Hyundai Santro LX petrol 999 cc from India

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission petrol 999 cc Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired33 kilometres
Most recent distance22000 kilometres
Previous carMaruthi 800


Santro is a complete car


I had only one major problem, AC stopped working very third day I bought the car. I took it to dealer they fixed it for me, since then last 4 years I had no issues with the Car.

General Comments:

Engine is so dam smooth some times I have doubts at the traffic light if the engine is running.

It has excellent pickup & Gear ratio. I don't have to make frequent gear changes as it has lot of bandwidth in each gear.

Interior plastic material used is of good quality, it does not give cheap feel.

I have driven it 500Km at a stretch nonstop, and would stop only for refuels. Car never showed any signs of over heating.

I have never driven a car like this in this segment. It's a true value for Money. All I had spent on this car is for Scheduled maintenance. I had never any problems except for the 3rd day when I bought it new.

Santro is a complete car for what you are paying.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th May, 2004

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review