2005 Hyundai Santro Reviews - Page 2 of 2

2005 Hyundai Santro XO 1.1 petrol from India

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.1 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance6000 kilometres
Previous carMaruti 800

Summary:

Faultless in the city, barely acceptable on the highway

Faults:

Just had a blown fuse so far.

Car is otherwise fine, but the dealer has to get his act together.

General Comments:

Underpowered on highways, but more than adequate in the city. Hydraulic power steering gives good feel, but electric would have been better as this car rarely ventures out of the city. Bouncy ride in the rear - hard suspensions are a big no-no in India. Brakes tend to lock up quickly, so if you buy one make sure it has ABS. There is a fair amount of body roll because of it's tall boy structure, but don't worry it won't topple over.

Cheaper to buy and run than (Maruti) Suzuki Swift and better to drive and has better equipment level than Wagon R. These two are the only serious hatchback competitors to the Santro in India. Others are either a shoe box with wheels (like TATA Indica) or over priced (Palio, Getz, etc).

Rs 4,00,000 for a car with power steering, power windows (f&r), air conditioning, rear defogger and more. Worth every rupee I paid for it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th April, 2006

1st Jul 2007, 12:02

Iam confused over the comments as I have to buy a car. pl advice.

2005 Hyundai Santro GV 1.0L from Pakistan

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.0L Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance21000 kilometres
Previous carDaihatsu Cuore

Summary:

Should be banned and producers be hanged

Faults:

Problems with CNG level indicator from very first day.

Alignment for all doors was out.

Got terrible noises in the suspension.

When checked by the dealer, it came out that its steering column is defective. This occurred at just 6,000 Kms. mileage.

The dealer repaired this fault, but now once again I have started experiencing the same problem.

Terrible road grip, my mechanic has refused to get it aligned properly and was even willing to return my money I paid him to get my car's suspension aligned.

Very poor fuel economy.

Poor performance on CNG.

AC got repaired in very first year.

General Comments:

I won't recommend anyone buying this terrible car.

I will never ever make this mistake again of buying a Korean vehicle again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th April, 2006

4th Dec 2006, 04:29

Surprising.

I just back last night agter having a 1200 km drive in 2 days, I found it perfect car, even I could save a major accident due to its good road grip.

2005 Hyundai Santro Club GV 1.0 EFI from Pakistan

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.0 EFI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired41 kilometres
Most recent distance7340 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Mehran

Summary:

Great car in its class. if you are thinking about buying a bread butter small car BUY IT!

Faults:

Nothing serious has gone wrong.

General Comments:

This a good car especially it runs fantastic over CNG and even has got pickup with CNG.

The Engine is quiet and responsive.

Great on hilly roads.

Very comfortable and roomy for the front seaters.

You can just find so may small things that put you to like this car. like three cup holders, coin holders, two holder holders each at the side of steering to keep things handy.

Real viper, night time rear view mirror to avoid flashing ligts coming from the vehicles at the back. the view at the front is marvelous as the windshield is wide and gives you great angle to look around.

Back seats are uncomfortable.

The Car does seems to require ABS Brakes as standard as the wheels gets locked during braking.

Some times it gets worrisome to stop the car within short range.

It has a bit stiff although rugged suspension. It must required to be some soft.

Steering require strength to move. Power steering is a must.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2005

2005 Hyundai Santro Club GV 1.0 EFI from Pakistan

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.0 EFI Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance3000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Mehran

Summary:

Good car, could be great with some minor changes

Faults:

Sudden breaking locks all four wheels causing the car to skid. Very little leg room & the chair position for the driver gets tiring very soon. The clutch & break pedal are a little too close for comfort & if wearing a wider shoe the break pedal gets pressed easily with the clutch, the left foot has to be in a precise position to avoid this from happening. The steering is very hard, power steering should have been standard.

General Comments:

Very nice suspension, better than all cars in its class. Excellent pickup on C.N.G and the A/C is just as good as of a Honda City or Civic. Engine sounds quite nice & the over all feel of the car is pretty good. The road grip on curves is really good (I'm still trying to make the car skid a little on curves, but it doesn't give). Loaded with nice little features that make a difference like a rear wiper, light in the boot, very nice sounding Panasonic stereo, cup holders, a drawer under the passenger seat for additional stuff etc. The C.N.G kit is especially very well fitted taking up very little of space in the boot.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st September, 2005

19th Oct 2005, 19:37

Well all I wanna say is... I am buying this car today... saw it the other day at the showroom... already satisfied with the drive and all... the only thing that was sad was the price. I remember my friend buying it when this was I guess the cheapest 1000 cc car... Own around 30-40 thousand.. the Own has just raised to 75 thousand... I wonder why the OWN to buy a car... any car for that matter.

Also would like to know HOW safe is the new CNG kit installed in Santro Club GV? if anyone can comment on that and cover the key features/drawback for the new CNG KIT.

Average review marks: 5.8 / 10, based on 6 reviews