2006 Hyundai Santro Reviews

2006 Hyundai Santro Club 1.0 EFI from Pakistan

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.0 EFI Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance22320 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Excel

Faults:

Fresh air vent lever on the dash board console was broken

Door handles on driver side broke twice

Font tires suffer perpetual unusual inside wear

General Comments:

Sale and after sale service is very poor

Otherwise driving this car is a pleasure

It is spacious yet has the right size to fit into crowded city traffic of Lahore

Brakes and AC are perhaps the best aspects of the car.

Steering is bit hard, but it is more evident on hard turns and is OK otherwise

Putting the car in reverse gear is tricky and mostly requires more than one attempt to succeed

Spares are costly, but available readily

My leg muscles took some time to adjust to claimed "antisubmarine" seats, but after a while I started enjoying the dominating view that I get while driving

Company has no website to guide the customers about problems specific to models sold in Pakistan

For example car has no camber adjustment mechanism and no camber kits are either provided or recommended by Hyundai for this model

Nevertheless when compared with other cars in this segment it is still the best buy to date.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2007

2006 Hyundai Santro XO from India

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance15040 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

Not very safe

Faults:

I don't know about other car models safety, but surely this car is not safe. This car is for smooth roads, this car tilts and turns over very fast even on a small pit or small stones. I would not recommend this car for safety reasons to any one who is going to drive and make occasional mistakes of going over stones, pits or small bumps.

General Comments:

Looks is good, Comfort wise also good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd April, 2007

2006 Hyundai Santro xo from India

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance14000 kilometres
Previous carMaruti Zen

Summary:

Good car

General Comments:

Santro, really a good car for city driving, comfort levels are good for the money.

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Mileage was good in older version 1000 c. c engine had good enough power for city driving, wish mileage in city should be more in newer versions.

----------------------------------------------------Build quality is not good, body dents very easily, don't feel like built for long lasting. in my opinion Hyundai need to think about solid body.

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Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2007

2006 Hyundai Santro Exec 1.0 EFi 1.0 EFi from Pakistan

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.0 EFi Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired4000 kilometres
Most recent distance4500 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Mehran

Summary:

A spacious comfortable economical and reliable small car

Faults:

Things gone wrong = Nothing.

General Comments:

I had to choose between Suzuki Cultus, Diahatsu Coure, Suzuki Alto VXR and Hyundai Santro --- and after test driving each of them and obtaining user feedbacks choose the Santro -- a decision which I am proud of today.

Price-wise, this car is more expensive than its counterparts, but once you've driven the Santro Exec, you get the satisfying feeling of getting value for the excess money spent. The level of comfort and driving pleasure that you get in a Santro Exec cannot be compared with its counterparts.

The craftsmanship, especially inside the car leaves all the competition way behind.

If you are in Pakistan and considering a small car (Santro, Coure, Alto, Cultus, Vitz) I would suggest that you go for Hyundai Santro (Exec preferably). It comes with an unmatching two years' or 50,000km warranty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th January, 2007

2006 Hyundai Santro XO 1.4 petrol from India

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.4 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30 kilometres
Most recent distance1500 kilometres

Summary:

A complete family car for a reasonable price..

Faults:

Not much complaints yet

General Comments:

Superb front suspension. but very poor rear suspension.

Less turning radius.. almost similar to M800.

Fuel efficiency pretty good in highways.

Head space & Leg space for rear passenger is poor.

Will look great if you fit an extra rear spoiler..

Accelerator position not good for some passengers..

Dashboard space is not effectively used.

It may take some time for rear passengers to reach AC.

Very hardly lock brakes. so beware of sudden braking...

Also tail lamp lights are so bright so may those who behind this car may become temporary blind...

Rest all perfect.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th October, 2006

2006 Hyundai Santro XO from India

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired250 kilometres
Most recent distance3400 kilometres

Summary:

Worth every buck

Faults:

Had a flat tyre, got it fixed. No other problems so far. 1st service over.

General Comments:

City driving: Excellent handling. Not so good throttle response. Gear shift is excellent. Fuel economy 16km/L without ac.

Long distance: Body roll... tall design..requires getting used to. Accelerator not comfortable for tall driver. Foot aches. Engine reeves too much between gear change. Hill climbing surprisingly good in 3rd gear. Fuel economy 18km/L without ac on flat road.

General: Spacious for 5. Boot space alright. AC not bad. Back suspension pretty jerky.

Wiper speed is excellent for heavy rain. Defogger is very useful. Light levelling device is handy in night driving to avoid pot-holes. Wish it could be adjusted upwards to hit the face of oncoming truck driver who never dips!!

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

Review Date: 1st October, 2006

8th Sep 2007, 11:15

Hey Santro XO is my first car! Umm second... first was an M800. But this is a superb car yaa... only thing I am unhappy about the car is NOTHING!. The sunshine car!! The sun shines too much, the manufacturers should also provide sun filming with the car right at the manufacturing unit.

2006 Hyundai Santro Club GV 1.0 EFI from Pakistan

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.0 EFI Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance600 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Alto

Summary:

V nice economical car

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

A very nice car. HYUNDAI have a good quality control in pakistan, and the after sales service is good. The car is worth its price (not considering the general overpricing and over taxing of cars).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2006

16th Sep 2011, 02:37

Nice review, awesome car. The Hyundai Santro has many advanced features that not only are comfortable, but many of them are safety features to give you a very safe ride with smooth performance for any kind of journey. Thanks for sharing this review.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 7 reviews