2005 Hyundai Terracan CRTD 2.8 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Fantastic value for money

Faults:

No faults at all.

General Comments:

This is the most reliable and powerful car I have ever owned. It regularly tows a large twin axle caravan with ease, and the auto box makes towing a pleasure.

It averages about 30 mpg regardless of what you are doing with it.

Superb car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th September, 2007

2005 Hyundai Terracan CRDi 2.9 turbo diesel from Costa Rica

Summary:

This is a good, reliable vehicle at a good price

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with this car.

General Comments:

I bought this new 2006 Terracan with a 2.9 liter diesel engine and automatic transmission in 2005. It now has 20,000 km on it and so far it has been perfect. Other than oil changes and tire rotations, it has required no service.

Performance has been totally satisfactory for my use in rural Costa Rica. The ride is a bit harsh on our very bumpy road, but on decent pavement and at highway speed it is just fine.

The diesel engine is giving us 18 - 21 miles per gallon. It starts immediately in this warm climate and provides all the power we can use.

The transmission is smooth. Shifts are almost imperceptible.

The car came with seating for seven, but the two seats in what is really the rear cargo compartment are not fit for anyone, but small children. They are more of a nuisance than an asset. We removed them for good in the first week of ownership.

Steering is the best I have ever experienced. Not only is the mechanism tight and predictable, but the tilt wheel position is comfortable and still allows the instrument panel to be visible.

Suspension and brakes have left nothing to be desired.

The "fold-up/fold-down" second row seats fold against the back of the front seats. That leaves a large cargo area, but compared to other SUVs, it is primitive. The seats should fold flat into the floor which would leave still more cargo space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd August, 2006

17th Oct 2009, 01:14

Ummmm! Mate 18-21 miles per gallon is the same as a Mercedes S600 in consumption. Maybe you meant 18- 21 litres per 100km. Cheers.

5th Oct 2012, 08:26

18-21 l/100km would be very, very poor consumption.

18-21 MPG is also poor, but not as bad.

2005 Hyundai Terracan 2.9 TDI from Costa Rica

Summary:

Extreme power on plastic

Faults:

Broken power steering pump at about 150 km, probably my fault due to excessive off road testing (I was really exited to drive my brand new car and I drove it carelessly trying to reach its limit). Dealer replaced it with no questions, but delayed for about 2 weeks.

Nothing else has really bothered me since then.

Generally the all made plastic design lacks strength and off road requirements.

General Comments:

Its 2.9 TDI engine is full of never ending power! It has 160 Hp and its acceleration is impressive considering it is a diesel truck. I once drove it up to 180 km/h at the highway with absolutely no trouble. Again its capability as a off road vehicle are considerably good, its engine and suspension are really reliable, but it has excessive plastic made parts dedicated to protection (compared to my old Mitsubishi Montero 91 TDI the Terracan is left behind in the off road comparison).

It is very comfortable to drive and engine noises are not noticed until reached 140 km/h. Also it is designed for 7 passengers and comfort is remarkable.

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

Review Date: 10th June, 2006

2005 Hyundai Terracan CDX 2.9 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Dash a bit Plasticy, but otherwise Brilliant

Faults:

One Word Brilliant. Really don't know what the other reviews are talking about!!!

General Comments:

Reliable, Sense of Safety and pulls my 2200kg Caravan with ease. It is easy to forget that you're even towing!!!

Sold my X5 to buy this and not sorry!

My X5 continually got stuck to my total embarasment, but there again it is not a proper 4X4. My Terracan is one of the better 4x4s I have owned which comprise over nine in the last 10 years.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2006