2001 Hyundai Trajet Reviews

2001 Hyundai Trajet GSi 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance33500 miles
Previous carNissan Serena

Summary:

Excellent value for money, well built, well designed

Faults:

Nothing at all.

General Comments:

Being realistic (it is a people carrier, not a coupe) we have been really pleased. The car handles well, and we have had no problems at all (noting that some reviews talk about performance, mechanical troubles, body wear etc). It is comfortable for a family. There is no sign of wear or tear at all.

We are very impressed with the car. I have driven in other people carriers that cost a lot more, and to be honest the Trajet holds up well in comparison.

The fact that you get a lot of features as standard is excellent. There is a lot of attention to detail. I never think there are things they could have added.

Our next car will also be a Trajet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2005

22nd Feb 2005, 07:39

Couldn't agree more. Just bought a Trajet 2004 reg. We spent some time looking at several other 7 seaters. For the money, you get an extremely well equipped family car that costs less than every other 7 Seater. It is cheaper than the Citroen C8, Seat Alhambra, Volkswagen Sharan, Ford Galaxy, KIA Sedona, Chrysler Voyager etc, etc. We bought ours with 10,000 miles on the clock still with 4 years left to run on the warranty and 2 years RAC - yes, second hand! No other manufacturer could match that - all for just £11,200 with air con, reversing sensors and other fabulous electric things. The slogan is absolutely spot on - look at the car first, not the badge!

2001 Hyundai Trajet 2.0 from Malaysia

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance72000 kilometres
Previous carProton Perdana

Summary:

A good car, but need to address the major engine parts' durability issue

Faults:

My air condition compressor broken after 72000 km.

General Comments:

This car rides well.

Very comfortable for family travels.

Cornering is OK, despite the size.

I was advised to change the timing belt at 60000 km, a friend had his timing belt ripped off at less than 60000 km, luckily for him (so I heard) that Hyundai agreed to foot the bill for the replacement and other costs.

This problem, together with my air condition compressor problem signify durability problem of major engine parts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th June, 2003

2001 Hyundai Trajet GSi 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance30200 miles
Previous carFiat Ulysse

Summary:

A good affordable people carrier

Faults:

The drivers seat cover had to be replace after a few hundred miles due to some loose stitching.

The air bag warning light sensor needed to be replaced before its first service as the light would not extinguish.

The roof rails had to be replaced at 25,000 miles due to rust.

The gearbox linkage cables and power steering pump were also replaced at 25,000 miles. Despite this after another 5,000 miles both problems are re-occurring.

General Comments:

The car is well built with build quality high in comparison to my Renault Scenic and many other cars in its class. So far there are no squeaks or rattles coming from the trim.

The seats are comfortable even on very long journeys and there is plenty of room for six people, seven is a bit of a squeeze.

The engines performance leaves something to be desired. When pulling away it is hesitant and also suffers from occasional flat spots when accelerating. In general the car cruises well, but dislikes town driving.

It also tows quite well even when seating six, but the gearbox, in my petrol model, has to be worked hard.

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

Review Date: 13th May, 2003

2001 Hyundai Trajet GSi 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired23 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carSkoda Octavia

Summary:

It would make a good family vehicle if the gearbox problem gets sorted

Faults:

The gearbox went wrong at 37,000 miles and was replaced.

The second gearbox only lasted 9,000 miles, it was replaced with a modified gearbox.

The third gearbox went wrong after 24,000 miles, Hyundai said they would not replace the gearbox as their technical staff said that this was an acceptable life for one of their gearboxes.

General Comments:

The seat belt return springs are too weak, the seat belt straps sometimes get forgotten, fall out of the door and when the door is shut, put a dent in the bodywork inside the door.

The paint work is poor, it comes off of the front bumper too easily when being washed.

It is reasonable economical, comfortable to drive, but lacks storage space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th November, 2002

8th Nov 2013, 18:50

I so agree with you on the self destruct gearbox issue. It has pathetic durability on a car from this manufacturer. The seat belts too; a rubber band has better return strength.

Could have been a great car if the gears and clutch were sorted out.

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 4 reviews