2002 Hyundai Trajet Reviews

2002 Hyundai Trajet from UK and Ireland

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.6 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles
Previous carRenault Laguna

Summary:

Fairly low

Faults:

Front struts on both sides have been replaced twice already.

Gearbox has been taken down and rebuilt twice (under warranty) and it is still not working properly.. it crunches into either 3rd or 4th gear.

Also have major problems with fuel system (diesel) / the car will not start and will occasionally stop dead in the road with no warning lights on dash.

General Comments:

The Hyundai Trajet is an OK car as long as it is still within the 5 year warranty, after that it is a liability.

Also known as a Hyundai Tragegy...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th January, 2009

2002 Hyundai Trajet GLS 2.0 DOHC 16v from Indonesia

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 DOHC 16v Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 kilometres
Most recent distance130000 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Elantra

Summary:

Good quality family car

Faults:

Front interior/ reading lamp not working properly, it's probably broken by the previous owner.

"T" pipe for water heater broken at 115.000 km, fortunately I don't need that since we have no snow in Indonesia.

Power steering seal and front shock absorber needed to be changed at 98.000 km, after I just spent my money for installing car multimedia entertainment, rear parking sensor and of course regular gasoline.

General Comments:

This is very good family car sold world wide with a very... very... reasonable price when I bought it, compare to its rival, which most Indonesians take a fancy to.

Gasoline consumption is fair as you look for 2 litre engine power, as its big engine is suitable and made for long distance cruising. Hope there will be new invention or technology as 2.0 litre engines run with 1 litre consumption for 15 km, then I might throw this beautiful minivan away! My Trajet uses 2002 engine technology without CVVT, VVT-i, or VTEC technology, but the fuel consumption is much better than its new "rival" Kijang Innova (year 2006), which using latest VVT-i technology; during trip to Bandung from Jakarta in highway, the fuel consumption reached 12,7 km/litre. The city movement spent 7,8 km/litre. That's why I still love this car. I'm just wondering if I can buy New Trajet 2008 with CVVT technology.

What spacious room I have for my family for traveling with 'real" comfort. The ride and handling are good and firm, compared to my previous MPV (Toyota Kijang) before I changed to a Hyundai Elantra.

Slightly under powered when climbing a steep hill, but still does a reasonable speed.

My family are happy with the complete features inside this car, as other families expect for a minivan.

I just wondering if I can should a new Hyundai Trajet CVVT or Hyundai Entourage for next.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2008

2002 Hyundai Trajet GLS World Cup 2.7 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 kilometres
Most recent distance139000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Tarago

Summary:

Great car; perfect for 7 people

Faults:

Air conditioner, but was fixed under new car warranty.

Nothing else; dealer looked after me really good, and lent me another car for 3 days.

General Comments:

This car has been great; plenty of room, but it does tend to use a lot of petrol though.

We had the car for around 2 years; it was the 2.7 GLS World Cup version petrol.

I have a wife and 4 kids, and we just loved this car.

We only sold it because we no longer need 7 seats anymore.

But resale is no good; I don't know why.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2007

2002 Hyundai Trajet 2.0 from Malaysia

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80 kilometres
Most recent distance29000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Reliable, comfort and value for money

Faults:

No fault found except that the supplied MF battery need to be replaced just after one year warranty.

General Comments:

Very good for family.

Easy to handle and ride is comfort.

Consumption for me is average like other 2.0 liter car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th September, 2004

2002 Hyundai Trajet GSi Ciel 2.0L petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0L petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carRenault Laguna

Summary:

Loads of car for the money - well worth considering

Faults:

Piece of wing mirror trim fell off; was replaced under warranty with no complaint by dealer.

General Comments:

Ten months of ownership, and absolutely no problems as yet! Very pleased with the car and the friendly local dealer.

A lot of car for the money, with masses of features as standard (air-con, CD player, ABS, alloys). Looks nice, not too van-like.

It swallows up three young children, plus school-friends, luggage, pushchairs etc. with no problems, and seats are easy to fold/remove.

Not the most cracking performance (it struggles on hills and wallows about a bit on corners too), but then you don't buy a 7-seater, fill it with children and expect to drive like Michael Schumacher. However, it's a great motorway cruiser, quiet and comfortable at speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2004

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 6 reviews