2004 Hyundai Trajet Review

2004 Hyundai Trajet CVVT 2.0 from Singapore

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance61000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Spacious to carry tools, equipment, people. Ride comfort.

Faults:

At 42000 km, battery run flat (1 year use). I guess the car has been in storage quite sometime.

At 50000 km Engine check signal turn on. False signal. Rectify free by Komoco.

Left the car at Kemaman supply base for 21 days while working offshore. No starting problem, after 21 days.

General Comments:

Front cabin big.

We are a family of 8. There are enough spaces for all. I drove extensive long distance for work in Malaysia and visiting home town. Most roundtrip trip cover 1000km within 3 days. Have been using for 18 months covering 61000 km.

50% of trip is off highway. Trajet is comfortable on typical narrow and bumpy Malaysia road - Pagoh- Bukit Kepong - Labis- Air Hitam. Ride better at full tank, making Trajet heavy and stable. There are enough power to accelerate and overtake (overdrive off) with full tank and 7 occupants (approx load 600kg). Top speed reach 150kmh on highway, off highway 130kmh. No vibration. Its a breeze at 110kmh speed limit.

I have a log book from day one, detailing every trip, maintenance & petrol fill up (and consumption). FC on Msia hiway 10km/ liter. Avg for off hiway in Msia is 9km/liter with 50% in overdrive mode for overtaking.

FC in Spore 8.2km/liter if driving constantly at 80kmh and below, and down to 7.5km/liter if driving at 100kmh with 40% overdrive mode.

So if someone say this car is a fuel guzzler, I think its not true. I got detail figures.

My previous Mazda 1.6 FC is 11 to 12 km per liter.

Trajet is not fancy, compare to Toyota Picnic or Grandis or Estima. It attract less attention compare to other models. Especially in Malaysia.

My millionaire boss do not want to drive his Honda Odessey to Msia. He rather go with my Trajet or the company's Santa Fe.

Btw the Santa Fe can easily reach 160 kmh to 170 kmh.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th April, 2006

9th Dec 2008, 06:35

My Trajet pulls left and no dealer can find what's wrong.

It only does 18 MPG, which is pathetic.

Average review marks: 8.8 / 10, based on 1 review