2005 Hyundai Trajet CRTD 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Trajet? Tragic more like it.
Soon after I purchased it, the gearbox suffered a malfunction that necessitated a complete replacement; outrageous at only 55,000 miles. This took about 4 weeks to arrive from Hyundai.
Recently the gear change cable snapped and had to be replaced. This involves removing all of the air filter unit and electrical links to it. A time consuming and costly job.
The sad thing is this could have been a great car. It's roomy, and all the seats can be taken out, so with the addition of a mattress, it can become a mini camper or mobile bedroom.
It is let down by a truly appalling clutch and gearbox. This seems to be a common problem.
The seats, while removable, are very difficult to put back in, because the bits that locate in the floor are a real struggle to locate in the recesses which lock them in position.
If these cars were so great, then you would see far more of them on the streets than the Galaxys, Alhambras or Sharans, which are very similar to them.
The gearbox was fixed under warranty, so I'm not that much out of pocket, so I might as well keep the car until something else major goes wrong; then it's fit for the breakers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th November, 2013
23rd Dec 2014, 17:51
An update to my review above from over a year ago.
The fifth gear does not engage and only works when you hold it in. If you read my review above, you will see it has had a new gearbox, but it is now on 75,000 miles, only 25,000 miles since it was fitted. The cost of removal of the gearbox and replacement of the fifth gear far outweighs what this piece of crap is worth.
You have been warned.