2005 Hyundai Trajet Reviews

2005 Hyundai Trajet CRTD 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired54900 miles
Most recent distance56000 miles
Previous carFiat Ulysse


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.

General Comments:

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

2005 Hyundai Trajet GS 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Distance when acquired20000 miles
Most recent distance294000 miles
Previous carBMW Z3 Roadster


Good car initially, but now a peanut of a motor.

Rear wear on the shocks, due to high pressure on cornering.

Dials frozen on the interior (look like they've been lifted from an Victorian African diamond mine lift).

Rear boot is too big. Shopping sways around like it's on the high seas. Only useful if you intend to transport a darted Zebra.

Performance is strange. You need to rev it hard, very hard to get any good performance. I tend to hit the limiter very quickly as it prances through 1st and 2nd (doing no more than 40mph).

General Comments:

Overall it's a dog.

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

Review Date: 27th August, 2013

2005 Hyundai Trajet CVVT 2.0 petrol from Singapore

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Previous carMitsubishi Space Wagon


Value for money, and safe on highways


Battery went flat soon after warranty. The Pioneer VCD player (came with the car) was not able to display images after I replaced the battery. Pioneer admitted the fuse would blown every time a new battery was installed.

Digital clock ceased to display after 2 years. As the workshop estimated a cost about S$300 to repair, I decided to rely on the clock provided by the Pioneer VCD player.

Michelin tyre at the front wheel burst after 3 years.

Headlight bulbs blown after 3 years.

General Comments:

Engine parts are reliable, and never give trouble.

Body is solid. It can withstand collision by motorcycles on Malaysia highways.

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

Review Date: 8th January, 2011

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews