2006 Hyundai Trajet Reviews

2006 Hyundai Trajet CVVT 2.0 petrol from Singapore

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired151000 kilometres
Most recent distance162750 kilometres
Previous carHyundai Matrix

Summary:

Value for money spacious MPV, if looks, FC and performance are not your key considerations

Faults:

Well... it's high mileage for a 5 year old vehicle, and it was not well maintained by the previous owner.

To date, I have done the following to restore it:

Replaced cam rocker gasket.

Changed my steering rack to a re-conditioned one.

Changed absorber mounting and all absorbers.

General Comments:

Had to do some restoration work on this. Apart from that, have been enjoying the comfort of this ride.

Weight to power ratio is horrible (under powered). So decide if you want to have good fuel consumption (by moving off really slow), or rev the engine to get a decent speed, and ignore the fuel consumption. You can't expect much from an old school 4 speed gearbox.

Well if you do not observe your driving habits, this car can be a real guzzler. But no matter what good practices you have for fuel saving and driving patterns, the best you will probably get is around 10-11km/litre. On average, most drivers are getting 7-8km/litre.

The cabin area is large and very comfortable. But the A/C cooling for temperate climates is insufficient; takes time to cool down. Best to leave the rear A/C on all the way, even if there is no one in the rear.

As this car stopped production some time ago, parts for repair and accessories are not too conveniently available, and stock is very limited. Otherwise, you have to order and wait for shipment.

But personally over here, I still find it's a value for money MPV, as long as it's still running with some repairs here and there.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2012

2006 Hyundai Trajet GSI 2ltr from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2ltr Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance13000 miles

Summary:

Fantastic

Faults:

Nothing, the car has been a dream since the day I got it back in January 2006.

General Comments:

Loads of room, cheaper than its rivals here in the UK; for example the Ford Galaxy by £3000.00.

My car has a hoist for my scooter, and carries 4 people (2 adults, 2 children) quietly on motorways and urban roads.

The dash is laid out OK, and the dials are big.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2007

2006 Hyundai Trajet V6 2.7 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.7 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance2000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Pagero

Summary:

Go and buy one!- research pays off, I did it

Faults:

Nothing so far. Still early days I guess, I am optimistic the car will keep on going fine.

General Comments:

The Fuel economy is fantastic for a V6. with ABS the car handles very well. The car was required to perform on an occasion, it did so well.

Family feels snug and safe inside, that is the important thing to me. Heaps of room and comfort was in mind when they designed this one. Pleasure to drive and look forward to starting up everyday.

The column shift make heaps of room vacant out of the would be console.

Keep up the good work Hyundai.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2006

25th Oct 2006, 09:07

Just read your review and wondered if your Trajet is still going well? I am on the hunt for a people mover in a lower price bracket, but am concerned about some of the negative feedback I've read at this site. Have you used your Trajet for towing or did your research state whether it is possible to tow a small trailer (under 1000kg braked).

Thanks.

23rd Sep 2007, 21:29

I too had a Trajet; it was a great car.

But when I went to sell it or trade it in, I found they have no resale value.

2006 Hyundai Trajet GSI 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles

Faults:

Was trying to establish if anyone has had the whistling - flute- wind noise from teh Trajet at high speeds resolved. If so what was the answer. Our dealer is having problems resolving this...

BTW the problem has been there since day 1.

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

Review Date: 1st September, 2006

1st Aug 2007, 18:03

The problem happens to be with the rubber surround on the door seal; all you need to do is take it off, clean it and re seal it.

Andrew

Hyundai Trajet Forum

17th Jan 2008, 07:08

Had same problem; Trajets can make whistling noises at high speeds due to faulty windscreen seals. The windscreen needs to be removed and the seals replaced.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 4 reviews