Originally, i bought this car as a workhorse for dogs, fishing and smallholding duties. It performs these duties impeccably and is really capable off road. It is surprisingly comfortable on road and is a refined cruiser. I was all set to go for a disco 3 but a similar spec was nearly twice the price of the terracan! I think hyundai have seriously undersold this car, as the value for money is unrivalled. The build quality is excellent. The dash is a bit plasticky but it has withstood a fair bit of abuse and with a quick wipe down it looks like new. I would very much recommend the terracan for outdoor/country families who want a seriously capable vehicle. It will tow nearly 3 tonnes and has taken everything i have thrown at it in its stride.There is bags of room both front and back and the boot is huge. As i said, it is an excellent workhorse, but to be fair to the car it is so much more than that. After 40k miles it has not had a spanner near it apart from routine servicing, and still has more than 2 years warranty left.It averages about 30 mpg which is acceptable for this type of vehicle.
The latest update on my December 2006 Hyundai Terracan Ltd is as follows - 63,000 miles covered ansd still on the 4 original tyres. Only one Warranty claim so far which was last week for 2 split oil seals on the front and rear axles. The only other costs apart from regular servicing is two headlamp bulbs and a side light bulb. I have had this vehicle serviced by an independant garage to the hyundai spec since new and so far it has been a superb vehicle. Sadly, depreciation is the only disapointing factor about the car but the 5 year warranty makes up for that. I fully intend to keep this for about 4 years in total and cover about 125,000 miles. I can't really fault the car which does everything a large family could ever ask for. Buy one, they are really worth it!
I have had a Terracan for nearly a year now and I'm still really pleased with it. I bought it to double as a work vehicle (stuff it with 2 drumkits, a PA system, 9 guitars and amps, keyboards, various stands and boxes etc) and a family car (stuff it with wife, 2 kids, bikes, scooters, snacks and supplies, welly's and coats etc) and it does both admirably. It's the second 4x4 I have owned (other was a wee Daihatsu Sportrak) although I have had experience with others like shoguns, troopers, range rovers (which I had to tow with a Seat Toledo, teehee). Chose it over the Santa Fe because of the mighty space in the back, loads of room.
Probably quite good running costs despite the engine size (2.9), I reckon I'm getting between 30 and 33 mpg out of it depending on the journey.
The only problem I have had is a temperamental electric mirror which I wouldn't even bother taking to the dealers for as I don't give a monkeys about it to be honest.
Nice to drive, feels sound enough, no rattles or thumps.
Inside is a bit plasticky but so what? It's also got jam, chocolate, crisps and melted ice cream on the inside so plastic is probably good enough for all that. I bought some heavy duty waterproof seat covers for about 50 quid, just to protect the seats which are far to nice to have all that food stuck to them. 12 volt supplies in various locations (boot, back seats), quite a few cubby holes for storage and a good cd/radio system. Overall, well pleased.
We brought this as a tow car from a Hyundai dealer. It was an ex-demo car with 7,700 miles on the clock. We've had loads of problem: faulty fuel tank sensor (x2), recalled for brake discs, boot door wouldn't close properly, rust on the undercarriage (no protection it's dry) spongey clutch pedal, clunking 2nd gear and high fuel consumption. We've only towed three times and covered 3,200 miles - total mileage now 10,900. On our last towing journey with an empty caravan we noticed the clutch slipping. We took it to our dealer who found the clutch and flywheel had burnt out. There are no parts in the UK and they are having to come from Korea. The Terracan had never towed before we owned it - we had the towbar fitted. We don't know how it was driven for the first 7,700 miles as a demo car and Hyundai are not interested - they just say it's a used car! We've tried to find out why this would happen and if it was a common fault but Hyundai have been completely unhelpful and won't provide us with details of warranty history prior to our ownership. We are now left with a huge bill for £1,200 to repair a car that is only 2 years old with 10,900 miles on the clock. The owner reviews we read said it was a great tow vehicle - it is when it works!! Future buyers beware - these problems are not covered under the 5 year warranty!
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