I have owned this car for nearly a year and have done 28,000 miles.
It is excellent to drive, is very well equipped, fairly good on running costs and very, very reliable.
I don't know what car these so-called experts are driving, but it must be a different one from my Terracan. As said in some of the other reveiws, you cannot buy a better car for the money.
I paid just under £20,000 and it came with leather upholstery, privacy glass, metallic paint and a tow bar. Well done Hyundai.
Having owned three Series II Discoveries over seven years, it was not a light decision to change to a Terracan.
However, after test driving the car I was amazed at the power of the engine, the smoothness of the drive, and the level of the basic equipment. Then I looked at the overall running costs: cheaper insurance, and an unlimited miles five-year warranty.
What the hell was I doing looking at buying a Series 3 Discovery that was going to cost me over £30,000 to maintain to the same level as I had in the Series II? That was it for me - I placed my order for the highest-specification terracan and am now a happy owner with over 1200 miles in my first week, with half of that towing a 2200kg trailer accross the country.
At the end of the first week, I have been impressed with the engine's flexibility and power, the towing ability, and the incredible fuel economy of this unsung vehicle. Test drivers and journalists of the UK wake up and smell the coffee - these Hyundais are excellent!
I have just traded in my Grand Vitara for a brand new Terracan with full leather and dark windows.
The Terracan is very smooth with plenty of power and it deserves a higher rating.
I have driven and owned other 4x4s and there's nothing that can touch the Terracan for price and equipment - that includes Land Rover (Freelander and Disco).
If Hyundai can make this car for circa £20K, how can anyone justify selling a Land Rover for circa £30K?
The Terracan seems well screwed together and everything works well (which is more than I can say for British-built cars). I drive approx 20K miles per year and this car has given faultless performance so far.
Its 0-60mph time is not bad for a car of this weight and size; if you don't like 13sec then buy a sports car.
Its fuel economy of approx 35mpg is also good from the 2.9-litre engine. Again, if you think that's bad then buy one of those Smart cars!
Climate control is also very welcome when many more expensive cars only have air-con or none at all. How many cars do you know with an auto-dimming rear-view mirror?
If you want a large 4x4, you could do much worse than to get a Terracan with a five-year unlimited-mileage warranty!
The Terracan handles like a car, great on Motorways despite full ladder chassis; you won't bend this one off-road. Common-rail engine has loads of power. Tows a 1500kg Caravan like you wouldn't believe, with surprisingly little penalty in towing mpg. This 4x4 Doesn’t notice long motorway drags. Stacks of room, easy access. Have owned/driven long-term a Toyota Landcruiser plus an Isuzu Trooper Citation 3.0TDI, Chevrolet Blazer, (Discovery, bits kept falling off or breaking, definitely never will have one Again) Daihatsu Fourtrak, (Suzuki Grand Vitara, just a toy really). None of them comes close. All for £18,500 or £21K with leather and other goodies + 5-year/100,000-mile warranty. No wonder the Australians rave about the Terracan.
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