I have had my 2.0 GSI for nearly a year and i think it is a great family car. I have had no major problems, only an engine sensor which was replaced under warrenty. All the family love the car as its comfortable on long trips and has bags of space, even with all the seats fitted. The only thing that is not great is the MPG which is not fantastic, especially with the current fuel prices.
With a second set of twins on the way we needed a big car and the Trajet fits the bill very nicely.
Other large MPVs no doubt would have been just as nice to drive and spacious but none of the other makes offered an 18-month example with a further 42 months warranty remaining.
Thankfully nothing has fallen off during our first 3 years of ownership and so far it has just required the annual service's and usually returns about 33 mpg so no major headaches for the wallet.
Living in Cornwall and having family in Thurso, Scotland means occasional long drives and the 2.0-litre turbodiesel copes very well loaded up with a family of six and holiday luggage in a top box. It is comfortable, has air con, a good sound system and gives the driver good visibility.
As for the passengers, they can position their individual seat as needed, plug in a DVD player from a power outlet in the rear or read using one of four lights positioned in the roof.
What is quite exceptional about this vehicle is its capacity to carry large items with some or all of the rear seats removed leaving it with a completly flat load bay, last year I popped round to my local Currys and picked up an American-style fridge-freezer in it!
My only advice to people considering one of these is to compare the service costs from your Hyundai dealer to that of your local garage so not to get ripped off.
Having Purchased 2.0GSi an ex demo 12,000, BIG mistake! On a 02 plate the front end suspension strut on the drivers side went, with a young family with a disabled child, could of been costly. Brake discs gone after 8 months of ownership, replaced with independent bespoke parts, still working after 70,000miles since replacement. Gone through so many front set of tyres. To cap it all the gearbox is currently being replaced by an independent for under £1000, for a fraction of the cost quoted by Hyundai dealership £2600. No I dont drive hard I have a motorbike for that. The weight of the front end and the sluggish wallowing of the Trajet into corners contributed to its demise according to a number of expert mechanics. Replaced Belts on a service £650 (Dealership again)Cheap MPV expensive on service and parts. Hyundai UK customer dont care services. I'm off to buy a Galaxy! £220 Big service sold it for me
The hyundai trajet has cost us a lot of money from day one with all the running costs it needs new brake discs because they were worn out because they did not fit them right and it cost a lot on fuel it is a ok car to travel in but could use a bit more leg room
overall the car is costing us money and we cant keep spending on it every 6 months
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