Hyundai Terracan

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 18:58
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Looking for some fedback on the Terracan now. Drove one today on road and was impressed, but if I was after a roadcar I would keep my Commodore. Has anyone experience of one off-road? Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Jim.
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 19:13

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 19:13
Just check out any aftermarket [or lack of] options before commiting, or you could be another frustrated "out of the norm" 4wd owner who cant get accesories.
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 21:55

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 21:55
Go_Offroad,

I don't understand your motives. At around $25,000 less than a similarly equipped Prado I reckon I could afford any accessory (custom made or off the shelf) and still have change leftover for an overseas trip.

Get used to the idea that what you think is right in this world is not the gospel for the rest of the community. Personal choice is the basis of democracy.

Jim.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 22:10

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 22:10
Jim,
I dont have a motive, Im simply saying, if you want suspension, a bullbar, a rear step, drawers for the back, and any of the other things people who buy on price complain about after they make a decision, then just do your homework, like you have on prices.

But it would appear you have your pick made, and are only looking for something other than advice in your threads on buying a new car....

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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 19:34

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 19:34
If I'd made up my mind I wouldn't be asking for advice. At the moment I am CONSIDERING a Sorento or Terracan because they suit my budget and will probably handle the sort of work I want to do.

Jim.
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 19:44

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 19:44
A fellow clubbie has a Terracan, not a bad car apparently but they have been known to complain about it being "vertically challenged"!!!!!
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 21:48

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 21:48
Brian,
Can you please elaborate. Vertically challenged in what respect?

Regards,

Jim.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 22:10

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 22:10
like...........not high enough,...........LOL
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 22:58

Thursday, Apr 15, 2004 at 22:58
A roof rack will build it up a bit... LOL
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 07:44

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 07:44
Jimbo.... Vertically Challenged refers to it's lack of height for off road purposes..

the other guy whose "motives" you questioned was only trying to help you.... if you buy a Patrol/Cruiser/Prado/Disco/, theres an absolute abundance of accessories to kit it up! But a lot of the "softer" 4X4er's don't have that luxury.... the accessories companies don't cater for them 'cos mostly they're used as bigger cars rather than off roaders. That's what I was saying.... check if you can get a lift kit for it... if you want to go off road in it, you will need to raise it a little.. my clubmate says his Terracan is quite capable for easy stuff, but can't go to harder trips 'cos the damn thing's too low!

Not trying to upset you here... you asked for opinions.... theres an old saying...
"If you think you mightn't like the answers..... Don't ask the question!"
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 19:32

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 19:32
Brian,

Thanks for your feedback. Your comments on the lack of height is what I am after. I don't want to spend a fortune on accessories, rather I want to know what is like "of the shelf".

Just how low are they and what sort of restrictions will this place on it?

I don't expect it to go where a Cruiser or Patrol may go, but expect it to fair better than than an Escape or HRV. Fair bet? Note I owned a GQ in the 90's and did many off road trips in it which never tested it. I figure the sort of travel I do can be handled by a Terracan or Sorento. Also they suit my budget.

Jim.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 19:39

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 19:39
Wouldnt you just measure them, and compare them to other vehicles your looking at?????

Go test drive afew, and find a place you can offroad them, those you can, and even those that dont fit in your budget, just for comparison.
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Reply By: Rosscoe - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 11:59

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 11:59
Jimbo,

There's a comparison report in this monts 4WD Monthly. Read wth caution because I think there is a fair bit of bias in some magazine articles.
Cynics may even suggest cash for comment gets involved!
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Follow Up By: Jimbo - Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 19:35

Friday, Apr 16, 2004 at 19:35
Thanks Rosscoe, I'll get the mag.

Jim.
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Apr 19, 2004 at 10:03

Monday, Apr 19, 2004 at 10:03
I spoke with the guy I know who has a Terracan, he assures me there are a number of accessories available and he is sure a 2" suspension lift is achievable, although it is costly. Apart from that, he finds it a quite good car.
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