Hyundai Terracan turbo-diesel

Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2012 at 08:33
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I recently purchased a one owner 2006 Terracan 5 speed manual with 130,000 km on the odometer and we are currently doing our first long trip in it with another couple (not towing anything) and must say I am delighted with its comfort, cruising ability, passing ability @ 110 kph and economy (averaging 10km / litre).

I was wondering how these vehicles go once they get to 200,000km+ as it seems very well built but I have no idea on their long term reliability ? It has had all the scheduled services and timing belt change at 90,000km.

Appreciate any comments on this vehicle

Old Mal
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Reply By: GT Campers - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 08:42

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 08:42
The Terra owes much of its body/chassis architecture to Pajero, but with significant changes (engine etc). Plastics quality is a bit iffy by now, from what I have seen.

Forget what might happen in 100,000km time... keep a grand or two in the bank for repairs (if and when they are needed) and just get out there and enjoy it!
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 09:12

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 09:12
I recommended that a friend in WA buy one new about then. He still has it and is very pleased even though it was written off from hail damage in Perth. He reckons it tows his van better than his previous 80 series petrol.

HOWEVER, there is a forum on these and I have done some research and a high proportion of them have had to have the injector pump replaced ( at about $5K) . The problem must be due to fuel quality as in WA almost no failures were reported in the survey while in Queensland about 20%.

So be very fussy in changing the fuel filter regularly, and perhaps fit an aftermarket water alarm.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 09:13

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 09:13
Hi Mal, australia4wd.com as per the attached hyperlink has a dedicated Terracan forum with some very active members who have a TC of your vintage. I have the petrol so won't comment re the diesel, but like you I'm very happy with the ride comfort and engine, although my petrol is as hungry as buggery.australia4wd.com
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Follow Up By: GT Campers - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 13:01

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 13:01
Yep they love a bourbon... (as do most Jap V6s): The figures I got were 27L/100km for petrol ... that's a solid 10 per hundred more than the diesel in of course identical towing conditions
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Reply By: Begaboy - Friday, May 18, 2012 at 18:54

Friday, May 18, 2012 at 18:54
Recently bought one for the wife with about 160k on the clock - in Auto diesel - she loves it - and i done a good long drive in it the other week ( 600 K round trip in a day ) and i am impressed with it - and im a Patrol 4.2 TDI owner ! , very happy with the purchase
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