|This 2004 V6 Terracan GL auto wasn't up to much when new, so why would anything have changed? It's still active, with around 130,000km on the clock.|
Had a question from a visitor to 4wdNewz about the wisdom of buying a Hyundai Terracan, the wagon based heavily on Mitsubishi's Pajero and built from 2001 to 2007. Check Trademe and you'll see that good ones are available for around $20,000, which seems a bit high to me. The would-be owner probably asked the wrong person, because I didn't think much of the Terracan when new and nothing's really changed, except they're older and cheaper. As an all-rounder, the Korean was average in every way and the V6 version used way too much petrol. Off-road, it had limited articulation, limited approach and departure angles and limited all-round ability. Aftermarket products to improve its off-road competence are relatively thin on the ground, compared to major makes. I'd sooner just get a better vehicle and not bother with coaxing more out of what is now an orphan. Still, people do persist and modify a Terracan for club-type activities. If you're thinking of becoming one of these people, here's an excellent website with lots of good info.