Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Review of Hyundai Starex

Looks like the facelifted alphard

Rim design looks awkward

Independant front suspension gives a direct steering feedback

2.5 litre diesel. 11 people ar? no problem

Rigid axle with coil spring? Want to go offroad ar?

Very clear and easy to read.

Interior is fine. Controls are easy to reach, Build quality is good.

The is currently the biggest hyundai I’ve driven ever. With the ability to carry 11 people at a go, I’m sure it’ll be a hot seller in this country. Starting at around rm140k ++, I don’t think that its got much competitions.

The cabin feels well made, with lots of robust plastics around, and the cabin feels rather airy thanks to the powerful air conditioning unit.

Powering this big bread van will be a diesel powered 2.5 litre engine with common rail turbo unit with VGT. The power unit feels strong on pull, its feels brisk even with 7 people on board.

The ride is a little on the stiff side but at least the seats are comfortable and the noise level is low.

Over weeks of usage, I had no issues with the hyundai starex except for one, its huge size. This van is so huge that parking it becomes a difficult chore, and not to mention its huge turning radius as well.

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