Hyundai Trajet 2.0 GSI 7-str MPV Estate, 2005 (05), Storm Grey Metallic, 83k, SOLD

Very good condition throughout full-size seven seater, with full service history, recent service and clutch, warranted mileage, long MoT and just two owners from new.  Great specification includes air conditioning, electric windows all round, CD-player, electric mirrors, rear parking sensors and roof rails.
In the details below, you’ll find full details of the specification, vehicle history, and a thoroughly detailed condition report.
Thirteen large-format photos also below!

The Trajet is a rare sight on British roads, as it never really captured public attention – that’s a shame because it is actually a very credible full-size seven seater that represents terrific value for money.  This one is a well-looked after example, in very good condition, with plenty to recommend it to a value-conscious customer looking for plenty of space at a bargain price.

I’ve known this car for three-and-half years now.  It was sold new in April 2005 to a private owner who kept the car right through till 2014.   The original sales invoice is still with the car, showing a purchase price of over £14k when new.  That owner had the car serviced every year at his Hyundai dealer before trading it back in to them with about 78000 miles on the clock.  At that point, I saw the car for sale to dealers, and I bought it to use as a transport vehicle for my wife’s children’s Day Nursery business – so for that last three and a half years it has been lightly used on school runs and the occasional outing, clocking up only around 1500 miles each year.  We’ve changed the Nursery policy, and are no longer providing transport for children to and from school, so the car is now for sale.

During our ownership, it has been very reliable – the only items of note being a replacement clutch and an alternator.  However, as a business where we are transporting other people’s children, it’s been important to us that that car is immaculately maintained, serviced, and ready to go at any time – so we have continued with the attention to detail on the servicing.

This model Trajet has a smooth and punchy 2.0-litre 16-valve petrol engine, producing 139bhp; this version of the engine was introduced in 2003 and provides more power and economy than the previous version.  This powers the car to 60mph in around 12.2 secs, and on to a maximum speed of around 114mph.  It certainly feels responsive enough on the road, accelerating cleanly and without fuss, and settling down to a stable and comfortable cruise on the motorway.

It’s finished in Storm Grey metallic, with a light grey cloth interior, which has stood up well to use – there is none of the damage, marks or deterioration to the interior that you often find on older MPVs.  The GSI trim level brings all the regular features that you might look for – Air conditioning, electric windows all round, electrically operated and heated mirrors, RDS radio with CD-player, ABS brakes with Electronic Brake Force Distribution, rear parking sensors, remote central locking,  front and side airbags, power steering, trip computer, and height adjustable driver’s seat and steering column.

This example has a very low and warranted recorded mileage of just under 83,500.  There’s a very comprehensive service and maintenance history, backed up by a thorough file of old invoices, MOT certificates etc.  Hyundais in general have an enviable reputation for reliability, and this car bears testament to that – it goes, performs, steers, stops etc just as you would want and expect it to do.

The full service history is set out below, but in summary the car has had no less than ten recorded main agent services, followed by a further three services at my regular mechanics (the last one only a couple of hundred miles ago); it has been serviced in the Spring every year without fail since new.  The cambelt was replaced in April 2010 at 43000 miles – so ideally would be due for replacement again now.  If you wish to do so, I can arrange for this to be completed prior to purchase, at trade cost of around £225.

The other servicing invoices generally show standard maintenance items, and occasional minor repairs as you might expect.  Two exceptional items have occurred:-
In October 2016, at 82,600 miles, the clutch burned out; in replacing it, my mechanics also noticed a slight leak on the power steering rack – and as the car was being used to transport other people’s children, there’s obviously no compromise on anything safety related – so the clutch and steering rack were both replaced at a total cost of nearly £800
Then in April 2017, at 83,200 miles, the alternator failed and was replace, with a bill of £240.  The receipts for these two items, together with other receipts for servicing and maintenance, are all in the pack of data with this car.

A year or so ago, I took the decision to have the Trajet MoT’d ahead of schedule and six months apart from the servicing – in order to ensure that the car got a thorough check-over twice a year.  As such, the MoT is due again at the end of December 2017, and so a new one will be completed prior to sale.  There was one advisory item there – for low rear tyre tread, and these have since been replaced.

The Trajet has been fully valeted and Experian Data Checked (like HPI) and is clear.  It doesn’t look like the car has ever been smoked in – we don’t smoke and it doesn’t look like the ashtray or cigar lighter have been used.  There’s also an MoT history printout and many of the certificates too showing how the mileage has built up through the car’s lifetime, providing further evidence of the very low mileage.

The pictures illustrate how very bright and shiny and well presented the car is.  There is no significant damage to the bodywork at all, just a small rusty patch to the nearside rear wheel arch (see photos), and a small touched-in scuff to the offside rear wheel arch .  Inevitably at this age and mileage, there are a few light scratches and stone chips etc, but all in all the car looks smart and tidy.

The Trajet was introduced in 2000, with revisions in 2003.  This example is one of the last ones sold in the UK, as the range was ceased in 2006.  Parker’s Car Guide comments:-

“Pros: Huge size, huge value.  Undercuts the cheapest Ford Galaxy and offers all the features buyers expect from an MPV, including easy-to-remove seats and ample room for seven. As you’d expect from Hyundai, it comes with kit that’s usually optional on other models. 2.0 petrol is refined about town (the 2.7 V6 is smoother and faster but far too heavy on fuel. 2.0 TD is an old-school diesel and only adequate. It takes a while to get going and is noisy at speed). Forward visibility is good, but limited in the rear. All controls are easy to reach, central locking and all electric window switches are located on the driver’s door. Steering wheel is adjustable for height. Hyundai mechanicals and electronic systems are very strong Rear five seats are all removable, although this can be an involved process. But it’s worth it for the van-like space and carry-all capability”.

On the road, the Trajet feels comfortable and spacious.  I’ve personally driven it on two long trips, and found it performed well; with seven adults in it, the performance is adequate without being road-burning, but it will still cruise happily at motorway speeds all day without feeling strained.  The driving position and visibility all round is good, it handles well, and does everything that you would want from a full-size seven seater.  Whilst its size might lead you to expect it to be uneconomical in use, in fact the official figures show an impressive 32.5 mpg for the combined cycle and 39.2mpg for the extra urban cycle.  The diesel version will obviously do more than this, but comes at a significantly higher purchase price, which would take some time to recover

If you wish to do so, you can also optionally purchase a comprehensive Warranty Assist Gold vehicle warranty covering all major components, at a cost of £119 for 6-months, £149 for a year or £269 for two years with a £75 claim excess.  Please click on “our services” above for more details.

Equipment and Features
> Finished in Storm Grey metallic paintwork, with light grey cloth interior trim
> 1,975cc 4-cylinder 16-valve fuel-injection petrol engine, producing 139 bhp
> 5-speed manual gearbox
> Power Assisted Steering (PAS)
> Air conditioning
> VDO RDS Radio with single CD-player and anti-theft protection.
> Electric front and rear windows and one-touch operation on the driver’s window
> Electric, heated door mirrors
> Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBFD)
> Remote control central locking, with two keys and two remote fobs
> Rear parking sensors
> Tinted windows
> Trip computer with distance-to-empty, time from reset, trip distance and external temperature
> Five rear seats, each fitted with 3-point seat belts and ISOFIX seat mountings
> Height adjustable steering wheel
> Height adjustable driver’s seat
> Driver’s, Front Passenger’s, and twin side airbags
> Rear fog lamps
> Heated rear window
> Rear wash/wipe system
> Twin 12-v charging points in the boot
> Twin roof rails

History and Documentation
> The current mileage is showing as 83,468miles which is warranted as correct.
> The Trajet comes with its V5 registration document.  It was first registered 20th April 2005 to a private keeper in Macclesfield.  I bought the car in May 2014, and then transferred the ownership in to the name of the Nursery in January 2016 – so the V5 shows a total of three keepers from new – although our “internal transfer” means that it is effectively just two owners
> The current MoT expires 29th December 2017.  It was issued 30th December 2016 at 82,940 miles.  A new MoT will be issued prior to sale.  An MoT history check shows previous MoTs completed at:-
11/04/2008;   26,465 miles
14/04/2009;   35,161 miles
08/04/2010;   43,185 miles
31/03/2011;   51,213 miles
30/03/2012;   60,191 miles
08/04/2013;   72,222 miles
07/04/2014;   77,776 miles
02/04/2015;   80,338 miles
30/03/2016;   81,896 miles
30/12/2016;   82,940 miles
> The car has been Experian Data Checked (similar to HPI), and the buyer will receive a copy of the report – which shows no problems.
> The car has a very thorough service history, with records showing services at :-
10 miles; 19/04/2005 – Hyundai Main Agent (pre-delivery inspection)
9,221 miles; 13/04/2006 – Hyundai Main Agent
17,374 miles; 03/04/2007 – Hyundai Main Agent
26,466 miles; 11/04/2008 – Hyundai Main Agent
35,157 miles; 14/04/2009 – Hyundai Main Agent
43,186 miles; 08/04/2010 – Hyundai Main Agent incl cambelt replacement
51,032 miles; 25/03/2011 – Hyundai Main Agent
60,191 miles; 30/03/2012 – Hyundai Main Agent
72,222 miles; 08/04/2013 – Hyundai Main Agent
77,777 miles; 07/04/2014 – Hyundai Main Agent
80,338 miles; 31/03/2015 – Independent garage (my mechanics)
81,896 miles; 01/04/2016 – Independent garage (my mechanics)
83,240 miles; 19/04/2017 – Independent garage (my mechanics)
> The owners handbook, service book, and book pack are all present.

Bodywork and Interior Condition
> As you can see from the photos, the bodywork is generally in very good condition.  Inevitably at this age and mileage, there are a few stone chips and a few light scratches.  In addition, there is a small rusty patch to the nearside rear wheel arch (see photo), and a small, neatly qtouched-in scuff to the offside rear wheel arch (which wouldn’t show up on a photo)
> The interior is clean and tidy, with no rips or tears to the fabric
> The interior clock display is not working – it’s a roof mounted LCD unit, so probably would need replacement to fix

Mechanical Condition and Wheels/Tyres
> The car has covered just over 83,000 miles.  It goes very well indeed – and runs, steers, stops and goes round corners just as you would expect!
> All the interior warning lights come on and go off as they should.
> The road wheels are steel, with replacement trims fitted; the original trims will be included in the sale if you wish – they are all serviceable, but the paint is flaking off them in a number of places which is why they have been replaced
> The road tyres are all 215/65 x15 Kumhos – Kumho Solus on the front and Kumho Ecowing to the rear.  The front tyres have around 5mm of tread on them, and the rears are nearly new with 7mm of tread on them.  The spare is a full-size steel wheel, with a Hero budget radial tyre, which has around 3mm of tread.
> The tools, jack and wheelbrace are all present

All in all – this is a very presentable, smart and well-equipped example of this full-size family MPV.  Well maintained and well-equipped, fully valeted, just serviced and very well-priced, it makes a compelling case for itself!

If you have any questions, please mail me or call me on 07917-234897.  Any inspection or accompanied test drive is welcomed by appointment.