An absolute dream to climb in and drive anywhere
Used every day around town delivering kids to school and occasional lengthy trips on the highway, tows a large camper trailer/tent or our 5m pop top caravan with consumate ease
Purchased in October 2018 for $37,000.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Work driving on an expressway and camping driving up the coast and country
Daily commuting to work and holidays
Regularly at designated service times and if there was an issue
No issues have arisien
Purchased in May 2021 for $26,000.00.
Good & cheap service &
We are very satisfied. It’s cheaper than other companies. We drove from GC to Brisbane & back. All went smoothly. The staffs are all helpful & friendly. We will use them again.
Purchased in July 2019.
Value for money
Great specious vehicle, probably you can live in it.
You must be a good driver as the van is big it is bit tough to park and get around.
Take fair bit of fuel though.
Good warranty period
Purchased in July 2018.
2010 Market Value
Hi there, wanting feedback on the market value of a 2010 Hyundai iMax 8 seater fuel auto 170,000kms approx. The vehicle is service regularly. Clean and tidy inside. Had a touch up repaint.
Purchased in August 2017 for $18,000.00.
The petrol engine is perfectly adequate, who are you, Craig Lowndes??!
I own a 2014 petrol automatic. I've just returned from a trip with four blokes in it, luggage and heaps of gear, vehicle was probably pushing three tonnes, the car was faultless.
People go on about the petrol engine being gutless. Yes, there is less torque than the diesel, but it's easily driven around...How you ask??
Just kick it into third via the button on the gear stick! The car was accelerating up hills this way, it's totally adequate. Torque peak is at 4000 rpm, let it spin there when you need to, and you will have no problem. It just r...
We use ours as a big family wagon, minibus and van. Getting the seats out is easy but they are heavy! Also the 14mm bolts holding the 2 rows of seats come out of the factory super tight, so you'll need a heavy duty rattle gun to loosen them for the 1st time. The petrol is underpowered and requires the use of the overdrive button on steep hills. The 2.4l engine is super quiet and might have enough grunt if it had 2 or more gears. That aside it is very quiet out on the road, not just for a van, it is very quiet, the sound system is good and the w...arranty and service from Hyundai excellent. There is lack of flexibility as the seats don't fold down. However you can carry 8 adults in comfort and still have plenty of luggage space. Being rear wheel drive and sitting over the front wheels it's quite a pleasurable driving experience with an amazingly tight turning circle. The lack of cruise control can be fixed with an aftermarket unit for $750, that's only 1 or 2 speeding fines so definitely worth it. Overall, it's cheap and it's big :) Update* On the Diesel vs Petrol argument The diesel is quicker The petrol is cheaper to buy, maintain, service, the engine is more reliable and the cost ULP makes the fuel costs comparable. The petrol is super quiet round town, the diesel sounds like a commercial vehicle. The diesel engine is known to be fragile and very expensive to fix
Big family car
We bought our family 8 seater car in Feb 2017. We love this car cos it's a very spacious car. We just back from camping and we put even tower fan, 2 bicycles, 5 camp strechers , tents, blankets and all camp equipment into the car. Perfect size except the petrol is so so.
We understand the big car probably petrol is one of the concern. Other than that, the bluetooth is good too.
I love the air conditioning in the 2nd and 3rd rolls so my kids can adjust during the hot or cold day by themself.
One of dislike is the slide door is too heavy. I need to close harder.
Can't beat it for a big family
We've had this car for five years and we're in love. Not only does it cart us around (five kids two adults and a dog) to everywhere, we could pretty much live in it because it has so much room! The seats are normal size so even with 8 adults it is comfortable - the only negative is I wish it had cruise control and that the windows could open more at the back. Air conditionings pretty good!
Excellent People Mover if you dont fancy all the Bells and Whistles
This is in particular the 2016 Hyundai iMax TQ3-W Series II (Aug) -Petrol
We drove one of these as a hire car for 5 days. What a vehicle it was.
We use to own a tarago so i am comparing my though to a Tarago. (Base Model vs Base Model) - I'm not sure if the IMAX even comes in different trim levels.
* More spacious than Tarago
* More comfortable than Tarago (much roomier / ride quality)
* Very responsive to throttle response (6 adults and constant Air conditioning)
* It is a Very big vehicle but if your a car person you wont feel it tha...
blown injectors therefore blown engine
anyone have a similar problem? imax less than 70,000km blown injectors and had to have the engine rebuilt. Always serviced with Hyundai around 15,000-17,000km traveled per year. It was less than a year out of warranty and their "Customers, we dont Care" department said bad luck out of warranty, When issue was escalated (which took around 2 months to talk to a so called manager) they then said bad luck because I authorised the repair!! Never have I had such an ordinary experience with a manufacturer and vow that there will be no Hyundais in my shed ever again. So to let everyone know about this issue and caveat emptor
Good van for transporting a lot of people and still have boot space
Great car if you want to move a large number of people and still have boot space, adjustable middle row of seats allows for good adult leg room in the back row. Has enough room to take my family (6 people) and luggage/ or camping equipment for a 2 weeks driving holiday or a weekend away. The Imax handles like a car which was surprising, and is the easiest car to back into a parking spot I've ever had.
I've found the petrol model (2.4) a little underpowered, especially when loaded up and trying to get up a steep hill and after originally test ...
Can't fault the space! Just amazing space. Six kids aged from two to sixteen. Great and wonderful size.
Pick up is okay, towed a trailer from Perth to Melbourne, no problem.
Battery had a fault but the Hyundai dealer in Adelaide sorted it and we were on our way again.
The only thing I would fault is the drivers seat is awfully uncomfortable, like even on small trips to the shops, I am constantly annoyed at how jolly uncomfortable the seat is!!!
I wouldn't say it is a fault but if I had the money I would put an automatic boot closer button on the key. It is a very heavy boot to close.
No bells and whilstles on this model but we had a cruise control added , tints and a tow bar added.
Clutch Problems with 75000km
75000km and the clutch is gone, have been told by Hyundai this is wear & tear cost $7050.00 big and lots of room but never again I am going to have an Hyundai. Reading the forums it looks like it is hit and miss if you purchase a Hyundai. Do your homework.
Was...The Best Family Vehicle
I reviewed the iMax on May 27 2012 "The Best Family Vehiccle" and have now had the iMax for nearly 4 years. Last week (at 150,000 ks) the turbo died which caused the engine to 'run away', redlining hard on the stop for approx. 1-2 minutes, after which, (with a huge amount of smoke and several people running from their businesses to see what the problem was), the engine died. I serviced the van at the regular interval at a licenced mechanic and Hyundai have asked for all the service invoices, outlining the oils used, their viscosity and if they...are full synth, semi or not, all filters used and brand, parts and coolant... I questioned why when my log book is stamped, signed and dated correctly and I was told by the service manager, "to see if I had caused the turbo to die" and "I could get a stamp and stamp the book, how do we know you had it serviced?" I also had to fill out a declaration stating the van wasn't used for commercial purposes - ignoring the 3 child seats across the middle seat and no tow bar, roof racks, rear cage fitted.. When I asked about a courtesy vehicle (for work, school etc) I was told I had to book two weeks in advance.... I heard from Hyundai customer care today and was informed that they may or may not honour the 5 year/unlimited k warranty, even though the van is 4 years old... My advice - keep every receipt for this vehicle. It appears blown turbos are common for the 2.5l diesel. Local mechanics and a man from a well know roadside assist/windscreen repair company (fixing a windscreen on my other vehicle) stated that after about 100,000ks the turbo lets go...
Questions & Answers
Hi I am removing rear roof liner in a Imax 2014 to convert to a camper. Have removed side trims, clips, handles and seatbelts. Liner is lose but won’t drop. Is it glued to aircon ducts ect or are the lights holding it up. If so how do I sort this out please? Mark
Sorry i wouldnt know the answer to that but you could refer to manufacturer.
Rear seats on Kia Imax split or solid please?
Hi the very resr seats dont split.They are 1 bench seat screwed in place but top half do fold down.thanks
Another question, are there any afortable foldable seats to sleep on that can be place in the Imax yo use it as a camper van?
The rear row of 3 seats do not come out unless you unscrew them and take out and leave out.they will only fold down forwards in half.itsnot a camervsn so cant really be used as one.its really a people mover with luggage space for holidays and travel.Julie Williams
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