Happy Hyundai Customer
We have this model of Hyundai Imax and we think its brilliant.Used as an about town family van ,uses only unleaded which is great as it has a large tank so we get two weeks running around use out of it.smooth to drive and ease of manoeurvering.Have done all log book servicing through Hyundai which i reccomend.Overall a lovely family vehicle..julie williams
Purchased in January 2019 at Clint's Farm Fresh Produce for $24,000.00.
Great for a big family !!
Great for a big family, i have plated 2013 brought early 2014, ive owned since New, never skipped a beat and never let me down . Great to drive & even fits a double mountain buggy in the boot sideways while set up!! a god send with the Twins. Great Mummy van !!
Purchased for $41,990.00.
I love my imax
I have the diesel and it's a great drive. I love the torque of the diesel. Pulls like a bloody train and l get nearly 900km to a tank. I tried the petrol but wouldn't recommend. It's a very basic vehicle which suits me. Good mechanics and a great turning circle. Build quality is good and it's very solid. My only gripes would be:
The very rear seat can not be folded down to make extra room- it has to be removed (4 bolts and a two person lift)
There is no grab handle for the passenger but there is one for the driver. This is odd as the van v...
Purchased in May 2018 for $20,000.00.
Great spacious car
Now have a had two of these, updated in June 2017. Current 2016 model is diesel instead of Petrol which has more power and tank lasts twice as long. So spacious for our large family, only wish it had more towing capacity as we will probably have to trade in next year to a more suitable vehicle to tow a camper.
The kids love it with a DVD player now and plenty of space for growing teenagers and the young ones with car seats.
The main issue/complaint is the latest models cruise control is terrible and very delayed at responding, probably not ...
The diesel iMax is a great thing. Highly recommended
This is a review of the MY16 TQ3-W Series II
What a revelation! After the petrol-powered iMax, this diesel version (in automatic form) is just so much better it’s hard to describe. No more overtaking with gritted teeth, this iMax has solid go and is an all-round pleasure to drive.
Around town it’s easy to drive, is easy to see out of and you soon forget you’re driving a fairly large van. It’s comfortable and well appointed for the price. Out on the open road and it’s more good news. Good power, quiet by anyone’s standard, and a nice ...
Great car for tranpoorting people in confort
I drove an iMax for several years and found it to be very reliable and easy to drive in all weather. I would often drive the iMax with 7 adult passengers and found there was plenty of space and that it drove well. The only thing I would like to see improved is the very back seats do not fold down to make more room for large items needed to be transported.
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
Fantastic people mover
Feels like a car to drive. I've fitted aftermarket cruise control, sunroofs, leather seats and is like nothing available in the market today. Excellent space for 8 people and all imaginable luggage. Fantastic car. Hyundai should offer it in Australia with the Starex Royale finishing also... With the second row captain chairs swivel seats also...
Drives well - long van but turning circle is excellent in tight spaces - very comfortable and powerful turbo diesel motor perfectly matched to the auto gearbox. Apart from regular service haven't had any problems or cost. Very cheap to run this van. Basic bells and I fitted cruise control after market ($800).
Its my mobile office and it's great to sit up high in Sydney traffic.
Our iMax is now just running out of warranty after 5 years of great service. We are extremely happy with the 130 thousand clicks of work this diesel has done for our large family. I'm still amazed at the power and economy this motor produces. Only problem we have had was at 4 years and 10 months old the a/c blew a compressor. No questions asked, problem was fixed under warranty. I wish there was a new model on the market as I would seriously consider going again with another but the slightly dated look and the lack of mod cons will probably mean we will go with something else.
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.
I was dreading having to make the transition to a people mover until I found the Imax. It powers up the hills and handles the corners with ease. Turns on a dime and tows without a whimper. Tyres are expensive to replace. Loving the full sized seats throughout. All it.
Very Good Choice would buy another
I bought my I-Max 2.5 turbo diesel auto new from Trinity Hyundai Cairns two and a half years and 50,000 km ago, I am a retired private owner and wanted a large reliable vehicle for travelling long distances with space for heaps of luggage and to pull over and take a break in the back in reasonable comfort, after much consideration and research, I talked to I-Max and I-Load owners before making the decision, one local contractor had done over 200,000 kms with his I-Load turbo diesel auto with no with no trouble (he now has another two and his or...iginal has done over 300,000) The I-Max is no luxury vehicle or family sedan but for it's size and weight it handles and drives well, make sure the tyre pressures are right and not too hard or the ride becomes harsh, the high driving position is a real benefit in traffic, I don't find it particularly noisy (with my hearing aids out) but it's not as quiet as my old Mazda 3 and previous Magna, the interior is functional and quite basic, to front and rear air conditioning is very good, rear passenger seat space is huge with the seats pushed fully back, it's easy to enter or exit the rear seats through the right or left sliding door, there is a large space between the two front seats, I have a small esky in that space, I have a child seat in the centre at the back for my young grandson, he likes the clear view through the front window from this position and two adults can sit either side of him, the centre position is reccomended for safety by the seat manufacturer. I had cruise control and a reversing camera fitted from new, the cruise control looks neat like it came with the vehicle, it was fitted by the Hyundai dealer here in Cairns. The vehicle was thirsty when new but after about 3,000-4,000 km it improved, fuel consumption is about 10 to 10.5 litres per 100k on short trips around town and better than 9 litres per 100 km on longer trips using cruise control, it will cruise happily at the speed limit all day, I don't drive any faster than the speed limit but one crazy owner told me that they will do 180 kph wouldn't want to try it myself!! Fixed servicing costs seem a bit high but with 15,000 km service intervals for normal use the cost is not too bad. I have removed the back row of seats temporarily and can refit them easily if required they just bolt in place, this is legal in Queensland on a temporary basis, ( Queensland Government regulation VSIL50Permanentandtemporaryremovalofseatsfromlightmotorvehicles) this gives me a massive amount of floor space in the back up to nearly 1.9 metres if you don't have passengers in the back seats probably 1.7 metres with 5 occupants. The I-Max has given me no trouble except a stereo switch problem and a fogged reversing camera lens, both fixed quickly under warranty by the Hyundai dealer. If you accept the I-Max for what it is and don't crave a status symbol vehicle or sporty performance and handling it could be right for you, if you can hire one or request a long test drive from your dealer it may help your decision either way but for me it was the right choice. One annoying thing is the ignition key, with just one push button on the side it's easy to lock/unlock the vehicle accidentally if the key is in your pocket jostling with other pocket contents.
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...
Unreliable but roomy
The Imax is ok when it does actually start and can carry 8 people with luggage easily. The problems have however has left us with an overall dissapointing vehicle. Firstly on pickup from dealership when new we noticed the drivers door was out of line with body and steel was rubbing on chassis of car, after a week of twisting the door and respraying the body it now sticks out and causes wind noise for the driver. Then the car has trouble starting, will not fire the engine after continual cranking, we have a diesel and wait for the glow plugs to ...go off and have tried to start numerous times, even when its hot or been driving for some time it wont fire- sometimes up to 5 minutes which is extremely frustrating. We also had an issue at 17000 klm when the oil went through the radiator and coolant from the radiator went into the engine and dumped black oil all over our garage floor; the car went on the back of the truck back to hyundai again for two weeks; when we got it back we had no air conditioner working. When you look at the car from above the doors do not line up and hang out of body not quite square. We have now done 31000 klm and has had all its services done on time but found this car to be the most unreliable we have ever owned and will never buy another Hyundai again.
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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