Used Hyundai Starex for sale in the Philippines
The Hyundai Starex is one of the most popular van models that is marketed in the Philippines. This 4-door van series is available in multiple-optional configurations, such as different vehicle dimensions and seating configurations. Popular models for the Starex usually have a 10 or 12 seater configuration.
Only a few van models have replicated the success of Starex in the country. It currently caters to a wide car audience including transport franchise operators who uses them as non-metered taxi cabs and the rich and famous who use its luxurious Hyundai Starex Limousine.
Buying a used Hyundai Starex
The Starex is priced higher than its other competitors in the van segment such as the Kia Carnival and Hyundai HiAce Grandia. However, among these three, the Starex has arguably the best handling performance thanks to the inclusion of a variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) for some of its recent models.
Hyundai has also proven to be quite a contender in terms of reliability over the years. Some of the first generations of Starex still run on the streets of Metro Manila. The Korean automaker has also put an emphasis on the power of this model with recent units producing 174 horsepower and 390 Nm of torque. Older models have marginally lower numbers, but still deliver the goods.
Another feature that will entice potential buyers, whether second hand or brand new, is its very versatile interior, owing to its sliding seats.
Tips for buying a Starex
You can expect that a used Starex unit will have undergone its fair share of wear and tear. User satisfaction for this vehicle is high and it is frequently used by its owners to travel long distances across the country.
Below are some simple guidelines to take into consideration when buying this vehicle.
- Check the vehicle’s sliding seats to see whether they are still functioning and have no rust. Also check the car’s air conditioning and make sure the sliding door is not very hard to move.
- Because of its size, the Starex is very susceptible to small run-ins from other vehicles. Check for dents, scratches and an uneven color scheme.