2007 Hyundai Getz Edition 1.4L

Summary:

Very good car for the money

Faults:

Nothing in the first year and 45.000 km.

General Comments:

Good handling, swift and reliable small car.

Have enough inner space for its size, but a little bit short on space in the front seats for taller persons.

1.4 engine is OK for size of this car, but for a dynamic ride you have to push over 3.000rpm.

My car has an LPG conversion because I do about 50.000 km per year.

For town driving it is excellent, and for highway, and longer trips it is enough comfortable, but the engine is little bit too noisy (At 140km/h it revs 4.000), and this affects fuel consumption.

On average, it takes 8.5 liters of LPG per 100km, and on the highway 9-10 liters/ 100km.

Overall I could recommend this car, and I plan to keep mine for 5 years, and put some serious mileage on it.

It seems Hyundai is making good and very reliable cars. If they improve fuel consumption for their gasoline engines, they will become serious runners for the top market position.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2008

29th Jan 2009, 08:59

I agree with everything said. Just want to add that I am a bit disappointed with the stiff suspension. It lacks refinement especially on rougher surfaces. Also the engine sounds like a washing machine. The quality of materials is way lower than the competition, but taken that this is a car designed in 2002, it is OK by the standards of the class (i.e. inner plastics in Opel Corsas made that year are the same quality, if not even lower). The new Hyundai i20 interior plastics feel much cheaper than today’s rivals too.

The equipment is also below the class (i.e. Suzuki Swift is much better equipped and feels sturdier and better protected from bellow). And the price is the same. The gear shift is precise form 1 to 5, but I can hardly put it in reverse. Even car manual says that if so, than try it again with the clutch pressed harder.

There is constant rattle from the rear compartment (door?), not only on my car but also on the test car I drove. I thought it was the problem with the test car, but obviously it is common to all Getz models. I hope my Getz proves reliable as quoted on various magazines and user tests, because in means of equipment and refinement it scores lower than most cars in its class.

The good thing is Getz rolls smoothly on quality roads. It has enough space and power (1.4 liter petrol engine). Engine is simple to service. It has mostly all equipment the car should have (air-condition, ABS, remote central locking, front electrical windows…).

But there are cars at the same price and better equipped (and maybe with worse reliability reputation).

2006 Hyundai Getz GL 1.5 CRDi 16v 65 kW (88 HP)

Summary:

Excellent small car, not only for city drive

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong so far.

General Comments:

So far I am very satisfied with my Getz 1.5 CRDi, 16v, 65 kW (88 HP). It is very responsive and I enjoy driving it. It makes me want to race on the road the whole time. But the suspension is not built for any kind of racing, it is very soft and therefore, the ride is very comfortable.

The fuel economy could be a little better. On the highways the consumption is between 5 and 6 Liters/100km (56.5 – 47.1 miles per gallon UK), depending on the driving style, and in the city 7.5 – 8.5 Liters/100km (37.7 – 33.2 miles per gallon UK), depending on rush hours.

I do not have any service experience so far, since the car has only 3900 km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2007

1st Jun 2007, 02:01

I`m happy to hear such nice comments because am going to buy it this week:P.

2003 Hyundai Getz GLS 1.6 16V

Summary:

Excellent bargain with great potential

Faults:

Fortunately nothing have gone wrong.

General Comments:

If you have racing car in garage which you use every weekend for racing, then nothing can get you enough adrenaline while driving. If you had the opportunity to drive an Integrale EVO II, then nothing is fast enough at the road between street lights.

Seriously, the Hyundai Getz isn't a racing car or Integrale EVO II, but is very nice small car. I changed the suspension to put it lower and harder in cornering, and put the Getz on 195/50-15 Yokohama's. These changes make the small Hyundai run like a Go Kart.

Room inside is enough for a 2m tall person. Materials are OK, especially when you pay approximately 10,000 EUR for the car.

The sound of engine become excellent after I switched the regular filter with a K/N. This change provides more consumption because I always want to listen pure engine sounds - and all my neighbors.

Few words - small, cheap, quality, fast car for fun, which can be used for family trips. The seats are very comfortable, even at the backs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2003