2007 Hyundai Getz Edition 1.4L
Very good car for the money
Nothing in the first year and 45.000 km.
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).