2005 Hyundai Getz GL 1.3


Takes you from point A to point B safely


None that requires serious attention. Just minor ones (horn sometimes became faulty.. and that's about it..)

However, in 2009, the car involved in an accident. Got hit on the driver's side (side impact) by a fast moving minivan (a Kia Sedona/Carnival).

After the accident (very terrible, but workshop managed to repair the car and it's on the road again), problems started to occur, which I think might be caused by the accident:

Check engine light keeps turning on.. Got it checked at service center. Found out that it's the cat-con and oxygen sensor problem (probably because of the impact during the accident).

General Comments:

Very very safe car to drive. Saved my wife's live.. She was behind the wheel when the accident happened. She escape with only minor injuries, although the car looks unrepairable at first. That 4 star NCAP rating is actually good for something.. And this came from a car without those side impact, driver's airbags etc.

After been repaired, it's on the road again. NVH is as good as brand new. Korean cars are surely built tough.

Handling is good. A bit of understeer, but good for normal drivers like most of us. Very stable at high speed and cornering (managed to floor it to 170km/h on stock condition, didn't dare to go further).

Fuel consumption is OK, around 50+km/L..

A bit underpowered with its 1.3L engine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th February, 2010

2005 Hyundai Getz 1.3


Getz to Go!


This model at the time of purchase, came with Body-Kit. So I guess the body was rather heavy for the 1.3 engine. Thus when you accelerate it seems to pick up slow. The other negative part of it is the seat- the material gets dirty easily in light grey (unless you changed to leather seat) My colleague who is driving the same model also share the same view. This will be a second family car as space is limited. I can't put my baby buggy in the boot even though the buggy is of umbrella type.

General Comments:

Overall, it is quite satisfying - with sporty look and CBU at a reasonable price. If you do not mind the size, its cool to drive on the road. With the body kits it looks a bit like the Suzuki Swift too if the person is not so familiar with Swift, but of course with a much more better price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th February, 2006

2004 Hyundai Getz LX 1.6


High Quality Powerful yet cheap


Gear refused to shift into 4th.

Alarm has no confirmation signal.

General Comments:

Bland, but quality interior.

Yellow colours brings out the bland, but nice shape.

Powerful and Pert.

Fuel Consumption medium only

Nice to drive.

Difficult to drive in Rainy weather as the wiper does clear fast enough even at the highest speed setting.

Low beam a tad dim.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2005

2004 Hyundai Getz GL 1.3


Overall it is a good car to drive in the city


1. Rear brakes noisy after 5,000km.

2. All four doors interior trim came off (must be using cheap glue?)

3. Extremely high fuel consumption at city driving.

General Comments:

1. Average car performance and handling compare to my previous Proton Wira.

2. The seats are comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2005

16th May 2005, 12:04


I am now looking to get a Getz, and I was wondering, what did you do to fix the brake knocking sound? Since another Getz owner from Malaysia also mentioned the same problem, and also exactly at after 5000k, I'm a bit worried it's a manufacturing problem.

Did it get sorted under warranty? How about the trims?

Have you encountered any problems since? When you say consumption for petrol is high, how high are you talking about? km/l?


2003 Hyundai Getz GL 1.3


Affordable style and practicality


Rear brakes make a knocking sound after 5,000 kilometers.

Screeching sound from the engine when starting the in the morning.

General Comments:

Fairly agile and responsive in heavy traffic.

Smooth ride and stable up to 160km/h, which is impressive for a small car.

Excellent exterior design, but a bit too conventional for the interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2004