2008 Hyundai Getz Top style 1.4
Nothing was really wrong with the car, besides the squeaking in the back compartment, when on the original Hankook tires, new tires fixed it. Bad quality I guess.
Also the rear brakes required cleaning, as they were making horrible sounds. Not on warranty...
Seat was making noises, lubricant fixed this.
In general I'm very satisfied with the car, with every kilometer I drive, I'm happier that I bought it.
The engine is strong (100KM) and accelerates pretty good. It consumes 8,6 l/km with fast driving, but that's not a problem, Hyundai engines are not very cost efficient when it comes to gasoline consumption.
Anyhow, it drives a whole lot better than it's competition, like: Corsa, Clio, Yaris, at least for my taste.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th December, 2009
I do not think that Getz can really compare to its rivals as you mentioned. I happen to drive Corsa and Polo, and my experience is that both are much better on the road handling and suspension.
Moreover, my Getz also squeaks on the back side. One reason was bad shock absorber (replaced under warranty). Consumption is much higher than Corsa and Polo (8-10 l/100km), but engine is stronger and pulls much easier. Chassis seems worse than rivals, often hearing rattles from all over the car. Hyundai has to improve drivetrain, noise insulation in the cabin and the rest is OK.
I upgraded with new wheels. Now I drive on 195/50R15 and I must say that car handles much batter. Although I believe that 185/55R15 (as on Sport model) handles even better and is the perfect match for the Getz.
I wish I have the money for the Eibach suspension set, that should make even more performance in the curves and overall handling.
Just to put some notes on my 1.4 litre car: after 25000 km I cannot say anything bad, beside what usually is a problem with this model: sometimes squeaky bodywork, rough suspension, rattles from the rear shock absorber, bad fuel efficiency, even worse sound proofing.
On the other hand, it is good performer, up to now problem-free.
I upgraded my Getz with Eibach springs (I already put 195/50 tires on 15 inch alloys), and I must say that it should have been installed already in the factory. It is much better in terms of road holding. But my original shock absorbers, which are not of much quality, seem to give up 15 000km after installation of Eibach. I assume that the real solution is to go to complete new sport suspension. And yes again, the car is very stiff on the road, so the comfort for passengers is next to nothing. This adds to the feeling of “sporty” driving, but takes in the area of comfort in the cabin.