2003 Hyundai Getz GLS 1.3i from Netherlands
Excellent car for the money!
Nothing so far.
Very spacious for such a small car, 4 adults sit comfortably with plenty of legroom both in the front and the back.
Comfortable dirver's seat, adjustable in height that make even longer trips on the highway reasonably comfortable.
The rear seats can be folded to create a completely flat surface from the trunk all the way up to the front seats. Which gives you enough room to even make a shopping trip to IKEA feasible.
The airco is a godsend in the summer, could not imagine the Getz without it. Execellent standard feature for this price range!
The 1.3 litre engine copes well on both the highway and in the city. It's a nice combination of performance, low noise and "reasonably" low fuel consumption.
Fuel consumption is with non-agressive driving usually about 14km/l for mixed city/country road drives. There are many other small cars that consume less than the Hyundai and fuel consumption stated by the manufacturer cannot be expected to reflect real life driving experience.
The car excels on non-highway country roads where the engine can smoothly purr at around 2000-3000 rpms and the (for the city quite soft) suspension feels just right.
The Getz is a "grown up" car, it's not a recreational toy or an extreme "budget" car. It's a serious work horse made for every day use.
Overall I'm very happy with the car, it is reliable and keeps up with more expensive cars in terms of standard features, handling and performance.
An excellent car for those who need a low price small car that always works, provide comfortable driving on all roads, has enough space to take your family on a trip or do your holiday shopping.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th January, 2005