2003 Hyundai Getz 1.1 1.1 from UK and Ireland
They've changed the car, can you change your mind??
As there were not many reviews of the "Getz" on here, thought I'd pass on the benefit of my experience with one of these as a hire car for a week in Australia.
Hyundai's reputation is somewhat poor in the UK - seen as cheap and not necessarily cheerful so I was rather sceptical when I found out our hire car for the week was going to be a Hyundai Getz. My preconceptions were completely shattered when we picked it up - what a great little car! It was roomy, comfortable and reasonably nippy - even with the 1.1 engine. Fuel consumption was negligible and the interior although basic was funkily styled and worthy of a more expensive vehicle. It was a doddle to drive and handled pretty well. I think Hyundai have gone for a more "European" feel with this one and for me they have got it spot on. Although some of the trim is not top drawer it felt pretty well screwed together.
If you are in the market for a small car then the 5 year warranty makes this a very attractive proposition provided you're happy to have the Hyundai badge on your drive. It will certainly be near the top of the list when our current 2nd car (Vauxhall Corsa) needs replacing - which given the rate things are falling off it isn't too far away!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th November, 2003
The Kalos is rubbish, how can anyone recommend it? It's a Daewoo, hence its cheap, only lasts 12 months, uses ancient engines and sounds gruff. The Getz is a better car, not by a huge amount, but it still is. OK!
I have never drive an Aveo before, but I have been inside one. All in all, I would say that the Getz is better in more aspects. Just to name one, the look makes all the difference!