2005 Hyundai Getz Sport 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Another Hyundai bargain. Just don't expect sportiness!

Faults:

Only just bought it, second hand. Everything works, although the belt for the power steering pump slips a bit. Easy fix.

General Comments:

Feels solid and well put together. Loads of space, practical and well thought out, from the shopping bag hook on the rear of the passenger seat to the reclining back seat, and split, fold and flatten rear squab.

I think it looks great: some I've read think the styling is clumsy, but to me it's quite classy, sort of. Well proportioned.

Full size alloy spare wheel, electric sunroof, electric heated mirrors, air con, trip computer... bags of kit for the £460 purchase price. And it's not yet ten years old.

However, it's the Sport model. And it's sporty in the same way as a darts player is sporty. The 1.6 is smooth, but you find you're up to the speed limit before you've realised and it just doesn't feel quick. It's a tall car and there's too much body roll... feels sloppy, wallowy. But I bought it to potter around in and to be good at speed on the motorway, which it is, by the way.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2015

2005 Hyundai Getz 1.3 from Lebanon

Summary:

A great car to have if what you care for is practicality, economy and reliability

Faults:

Practically nothing went wrong with this car; very impressive reliability from a Korean manufacturer!

General Comments:

Not much power available, not practically fast, especially up hill.

Interior is very comfortable and roomy.

Fuel economy is very good.

The engine is very noisy, especially when revved hard, which is what you will be doing most of the time to move the car to the required speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th March, 2011

2005 Hyundai Getz GL 1.3 from Malaysia

Summary:

Takes you from point A to point B safely

Faults:

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 GL 1.3 SOHC from Indonesia

Summary:

Good value for money

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

The car is extremely fun to drive and very comfortable. The cabin is spacious despite the car's size.

However it is not equipped with safety features such as airbags and ABS. The downside is Hyundai is not a popular brand in Indonesia and resale value is poor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2007

2005 Hyundai Getz GLS 1.3 petrol from India

Summary:

Getz is the most stunning car in the world

Faults:

The car gives certain obnoxious sounds when driven over rough surfaces.

I wish it had a turbocharger or a supercharger for scintillating performance.

General Comments:

My Getz is a monument on 4 wheels.

It looks sexy in metallic Potomac blue though red & black also look wonderful. It has a superb engine, magnificent comfort for all people, reasonable performance & fuel consumption & is outstanding value for money.

I especially adore the rear "bum" styling which is clearly the most sexiest part of the car.

I have done 12000 kms. in the car without any hiccups obtaining around 12kpl in the city.

The more I drive my Getz the more love I get of owning it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2006