2007 Hyundai Getz 1.1 from Philippines


This is a cool car


I have been driving this car for more than a year now, or one year and two months to be exact. Recently I would hear unusual sounds under the car when maneuvering on rough roads, it's sounds like an empty water drum being tapped or something like that. Anyway I went to the service center to have it checked. I thought after the servicing, it would be fixed, but to my disappointment it wasn't.

A week after, another thing that I have noticed is when my gas tank is half empty I could hear something is knocking inside the gas tank whenever I hit bumps on the road.

General Comments:

Compared to my past 2 cars, I find this car economical (I saved 50% of my fuel budget), comfortable and it has a well designed interior.

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

Review Date: 12th August, 2008

27th Apr 2010, 01:12

About the knocking sound... better check the rubber attached to your muffler and exhaust pipe (I think there are three rubbers) and replace it with a new one (don't worry its cheap). I'm sure it is the cause. The rubber serves as vibration absorber of the exhaust pipe.

2007 Hyundai Getz Edition 1.4L from Croatia


Very good car for the money


Nothing in the first year and 45.000 km.

General Comments:

Good handling, swift and reliable small car.

Have enough inner space for its size, but a little bit short on space in the front seats for taller persons.

1.4 engine is OK for size of this car, but for a dynamic ride you have to push over 3.000rpm.

My car has an LPG conversion because I do about 50.000 km per year.

For town driving it is excellent, and for highway, and longer trips it is enough comfortable, but the engine is little bit too noisy (At 140km/h it revs 4.000), and this affects fuel consumption.

On average, it takes 8.5 liters of LPG per 100km, and on the highway 9-10 liters/ 100km.

Overall I could recommend this car, and I plan to keep mine for 5 years, and put some serious mileage on it.

It seems Hyundai is making good and very reliable cars. If they improve fuel consumption for their gasoline engines, they will become serious runners for the top market position.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2008

29th Jan 2009, 08:59

I agree with everything said. Just want to add that I am a bit disappointed with the stiff suspension. It lacks refinement especially on rougher surfaces. Also the engine sounds like a washing machine. The quality of materials is way lower than the competition, but taken that this is a car designed in 2002, it is OK by the standards of the class (i.e. inner plastics in Opel Corsas made that year are the same quality, if not even lower). The new Hyundai i20 interior plastics feel much cheaper than today’s rivals too.

The equipment is also below the class (i.e. Suzuki Swift is much better equipped and feels sturdier and better protected from bellow). And the price is the same. The gear shift is precise form 1 to 5, but I can hardly put it in reverse. Even car manual says that if so, than try it again with the clutch pressed harder.

There is constant rattle from the rear compartment (door?), not only on my car but also on the test car I drove. I thought it was the problem with the test car, but obviously it is common to all Getz models. I hope my Getz proves reliable as quoted on various magazines and user tests, because in means of equipment and refinement it scores lower than most cars in its class.

The good thing is Getz rolls smoothly on quality roads. It has enough space and power (1.4 liter petrol engine). Engine is simple to service. It has mostly all equipment the car should have (air-condition, ABS, remote central locking, front electrical windows…).

But there are cars at the same price and better equipped (and maybe with worse reliability reputation).