2008 Hyundai Getz S petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Great but for this very weak link - the vibration
Every now and then the Getz vibrates violently. It seems the gears don't change appropriately when driving too slowly, but then it happened at 70kph. It is very intermittent with no regular pattern, but when it happens it is frightening and we have to pull over and stop before it goes away. It only happens when my learner-driver daughter (23) is driving, but she is about to get her licence and has been driving for years. I've had it checked by a mechanic who drove it for 4 days, and who tried but couldn't replicate the vibration. It is a big mystery, but very scary. No one seems to know why it is happening - even Hyundai.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th May, 2010
12th Feb 2011, 05:26
I used to own one of these. It was a 2009 S 1.4 litre, and for the first 15,000kms it didn't vibrate. Then after that, it would vibrate terribly on cold morning starts and when stopped at traffic lights. The automatic transmission was appalling, to the point where it would not shift down when I fanged it. Almost got swiped on about 5 occasions. Sold it and bought a Toyota Kluger V6... the Hyundai seems like a toy car compared to my Kluger.