Bought Hyundai Getz Oct 04 previously owned hyundai accent both 1.3 engines. Have had no problems to speak of however like previous reviews the fuel consumption is not as good as I thought it would be and have now done 10,000 miles
I travel about 320 miles when warning light comes on. the accent was at least 340 miles before light came on yet the official mpg in the manuals show I should get more in my getz.
My girlfriend gets about 250 miles out of a tank and it's got over 3000 miles on it. Either it has a fault of the MPG reported by Hyundai are totally wrong. Hyundai customer service is very poor in my opinion. Took 5 months to get the MPG test done :- (
My girlfriend loves her '03 1.1 Getz, but she too only get about 300 miles to a tank, sometimes less. I've worked her mpg out on a few tanks and she is getting about 34-36mpg average. This is very poor, considering Hyundais figures were, I think, 48-50mpg average. She drives carefully and not mostly in town, so she should be getting quite a bit more in my opinion.
Does anyone know what can be done about this? Will the Hyundai garage charge a fortune and do nothing? The car is still in warranty of course.
I have owned a Getz 1.3 GSI for about 18 months, and I have covered 15,000 miles. The only problem with it is an intermittent wheel vibration at around 70 mph. I'm sure it's just a wheel balance problem and I have never gone to get it fixed. Other than that it's fine. Fuel consumption is better than my previous 1.25 Fiesta Zetec. My problems with the car, and I disagree with people who have already written comments, is the styling is dated, the interior trim is no where near as good as a similar level Fiesta, and the handling is poor in the wet or icy conditions when cornering - again much worse than a Fiesta. Other than that the car is OK, I just find it a little boring.
I am nuts about my Getz. It's a great car and it is pretty quick. I'll be honest; I'm still not used to it, but I have been driving a 3.0 Ford Escape Limited for the past few years, so it's a huge change, but having said that, the Getz does hold its own.
I am pretty heavy with my foot, and have definitely experienced this gas consumption issue. Before I continue with that, let me say I was fully aware of this gas issue before I bought the car, but knowing how reliable Hyundai is, I said to myself and my wife "either we pay more for gas, and don't have to worry about pretty much anything else, OR we pay less for gas and spend a lot on fixing problems" (we were comparing to the Fiat Punto and Peugeot 206, which both have a lot of issues; there's also the Suzuki Swift, but it's not as nice looking and I just don't trust their cars).
Now about this gas issue; like I said, I have a lead foot and suffer because of it. I was going through 3 quarters in a couple days (I don't let the car go less than 3 quarters). I recently decided to try driving with a lighter foot, and it's about halved my gas consumption. If you keep your revs less than 3500-4000rpm, you're fine. Also know that this issue has been completely fixed in the newer models.
There are also loud vibrations at higher speeds (again fixed in the newer models) but it doesn't bother me too much; I think of it as a massage chair that only turns on at high speed (LOL).
Having said that, I love this car and everyone that I've let drive it now wants one too.
If you're not sure whether to get it or not, stop thinking about it and buy it already. You won't regret it, but if you don't get it you might regret that.
Come join the Getz family.
By the way, my car now has 93,000 km on it and still runs great.
P.s. please email me if you have questions or concerns
Also, I'm looking for something to boost power a bit. Please let me know, and please in the subject section write "about the getz" or something like that, otherwise I'll just delete it.
My name is Mike and my email is