A great little car but I find the 1.1 frustratingly underpowered, especially pulling away at junctions and overtaking.
I find the driving position excellent, steering brakes and clutch controls are light and responsive. Nice simple uncluttered cabin layout.
I had the car back for a safety recall and replacement rear brake shoes but this was rectified without hesitation.
Servicing costs are reasonable and I'm obtaining around 40-42mpg. The five-year unlimited-mileage warranty gives peace of mind. Should have bought the 1.3.
I have owed this car for 12 months, so far so good, its reliable, good mpg, drives well, good gearchange, other controls are very smooth, good on motorway as it is very lond legged. Unfortunately this is also its downfall, because it's so long-legged it's not very good around town - it won't pull fourth gear at 30 mph, without the engine shaking on its mountings, so around town it's third gear everywhere. 2500 rpm seems to be the magic figure, keep it above this figure in any gear and it seems OK. I also have a 94 Corolla 1.3 Liftback which will pull fifth gear down to 1500 rpm without shaking it's head (granted theres no power there but it just goes without complaining) when you consider the two engines are similar power but the diesel has its power futher down the rev range you would think the modern diesel would be the better engine of the two. Anyway, apart from this it's not a bad car (just wish I'd gone for the 1.3 petrol instead). The first service is due soon, so I'm going to ask dealer if there is any new software for managment system that might make the engine more tractable around town.
A good-looking car and a good price if you work hard in the showroom. CDX spec has a good level of equipment.
The 1.1-litre engine is a little harsh, so don't expect any kind of performance, but then again you will only notice it on the motorway. Town or city driving is pleasant, it pulls away ok.
The CD player, air-con, electric windows, central locking, responsive steering and product support all add up to a car that not only gets you from A to B but gets you there in comfort at a low price. You need only to look past the badge in order to appreciate this car.
I previously owned a three-door Toyota Yaris but with the arrival of a new grandchild found it virtually impossible to get the baby in and out of the back seat.
I liked the look of the Getz and had intended purchasing a five-door but was pleasantly surprised at the space in the front and access to baby seat in back is no problem in the three-door model.
It's well equipped inside, with plenty of storage space in the front and door panels, it has a comfortable driving position with good all-round vision. I have a metallic blue one, which is extremely eye-catching and although I have now had it for nearly 18 months it hasn’t lost any of its appeal.
I love the look and shape of it from the outside and its road position is high enough to give me complete confidence when driving with my baby grandson in the back. Pricewise it is very competitive, insurance and fuel costs are low, and the three-years' free servicing and RAC cover were added incentives to buy.
Compared it against other super-minis and reckon the Getz is far better value.
Recommended Getz to my son in law and he now has one too.
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