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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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58 reader reviews for Hyundai Getz Hatchback.
  • 1.3 GSI 5dr

    john champkin , kent . Date: 16/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought the car new in Mach 05 and have had all sorts of problems. Most have been minor, but made major by the dealership.

    The main problem is the ride quality which still remains very poor. It rumbles over uneven surfaces and is unsettled with potholes. Apparently I have been infomed that this is a characteristic of the car by Hyundai UK!

  • 1.1 cdx 5dr

    Glenn Morgan , Cheshire . Date: 20/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 1.5 CRTD GSI 5dr

    dave owens Date: 12/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 1.1 cdx 5dr

    ALAN FITT , BERKSHIRE . Date: 04/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

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