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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.
  • 1.5 CRTD CDX+ 3dr

    Geoff Hancocks , Lincs . Date: 09/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    What a cracking little diesel hatchback. Cheap road tax @ £35 per year and excellent fuel economy. Handling is not brilliant, but suffice for the model. Gear Ratio is different i.e. at 30mph, you have to travel in 3rd gear and not 4th gear. Haven't needed the warranty yet, but this is the 4th Hyundai I have bought from the excellent and friendly dealership at Milton Keynes Autorama with Steve Turney(Manager)and Marc(Sales Manager)who at all times offer 1st Class customer service.

  • 1.3 CDX 5dr

    FRed Wheatley , North Yorkshire . Date: 29/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Bought this car as a pre-reg new but for 21 miles in 2005. Have now done 55000 miles. Lots to report but the overwhelming problem is the refusal of dealers to acknowledge obvious faults. This is how Hyundai manage the five year warranty - nothing gets fixed. Marc Pickersgill in Cleveland (post of 23/02/08) will suffer from the local dealer monopoly in that area. That particular dealer is a problem. Other dealers openly admit the CD players are useless and replace them (they skip and go off on CD only on one channel). Steering and suspension problems, clutch problems, dreadful fuel consumption, misfiring, light bulbs go with amazing regularity, heavy tyre wear, increasingly expensive pollen filters which are changed at every service, high servicing costs. I have tried to resolve my problems by approaching Hyundai but they won't engage. No honour, no integrity, no warranty. Is there anything I like about the car? Yes. It's quite comfortable, good luggage space due to neat folding seats, easy to park and really good brakes with and ABS which is not over-sensitive. What don't I like? Wobbles around on corners, drifts around in the wind, 38mpg, engine is so rough by the time you get to 3800rpm you simply have to change up, seat covers begining to go, heavy clutch, gear change gets very notchy in traffic, wipers , wind noise, rear door seals leak in heavy rain, weak shockers, lots of rattles, joke trip computer with the wrong units.

  • 1.4 GSI 3dr

    Marc Pickersgill , Cleveland . Date: 23/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We bought this car because all the figures added up (it was not love at first sight!) its fuel returns combined with 96bhp & a 5 year warranty seemed too good to be true....it was! the engine while ok feels less powerful than stated if I didnt know the car I'd guess about 70bhp, the ecconomy is a major disapointment @ about 36mpg in town/motorway commuting, the dealer network is very poor ignoring any minor faults you report & showing a lack of customer care ...this alone has put me off buying from this manufacturer again. The ride of the car is ok fairly comfortable but bouncy at the rear over country roads (cue kids complaints & car sickness) on the plus side it is very refined at speed for a small car has decent visability, great seats slick easy controls & is a pleasant easy car to drive, just dont expect any fun on the twisty bits-understeer & body roll are a free gift with every Getz :-( Not a terrible car but bad enough to make me wish we'd bought something else.

    Faults to date (car age 11months) 8000miles: pulls to the left (faulty tyres, pulls to right with them switched side to side-I had to find that the dealer tried three times & couldnt work it out) Management light comes on now & again along with a missfire- dealer says it is fine-no fault! Assorted creaks & rattles from the dash & rear suspension CD player skips Headlight swich failed (two dealer visits to fix) Wheel wobble at 70mph (nothing wrong according to dealer-you notice a trend yet!)

  • 1.3 CDX 5dr

    John Smith Date: 28/01/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Drive the auto box car on holiday as a hire car whilst on holiday for a week. Am normally used to driving much better cars, but this is ok for such a cheap car except that it dreadfully underpowered. It struggles to do 50mph up a hill, and the brakes are dreadful - no ABS as I found out when braking coming down a steep hill. As such is it dangerous. Still it went a surprisingly long way on 20 litres of fuel.

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