Hyundai Getz won the title for the Australia’s best small car in 2003 and 2005. The reason behind this, it has got good looks and features at very low price. Not only this, it offers excellent safety features like four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with electronic brake force distribution , dual front airbags, active head restraints, and steering wheel radio controls.
The base Hyundai Getz XL offers a 1.3L engine which provides 60kW/117Nm. It is available in 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The Series II Hyundai Getz offers a base 1.4L petrol engine that made 70kW at 6000rpm and 126Nm at 3200rpm. It consumes 6.1L/100km with the manual transmission and 7.0L with the automatic transmission (check this Compact Cars Guide)
The Series I Getz XL offers a standard driver’s airbag, a CD player and a power steering. Apart from this, the Hyundai Getz GL offers air-conditioning and height-adjustable headrests. In safety, it comes with four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and a passenger side air bag.
FX models offers electric windows, height-adjustable driver’s seat, remote locking, and special interior and exterior trim.
The Series II Hyundai Getz 1.4 with 1.6L engine offers standard ABS, dual airbags, air-conditioning, power steering, electric mirror, an alarm, electric mirrors, stability control and remote locking.
The Getz has got amazing audio features. It offers a six-speaker stereo, MP3/WMA/CD which can be remotely accessed via steering wheel. Apart from this it offers Bluetooth phone connectivity, media streaming and USB auxiliary ports.
To access Getz back seat you will have to use the front seat which tilts and slides forward in one action. Back seat has got greater leg room, three lap belts, a cushion and a deeper.
If the front seat is pushed back, knee-room becomes tight. It has got fixed side windows, backrest which is steeply angled and a shopping bag hook on the back of passenger seat. Interior theme is offered in a wide range of multi-colour and it offers a silver dash trim, which is vibrant and soothing.
The space can be extended to more than 1.1 metres with the 60/40 split-fold-rear seat back. A full-sized spare is there under the boot floor and three child restraints anchors are present under the tailgate
It offers longest warranty in the market which is Five-years/130,000 km.
It offers an average 50% retain value after three years usage, which is pretty good.
The Getz GL three-door costs $14,990. For a 4 speed auto transmission, you will have to pay exta $1,863.
The Getz five-door GL costs $15,990, while the sporty FX three-door costs $17,990.
- Good Interiors and nice safety features
- Great Audio specs at low price
- Value for money
- Heavy Interiors
- Average looks
- Noisy Engine
This is certainly the best car under the $15,000 range. It is a simple car which has got some good features with a noisy engine. If you are not looking for a car with great looks and wants an average car which can offer good safety, Getz is your best choice.