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Agile, nippy little car. Ideal for first.

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2022 4:00PM
Reviewed by: Sotigabor
Car reviews written (1)
Similar cars tried: Vauxhall/opel corsa C and D, Suzuki Ignis 1.6 2004, suzuki swift 1.4 2002, suzuki wagon r+ 2005, suzuki alto 1.1 2002.
Fuel consumption: 12km/litre
Drive pattern: Mostly urban, one or two 30minute motorway drives a week
Duration of car driven: 6 months
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The Review

I am the proud owner of a 1.6 3dr sport trim Getz. I can recommend this car to any young driver looking for a cheap to insure and fun little car and also to anyone who likes older, low maintenance, sporty hatchbacks. To get it out of the way, itís a relatively rare car as thereís only 170 in the country, and only 169 of these might be up for sale in the next few years. I bagged mine for £1400 with 365 days of MOT, a full service history, 89K miles and new tyres all around. (There are much more 1.1i ones running around but Iím mainly focusing on the most powerful one of all) The car has a 1.6 naturally aspirated engine, putting out [email protected] and [email protected] This takes the 980kg car to 60mp/h in 9.6 seconds (thatís 0.1 second faster than a 1.6 MX-5 of the same era, but you get boot space and room for three extra people in the back, but also FWD so yeahÖ..). Combined mpg is 43. The car is nippy, handles very well, on throttle lift, the rear can coast a bit to the side but not as much as solid axle cars would, like an Ignis sport of the time. The steering is a bit light but still much much better than that of a Citroen C2 VTR/VTS. Itís very agile and the turning radius is great too. I love driving this thing. Perfect blend of fun and practicality. At quick launches, the ESP acts quickly and keeps the wheels under control, and ABS will save you if youíre running out of road, you have vented front discs and drums in back. In case of miscalculation, you have two airbags in the front, two side ones in the rear and two front seat ones to save you from a nastier outcome. Euro NCAP is 4/5, the one star lost to pedestrian safety so donít hit people with the car. Itís pretty practical too. The rear seats fold in a 40-60 pattern, and they fold two times, so you can even lift the bottom of the rear seats to get a perfectly flat packing surface. The rear seat sitting angle can be adjusted too. This blew my mind first. Never experienced this in a car this cheap. Appropos seat angles: the driverís seat has FIVE POINT adjustment! Forward and backward, back tilt and height adjustment being the basic ones. However it doesnít stop there. You also get lumbar support break angle adjustment, which defines the lower back support. And lastly you get a three point adjustment for how much the lumbar support should stick out into your back. So if youíre like me and have a heavier S in your back, call it anterior pelvic tilt or whatever you want to call it, this car has the ability to either correct your posture or have it comfortable for you on longer drives. And I have had severe back pain on longer drives in other cars before but if you spend some time tweaking the sitting position in the Getz, you can get a very good, personalised seat to keep you comfy The Sport trim (because itís a trim) is 3dr, comes with A/C, front foglights, electric roof window, 15in alloys, optionally with a full size alloy spare. It has got different interior trim colour from the other trims and a spoiler with third brake light. And all the possible extras checked out. The engine is low maintenance, usually goes to 250-300K miles without major issues. Downsides: 3dr so donít expect it to be a large family car. 0-60 is *only* 9.6s. The 1.6 engine can sound too loud for people expecting a quiet, comfort oriented ride. The aftermarket is nonexistent for it and the culture is very family like, not the most populated. Positives: Nippy for what it is and how much it costs. Low maintenance, very reliable. Engine sound might bother some but it sounds good, especially if you let it rev to peak power. 0-60 is 9.6s which I find great for a cheap to insure car. Combined mpg is 43. In the city if you enjoy it, this is more like 30mpg. Keeps up with motorway traffic and is capable for overtakes. Looks unassuming. Cheap to insure. £170 to tax. In terms of buy prices, £400-500 will get you a 1.1 with over 150K on the clock and few months of MOT while £1500 can get you a 1.1 with around 40-50K and a good long service history, long MOT and all or a decent 1.6 with long MOT, and around 80-100K on the clock. However good luck finding one of the latter. Find me at www.instagram.com/chicky_mcnugetz

Strengths

Nippy for what it is and how much it costs. Low maintenance, very reliable. Engine sound might bother some but it sounds good, especially if you let it rev to peak power. 0-60 is 9.6s which I find great for a cheap to insure car. Combined mpg is 43. In the city if you enjoy it, this is more like 30mpg. Keeps up with motorway traffic and is capable for overtakes. Looks unassuming. Cheap to insure. £170 to tax.

Weaknesses

3dr so donít expect it to be a large family car. 0-60 is *only* 9.6s. The 1.6 engine can sound too loud for people expecting a quiet, comfort oriented ride. The aftermarket is nonexistent for it and the culture is very family like, not the most populated.

Slow but reliable

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2010 5:29PM
Reviewed by: edwinski
Car reviews written (4)
Similar cars tried: Honda Civic EG6
Fuel consumption: >15km/litre
Drive pattern: 50% street 50% highway
Duration of car driven: 1 year
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So like every other young adult who wants to get their own car after getting their lisence, i begged my parents for 1 too. On my 21th birthday i received a car key, hoping for the best.. i instead got this. A second-hand 1 year old Getz. Sure it is no Honda Civic EG6, certainly not in looks or its engine but hey i have a car now!!! Then came the my first drive. I was going "Oh dear god! why is this so SLOW!!!". At 65bhp you cant really expect much out of this. I mean I dont think it will even be fast enough to hit anything at all. The clutch is really high for a manuel car and having taken my TP test in a Mit Lancer, this was really underpowered. My first thoughts were to tune it. but my parents werent going to pay for that.. in fact it wasnt worth doing anything to the car other than using it to get to my destination. Sure, it really sucks on the performance part. But it totally makes up in fuel consumption. My dad has to pump gas for his car every week. Well for me, i do it once every fortnight. Besides that, if people see a Getz on the road, they wont even bother to horn me for traveling so slowly. I really cant go that much faster. They will just avoid me. Compared to the other cars i've rode in, this one is truly a basic car. The interior provides just enough comfort and legroom for both driver and passenger. The stereo belts out decent music. But the suspension i must say really does well in providing a smooth journey. Engine noise is relatively low too. One other thing I can say is that though it is slow, it is reliable. It has not broken down once since i got it and i've since grew attached to it. Having to pump once in 2 weeks is a huge plus on the financial side. To wrap things up, Parents, if you ever want to get your spoilt begging kid a car, get this and ask him/her to deal with it. You can be absolutely sure your kid wont cause an accident. However it will be hard to catch your kid sneaking home late at night as this is one silent ninja.

Strengths

Spacious headroom Good layout Good handling Comfortable ride

Weaknesses

Slow acceleration Super high clutch Not very handsome looking exterior Interior slightly cheapo

Good value car, great for small family

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2008 1:20AM
Reviewed by: DarkBlue
Car reviews written (3)
Duration of car driven: Test Drove Once Only
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Test drove 1.6L Manual gearbox Getz, it is my friend's car. This is a spacious car, despite it being a hatch. Performance and the fuel consumption is also reasonable. However, I have to comment that the driver sitting position is quite high, feels like driving a van. The interior is also quite bland and plastic-ky. Overall, a good buy for hatch lovers. Personally, I would still buy a Lancer....

Strengths

Value for money Spacious Reasonable FC

Weaknesses

More expensive than Japanese made, Mit Lancer Interior is very bland Driver sitting position


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jasontang
Singapore
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Responded on: 3 Dec 2008 1:10PM

check out the mazda 2 too , good reviews so far bro. asdzds

Still going strong........

Reviewed on 3 Feb 2008 1:18PM
Reviewed by: kelvin1
Car reviews written (4)
Similar cars tried: Nissan March 1.0, Renault 1.4M, Renault 1.1M
Fuel consumption: 12.5km/litre
Drive pattern: hw 60%, urban 40%
Duration of car driven: 2 years
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Still enjoying my ride, very difficult to get another car with this price and performance, handling is good and predictable. BTW, only using 15" rims and yokohama tyres.

Strengths

Power is there when you need it. FC still not bad, about 12-13.

Weaknesses

Blind spot at the front A pillar on the driver side, the stiff 2nd gear is slightly better now.


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carbuyer
Singapore
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Responded on: 1 Oct 2008 8:11PM

Traffic jams can be main reason for bad fuel consumption, if driving skill and car in good order. My varies from 10.6 km/l (multiple-traffic jams)to 28.8 km.l (quite ideal conditions) asdzds

Cost-effective, Fuel Efficiency & Good mode of transport

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2006 11:18AM
Reviewed by: getzallan
Car reviews written (1)
Similar cars tried: Picanto, Kelisa
Fuel consumption: 16km/litre
Drive pattern: 65 percent expressway, 35 percent major/minor roads.
Duration of car driven: 3 months
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In terms of reliability, no problem at all. One main thing is that the fuel consumption is good despite being small-engined. Though pick up is slow but it can be improved by using K&N filter. I would recommend this for people who use it to go to work everyday. The front-end is what attracted me the most. Although the 1.1 may not be that powerful, it is adequate for most Singaporeans as an urban runabout. Top speed travelled in Singapore expressway is 115km/h and there isn't any signs of shaking, jerking or instability of any sorts. Highest speed able to travel according to technical spec is 148km/hr (not proven yet by me).

Strengths

1. Rear seats fold down mechanism looks more "steady" and spacious than picanto's. 2. Good Sound insulation 3. Anti Rust Coat 4. Latest clock in Fuel Comsuption = 16km/l 5. Very stylish 2006-facelift front-end 6. Good legroom (front & rear) 7. Easily fit 5 adults including driver 8. Chasis material use doesn't feel cheap at all. Ride is comfortable.

Weaknesses

1. Not very good acceleration, difficult to do overtaking unless at 4th or 5th gear in expressway. 2. Roof noise level better compared to Nissan Sunny. 3. Power window control is installed at the front console near cigar lighter socket. Quite a hassle actually.


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getzallan
Singapore
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Responded on: 1 Dec 2009 8:45AM

Thanks for the response. Well, have been driving this car for the past 3 years now. I must say i have driven this car all the way to Genting without problem (Having 4 adults with 2 children). My consistent speed at the NS expressway was often 110km/hr to 120km/hr and at times, ramp up to 140km/hr. As for the pickup, well, it's a 1.1cc engine. We can't really compare that with a super car or car with a higher cc. I haven't drive a Suzuki 800 before, so can't really compare that as well. asdzds

carbuyer
Singapore
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Responded on: 1 Dec 2009 6:14AM

Given its kerb weight I could expect it to accelerate like Suzuki 800 with 2 passengers on board (a little agonisingly slow). That is the car designed for presentable acceleration with one passenger only up to around 90km/h hopefully. Not likely I buy another with Suzuki 800 acceleration asdzds