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HYUNDAI GETZ Used Car Review

In 2002, the Getz took over the mantle of the Hyundai's Excel as one of Australia's cheapest cars in three-door, 1.3L form. The Getz brought cuter styling and better build quality, however, and in contrast to the Excel it helped to improve Hyundai's reputation in Australia. It lived on for nearly a decade - during which it was immensely popular with rental car companies - before it was gradually replaced by the i20.

Pros

Cons

  • Sharply priced when new
  • 1.6-litre model featured good safety for price/segment
  • 1.4L and 1.6L better performers than earlier engines
  • Better build quality than old Excel
  • 1.4L model missed out on anti-lock brakes and rear disc brakes
  • Many lived long lives as rental cars
  • 4-speed automatic didn't get with engines as well as 5-speed manual
  • Average handling
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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2006 Hyundai Getz TB Upgrade 1.6 Silver 5 Speed Manual Hatchback
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2006 Hyundai Getz TB Upgrade 1.6 Silver 5 Speed Manual Hatchback
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$4,999
  • 181519 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
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** YES WE ARE STILL OPEN !! WE ARE STILL TRADING AS USUAL !! ** 2006 HYUNDAI GETZ 1.6 TB UPGRADE 5D HATCHBACK 1.6L 5 SPEED MANUAL ** Only $4990 Or Finance From Only $25 P/w ** This Vehicle Is Absolutely Immaculate! This is Sensational Value! ** Hard to find in this condition** Credit to the previous owner. Upgraded 1.6L Motor with amazing fuel economy and 5 Speed Manual Transmission. Sure to impress. -Dual Front Airbag Package -Anti-lock Braking <br

Stirling AreaOsborne Park

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2007 Hyundai Getz Hatch TB Auto Low Kms Log Books Service History
2007 Hyundai Getz Hatch TB Auto Low Kms Log Books Service History
2007 Hyundai Getz Hatch TB Auto Low Kms Log Books Service History
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2007 Hyundai Getz Hatch TB Auto Low Kms Log Books Service History

$4,950
  • 140900 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
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Air condition power steering SRS central locking Power windows CD player low kms log books & service history X2keys Looks & Drives Great. ••1-5 years car warranty available ••

Liverpool AreaMoorebank

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2003 HYUNDAI GETZ HATCHBACK 3 DOOR AUTO
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2003 HYUNDAI GETZ HATCHBACK 3 DOOR AUTO
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2003 HYUNDAI GETZ HATCHBACK 3 DOOR AUTO

$1,999
  • 178000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
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2003 HYUNDAI GETZ XL TB 3D HATCHBACK 1.3L INLINE 4 4 SP AUTOMATIC Read the add carefully Clean and tidy Ice cold air con Long rego Paint good SLIGHT PROBLEM WITH GEARBOX STILL CHANGES GEARS VERY GOOD PRICE COME AND SEE YOURSELF AND TEST DRIVE _____________________________________________________________ We are open Mon to Fri 9 am till 6 pm, Sat 9 am till 1 pm Please contact us anytime Raz Grand Auto WA Mob:

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2007 Hyundai Getz TB MY07 SX Noble White 4 Speed Automatic Hatchback
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$7,977
  • 76394 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Multi award winning hatch and the upmarket SX, with the more powerful 1.6 litre engine, Tbar auto shift, electric windows, 70,000kms and fully workshop tested. Sensational value. We are a friendly and efficient company, trading with integrity and determined to give our customers the very best of service. WA's most trusted car dealer? Absolutely!

Victoria Park AreaVictoria Park

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2006 Hyundai Getz TB Upgrade 1.4 White 4 Speed Automatic Hatchback
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  • 192231 km
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$5,990
  • 126392 km
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2009 Hyundai Getz Hatchback Complete logbook service history Clean and tidy throughout Automatic transmission with an economical 1.4lt engine Heaps of comfort features :- Bluetooth System, central locking, dual air bags, power windows/mirrors, 6 speaker stereo and more All up this would be a great little vehicle for a first time driver or someone looking for a cheap little run around. All vehicles are certified clear title an

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$8,999
  • 41135 km
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Multi award winning hatch with very low 41,000kms, very economical 1.4 litre engine, Tbar auto shift, electric windows, plus more. Best of this year model you will see. We are a friendly and efficient company, trading with integrity and determined to give our customers the very best of service. WA's most trusted car dealer? Absolutely!

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*2008 AUTO HYUNDAI GETZ SX* 2008 Hyundai Getz 1.6lt SX 160*** KM AUTOMATIC 4 DOOR LONG REGO HEAD UNIT AIR BAGS CENTRAL LOCKING AUTO WINDOWS NEAR NEW TYRES This is a genuinely great car - reliable, efficient and zippy. The easiest car to learn how to drive and park. Cheap to fill with petrol, never missed a beat. Uses a little oil, not much. Some minor scrapes on the outside, and the passenger roof handle has come off, I still have the handle just unsure how to fix it. Owning this car has

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  • 103943 km
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  • 65000 km
  • Hatchback
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Car has had service - Brand new fuel filter - Brand new drive belts - Brand new coil packs - Brand new 8.0mm Leads - Brand new NGK spark plugs - Brand new A/C Re-gas - Brand new air filter - Brand new cabin filter - Brand New pads all round - Tyres are all 80% - Wheel alignment Done Very good condition and very well maintained car. Its my girlfriends car, myself being a mechanic this car is mechanically A1, if not better. Only fill up with E10 or 98 never anything else. Car was only to get to

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  • 119981 km
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  • 221400 km
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  • 139344 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
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$6,990 Negotiable
  • 84574 km
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$4,696
  • 146618 km
  • Hatchback
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$5,990
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$5,450
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  • Hatchback
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Here we have the always popular Hyundai Getz finished in black metallic paint with its economical 1.4L motor and 5spd manual gearbox getting an average of only 6.1L/100kms. It has plenty of room inside for 5 people, ample boot space in the hatch and comes with bluetooth connectivity! *** Enquire now and have a chat to our Sales Team *** --- Wholesale Direct To The Public --- Test Drive Today at 23 Dixon Road, Rockingham *******0150 or sales@drivenautogroup.

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Very good condition, Road worthy certificate. It has Central Locking Remote Control, Air Conditioning, Power Steering, Radio CD with 4 Speakers, Airbag Driver, Airbag Passenger, Power Mirrors, Power Windows, Seatbelts - Pre-Tensioners Front Seats, Engine Immobiliser

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  • 179615 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

**COVID-19 Update Dear Customers, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our community, guests and staff. Considering the evolving COVID-19 situation, we have been closely monitoring and remain prepared to action any advice from the State and Federal authorities. Our business is currently operating as per usual and to date there has been no incidence of COVID-19 being reported at our dealership. Appropriate measures and procedures are in place to mitigate unnecessary risk*** <br /

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2008 Hyundai Getz Sx 4 Sp Automatic 5d Hatchback

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  • 4 cyl

This car has very low kilometers, and is clean and tidy and still looks new inside and out.

Nedlands AreaMount Claremont

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  • 178000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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Gosnells AreaKenwick

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  • Manual
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6 hours ago

  • Common FAQs
  • The Hyundai Getz models come in a range of four-cylinder engine sizes from 1.3-litre to 1.6-litre. The 1.4-litre fuel-injected engine, for example, delivers 70kW of power to the front wheels with 126Nm of torque.
  • Designed in Korea for an international market, the Hyundai Getz is both a popular and immensely practical option for economical motoring in Australia. It compares favourably against the small cars in its class including the popular Suzuki Alto.
  • Tougher than they look, the Hyundai Getz models over the years proved to be so reliable they were the favourite of many car rental companies. Many models on Gumtree $10,990 for later models (2008+) on Gumtree. A more expensive, but safe, practical and good driving vehicle you might consider is the German option, the Volkswagen Polo.
  • Yes. The Hyundai Getz comes with dual-front airbags and the option of side airbags with chest protection, giving it a four-star ANCAP safety rating. For even added safety, consider the Toyota Yaris that goes one better with a five-star rating.

Overview of the Hyundai Getz

Overview of the Hyundai Getz

In 2002, the Getz took over the mantle of the Hyundai's Excel as one of Australia's cheapest cars in three-door, 1.3L form.

The Getz brought cuter styling and better build quality, however, and in contrast to the Excel it helped to improve Hyundai's reputation in Australia.

It lived on for nearly a decade - during which it was immensely popular with rental car companies - before it was gradually replaced by the i20.

HYUNDAI GETZ GENERATIONS

2002-2011

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

1.4L 4-cylinder: 6.1 to 6.9 litres per 100km

1.6L 4-cylinder: 6.2 to 7.0 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO HYUNDAI GETZ

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: HYUNDAI GETZ (2005 to 2011)

Engines need a timing-belt change every 90,000km. Avoid this at your peril, because if the belt breaks it will probably cost more for a rebuilt engine than the car itself is worth.

Always check the service record for proof that routine maintenance has been carried out.

For reasons known only to themselves, many Hyundai buyers think this sort of preventative maintenance is optional and, as a result, their cars never see the inside of a workshop. That's perhaps made worse by the car's otherwise impeccable reliability, lulling owners into a false sense of security.

Early versions had some issues with stone chipping and paint flaws on the plastic front apron, and high-use areas such as the door handles seem to be prone to wear and damage paint-wise. While you're checking that, pay attention to the colour-match on the car's various panels; budget cars often attract budget repairs.

Rental-car companies loved the Getz for its price and durability. But don't accidentally pay full price for an ex-rental Getz. Check the back window for an airline decal (or the shadow where one used to be), which is a giveaway that the car is an ex-rental. Check the owner's manual for the details of the first owner, too.