Especially for the Avtotachki portal, we continue our expert comments, revealing the advantages and disadvantages of the tested cars. The five-time Serbian rally champion rode the city Hyundai Getz, and we share his most significant experiences ...
Appearance “At first glance, the car looks quite fresh and interesting. What immediately catches my eye is the “wheels at every corner” philosophy, which pleases me because it portends a lot of driving excitement. The wheels are located at the very ends of the body, which makes it a real small "compact box".
Interior also confirmed to us that the ergonomics correspond to the task: “As soon as you get behind the wheel, you immediately notice a slightly“ cheap ”and“ plastic ”interior, which is, perhaps, typical for cars in this price class. However, I notice that the finish is excellent. Everything seems dense and compact, without unnecessary sounds, even in extreme situations. The steering position and shape are excellent, but the downshift lever is a little annoying, at least until you get used to it. I would also give positive ratings for visibility, and parking sensors are almost unnecessary, because there is always a feeling of where the edges of the car are. Certainly, an important thing for the fairer sex, who will not spend a lot of energy parking in the city crowd, which cannot be said about some cars. "
Engine “The engine is really great as well as the gearbox. The strokes are short and the only thing that bothered me a little was the stiffness of the gearbox, which slowed down the movement of the lever. All this matters a little if you want to "chase" Goetz a little faster. I also noticed a little more engine noise when driving at high speeds, but poor insulation is also to blame. However, the Getz tested weighs just under 1.200 kilograms, so you shouldn't expect much from such a machine. "
Driving behavior “Those looking for a faster ride on a Getz should bear in mind the narrow wheel track and tall body, and weighs almost 1.200 kilograms. All this in fast corners leads to a slightly more pronounced body tilt. The siphon is simply not capable of meeting the demands of sporty driving. But this is a car intended for urban use, so in this context we must evaluate its performance. The suspension is comfortable enough for our uneven roads. Only on a lateral unevenness, the car rebounds more sharply, and if you take a turn too quickly, the front part will slip, not the rear. I would also praise the braking system, the brakes stop correctly and are not prone to overheating. "