Excellent value for money
Added: 13th of December 2014
I have had my Getz now for 2 and half years and it has really been a great car for me. I paid £1200 for a second hand model with 54000 miles on the clock. I was after a reliable, economical, safe car however on a tight budget and I think this car was the perfect choice. It has ticked all the boxes I needed in a car. It has only had a few minor issues which have been easily repaired and cost me no more than £60 on average. It does have some irritating problems: changing from second to third gear requires 3000 revs for a smooth transition, the pedals are very sensitive so it takes a while to really get used to driving, the rear window is very small making reversing slightly more challenging. But this only takes a couple of weeks to get used too and then its no trouble really. I use my car to travel all over south Cornwall (from Lands End - St. Austell) and it copes just fine with me alone or another passenger. However on the few occasions that I have had a full car it is noticeably more difficult to tackle hills and any crawling traffic, so I would not recommend the car for a family. The car is great for older people, my Grandma is often a passenger and the large doors and high seats make it easy to get in and out safely. Plus, the interior is very roomy for such a small car. I spend on average £50 on petrol over 4/5 weeks, covering around 70miles a week on average, so it is cheap to run compared to most cars. I am a student nurse so reliability and low cost (to buy and run) were my priorities when looking for a car, and I can definitely say this car ticks the boxes.