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I am planning to buy a new car for my dad this month. The offers I am getting are

Getz GVS 1.3 for 4.50 OTR

i20 Magna 1.2 for 5.28 OTR

Which would be a better car of the two. Factors taken into consideration are:

1: Heavy highway driving(140km/day) for 1-2 years' date=' after that my dad would retire and hence the car would be used for normal city driving with occasional highway trips.

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At your use why arent you going for a diesel car. 140 km a day will easily recover your cost of owning a diesel in 18 months.

I would suggest you to go for getz crdi or swift vdi or indica vista quadrajet. All are very good highway performers but swift has a more refined engine. You can also wait for punto. It will share the engine with swift and have more space if that is the constraint. You also have sedans like indigo cs and ford ikon in this price range with diesel engine

Of the two cars you mentioned i suggest you take a test drive of both and then decide bcos its overtaking ability has got mixed reaction.

Waiting for jazz might be in vain bcos in all probability it will be costlier than i20.

rahul18102009-03-04 07:14:27

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I am planning to buy a new car for my dad this month. The offers I am getting are
Getz GVS 1.3 for 4.50 OTR
i20 Magna 1.2 for 5.28 OTR

Which would be a better car of the two. Factors taken into consideration are:

1: Heavy highway driving(140km/day) for 1-2 years' date=' after that my dad would retire and hence the car would be used for normal city driving with occasional highway trips.

2:Resale value is not an issue as we plan to keep the car for atleast 10 years.

3:Will i20 be underpowered for highway driving/overtaking as mentioned in various threads. Which car of the two will give better performance?

4:Should I wait for Honda Jazz considering the fact that I reluctant to spend more than 5.5 lacs for a hatchback.

Thanks in advance
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Hi Aseem

The Getz has some very good discounts going on right now. In Chennai where I live, the Getz 1.3 GLX (top of the line model with ABS and 14 inch alloys) has a 26k cash discount, getting the OTR price to just 5.17L. It is a steal. This car has better features than the i20 Magna and a better engine too. The Getz 1.3 has a 1.3 litre SOHC 12-valve engine producing 83 bhp while the i20 has a 1.2 litre Kappa 16 valve DOHC engine producing 80 bhp. Even though the bhp figures are the same, the Getz has 100cc more and has slightly better torque I think. i20's pick up was quite poor. I am sure it would not be that great for the highways.

The Getz is a very good car and with the present discounts, it is a steal. Don't go for the base 1.3 GVS version as quite a few features are deleted in this model. Go for either the 1.3 GLS (13 inch steel rims, full wheel covers, no ABS) or the 1.3 GLX (14 inch alloys, 175-65-14 tyres, ABS standard). For the price of the i20 Magna, you can get a fully loaded Getz 1.3 GLX which comes with ABS which is an important safety feature. The i20 Magna does not have alloys, ABS, rear wiper/washer etc.

The Getz 1.3 GLS and GLX also come with a reclining rear seat, which is not offered on any other Hyundai car. Even the i20. This is a very good feature. Also, there is a driver's arm rest in the front which makes it so comfortable on highways when you are cruising.

Build quality wise, both are built to very high standards and as per reports, there are people who have covered more than 30-40k kms in the Getz without a single rattling sound. I'd suggest that you go for the Getz now, as it is being offered at a fantastic price with discounts. The acceleration in the Getz 1.3 is definitely better than the i20 1.2 (speaking from a personal test drive comparison of the 2 cars). The i20 Magna though is a more modern and latest generation car with a few less features than the Getz 1.3 GLX.

Try to negotiate and get the best deal on the Getz 1.3 GLX. It's excellent value for money now.

Please avoid the Getz 1.1 as it is not at all suited for highway driving. This car feels underpowered even in the city sometimes, with 5 passengers and the AC on.

As for the Honda Jazz, it is gonna have a 1.2 litre engine, and for sure would be priced above 6L, knowing the way Honda cars are priced. So it would be way beyond your budget. Your best bet now would be the Getz 1.3 GLX. Since you like the Getz 1.3 (which is the only worthwhile version in the range), go for the best 1.3 version you can.

Your daily running of 140km per day would definitely suit a diesel car, but again, the Getz CRDi would be expensive too. And it is a barebones car, apart from that superb engine under the hood. Most features in the car have been deleted. You get a tachometer, but no ABS, no rear wiper/washer/defogger, no driver's armrest in the front, no body coloured door handles and mirrors etc.

A diesel car would of course be a good proposition for your kind of daily running. Check them out. If it's a petrol car you're going for, out of the choices you have mentioned, the Getz 1.3 (but GLX version instead of the GVS) would be the best. Please avoid the Getz 1.3 GVS.

Hope that helps !!

Warm regards,

Venkat smiley1.gif

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Vijay Sir...

Its the other way round..

Magna   - Base model

Asta- second one with all features excluding side curtain airbags

Asta (o)- with curtain bags and all features of Magna


Ex-Showroom Prices for MUMBAI - Introductory Price
 
Model Ex showroom prices (Rs)
i20 Magna 503028
i20 Asta 586907
i20 Asta (O) 609964

Well yes Ashish you are right and vijay Magna is base variant and my friend got it booked at 5.43lacs OTR thats why i was confident..

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Thank you sharash, nikvint,  rahul1810, VSG12777 and  swiftvxi06 for the quick replies.

@nikvint

The price I quoted for Getz 1.3 only not 1.1.  Following are the offers:

Getz GLE 1.1 for 3.85 OTR

Getz GVS 1.1 for 4.27 OTR

Getz GVS 1.3 for 4.48 OTR

Getz GLS 1.3 for 4.69 OTR

Getz GLX 1.3 for 5.01 OTR

i20 Magna 1.2 for 5.28 OTR

The fuel is company paid, so it doesn't make sense to go for a diesel. Also Getz 1.1 is not in contention. Don't wanna wait for Grand Punto as I have heard Fiat has ASS issues(even after the TATA tie-up), any truth to that?

I took TD of both i20 and Getz1.3, though I didnt feel any lag in getz, I was still unsure about how i20 would perform on highways. Has anybody here taken i20 for a TD on Highway?

Also if I decide to go for Getz, should I switch stock tube tyres with tubeless ones? they would cost me around 3.5k more.

Also in what respects would i20 be better than Getz other than it being a newer model?

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As stated earlier, Getz AC is not adequate. I haven't test driven I-20, but for sure that it's AC will be better at least. I-20 has better rear leg room due to it's highest wheel base. The quality of interiors are also better. All the best.

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Hello Aseem, I think you are also an avid Hyundaian like me; but seriously you have to look at the other option's too. Getz is on the way out, but has excellent deal's, i20 is the latest but no deal's, as of now. i10 top model and kappa will serve your dad right. Or even the Swift ZXI, which I feel will also be a terrific option if he's gonna use it on the highway's. i20 has enough performance if it's not loaded to the gill's: meaning say 5 adults and luggage. If safety is your priority then nothing beat's the i20 Asta O with 6 airbag's/ABS/EBD.

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Vijay Sir...

Its the other way round..

Magna   - Base model

Asta- second one with all features excluding side curtain airbags

Asta (o)- with curtain bags and all features of Magna


Ex-Showroom Prices for MUMBAI - Introductory Price
 
Model Ex showroom prices (Rs)
i20 Magna 503028
i20 Asta 586907
i20 Asta (O) 609964

Well yes Ashish you are right and vijay Magna is base variant and my friend got it booked at 5.43lacs OTR thats why i was confident..

 

oops sorry guys my mistake , mistook the model names yes its magna the base model and Asta followed by Asta O top end.

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Thanks again nikvint, bluesapphire, Durangoi Dude and Mehul bhp.

Now I am also getting Rs20000 exchange bonus on Getz as a Holi offer. So that makes Getz GVS 1.3 available at 4.28lacs on road, a full 1 lac cheaper than i20 Magna(Getz GVS and Magna have almost similiar features apart from 2-DIN sterio in Magna)

So is i20 worth the difference in amount?

@Mehul bhp

Can you please elaborate. What is so crappy about getz?

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well for the 1st the biege yellow plastic in interiors is really pathetic,it looks the same plastic which is used to make plastic bats for small children,the seating position is quiet low and bonnet isnt visible,and like all hyundai cars its a bad handling car...i took a turn at about 70 kmph and the getz was running everywhere except going straight and simply you will be better off buying the aveo uva or the swift !!!!

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Well tushar congrats on your buy and a good review indeed..And yes the car is good and its spacious too..

Well its good that your one is prime which has better looks and better interiors than what i own(2005 model) and to me white looks better than Real earth but then its personal choice..And yes the roominess and super-smooth gearshift is what i love and also stability on highways but somehow i am not impressed by its Ride quality ..

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Thanks again everybody for helping me out. ACI forums have been really helpful.

I will be booking my Getz 1.3 GLS tomorrow(sunday). Just one last query, someone mentioned on this thread that Getz AC is not adequate, is it really true? Can Bluesapphire and other Getz 1.3 users please clear that up.

Please reply ASAP, I will be booking the car on sunday.

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Thanks again everybody for helping me out. ACI forums have been really helpful.

I will be booking my Getz 1.3 GLS tomorrow(sunday). Just one last query' date=' someone mentioned on this thread that Getz AC is not adequate, is it really true? Can Bluesapphire and other Getz 1.3 users please clear that up.

Please reply ASAP, I will be booking the car on sunday.
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Hi Aseem

 

Congrats on deciding on the Getz 1.3 GLS. I would recommend considering upgrading your decision to go for the 1.3 GLX, since it comes with ABS as standard. This is a nice safety feature. It's not available as an option on the GLS anymore. This was offered as an option on the GLS before the Getz Prime was launched. But after that, ABS has been offered only on the top end GLX.

 

Anyhow, congrats. It's gonna be a great car. Don't worry about the A/C. As far as I know it's pretty good and cools quite fast in the Chennai heat. One of my friends has a 1.3 GLS (2006 model I think) and I drive his car now and then. I was quite impressed with the A/C. Air flow to the rear was quite good too. Overall a very good car.

 

Don't worry about the car being phased out. Spares and service would anyway not be a problem, knowing Hyundai. The i20 is definitely a much more modern car with far better features, but in my opinion it has the wrong engine. For its price, it should have been launched with the new DOHC 16 Valve 1.4 litre engine producing 100 bhp, which is being used overseas. But, they decided to launch it with the 1.2 litre Kappa engine for tax / excise savings. However, the savings do not seem to be passed on to the customers as it is not reflected in the car's price.

 

Wish you thousands of miles of happy motoring with the Getz 1.3 GLS/GLX !!

 

Warm regards,

Venkat

 

P.S. - Could you check and post back here as to which colours are now available on the Getz ? Thanks !! smiley1.gif

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Well go for Glx as VSG said..and regarding AC, the Ac is powerful but the vents are not designed so well to give a proper flow, but you will not face any problem..I am using it since 05 and no problem with AC..Go for it..

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Hi Thackervijay

You're right. I checked the Getzprime.co.in website for the colours. But the thing is, they have changed some of the colours being offered. My cousin was interested in a Getz and wanted to know the colours.

They used to have a lovely sky blue and a dark navy blue colour, which are no longer being offered. In fact now there are no blue shades at all. Disappointing. Those 2 were such lovely colours.

Now all they have are Crystal White, Electric Red (bright red), Berry Red (darker, more like maroon), Space Silver (more like silver metallic grey - common colour), Black Diamond, Dark Grey Metallic (a dark grey metallic shade, quite impressive) and Champagne Silver (seems more like beige/cream) which is also a reasonably good light shade.

Oh well. So Aseem, which colour are you planning to go for ? Try to go for the GLX model man. And then soup up the interiors, wider tyres (at least 195/60/14) and audio, sun film etc and the car would be fantastic. You'd probably spend slightly less than a lakh to do all of the above. One of my friends on Team-bhp.com has done it to his 1.3 GLX and it's smashing. He has actually gone for 205/50/15 alloy & tyre combo and the car looks so good. It handles superbly too it seems.

All the best !! Don't forget to post pics here once you get the car !!

Warm regards,

Venkat smiley1.gif

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I finally booked Getz 1.3 GVS(white) for 4.34 lacs on road(inclusive of accessories) with following additional accessories:

1: Body coloured ORVMs

2: Body coloured Handles

3: Keyless entry

4: Tubeless tires

5: Gear Lock

6: Mattings

7: Mud Flaps

@Venkat

Thank you for showing such great enthusiasm, you rock! Unfortunately I had already stretched my budget, so I couldn't go for a higher model. But still I got all the accessories I needed.

And currently Getz is available in 7 colours which are Noble white, Ebony Black, Bright Silver, Dynasty Red, Real Earth, Midnight Grey, Blue Onyx.

I am still confused between White and Silver, will call and confirm the showroom tomorrow. Any sugesstions?

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As I mentioned in my earlier post, I had booked  Getz 1.3 GVS yesterday(sunday) but the showroom guys were not sure about the differences between Getz GVS 1.3 and Getz GLS 1.3.

But still I booked the GVS because I would have to wait a week more as I cannot take leave on weekdays. I asked the dealer to find out the differences between GLS and GVS and get back to me.(I have the flexibility of changing the model to GLS till the dealer places the order)

The dealership was sure about absence of the following in GVS 1.3:

1:Body Coloured ORVMs and Door Handles.

2:Rear Wiper And Washer

3:Driver Seat Armrest

4:Rear Spoiler

5:Front Fog lamps

He wasnt sure about the absence of the following:

1: 175/70 R13 tires( The dealer says I might get 155/80 R13 with GVS)

2:Rear Defoggger

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upholstery

4:Seat back Shopping hook and Seat back pocket

5:Front passenger seat side pocket

6:Full wheel covers( He said GVS might have Hub caps, how is a hub cap different from a full wheel cover?)

Basically based on the presence/absence of the items in the second list will I choose between GVS and GLS(yeah I am a bit particular about spending money :).

The dealer has asked me to wait till next week when another customer's Getz GVS 1.3 arrives at the showroom so that I can check the features from that. I dont wait a week, so if  anybody here with Getz Prime 1.3 GVS could please clear this up, it would be great!

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I booked Getz 1.3 GVS yesterday(sunday) but the showroom guys were
not sure about the differences in features between Getz GVS 1.3 and
Getz GLS 1.3.

But still I booked the GVS because I would have
to wait a week more as I cannot take leave on weekdays. I asked the
dealer to find out the differences between GLS and GVS and get back to
me.(I have the flexibility of changing the model to GLS till the dealer
places the order)

The dealership was sure about absence of the following in GVS 1.3:

1: Body Coloured ORVMs and Door Handles.
2: Rear Wiper And Washer
3: Driver Seat Armrest
4: Rear Spoiler
5: Front Fog lamps

He wasnt sure about the absence of the following:


1: 175/70 R13 tires( The dealer says I might get 155/80 R13 with GVS)
2: Rear Defoggger
3: Full Cloth upholstery.
4: Seat back Shopping hook and Seat back pocket
5: Front passenger seat side pocket
6: Full wheel covers( He said GVS might have Hub caps, how is a hub cap different from a full wheel cover?)

Basically
based on the presence/absence of the items in the second list will I
choose between GVS and GLS(yeah I am a bit particular about spending
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The
dealer has asked me to wait till next week when another customer's Getz
GVS 1.3 arrives at the showroom so that I can check the features from
that. I dont wait a week, so if  anybody here with Getz Prime 1.3 GVS
could please clear this up, it would be great!


PS: The price difference between GVS 1.3 and GLS 1.3 is 21k

Sorry for double posting, the previous post had some formatting issue, as I couldn't delete/edit the post, hence had to repost.

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Hi Aseembehl

Here is what is missing in the Getz 1.3 GVS compared to the 1.3 GLS/GLX:

1. Front fog lamps (can be fitted separately)

2. ABS (standard only on GLX; can't be fitted separately)

3. Body coloured ORVMs (can be done separately)

4. Body coloured door handles (can be done separately)

5. Rear spoiler (can be fitted separately)

6. Hub cap only (as against full wheel cover in GLS and 14 inch alloys in GLX) (the hub cap would cover only the centre portion of the wheel rim, as compared to the wheel cover is a cover for the entire wheel's front that is exposed) (wheel covers / alloys can be fitted separately)

7. Tailgate ajar warning lamp/chime (can't be fitted separately)

8. Driver seat armrest (can't be fitted separately)

9. Rear wiper and washer (can't be fitted separately)

10. Rear windshield defogger (can't be fitted separately)

You've mentioned that the price difference between the 1.3 GLS and GVS is 21k. Well for that 21k, you would get these on the GLS:

1. Front fog lamps

2. Body coloured ORVMs

3. Body coloured door handles

4. Rear spoiler

5. Full wheel covers

6. Tailgate ajar warning lamp/chime

7. Driver seat armrest (very nice comfort feature)

8. Rear wiper and washer (very useful)

9. Rear windshield defogger (another useful feature)

And, if you pay a bit more and go for the GLX, you would additionally get 14 inch alloys and ABS as standard. For the ABS alone, I'd say the GLX is definitely worth it. However, the GLS is a very good one too, as you have everything except ABS.

The GLS is well worth the 21k extra you'd pay for it. I'd say go for the GLS at least, if not the GLX. You can later customise the interiors and go for better alloys and wider tyres etc later.

I am sure the dealership would anyway work out a deal on the sun control film, remote locking, perfume, etc. That should not be an issue at all.

Hope that helps.

Warm regards,

Venkat

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I booked Getz 1.3 GVS yesterday(sunday) but the showroom guys were not sure about the differences in features between Getz GVS 1.3 and Getz GLS 1.3. 

 

Hi Aseem,

Did you compare the feature list between Getz GVS 1.3 and GLS 1.3.? That could have helped. Am surprised that Dealer is not sure about the same and is asking you to wait for a week so that he could check the features from another customer's cars. Maybe a call from him to Hyundai India office could have served the purpose. This appears pretty amateurish on his part. BTW whats the location of this dealer?

Regards

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