How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Robert Your Own Question

Robert, UK Qualified Car Technician
Category: Hyundai
Satisfied Customers: 4503
Experience:  Fully qualified / self employed garage technician in the UK
Type Your Hyundai Question Here...
Robert is online now

Getz 2003

Customer Question

I am considering buying a Getz2003 as a first car for my daughter, what is you opinion of the 2003 Getz?

My daughter will be using the Getz to travel a distance of 150 miles to and from her job on Monday - Friday
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Robert replied 4 years ago.



Hopefully i can help.


There aren't really allot of problems with the Getz to be honest..and would ideal for short mileage use. we only know of a recall for the Getz Models with ABS system.So you'll need to make sure if your buying one this has been done by the hyundai dealer if applies and check documentation. a few other things are minor for example windscreen wipers not clearing effectively. Rear Brake drum/Suspension problems but dependant on the use of the car where these things can crop up, maf "mass airflow" meters do tend to crop up. The timing belt is usually one of the main items to check on these if applies so it would be a good idea to ask further on that and ensure everything along with the belt have all been changed and should be well documented as such and at what mileage it was changed and when next - also check "all" fluids within the engine bay are all correct level wise check all fluids are clean and don't show any signs of cross contamination especially in oil or under filler cap / also check for any obvious leaks around the engine bay and under the car - it would be your best interest to make sure "everything electrical wise" in the car works properly inc :- Central locking system/keys too electrical items ie:-windows/radio/heaters/blowers/heating and or aircon system / all exterior lights / etc,basically anything with a button and or adjuster etc check there are no obvious warning lights up on the dash when first started and listen for any rattles / blowing noises from exhaust/ knocking noises during idle or any obvious misfiring ,also observe any unusual smoke from the tail pipe, Steam or a small amount of white exhaust smoke when you start the car is normally fine,but large amounts of smoke or blue smoke then its likely going to be a problem with the engine.. During test drive as thats usually one of best things you can do to find out what its like to get your own impression on it - is observe for any indication of overheating etc or noises inc :- knocking from suspension or steering / rattles etc also check how the clutch operates as it should incase it maybe wearing out, ensure you use every gear if manual gearbox and ensure each one engages smoothly and isn't grinding or hard to select - when releasing the clutch when in gear If it releases near the top and feels heavy or slips in the in the process, the car may need a new clutch ...if possible then maybe if you know anyone who knows there cars or you know of good garage you have used before then it maybe worth having them check it over for you so that maybe something else to bear in mind too.also check if present any advisories since last mot which will give you an idea what it may need for any next mot or likely be picked up on and check what repairs and service history the car has had...i do hope this helps

What Customers are Saying:

  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
< Previous | Next >
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, do indeed know your stuff. Jim
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex

Meet The Experts:

  • Mike Kelly

    Mike Kelly

    Hyundai Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
< Previous | Next >
  • Mike Kelly's Avatar

    Mike Kelly

    Hyundai Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.
  • indy-tech's Avatar


    Import tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    Work on all import vehicles
  • Matt's Avatar


    Mechanical Engineer

    Satisfied Customers:

    BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
  • Ross's Avatar


    Diagnostic and repair technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    Licensed diagnostic and repair technician
  • Rob's Avatar


    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    30 years trade experience
  • uk_iaibal's Avatar


    UK Car Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    Verified Car Mechanic.