Originally posted by David_Hall@Feb 18 2005, 12:17 PM
[b]Is there anybody with feedback on the diesel model(s) of the Getz.
A number of reviews have been pretty unkind* - noisy , unrefined etc.
What do actual owners/users think?
I dont own a diesel model GETZ, but rather A Diesel MATRIX 1.5 CRDi VGT, deivering 75Kw Power (102 BHP). I understand there is new model of GETZ with same engine so my comments may be applicable - waiting to test drive such a GETZ.
This new diesel technology engine with Common Rail Direct injection, is quieter, with less vibration and yet delivers more p[ower and better fuel consumption than 'standard' diesel engines, even with Turbo Chargers. The Diesel engine as fitted in my Matrix has Variable Geometry Turbine turbo charger, which if I have understood offers the low turbi lag of small turbo charges initially yet delvers more power of large turbo's when the power comes in.
Put it this way, it is only 1.5l, yet delivers almost same Poer as 2.5l ISUZU Crosswind Turbo! In my Matrix on a long run with 4 adults and luggage, with aircon on all the time, some journeys over mountains, and over 120kph on good roads it did 430 Km on 50l of diesel. Ignoring the 20km or so with low fuel warning on, this means just over 16km per litre fuel consumption. It accelerates well from 2000rpm with performance on par with most 2l gasoline saloon cars.
That is why I am keen to try a GETZ model with same 1.5l CRDi VGT engine as lower weight of GETZ compared to MATRIX should mean even better performance yet better fuel consumption also.
Any one who owns such a GETZ care to confirm if this is correct?
David from Cebu, Philippines