This fun and affordable Korean hatch has a club!
The last Hyundai Getz rolled off the assembly line six years ago, in 2011. Another interesting tidbit: In 2017, after a year of being in operation, local club Getz Pilipinas is now the largest group dedicated to the Hyundai supermini, with approximately 260 members and cars.
Its inception was the result of a very pressing concern: where to get parts for a model that’s no longer in production.
The Getz has many positives: affordable, fuel-efficient, compact and easy to maneuver, comfortable on the inside despite the diminutive size, and great for city driving. It boasts a spartan functionality, and requires relatively cheap replacement parts. It may be “takbong chubby” (that is, a slow car), but that’s one of the things this group of owners find endearing about it.
Getz Pinas is made up of a varied bunch that includes chefs, mechanics, bankers, gym rats, models, tuners, realtors, racers, newscasters, and car enthusiasts. Aside from a common affinity for the Getz, these folks are unified by a love of travel. That’s why the most important activities of the group are fun runs and long drives to different locations around the country. Some members have even taken personal trips abroad to meet up with contemporaries from the Hyundai Getz Club Malaysia, to share ideas on how to improve club operations. The encounter has proven to be enlightening, leaving the Getz Pinas guys inspired by the way their Malaysian counterparts set up their cars.
They don’t have difficult membership requirements for applicants, but this being a club dedicated to the Hyundai Getz, owning one is pretty much the biggest requirement.
Interested applicants should also have to be able to say the club motto, “We Getz together,” with gusto. The admin might not admit it, but when it comes to accepting potential members, this is the real clincher.
This group is all about fawning over this cute automobile