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#866 of 965 Hyundai advertising on Azera, Genesis etc
Mar 04, 2010 (2:04 pm)
I was in for service and looked at the 2010 Sonata. That is one nice car and more economical than the Azera now. I still like my 2007 though. Service Advisor told me that there is another model coming out soon that is aimed at the BMW 7 series and it would have something like a 400HP engine.
What has always made me curious though is that you never hardly see the higher end Hyundai models advertised. It is like they are a big secret or something. Any one know why?
#867 of 965 Re: Hyundai advertising on Azera, Genesis etc [29tomt]
Mar 04, 2010 (3:07 pm)
Hi 29tomt, I know you meant the 2011 Sonata and yes it is a fine looking car. There will be no more 6 cylinders in the Sonata, it now has a new refined 4 cylinder and puts out 198 and 200 horsepower and later this year it will offer a Turbo model. You Service Advisor is out in left field to say they will have a 400 HP engine.
Yes, they do advertise the high end Hyundai ie: Genesis, but not the Azera till next year when it is redesigned and fill in for the missing Sonata 6 cylinder.
At the dealer on Tuesday for tire install and alignment and recall, I witnessed two 2011 Sonatas get sold during my 2 hour appointment.
#868 of 965 Re: Hyundai advertising on Azera, Genesis etc [29tomt]
Mar 05, 2010 (8:00 am)
The car your service advisor was telling you about is the upcoming Equus. The initial model will have the same 4.6 V-8 that's in the Genesis. It's possible it can be tweaked above the current HP output to offset the extra weight the Equus will have over the Genesis. Now there is a rumor that Hyundai will be producing a 5.0 V-8 that will produce somewhere around 425 HP that may go into a high line model of the Equus (long wheel base version). Never know at this point...right now, they just need to get the Equus to market and see how it does. If they hold true to pricing scheme, then it would start around $46-48K and end somewhere close to $60K.
Hyundai is going to put ads out about their cars that will sell to the masses. However, once folks get in the door, they'll see the other models and be wowed. If you look on Hyundai's website, they call the Azera their "best kept secret".
#869 of 965 Re: Azera Recall [29tomt]
Mar 07, 2010 (7:25 pm)
They handled the recall on mine as well last week while I was in for service.
I had taken it in for a crack in the top of the dash as others have reported (air bag area) and a noisy rear window screen. They ordered a new dash pad and a roller mechanism for the screen and will be providing me with a complimentary loaner for two days this week while they complete the repairs.
My 07 is four months short of three years old with 47,000 miles and these are the first issues that I have experienced. Good service by my dealer, great build quality and a strong warranty makes for a great automobile for the price.
#870 of 965 Re: Azera Recall [stcroixboy]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:57 pm)
You lucky guy!
My dash pad cracked.........I was told it was not a warranty issue. I subsequently
found info on the internet that in fact it was...least in the States. So I printed the
infornation and sent it to the dealer. He still tried to get out of it until I pushed the point.........he reluctantly brought the dash in....the whole ding dang unit. I thought it was just the top piece they would replace..dumb me..it was the whole dash assembly...and I had installed a dash kit for over $300.00 before the crack appeared
so I was s----d . It was the dealers struggle to admit that is most annoying.Dont they get paid for warranty work? Like whats his problem?
My Azera is 2006. And a loaner...jeeeeesssss..I have to rent a car everytime
%$%$#. You 've got a good dealer.....and one who knows whos paying his wages...
the customer! I live in Chilliwack, BC Canada
#871 of 965 Re: Azera Recall [alymac]
Mar 11, 2010 (9:59 am)
Blame Canada! (Sorry, had to do it! Been watching too many Southpark episodes).
Have you tried other dealers? The experience varies from dealer to dealer. You might get better treatment at another dealer.
#872 of 965 Re: Azera Recall [wobbly_ears]
Mar 11, 2010 (10:59 pm)
When its a warranty job there should be consistency from dealer to dealer. The hairbrain that would do his own dealership out of warranty work is just that...a hairbrain!
#873 of 965 Re: Azera Recall [alymac]
Mar 12, 2010 (8:21 am)
Most Hyundai dealerships still haven't graduated from the 80s when they had to sell crappy Excels. These days Hyundai wants to sell Azeras, Genesis & Equus.
If there's a Trojan horse for Hyundai, it is their less-than-desirable dealers. Hyundai better start imposing strict service levels on its dealers.
Hyundai's dealership network & service levels do not do justice to their products.
#874 of 965 Re: Azera Recall [29tomt]
Mar 12, 2010 (10:21 am)
Took mine in for the recall and was out of there in 40 minutes. Does the seatbelt correction fix the problem of locking the passenger in the seat without any sudden movement? I certainly hope so.
#875 of 965 Re: Azera Recall [poley]
Mar 13, 2010 (3:53 am)
Does the seatbelt correction fix the problem of locking the passenger in the seat without any sudden movement?
Per the recall notice I received: if your vehicle experiences the air bag warning lamp with a passenger in the seat, they replace the seat belt assembly and the wiring. If you don't already have that problem, they simply reroute the wiring - the latter fix would not affect your seat belt's mechanical operation.