Last post on Jul 27, 2009 at 8:18 AM
You are in the Hyundai Genesis
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#1 of 27 I drove in a Genises!!!!!!!!
Mar 07, 2008 (4:56 am)
No, I'm not crazy. My wife's co-worker drives a lexus, and J.D. Powers called them and ask if they would be interested in driving a new genises for 2 months. They said yes, and that's how I drove in one. The interior is beautiful. It looks like an infinity "m" series. Very refined, except my wife said the color of the seats look like sh*t brown. The exterior is blue. They had a choise of colors. It has a large screen nav system with back up camera. I wasn't alowed to drive it, I guess in the contract only her or her husband can drive it, so she took me around the parking lot. I rides like a dream. If you think the rear seating room is big in the azera, the genesis is enormus. the only difference in the pictures that you see is the front grill is an "egg crate" style with a big plastic "H" in the middle. not very nice, I hope they use the one on the web site. The seats are very comfortable and look like the azera's. The seat controls are on the side of the seat like the azera's. It had the v-6 but i don't know whick one, because there was no marking on the engine. I know you must have a million questions, I'll try to answer them. I only spent about 15 min. with the car because it was very windy and cold, and the girls wanted to get back inside. My wife's friend couldn't understand why I would drive up from work to see a "car". They don't understand, it's a guy thing.
#2 of 27 Re: I drove in a Genises!!!!!!!! [chef121]
Mar 07, 2008 (7:25 am)
Fantastic. I am jealous I want to get my hands on one...
To my knowledge, they are going with this when it arrives to showroom, so perhaps the one you were in was still pre-production?
#3 of 27 Re: I drove in a Genesis!!!!!!!! [joe97]
Mar 07, 2008 (7:38 am)
there are only 7 people in the us that has the car to use. everything else was the same as in the picture. I didn't have a chance to use the "joy stick" that controls the radio/climate and nav.
#4 of 27 Re: I drove in a Genesis!!!!!!!! [chef121]
Mar 07, 2008 (10:44 am)
Talk about exclusivity!!!
Hyundai USA has said they would host private test drive events prior to the car arriving at dealers, which I thought was a neat idea. I am tapping my connections to get on it
Let us know how the joy stick works. I am intrigued to hear it, certainly I hope it's not as complicated as the iDrive
#5 of 27 Re: I drove in a Genesis!!!!!!!! [joe97]
Mar 07, 2008 (11:26 am)
I don't know if I'll see the car again, her husband uses it. She drives it once in a while, and they had it for about a month already.
Another thing I remember is that the side mirrors are self dimming and the tilt down when you put the car into reverse. Also the parking break release is electronic and if you forget to release it, the car won't go. She said she didn't like that feature, but all the times i sometimes forget to release it, i think it would be great.
#6 of 27 Re: I drove in a Genises!!!!!!!! [chef121]
Mar 07, 2008 (2:57 pm)
Thanks for the early review. Sure wish You'd had the chance to man the steering wheel yourself.
Hey, did they give any impressions on how they found things like drivability/handling, etc?
#7 of 27 Re: I drove in a Genesis!!!!!!!! [keitha3]
Mar 08, 2008 (7:52 am)
She liked the car a lot. She said it rides real smooth and very quite. I didn't ask about handling. I live in northern N.J., and not very many places you can put a car though its paces. The husband joked that for 20M, he'd buy it. I think the problem is that it doesn't have a big "L" on the front grill, and if you are spending 40 large on a car, do you want the prestige of having a Hyundai? I think it will take a long time to change peoples minds. I got that a lot with the Azera. The wife said they should have there own show room, like Lexus have. I know if i were spending all that $, I would like a little more upscale showroom.
#8 of 27 Genesis
Mar 18, 2008 (5:12 pm)
I've been told by my local dealer(Escondido,CA),that the Genesis will be on the west coast long after it's been on the east(NJ). So........when you guys are driving around back there, let us know what it's like.
#9 of 27 Luxury Hyundai
Mar 18, 2008 (7:51 pm)
I saw a Genesis at my dealer in January. Great looking, but I couldn't get inside. Hyundai should follow the Japanese model and start a Genesis line. Have the Genesis Azera and Genesis whatever. Special treatment by the dealers would add to the likelyhood of success for the line.
#10 of 27 Re: Genesis [144tap]
Mar 19, 2008 (4:54 am)
I've been told by my local dealer(Escondido,CA),that the Genesis will be on the west coast long after it's been on the east(NJ)
So, Hyundai is going to launch Genesis by taking a pass on the LA market?
Your dealer doesn't want you to wait. Buy something now.