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#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.
#11 of 27 2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
May 04, 2008 (12:36 pm)
My wife is considering the Lexus GS350 but I want her to wait and look at the 2009 Genesis Sedan by Hyundai.
In speaking with a few people in the know, this Gensus is Hyundai's attempt to get into the luxury aspect of the market. They said the pricing will based on buying some of the marketplace.
With all the great standard features the Genusis will have comming in around $36,000 and if true in my opinion, will certainly establish a footprint here in the US marketplace.
I also understand that two versions will be offered not 3. A V6 and a powerful V8.
Does anyone know when the Genusis launch will take place out here in the West. I hear early summer.
Lastly any hearings on sticker for the V8 version?
#12 of 27 Re: 2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan [dave174]
May 04, 2008 (5:11 pm)
Try the 2008-2009 Hyundai Genesis discussion. You'll find the answers to your questions there.
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#14 of 27 Driving Impressions
Aug 14, 2008 (10:59 am)
Test drove a base model today. MY OPINION ONLY. The dash looks a lot better than my Azera's, but other than that, I was not much impressed. The leather is softer and the console looked better also.
The "wood" trim on the dash looked better to me than the pictures I have seen of the leather dash, but I haven't seen the leather dash in person.
The car does not have a space for sun glasses or a cell phone cubby with door and the console box is single level.
While it did not have the bounce that my 07 Azera has, the ride was extremely sensitive to pavement imperfections, transmitting all up to the cabin. I could feel them in the seat and steering wheel. Drove my Azera over the same streets and did not feel the imperfections. This was all on city/residential streets near the dealership, but that is the type that 90% of my driving is on.
It was very quite, but no more so than my Azera.
I like the "wood" steering wheel on the Azera better than solid leather.
Due to the cost differential, I wouldn't trade my Azera on a Genesis now.
The dealer was asking 33,000 (MSRP) for it.
Aug 17, 2008 (4:17 am)
Before making a choice between the Infiniti G35, the Lexus ES 350, the Avalon Limited or Acura RL, my wife and I felt we should at lease drive the Genesis, knowing full well it would be just another Hyundai. We presently have an 01 Avalon with very low mileage and it is a gem of a car. My wife drives it most of the time unless we are on a trip. She would be very happy keeping the Avalon, but I have the bug for a new car. It must meet her approval as she is the primary driver. She reluctantly agreed to test drive the Genesis. We had tested all the above cars, and there was something we disliked about each. Well, what a pleasant surprise....The Genesis is fantastic. It looks like they have addressed all our requirements such as wanting sporty but smooth ride; wanting smaller but 4 person comfort; wanting user friendly GPS, want seating comfort, and of course style. We had a 45 minute briefing on the tech package. The GPS is voice activated and equal to any of the best we have seen. The 17 speaker sound was incredible, and ride very smooth and responsive. They have engineered an extremely quiet ride including sound deadening in the glass.
We just wish there was lumbar support and cooling in the passenger seat, but we could find no other negatives. As of now, Genesis is number one on our list. I hope they do not start adding upcharges at the dealerships, otherwise the advantage will be lost.
#16 of 27 Another Test Drive
Aug 19, 2008 (11:41 am)
Took another test drive in one with the premium package. The leather on the dash is nice, but I don't think much of the color. IMO, real wood or even plastic wood would look much better and offer a real contrast. 90% of people will think it is just more vinyl. BTW, Lincoln MKS (I think) is using real wood that is left over from furniture manufacturing. Real disappointed in the fact that it does not have the adjustable pedals or place for sunglasses. the slot in the dash above the ashtray is not very useful as it is hard to reach and no door to keep things from coming out.
Why waste space on an ashtray and cigarette lighther? Use it for something else and make the ashtray and lighter as option as on Camrys.
Parked it beside my car - not a lot of difference, except Genesis is a little larger. Think the Azera rear looks more impressive.
Biggest thing is the ride. Took it on some city streets and you can feel the ridges and so forth in the pavement. It does not have the Azera "wallow," but then it does not have 5,000 miles on the shocks yet either.
Guess they could not have a double console box due to the console sitting so high because of the rear wheel drive.
Told the salesman, I would have bought it instead of the Azera if both available in 2007, but not going to trade in my Azera. Also, not buying any Hyundai for MSRP, but that's me.
BTW, Hyundai is offering $3,500 off on Santa Fe Limited and then you can negotiate with the dealer for more.
Those who bought a Genesis, wish you the best and hope it lives up to its reports so far.
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#17 of 27 Car and Driver Review
Aug 30, 2008 (1:01 pm)
The Oct issue of Car and Driver reviews and tests the 4.6. Fairly good overall as a "luxury cruiser," but they also noted there are problems with the spring rates and dampening. Hopefully Hyundai will fix these soon.
Interesting that they made a point of it not being a sports sedan, but then critized it for not having paddle shifters.