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Full Test: 2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan - Bottom Line: Your socks had better be firmly affixed or the Genesis will blow them clean off; there isn't a better rear-wheel-drive sport sedan for the money. (more)
Full Test: 2009 Hyundai Genesis V6 - Bottom Line: A handsome luxury car that won't break the bank.(more)
#14 of 63 Hyundai good for Lexus, not for BMW
Jun 10, 2008 (9:56 am)
Why are these writers, and some consumers, still putting Lexus/Infiniti behind the BMW and MB? I own a Lexus not because I could not afford a BMW. I got the Lexus by choice because it's a better all around vehicle than a BMW or MB. Sure, if your only criteria is handling, then the Germans are probably your better choice, but because I put on about 25K miles per year on my car, leasing is not an option. Therefore, since I have to buy, I am going to buy the best and most reliable vehicle. BMW/MB are not reliable vehicles for the long run.
So, when I read the BMW/MB driver would not consider a Lexus, but maybe the Lexus owner should give this a look... so because BMW owners are snobs, Lexus owners shouldn't be?
#18 of 63 Re: Hyundai is no luxury maker [tjc78]
Jul 05, 2008 (11:31 am)
Didn't know Harmon made all those brands. Seems to run the gamut, except for Bose. I had a Bose system in my '06 Q45, but it was nothing to write home about. The CD player wouldn't even play mp3s.
#21 of 63 Re: Hyundai is no luxury maker [carolinabob]
Aug 06, 2008 (2:29 pm)
Full agreement. I am looking now at 19 months on my 07 Azera. ( Arapahoe Hyundai, Englewood, CO). And, I had an 02 GL350 from them before the Azera. While I have had only two or three warranty items TOTAL on both cars, I have never had any troubles with my dealership. The sales people were not the most knowledgeable about the GL 350, but they were certainly ok to deal with. Kept every promise and did not try and screw me around. Just did the deals as discussed.
The Hyundai service department has been very easy to work with, and pricing is very competitive (even bring my own synth oil and they change it). Again, they had a few blind spots in knowledge early on , but they did get everything right without me having to fight or even complain. Always felt they were on my side.
Their (Hyundai only) showroom is small (maybe 3 cars if carefully arranged), but I am happy to recommend them. It's not that I don't like to have a waterfall in my car showroom and comfy leather chairs, its just that I don't want to pay for them.
Although I am drooling over the Genesis, I don't see another car purchase for a few years. I do know they have a couple in stock and will be going in, just to check it out. The Genesis review simply confirmed what I have been reading about, and based on my Azera experience, I see no reason to question what Hyundai has produced with the Genesis.
Aug 11, 2008 (8:20 am)
I have never understood why people believe that Hyundai has lower quality than Toyota and Honda. Their cars have been highly recommended by Consumer Reports and they are very well-thought out cars that are bargains in comparision to the Japanese rivals. I have owned 2 Elantras and loved them and never had any issues with either of them. My parents have owned their Santa Fe for six years and aside from a burned out bulb, it was been absolutely trouble-free for them.
This new Genesis raises the bar higher. I took a look at one this past weekend and it was amazing. It was so well-built, roomy, and had lots of thoughtful features. The seats were the most comfortable I have EVER sat in and the back seat was extremely roomy for my 6'5'' frame. The car even has a push-button start and has the smart-key. The only aggravating thing was the BMW-esque i-drive system that was a tad confusing to operate the radio and navigation.
To be honest, even if it was $10,000 more, I would take this over a BMW, Lexus, or MB. Mercedes are far from reliable, BMW's always seem a bit cramped, and up until recently, most Lexus models are as dull as the Toyotas they are related to.
The biggest issue I worry about is the Hyundai name on a luxury car. It wouldn't bother me personally, but many luxury car owners would have a hard time having the "italic-H" garnishing their new car. I understand it would've cost a lot to start a new brand and they probably made the wisest decision, but I hope buyers will look past the name brand. If they do, it looks like they will have a bargain
#23 of 63 Genesis in the flesh
Aug 13, 2008 (11:57 am)
Has anyone seen this car yet? I have at the local Hyundai dealer and it is VERY impressive...I pulled up in my 2008 Infiniti G35xS to look at it and a guy in a Lexus GS350 pulls in right behind me to take a peek as well...Maybe we are both "thrifty" but I could care less about the badge. I'm a car guy first and foremost and look for the combo of sport/luxury/features I need. I have not yet driven the Genesis (dealer was closed) but I will this week...Car was unlocked and the materials and fit & finish are top notch. I actually think - unlike some of the auto press - that this will sell despite the Hyundai badge. It is that nice of a car...When Hyundai gets an AWD version out, that will also help boost sales (esp here in the Northeast where 9 of 10 Infiniti G series are the "x" versions). The Genesis looks great, looks high quality and actually looks more compact than I anticipated, yet backseat room is limo-like...This is a game changer.