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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)
#34 of 63 Re: Lexus vs Hyundai [richt5]
Aug 20, 2008 (3:08 pm)
Are you serious? Why did they disconnect one spark plug and put 500 pounds of cement in the trunk and run a comparison?
#35 of 63 Mismatch engines & tampering comparo?
Aug 20, 2008 (5:04 pm)
Why did they compete Lexus V6 vs. Hyundai V8? Its obvious Lexus V6 (303hp) w /prem-fuel is powerful than Hyundai V6 (290hp) w /reg-fuel
Did both vehicles have premium fuel to compete their engine full potential?
I feel both mfg. models is excellent and you can't go wrong with design, quality & performance. But why tamper with front engine and load dead weight in the back if this is factual?
richt5, where is the source of Hyundai V8 engine that 1 spark-plug was disconnected and adding 500lb. cement-blocks in trunk! Huh? like the sci-fi character said (Riddick) "sound SKIDISH"
#36 of 63 Re: Hyundai is no luxury maker [janlaskowski]
Aug 22, 2008 (11:56 am)
Your argument is entirely specious. BMW not so long ago was an economy car maker, too.
#37 of 63 Re: Mismatch engines & tampering comparo? [veragen]
Aug 23, 2008 (4:49 am)
Come on guys, he was kidding.
He just could not understand how a $7,000 more expensive Lexus could beat a Hyundai.
#38 of 63 Genesis 3.8 V6
Aug 23, 2008 (5:07 am)
Does anyone know the type of oil filter used for this engine?
Is it the same as used on the Veracruz 3.8?
Thw owners manual makes no mention of the number or type to the best of my knowledge.
Any help will be appreciated.
R M H
#39 of 63 Check out new Hyundai Genesis website. It's cool!
Aug 31, 2008 (6:28 am)
Description: Hyundai engineers looked closely at every detail when building the 2009 Genesis sedan. Now it's your turn. Go ahead, kick the tires.
#40 of 63 GENESIS 18" WHEELS
Sep 09, 2008 (12:22 pm)
WHAT ADVANTAGE DOES THE 18" HAVE OVER THE 17" AND IS IT WORTH THE EXTRA GRAND?
#41 of 63 Re: GENESIS 18" WHEELS [bhavey]
Sep 10, 2008 (10:19 am)
That's really subjective. I think that the 18's look better than the 17's, but that is a personal choice.
Other than that, you may get a little bit better road grip with the 18's.
If I were buying for myself, yes, the 18's look $1000 better, and I think that maybe you would get your money back on resale since from the outside the car would look the same as the tech pkg., not making it obvious that is a lower end model.
#42 of 63 Re: GENESIS 18" WHEELS [bhavey]
Sep 12, 2008 (10:13 am)
Some people who have driven both and a couple of reviewers have noted that the 18" wheels do not ride as well as the 17" in their opinions. Probably want to try both on same roads.
#43 of 63 Re: GENESIS 18" WHEELS [jeffreid]
Oct 25, 2008 (2:34 pm)
Per http://www.hyundaigenesis.com/library/Hynd_BH_WebSpecs07.pdf .
The 18" wheels offered for the V6 are not the same design as the 18" V8 wheels!
The loaded V8 only costs $2,000 more than the loaded V6!!
The V8 wheels and tires are 1/2" (2%) taller than those on the V6. So, since the V8 has 1/4" less tire between the wheel and the road, it will ride firmer. But, with stiffer sidewalls and a wider tread, it should also handle a little better. Take your pick!
I am surprised that the 119# heavier Genesis V6 uses smaller and poorer tires than the Azera! (225/55R17 vs 235/55VR17)
I am about to move up from the chunking OEM Michelins on my Azera to Kumho ASX 255/50ZR-17!!
0-60: V6=6.2 V8=5.7