Last post on Jul 08, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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Hyundai Genesis, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Coupe, Sedan
#83 of 91 Re: Maintenance Costs [donb1]
Oct 02, 2010 (7:14 pm)
I had an 06 Avalon and now an 09 Genesis. The only maintenance difference I have noticed is Toyota specs out 5000 mile oil changes and my dealer told me 3750 on the Genesis. I would say maintenance is basically the same.
Now, IMO if you like the Avalon's ride stay away from the Genesis. The ride is firm, nervous and unsettled. It does not have that pillow soft isolated ride the Avalon delivers. I am growing tired of my 09 very fast and long for my Avalon back.
My Genesis also so far hasn't been the pinnacle of reliability either. It recently went through an episode of stalling on the highway and stranding me in a parking lot (twice). The dealer was told by Hyundai corporate to clean and re-secure all the grounds in the car. This seems to have fixed things. I have also had a handful of minor interior issues as well.
#84 of 91 Re: Maintenance Costs [donb1]
Oct 04, 2010 (1:47 pm)
Until the vehicle reaches 30k miles, it's just oil changes/tire rotations. Even though the manual says every 3750 miles, you can go every 5k miles. I've been told that the 2011 model's ride is a whole lot better than the 09-10. Happy shopping.
#85 of 91 Re: 2009 Hyundai Genesis Initial Quality and Issues [jbhansen]
Oct 18, 2010 (8:01 am)
Excellent car and am enjoying it greatly but discovered that at 31,000 klms. (minus two seasons of snow tire use) so.. perhaps 22 to 25000 klms. the rear tires are worn slick with driver's side showing carcass thru the surface. Fronts very well worn too. Unacceptable! Replaced all with Michelin Pilots.
#86 of 91 genesis and winter driving
Oct 25, 2010 (6:21 pm)
i am considering a 2011 genesis.just wondering how it handles with winter tires.
#87 of 91 Dealership Experience
Jan 11, 2011 (11:07 am)
I have a comment, that could possibly also serve as advice for some. I am the owner of a 2009 Hyundai Genesis. Even when my vehicle hasn't been bad to me (I had my fair share of problems, but that is beyond the scope of this forum), my dealership experience has been worse than awful. I paid around forty thousand dollars for this car, but when I go back to my delaership (HUB HYUNDAI WEST in Houston), I am treated like the owner of a fifteen thousand Hyunday Accent. The waiting room is a 10X10 rat cage, with the most uncomfortable chairs you can ever imagine, and no entretainment whatsoever. Just awful! What a far cry from the treatment that I received from my Lexus dealer (I used to have a GS300 before the Genesis). If you want "cheap", go for the Genesis. That's how your dealer will treat you. I'd rather spend a little bit extra and enjoy the next several years being treated the way I like and deserve. My last piece of advice: If you still decide to buy the Genesis, don't buy from HUB HYUNDAI. You will come to regret it eventually. Just like I did
#88 of 91 Re: Dealership Experience [firegarz]
Jan 11, 2011 (12:20 pm)
I have my issues with my Genesis, but, I have to say that my dealer treats me very well. The car is always washed (well, not some half-a$$ job) and filled with gas anytime it is there.
They are currently under construction to improve the facility and offer a loaner for all service.
Why don't you try another Hyundai dealer in the area. You don't have to have it serviced where you bought it.
#89 of 91 Re: Dealership Experience [firegarz]
Jan 13, 2011 (9:59 am)
You'd rather pay extra for comfortable chairs and a television tuned to the People's Court in a service waiting room that you hope to never use? If you've got extra money to throw around, why not just pay to have your vehicle picked up and dropped off and avoid the waiting room altogether?
Oh, and by the way it would take more than a little bit extra to get into the same size, power, and equipment in a Lexus. Just sayin.
#90 of 91 Steering column retract problem
Jul 08, 2011 (7:57 am)
I have a 2009 v6 with Tech Package that has 34,500 miles on it. I've recently started experiencing electrical issues where when I turn the car off, the radio continues to play...but all other lights, features are off. I have to turn the car on and off several times to get it to stop. Of more concern is that now, when I turn the car off, the steering column no longer retracts or tilts up and away from the driver seat. When using the toggle switch on the left side of the column, response is intermittent and I can eventually get it to tilt up and retract but it no longer does it on it's own. I've reset the driver memory positions a couple times, and ensured that this tilt away function is selected in the driver options. Has anyone else had any issues with this or other dash electronics?
Other than this, the car has been flawless. Once I got rid of the OEM Dunlops and put Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires on....the ride and handling improved dramatically. These tires are amazing on wet roads and I'm looking forward to seeing if they live up to their reviews on snow traction performance this winter. I still get lots of compliments on the car, and love the fit and finish and all the options included. Great car.
#91 of 91 Re: Steering column retract problem [genesis57]
Jul 08, 2011 (9:39 am)
The power tilt/tele wheel is a known problem for the Genesis. The dealer should be able to fix it, by installing new "limit" switches.
Mine has had that fix and still is wacky. It always retracts but often doesn't return to the right spot. In addition mine never goes back to the right spot with the memory presets. After my GF drives the car and I push memory setting number 1 I can bet that the wheel will be in my lap.
I just deal with it, only 10 months left with the car.
I haven't experienced the radio issue.
As for your other