Last post on Feb 10, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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#15 of 20 Re: Test drove one [tcwikla]
Feb 27, 2009 (12:20 pm)
I bought my 3.8 Genesis Coupe on Monday night.
The car is great and definitely lives up to the hype.
The model I got was the top of the line Track Model.
A few observations:
The car looks and handles like a dream. Though, with a tight suspension, you feel every bump and pothole in the road.
Lots of looks and oogling from others, if you're into that sort of thing (I'm not).
Has the feel of a much more expensive car. The clutch is the sweetest of all the cars I test drove (RX-8, Mustang, 370Z). It just smoothly falls into place as you shift from one gear to another.
A great, fun car to drive...
A few sticking points so far:
The much-vaunted 10 speaker sound system sounds a little thin to my ears, and I'm an audiophile from way back.
Also the blue display panel on the dashbaord that displays radio information and temperature, et al., is a little plain-looking.
And the actual radio/cd control doesn't give you a lot of flexibility for tailoring the sound to your ear. The equalizer, for example, is very rudimentary.
But those are minor quibbles. The car was worth every penny.
And on that note, my dealer wanted a $10,000 markup over the retail price of the car.
We started negotiating around 7 p.m., and concluded the deal about 1:30 a.m. in the morning (I kid you not).
I paid sticker price for the car.
All things considered, I'm in heaven... So far.
#16 of 20 Re: Test drove one [TheScribbler]
Feb 27, 2009 (7:23 pm)
Congrats and geting a sticker price
Keep us posted when you can.
#17 of 20 Trying to get one too
Sep 15, 2009 (8:45 am)
Scribbler: What's your sticker price?
I live in VA and I drove to a dealer in MD. Sticker price for 3.8 TRACK manual is at ~31k. Our last agreement was $29,818 out of the door price (~1,000 on tags/tax/etc). Problem I got was that they're trying to charge me 750$ of freight which I'm unwilling to pay for. Going to try to keep searching for a 3.8 Track manual for 29,000 out of the door...any suggestions on that?
Also, I'm hearing back from a dealer for a 2.0 Track Manual. I was thinking of haggling it down to $26,500 out of the door price. What do you guys think?
#18 of 20 Re: Trying to get one too [seazn]
Sep 15, 2009 (2:21 pm)
Why don't you volunteer to drive the car back from MD to VA yourself rather than pay for freight?
Can't speak to what the 2.0 Track Model is like, I own the 3.8. People seem to be happy with the smaller engine and say it has some pop. Certainly, it has better gas mileage.
But if you're like me, more power = more better.
#20 of 20 Re: Trying to get one too [TheScribbler]
Feb 10, 2010 (9:09 pm)
$750 is the Manufacturers Destination Charge.
It is the cost charged by the manufacturer to deliver the car from the factory to the dealer. It is non negotiable and charged to all Genesis Coup.