Last post on Dec 04, 2009 at 7:44 AM
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#31 of 38 Re: After 2010 [wobbly_ears]
Oct 01, 2009 (2:33 am)
Agree completely, and when safety items are optional, they are often very difficult to find. Dealers order, and carry in stock, cars that they think will appeal to the average buyer. Sadly, most people would rather spend extra money for an upmarket stereo or sunroof than ESC or ABS. Heck, there are still people that won't use a seatbelt - they're sure not going to be impressed by hi tech safety systems.
It's not like the old days where you could order exactly what you wanted and get it in 6 weeks. Purchases now are searches and compromises. Auto websites all have the " Build Your Own " feature, but once you've build it, you can't find it. I "built" a Passat wagon last year, but the configuration could not be found in the entire country.
#32 of 38 Azera surviving another year
Oct 06, 2009 (12:22 pm)
Got a good look at the 2010 Azera this past weekend. Looks like the 2009 with the exception of a larger XM antenna. I do like the grill they put on the 2009 and 2010, getting ready to order one for my 08. It really makes the front stand out IMO. Still putting on the Michelin Energy Plus MXV4 that I will be replacing very shortly, to noisy for my taste. Just made a 650 trip with 28-29 MPG, made my day.
#33 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [allmet33]
Dec 03, 2009 (2:43 pm)
The latest I heard from my Hyundai dealer is that while there may be a 2010 Azera, The coming new Sonata will be larger and plusher and will apparently cover both the Sonata and Azera market.
#34 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [jaymagic]
Dec 03, 2009 (2:58 pm)
I dont know....The 2011 sonata will only be available with a 4 cylinder(198-200hp). Eventually a turbo 4 will be offered but the 265hp Azera is a sweet ride.
#35 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [jaymagic]
Dec 03, 2009 (3:17 pm)
jaymagic, you must mean a 2011 Azera, the 2010's are on the lots. Only word so far is that the 2011 Sonata will not offer V-6's, but it does look good.
#36 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [SilverBullet00]
Dec 04, 2009 (6:37 am)
Actually SilverBullet00...there is not word that the Azera will make it to 2011. It was heavily speculated earlier this year with the dropping of the Genesis, that the Azera wouldn't make it to an 2010 model year. Something is telling me that 2010 will be the last model year of the Azera.
Jaymagic...I have been told the same thing about the upcoming Sonata, that it would actually be better than the current Azera. That being said, if the Azera were to come back in '11...it would have to be totally revamped and basically be a FWD version of the Genesis 3.8.
#38 of 38 Re: 2010 Azera? [tenpin288]
Dec 04, 2009 (7:44 am)
Tenpin...yes, I have seen the unveiling of the Cadenza (where do they come up with these names). It's based on that new VG platform...which is actually the sister platform on which the current Azera is based on. Considering the Kia version will be offering AWD, maybe that's one of the upgrades that will go on with the Azera should it stick around beyond 2010. Also...if AWD can be offered on a car such as the Cadenza, then that would mean there's hope that the Genesis and possibly the upcoming Equus could also offer that feature as well.
However, back tracking on my statement about the Azera not making it past 2010...I found this little blurb in Wikipedia on the Kia Opirus (Amanti)...
"The Kia VG concept (Kia KND-5, production model named Cadenza) was reported to be successor of Amanti, based on the platform for the next generation of Hyundai Azera."
So maybe that would mean that the upcoming Azera would be set apart from the Sonata by offering features like AWD, LED headlight surrounds, heated & cooled seats, extendable seat cushions and other features that the Cadenza will offer.