Last post on Jun 18, 2011 at 6:42 AM
You are in the Hyundai Genesis
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Genesis, Coupe, Sedan
#13 of 52 Thanks for the feedback
Jul 13, 2010 (3:55 pm)
Thanks for the feedback guys..
Would someone comment on the Road Noise/Tire Noise and the Wind Noise?
I test drove the 2010 yesterday and the amount of Road Noise (radio off, AC/FAN off) seemed much higher than our Lexus ES350..
#14 of 52 Re: Thanks for the feedback [jsidhu]
Jul 13, 2010 (4:09 pm)
You need to drive both cars back to back same route in order to be accurate. I was amazed at how quiet the Genesis was when when driving at 80 mph on the interstate. Now as the Dunlaps began to wear I noticed more tire noise. After I replaced the Dunlaps with Bridgestone Touranza Serenity I thought the ride and drive was even more refined.
I assumed the Lexus ride was more softer as the Genesis ride is noticably firmer.
#15 of 52 Comments on 2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan
Sep 11, 2010 (6:16 pm)
I'm looking for comments from current Hyundai Genesis owners. I am looking at purchasing a 2011 Genesis sedan. Test drove one today and my husband and I loved it. I'm coming from an '08 GMC Acadia that is a piece of sh**. We are currently in lemon law litigation with Acadia so I want to be thorough with my next purchase. If anyone can provide me with pros or cons on the Genesis, it would be much appreciated!
#16 of 52 Re: Comments on 2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan [alexk4]
Sep 14, 2010 (10:26 am)
I currently own a 2011 Hyundai Genesis. Had it for just under 4 weeks. Its really a nice comfortable car. So far the car rides amazing. My incity MPG is more like 16-17 with very frequent stop and go. Highway MPG is 27-30. If you dont live in a hilly area then your MPG should be easily more than what the EPA estimates. Moreover the cars engine is still not broken in as it has 2000 miles on it. It generally takes close to 4000 miles or 5000 for the engine to break in before you see consistently higher MPG.
the car has plenty of power and is amazingly quiet from inside. u cannot beat the 528 lexicon sound system, its so damn good. I really like the ALFS headlights with HID...they are so much better than convential headlamps...
i hope this helps
#17 of 52 Re: Comments on 2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan [alexk4]
Sep 14, 2010 (10:55 am)
I'm looking for comments from current Hyundai Genesis owners.
Its a nice car, with alot of great features and an interior that is hard to beat at the price point. Having said all that, what kind of ride do you prefer? If its a soft plush ride the Genesis does not deliver. Its tuned more to the sport side of things and gets unsettled very quickly on a bad road. OTOH it does handle well for a large car.
As for reliabilty... its a mixed bag. Some owners haven't had any problems, some lots (especially with tech package) I am in the middle.
Here are my repairs since May last year:
Replace interior "B" pillars (material peeled away)
Replace limit swithes in steering wheel so power tilt/tele works properly.
Replace passenger side sun visor due to light not working
Repair/lubricate power passenger seat due to poor operation and shooting a part out from under the seat.
Clean all ground connections in car due to car dying on highway and stranding me in parking lot twice.
Also, if you are looking at a V6 model, the engine has a dry start noise that is a bit scary (sounds like valves clattering). I thought it was exclusive to mine, however, on two different loaner Genesis models they do it as well.
Fuel economy had been between 19.5 - 20.5 average for me, that is mostly city with some gridlock highway. I rarely see much open highway driving.
#18 of 52 Re: Comments on 2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan [tjc78]
Sep 14, 2010 (1:25 pm)
Thank you for your comments--I appreciate it. Did the service department ever say why you get that dry start noise? Just curious? I am looking at a V6 as well.
Good luck to you with yours. I think we are going to buy the Genesis. Hopefully it will be a better experience then what I've had with my '08 Acadia.
#19 of 52 Re: Comments on 2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan [pc_genesis]
Sep 14, 2010 (1:31 pm)
Thanks for your comments. Yes, that helps me. The only thing I can see that owners are complaining about are the tires, but with you just owning yours for 4 weeks, its too soon to tell. I think we're going to take the plunge!
#20 of 52 Re: Comments on 2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan [alexk4]
Sep 14, 2010 (1:53 pm)
The dealer didn't say much other than "they all do it" and apparently they do. Mine and two others I have driven do it. On another forum there are several as well. Its probably no big deal, but its just odd.
As for the tires, they wear quickly and are terrible (yes, TERRIBLE) in snowy conditions. On dry/wet pavement they are actually pretty grippy. They start out quiet and gradually become noisier. I only have 14K miles and already am noticing that.
#21 of 52 Re: Comments on 2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan [tjc78]
Sep 14, 2010 (2:18 pm)
I'm going to ask the dealership about the tire issue. I don't like driving in the snow and that was the one thing that my husband doesn't like about the car is the rear wheel drive. Thanks again for your input--I appreciate it.
#22 of 52 Re: Comments on 2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan [alexk4]
Sep 14, 2010 (3:48 pm)
I've had fantastic luck with my Genesis...of course no automobile is perfect and some owners will have issues. I have had no problems with my Tech package except the rear view camera was replaced at 26. This car doesn't float like Lexus and Avalon so if that is important.... you won't care for the Genesis ride.
Tires again I replaced all 4 performance tires at 23K You may want to check into snow tires for the winter as the AWD versions won't be out until 2012. I live in Florida so it wasn't an issue.
It's a solid, well made automobile!