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#33 of 52 Re: Comments on 2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan [toye]
Oct 08, 2010 (11:52 am)
It was shut down by the hosts. I guess it ran its course. It was certainly a fun one.
#34 of 52 Re: Comments on 2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan [tjc78]
Oct 15, 2010 (2:42 pm)
it is an interesting note that CR in its most recent comparo did include the Gen V8 in a 'luxury' class that in this case included the G37 and 535. They seemed to think the V8 was largely a waste of the extra money, and spent more than a few sentences on the ride problems. It seems they avoid the whole lux perception issue by simply qualifying luxury cars as something over $40k. The 3.8 is upscale to them, the V8 luxury. Makes no sense to me, there has to something in how a vehicle *and a brand) is perceived beyond just price.
anyway, lest I get this forum shut down as well- I still think that Hyundai needs to 'separate' the Gen products or they will never be thought of in the same category as those cars that CR just tested it with
#35 of 52 Re: Comments on 2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan [captain2]
Oct 15, 2010 (6:31 pm)
I noticed here in South Florida that the local Hyundai dealership is now promoting the Genesis in high end maginzines that before BMW, MB, LEXUS, AUDI an JAGUAR were the only automobiles featured. Tides a changing!!
#36 of 52 Re: Comments on 2010 Hyundai Genesis sedan [toye]
Oct 16, 2010 (1:05 am)
Well, I noticed that Car driver really has emphasized the Lexus-like demeanor of the car on it's long term road test V8 Genesis, then selected the Genesis 3.8 over other "upscale" but not luxury cars in a comparo against the Lexus ES350, Buick LaCrosse, and some other car, maybe the SHO, but termed that NONE of the cars were "fun" to drive.
Now they are saying that the new 2011 BMW 5 series is no longer fun to drive, now that it has some back seat room (though not like the Genesis).
There is some drop in Quality on the small finishing touches inside the Genesis. The dash buttons are scratching in mine, and the leather driver's seat in my "premium" 3.8 is already very darkened to an unattractive color despite attention to cleaning, and conditioning.
There are a lot of vagaries out there, but I consider reliability, and a truly useful back seat "Luxuries", and I also consider "Value" a luxury. So the Genesis was the right car for me, and I compared DIRECTLY to the '10 535, and felt better in the Genesis. Yeah, somewhat will ding me for that opinion. The old 535 has a miserable little back seat, but the auto writers constantly describe it as roomy, and even Consumer Reports did so.
But the Genesis 3.8 has a weight distribution that makes it fun (for me) to drive around town, and though I was tempted by the value of the V8, I chose the V6 for that reason. The 8 felt nose heavy in comparison.
One disappointment? The gas mileage of the 6 just isn't much better.
#37 of 52 Recently bought the 2011 4.6 sedan
Oct 20, 2010 (6:11 pm)
I bought a 4.6 2011 sedan this past weekend and thought I'd share some thoughts.
I was looking for something 70% luxury and 30% sport. I test drove the 335xi (mostly sport), the Mercedes C class (too few features and a tad small), the Avalon (nice but boring), and the E350 (good size but low on power and features).
When I test drove the Genesis, it put a big smile on my face. I loved it. The ride was very quiet (I think the quietest of all the cars I drove) and the suspension was great on smooth surfaces though bumpy on non-smooth surfaces.
The engine was great. It doesn't have slam-your-head back acceleration like the 335i did, but it's got plenty of power on tap.
The feel of the leather seats is fantastic! If it's a very soft, expensive feeling leather to me.
On the road, the car is very smooth at high speeds. At low speeds, I do note an odd hesitancy in the transmission. You seem to have to engage the gas petal more at low speeds than higher speeds.
Some of my favorite features:
- Adapative cruise control which I use on the highway. It senses proximity to the car in front of you and will match the speed (assuming you set the cruise control higher than the car in front). When there's no one in front, it reverts to the set cruise control speed.
- Lots of automatic things: lights, windshield wipers, rear shade. Driver's seat is initially all the way back and the steering wheel up. When you start the car, it shifts to a memorized position (there are two memory spots).
- Fantastic audio system. I have an iPhone 4 and it integrates very well.
All in all, I love the car. It's not perfect but at its price I don't think anything can beat it. Mine is black on black. I purchased it in Lindon, Utah.
#38 of 52 Re: Recently bought the 2011 4.6 sedan [arboleda]
Oct 20, 2010 (8:43 pm)
Congratulations on your purchase of the Genesis.
Consumers Report has now been able to confirm what Genesis owners already know and they are now recomending the Genesis sales will likely to continue to rise!
#39 of 52 Genesis in the snow
Oct 23, 2010 (3:48 pm)
Looking at a 2010 Genesis but was surprised to see it is real wheel drive. Being in MA, I am concerned. Anyone had experience with the car in snow
#40 of 52 Re: Genesis in the snow [souv7575]
Oct 23, 2010 (4:03 pm)
The car is an absolute handful in the snow on the stock Dunlop tires. It's really bad. I have read here, and elsewhere that with snow tires its acceptable. IMO if you want a Genesis in your neck of the woods get snows.
#41 of 52 Re: Genesis in the snow [tjc78]
Oct 23, 2010 (4:31 pm)
thanks for your advise..should I be concerned even with snows?
#42 of 52 Re: Genesis in the snow [souv7575]
Oct 23, 2010 (5:03 pm)
If you are used to a RWD car I would say yes. There was a thread on this somewhere here or on another forum. When I get a chance ill look it up for you.