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Hyundai Azera, Sedan
#104 of 168 See and touch this thing first....
Mar 27, 2012 (2:03 pm)
Like the bulk of you, I read the MT article and the Edmunds review, as well as looked at the Hyundai website before I saw this car in the flesh at a dealership this past Saturday. As the driver of a 2011 Acura TL (yes, the one with the beak), I can tell you that the Azera in person is pretty awesome. The front of it is a little too Sonata like, and the sheetmetal kink over the rear wheel wells is a bit too Buick -- however, as a whole, the car looks great. And the interior quality and tactile feel of the surfaces is good enough to convert a 4 time Acura owner. The car I saw lacked the Tech pkg, but I'm feeling this car is definitely in the fight for FWD near luxury buyers. I'm hoping that the ride is comparable to my TL.
I'll give myself another year, but this is looking like my next car.
#105 of 168 Re: New Video of 2012 Azera [teepsk8]
Mar 28, 2012 (3:14 am)
Beautiful car! I have a Lincoln MKT ( as well as an"06 Azera ), and can attest that Hyunda pilfered much of the interior design shapes and styles from that Lincoln. Heating /cooling vent design and shapes, cubby behind console, upswept side wings on the center stack, side window shades, and panoramic roof are all clones of the beautiful interior of the MKT.
The exterior, though, is all Hyundai - and absolutely gorgeous. IMO, if they market these cars properly, they'll have trouble meeting demand.
#106 of 168 White 2012 Azera with Teck Package
Mar 30, 2012 (5:04 am)
Drove the 2012 with tech pkg. yesterday and bought it............ I'll pick it up in a few hours
I'll report more when I get more seat time. This is going to be a great car :=)
#107 of 168 Re: White 2012 Azera with Teck Package [hjc1]
Mar 30, 2012 (6:52 pm)
Let us know how you like it. It should be a good car. If you don't mind saying, let us know how much you paid.
cars.com has quite a few listed with "dealer pics" which I enjoy viewing. Some are priced above MSRP, which is no surprise given the market variances and a new high-end model.
#109 of 168 Re: White 2012 Azera with Teck Package [hjc1]
Mar 31, 2012 (6:59 pm)
Sounds like you got a pretty good price. I would figure you got $2k-$3k off sticker based on top dollar trade-in value. Congrats on your new car!
#110 of 168 No standard sunroof?
Apr 03, 2012 (9:37 am)
Love the new Azera and what Hyundai's been doing in the past couple of years. Can someone explain to me why a $33k near luxury sedan comes without a sunroof as standard equipment? Instead, I have to spend $4k on the tech pkg, which has a bunch of useless goodies (for me) to get a sunroof. Brilliant revenue-generator for Hyundai, but will likely cause me (and others) to look elsewhere for a new car.
#111 of 168 Frankly I have no use for a sun roof
Apr 03, 2012 (10:13 am)
Never really use it and am glad I get Navigation, which I really want, without the sunroof. It's something no other manufacturer is doing. They are all pushing the sun roof on you which is a $1000 option. I would rather use the money elsewhere.
That bein said, I wonder how many "standard" Azeras dealers will order. My guess is not many.
#113 of 168 Disappointing Performance
Apr 04, 2012 (9:44 am)
After reading Motor Trend's preliminary review of the 2012 Azera, I came away a little puzzled. Six years ago they also tested the 2006 Azera (the vehicle I currently own) and although the 2012 weighs less and has a significant increase in horsepower and torque over the 2006, it actually accelerates SLOWER than the 2006. Yes, it's slower both in 0-60 and quarter mile. How they accomplished that with a much more powerful engine and lower weight baffles me. I was expecting 0-60 to be right around the 6.0 second mark and quarter mile below 15 seconds, but no. The Azera is actually one of the slower cars in its class. I don't really understand that. Quite disappointing.