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#22 of 41 Re: Genesis Sedan 2012 [wamba2000]
Nov 11, 2011 (7:23 am)
I am considering a 2012 Genesis 3.8. During my road test I noticed quite a bit of road/tire noise even at low speeds. Is this an issue and or is a change in tires a solution?
#23 of 41 Genesis Sedan 2012
Nov 11, 2011 (7:50 am)
I have just passed the 5K mark in mileage with lots of high speed freeway and around the town travel. Have not experienced road/tire noise. LOVE the car. However, I had a 2004 Azera LTD with considerable tire noise. Factory equipped tires were some Michelin model that is no longer offered. Finally gave up and invested $1K in a new set at 24K miles.
#24 of 41 Re: Genesis Sedan 2012 [jaywellner]
Nov 11, 2011 (2:03 pm)
Jay, I have had my Genesis 3.8 Premium since mid-June, I think the only noise running is from the tires. They are 18" Michelin tires that are designed to have low rolling resistance and save energy; key is that means less handling and harder rubber compound in my experience.
I expect when the tires are changed out, the ride may quiet a bit.
The road noise seems a function of the road surface you are driving on rather than the tires, Go ahead, if that is the only noise you hear, you can just turn the sound system (the Lexicon is pretty good!) up a little to offset the road noise.
#25 of 41 Re: Genesis sedan blind-spot monitor---when? [rance2]
Jan 21, 2012 (2:13 am)
Blind Spot Monitor-When? Update
The latest issue of Motor Trend (2/2012) has an interesting article (page 28) by Ron Kiino that addresses the importance of a blind spot warning system/sensor. This safety feature is currently available on premium brands such as Acura, Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Mercedes, Lincoln, and Volvo. It is also being made available on some non-premium brands such as the Toyota Camry, Honda and Nissan minivans, Ford Taurus and others. According to Kiino Hyundai and VW are currently working on theirs, but as of now no news on when it will be available for Hyundai. Hopefully the 3.8 Genesis sedan will offer one of these systems similar to the one in Mercedes in the near future!
#26 of 41 Re: Genesis sedan blind-spot monitor---when? [ushy66]
Jan 22, 2012 (1:19 pm)
Properly adjusted mirrors eliminate the need for a blind spot monitor because there is no blind spot.
#27 of 41 Re: Genesis sedan blind-spot monitor---when? [oldburbnewcx9]
Jan 23, 2012 (1:05 am)
I and many others would disagree.
#28 of 41 Re: Genesis sedan blind-spot monitor---when? [ushy66]
Jan 27, 2012 (2:46 am)
I and many others and Car and Driver agreee
#29 of 41 Re: Genesis sedan blind-spot monitor---when? [oldburbnewcx9]
Mar 04, 2012 (1:01 am)
While I agree with you as does Consumer Reports (page 31 of the just released 2012 April Auto Issue) that the 2012 3.8 Genesis Sedan is a remarkable car, 'best upscale sedan' for 2012, outscoring the Lexus ES 350 and the Toyota Avalon (all three of these vehicle currently do not have a blind spot detection system, but Toyota/Lexus will be adding one soon since the newly redesigned 2012 Camry now has a pretty good one). I and Consumer Reports (and many others, including Motor Trend editors) disagree with your position that a blind spot warning system/sensor is NOT necessary (see pages 13 1nd 23 of the April 2012 Auto Issue).
Also, consider the following:
1.) Our baby boomer generation is increasing tremendously every day; when people age they do not have the good range of motion they had in their youth to make good torsional movements to turn their head to check traffic clearance and/or blind spots as they did previously, to make safe lane changes at freeway speeds when cars overtaking them which can come out of no where extremely fast, etc.
2.) Also many non-senior drivers may have restricted range of motion issues due to neck and/or back injuries or disabilities that do not prevent them from driving but that can make their driving experience unsafe when they cannot check their blind spots effectively, even if their side and rear-view mirrors are adjusted to the best possible angle.
Given just these two examples it is quite clear that the blind spot detection systems/sensors would make the driving experience so much safer for so many, and to all of us sharing the road with them.
So, when, not if, Hyundai adds a good blind spot detection system/sensor, it will make an already excellent car so much better and safer.
Hyundai---When will this happen? I hope soon!
#30 of 41 2013 Genesis Sedan
Mar 08, 2012 (7:32 pm)
A little off topic but i was wondering, i heard some rumblings about Hyundai making an AWD Genesis sedan, is there any truth to that? If so, when will this happen?
#31 of 41 Re: 2013 Genesis Sedan [cpaman]
Mar 10, 2012 (9:44 pm)
For next generation Genesis, maybe around 2014-15