Last post on Jun 04, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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#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
#32 of 41 Re: Genesis sedan blind-spot monitor---when? [ushy66]
Mar 11, 2012 (5:50 am)
I made no comments specifically on the Genesis sedan. I merely stated that with properly adjusted mirrors there is no blind spot and thus no need for a blind spot monitoring system. Proplerly adjusted mirrors do not require any out of the ordinary range of motions or any significant torsional movements for proper use. Any driver with properly adjusted mirrors can use them properly.
#33 of 41 2012 Genesis 3.8L
Mar 13, 2012 (12:35 pm)
Test drove one 3.8 with technology option last weekend, was kind of disappointed on couple things:
1. The response to the gas paddle is delayed. This is very obvious, as I test drove a Lexus ES350 right after that. Also compared to my Highlander, which responses immediately. I donŐt if that particular car had problem or not, or was it because of the electronic control system vs. older carŐs mechanical control.
2. Pretty bumpy on the road, when passing a bridge which is not very smooth on surface. Both my wife and me felt the obvious jumping of the car. Understand the GenesisŐs suspension is firmer, like a sports car. But I would prefer a smoother experience with a luxury car. As the Lexus dealer said: no one wants to experience the bumpy road on high way 880.
I do not see anyone has similar experience on this car from the review. Seems like most of you are happy with this car. Wondering if the car test driven had problem with it. Any comment welcome.
#34 of 41 Re: 2012 Genesis 3.8L [mxyzhang]
Mar 13, 2012 (12:42 pm)
I had an early-build 2009 3.8. I never got used to the jittery, unsettled ride. If a soft ride is your preference, then look elsewhere IMHO. The ES350 is a fine ride (a bit small for me), the Avalon is great (had 03 and an 06) and I replaced my Genesis with a 2012 Buick LaCrosse 3.6. I love it. It has GM's HiPer Struts which really soak up the bumps well without being overly floaty. The Genesis handles better being RWD but at the expense of ride quality.
Hope this helps.
#35 of 41 Re: 2012 Genesis 3.8L [mxyzhang]
Mar 14, 2012 (1:51 am)
I had the same experience during my test drive of a 2011 Genesis 3.8. The throttle delay was very evident and was very annoying. The ride for me was soo soft as I prefer a stiffer ride like my 2005 Mazda6s 3.0.
#36 of 41 Re: 2012 Genesis 3.8L [oldburbnewcx9]
Apr 05, 2012 (5:06 pm)
Just went from a Mazda 6s to a Genesis 5.0 (non R) yesterday. No throttle delay whatsoever. The car is top notch, loads of performance and tech. Much better turn radius and acceleration than the 6, yet fuel economy is comparable. Not as nimble as the 6 and the brakes, though powerful, aren't as easy to modulate. I'll do a proper review later but figured two other Mazda 6s owners might be interested in a fellow converts short term take.
#37 of 41 Cricket insect kind of noise when accelerate
Jun 02, 2012 (6:58 pm)
I just bought a Hyundai Genesis V6 fully Loaded from Fairfax Hyundai VA. I had read a very good review of this Car and it has only 20 Miles on it.
very disappointed with Genesis !!!!!
Then I just realized that there is cricket insect kind of sound on the cabin ( driving side) when you accelerate the CAR.
When I showed to Dealer and they detected Fuel Pump is bad and going to replace on Monday. Its kind of hard to believe that Fuel pump has a problem in the assembly line. ( Car has just 20 Miles when the problem was detected )
Lets see if this fixes a problem.
I can seriously doubt the quality of the CAR. I am bit nervous that I made the right decision to go with Genesis. I am not even sure if its a safety related issue.
Just curious if any one else seen this problem.
#38 of 41 Re: Cricket insect kind of noise when accelerate [umakant]
Jun 03, 2012 (1:45 am)
I have had my Genesis, equipped as yours, for 11 months and driven 10,000 miles. Could not be more pleased with the car. Only negative issue is the rear view camera intermittently "blacks out" and the dealer hasn't been able to duplicate or solve problem