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Pros: The engine and transmission
Cons: The dark blue readouts are difficult to see in daylight.I just purchased the 2011 2.0T coupe with 6 speed manual transmission about a week and a half ago. It handles extremely well, whether around curves or up steep hills (especially in 3rd.) This vehicle is the most enjoyable one that I have ever owned in 50 years of driving. We are going up the coast to Cambria, CA this weekend to give it a real shakedown cruise on the freeway and Route 1.
Very responsive sports coupe
Cons: visability in some light conditionsMy coupe is an early 3.8 l, with the track pack & 6 speed. It's handling is reflexive, the best I've had since my last elan. Great performance, with decent gas milage-I've gotten almost 30 mpg on extended trips. Issues: the ride isn't for everyone, & some visibility problems with the gauges, & when backing up. It's strictly a fair weather friend-gets parked in cold weather. Over all a great car at a reasonable price!!!
Cons: Rear vision out back window due to design... but don't change it! It would ruin the sleek lines of this performer.
Advice: Don't wait!!!! I bought this one without even test driving herPurchased this car in August and it is still AMAZING to drive. I have found nothing wrong with the design or performance. The looks that I see from other drivers is one of curiousity and amazement once they find out that it is a Hyundai. Sleek styling and sheer road hugging ability around the curves makes it a thrill everytime I get behind the wheel. I tested a Camaro before this car and the Camaro seemed big and bulky with lacking response when it cam to steering. GREAT CAR and I would recommend this Gen Coupe to any that ask....