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Pros: The electronics in the compartment
Cons: The suspensionGreat performance for the price (V8) Suspension is not even close to my 96 Mark VIII air ride with stability control. When going into corners to fast you need to pay attention their is no compensation like in the Mark VII. Really my only compliant.
Cons: Contemporary but anonymous front end
Advice: Shop around, but don't overlook the GenesisFormer owner of 4 Hondas and most recently an Acura TL, all fine vehicles, particularly the TL. However, after seeing and driving the Hyundai Genesis 3.8, I have become a believer! Material quality, fit are first class. The double overhead cam V-6 and 6 speed transmission provide extremely smooth and amble power. The comfortable but firm suspension provides sporty and balanced handling and ride. The audio system is simply the best I have heard in a motor vehicle. The Genesis has every convenience you can think of to make your trip enjoyable, except perhaps paddle shifters if you are looking for them. The vehicle has been averaging 22 mpg during the first two thousand miles in mostly mixed city driving. The only thing lacking is name recognition in this car class. But hey, who cares, enjoy the ride! Even that will come if they keep making automobiles like the Genesis!
Pros: Smooth flow of power
Cons: Dunlop Tires to much road feel and balance problems
Advice: read all the customer reviews on WWWAfter 1500 miles the transmission started having abnormal metallic slapping and clunking noises.The dealer and the factory tech do not know whats wrong.They road tested a new car and told me this is normal for rear drive cars.No other opinions allowed.After four return visits I found out what they already knew and where not truthful about.There are no parts or adjustments for this problem.HYUNDAI factory customer service means absolutely nothing even when you do every thing they ask.THIS has been a BIG MISTAKE.This was to be my retirement car.Trading after just two months I would loose$8000.HYUNDAI has made me and my GENSIS AN ORPHAN.
Pros: The back up camera in the Tech Package
Cons: no coin holder
Advice: Just take a test drive and compare it to a Lexus, Infiniti or BMWI was looking for a sedan with some luxury features. So Infiniti, Lexus & BMW were on my list, never a Hyundai. Well, after winning North American Car of the Year, the Genesis got my attention. This car drives like a dream. I know there have been criticism on the suspension, but I haven't found this to be a problem. This car has all the luxury features you would want at a cost of thousands less than the other models I was considering.
Cons: not enough time behind the wheel
Advice: really check out the competition closely and this car will only look betterThis is an excellent car. Fit and finish are world class, controls are well placed and easy to use once learned. Engine is a marvel of engineering for it power and economy. You don't even smell any exhaust before the car warms up it so well designed. At speed the car feels solid and very planted and secure. The cabin is airy and quiet with great visibility outside using mirrors or a quick glance. This car is very large, very close dimensionally to Mercedes 600 class interior/exterior dimensions, but a little shorter. You feel very safe behind the wheel. Brakes are very good, the best I have experienced in any car with over 30 years driving different makes. If you’re looking for a sedan with world class features, fit, finish, performance, at a price that is unbeatable, this is your car.