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Old 03-25-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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V6 Rival..I think I could have found it.

Well Surprisingly My friend called me today telling me of good news! He got a new car, So I was excited to see what he got. He rolls up in a brand New Hyundai Genesis 2 door V6 Coupe. I laughed at first but then he told me of all it's features. 306 horse power, Brembo Brakes, Rear Drive, limited slip differential . Took it for a test drive, it was a six speed. Damn can this thing launch.
In articles i read this thing can go 0 to 60 in 5.5 seconds. But when Timed we were doing 5.0. This thing has balls. it's being called the mustang killer. But I think this would be a great opponent for the camaro.
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Its a few tenths quicker than the Camaro V6. But also 2000 more expensive (and even more for the 3.8 track).

For that 2,000 I could get almost 75 horses added to my V6 camaro. And it'll look better too.
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well he doesn't have the turbo one but i can't imagine how much fast a turbo one would go. but i'am just saying for stock run. I'm pretty impressed at what Hyundai can do...I mean come on..its Hyundai...i don't think anyone expects that haha
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well he doesn't have the turbo one but i can't imagine how much fast a turbo one would go. but i'am just saying for stock run. I'm pretty impressed at what Hyundai can do...I mean come on..its Hyundai...i don't think anyone expects that haha
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:20 AM   #5
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Oh ha Usually t stands for turbo on the foreign cars. I'm not sure though. But he said he paid 28 for the car. Which I honestly don't think is a bad price for whats in the car. the thing syncs up with is phone and ipod, really sharp interior, hid lights. over all a nice car for 28. the camaro is also fairly priced
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:35 AM   #6
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well he doesn't have the turbo one but i can't imagine how much fast a turbo one would go. but i'am just saying for stock run. I'm pretty impressed at what Hyundai can do...I mean come on..its Hyundai...i don't think anyone expects that haha
It is almost bizarre for Hyundai to offer a car like the Genesis. Strangest part to me is they don't offer the V8 in the coupe, on the sedan it's a $5k upcharge which would put it starting at $30k for 375 horses, ~3650 lbs (given the +264 lbs for the V8 on the sedan). Maybe I'm wrong but I would think the coupe market would be even more interested in the extra horses than the sedan market.
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It is almost bizarre for Hyundai to offer a car like the Genesis. Strangest part to me is they don't offer the V8 in the coupe, on the sedan it's a $5k upcharge which would put it starting at $30k for 375 horses, ~3650 lbs (given the +264 lbs for the V8 on the sedan). Maybe I'm wrong but I would think the coupe market would be even more interested in the extra horses than the sedan market.
I think they were more interested in meeting a certain price point. Which makes sense.
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Old 03-25-2009, 11:57 AM   #9
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Well Surprisingly My friend called me today telling me of good news! He got a new car, So I was excited to see what he got. He rolls up in a brand New Hyundai Genesis 2 door V6 Coupe. I laughed at first but then he told me of all it's features. 306 horse power, Brembo Brakes, Rear Drive, limited slip differential . Took it for a test drive, it was a six speed. Damn can this thing launch.
In articles i read this thing can go 0 to 60 in 5.5 seconds. But when Timed we were doing 5.0. This thing has balls. it's being called the mustang killer. But I think this would be a great opponent for the camaro.
Edmunds put them head to head. almost a dead heat, Price to Camaro
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I think it's great for the price. i've never seen the interior of v6. but for the price of the car it should be great
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:51 PM   #11
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The V8 from the Sedan will not fit under the hood of the Genesis Coupe. There is a Turbo model, but it is a 210 HP 2.0L 4 cyl. and is considered the base model ... base price is $22,000 + $750 freight/delivery charge.

3.8L V6 car is 300 lbs. lighter than the Camaro, 2.0T is another 100 lighter.

I've been following the release of this car and it is very nice in & out. I was thinking this may be my next new car until all the recent info & tests of the V6 Camaro.

I'm a Mustang guy, so I'll be checking out the 2010 Mustang V6, both of the Genesis models, as well as the V6 Camaro. But from what I've been reading, a 1LT or 2LT V6 w/ MT will probably be the big winner.

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Old 03-25-2009, 02:08 PM   #12
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This is an interesting little car to say the least
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I think it's great for the price. i've never seen the interior of v6. but for the price of the car it should be great
Interior is much better quality (just check out their site, pretty cool actually). Honestly, most other cars have got better interiors than what we've got for our camaros.

However, I do trust Motor Trend, and their vids say 5.5 secs
So, i think we've still got them on the line.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:46 PM   #14
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Its a few tenths quicker than the Camaro V6. But also 2000 more expensive (and even more for the 3.8T).

For that 2,000 I could get almost 75 horses added to my V6 camaro. And it'll look better too.
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You could also buy a 93 Camaro V6 for $2,000 and for $20,000 get almost another 800 horses added to it.

It's like someone asking me why I bought a Z06 instead of a regular corvette. Because it's a Z06. I'm guessing there are very few people looking to buy a car that have a Genisis and Camaro as their two options with price and performance as their concern.
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:30 PM   #15
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The Hyndai looks like every other 4 door foreign car! Nothing to turn your head for!!!
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:31 PM   #16
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The two door is nothing to look at either!!!
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:38 PM   #17
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Im going to test the track package turbo as a serious competitor to the Camaro.
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Old 03-25-2009, 05:41 PM   #18
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It's also a hyundai.
I don't care what *(&%$#$ year it is, it's a hyundai.
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For the folks who only like the classic V8 American muscle car configuration, the Hyundai will never compete. For those who are considering the V6 Camaro and are still living in the past, holding on to hating the Hyundai name, it will never compete. (Then again, those living in the past probably don't have much faith in American cars either.)

For open-minded enthusiasts and the non-enthusiast general market (Camaro's biggest market, which GM is banking on), the Hyundai presents a challenge though I doubt they will deliver an all-around win. Even so, I fully intend to test-drive one, and when I can finally afford to buy something like that there's a good chance I could end up in the Hyundai instead, as much as I love the Camaro and have wanted one all my life.

For everything that can be measured on paper (except the Camaro name and the Camaro's better aesthetics), they are in a dead heat for my purchase. Comfort (interior layout, engine noise, and ride quality) and actual price will break the tie.
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Old 03-25-2009, 06:05 PM   #20
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Hyundai is still a Hyundai. Kia is the retarded cousin of Hyundai. All in all if you own one you either love them (and never had to bring it to the shop) or you hate their frickin guts. MY view is the hate one. Great warranty on paper but just try to get them to cover stuff under the warranty. Alot of hoops to jump through and good luck getting a quick answer. Dealers that try to get out of warranty work because they don't pay them very much to do it. Alot of brake and rust problems. Electrical problems that make Izuzu's look like fine Italian autos. The only good think I can say is that you can put mud on them, plant seeds, water and in a few days it looks like a car with a toupe.


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Old 03-25-2009, 06:19 PM   #21
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PERSONALLY....IMO... I REALLY don't like this interior
i'd like to sit in one though to see how it feels
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All I have to say to those who say it's just a hyundai. In the 70's and 80's they used to say it's just a toyota and we see were that got us. The big 3 rested on there laurels the enthusiasts laughed and they slowly ate away at the market share and perception. Next thing you know hyundai will be the me t toyota
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I've already sat in one (3.8 Auto) and the seat IS very comfortable and driver ergonomics are damn near perfect. If it were a Manual, I would wave asked for a test drive. Salesman then went in and looked on computer and said there were supposedly only TWO MT equipped cars in the whole state of Wisconsin. This was a few weeks ago, and most dealers had only one car on the lot IF any at all.

I don't care for the look of the center dash & console ... all that silver needs to be charcoal grey or some darker color (carbon fiber look or ??). Don't really care for the grill with the big "H" all that much and hate the ricer style taillights. Other than these few things that could be fixed, I like the car.

Think I'm going to like the Camaro more though !!

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I think its a worthy contender, and unlike most people out there think its not bad looking. I still think camaro looks a lot better but the Genisis is nothing to sneeze at, great power, low weight, and apparently good quality. Hyundai has stepped it up and is not the cheap Korean car brand they used to be. Cant wait to see some street fights between these two in the future.
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I bought my Sonata in 2001 after I read several reviews comparing the build quality to prestige makes like BMW. I payed $14K and haven't had one mechanical problem in 7 years.

Hyundai is making some nice cars these days and I seriously considered both the new Sonata (3.3L) and the Genesis Coupe (3.8L). Ultimately, I'm buying the Camaro because I think it's a better car overall. And after owning three Hondas, a Nissan and the Hyundai let me tell you I've wanted to say that about an American car for a long time...

Expecting my 2LT in May or June. Well done GM.
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