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Old 07-27-2008, 02:19 AM   #29
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Am I the only one here that finds this Genesis ugly.. I like the 350Z a whole lot better in looks compared to this if I had to pick something similar...
Nope! You aren't the only one here who doesn't like it! I think it's fugly.
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Old 07-27-2008, 07:20 AM   #30
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Cool, thanks Scotsman...I wish I could see it in person...just like the Camaro.

Oh, and not sure if you all have seen this but I thought I'd share just in case.

http://car-movies.blogspot.com/2008/...upe-video.html

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Old 07-27-2008, 09:01 AM   #31
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I would never even think about buying a import,so this car wouldnt even be on my radar.Give me my american V-8 RWD.If I couldnt get a Camaro,Then I would probably be looking at a Mustang.
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:21 AM   #32
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it's hard to argue against a good looking (not Camaro good looking for sure) rwd 3545 pound 3.8L V6 306-310HP coupe that is going to be sold for about 24K and will have all safety options and other tech options on top of that.
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The Genesis coupe is really something. In fact its pretty high on my list of alternative choices to the Camaro (are you listening GM? Keep the price down).
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^I 2nd that, this is by far the best competition to the Camaro right now for me too. According to the spec's...

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6spd stick (LISTENING GM, some of us like to use STICK......get your minds out of the gutter people! LOL)
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This car is more of a competitor to the new Camaro V6 (the cash cow of Camaro's sales) than anything else out there. No, it's not as good looking as the Camaro but it's good looking enough, has the right performance DNA with it's engine, and if the 300 pounds heavier Genesis sadan with the same engine can get PER THE NEW EPA #'s 18/27 this thing might also be a gas sipper considering it's powerful engine.
I couldn't have said it better than these three posts, except about it looking nice; at first glance I think it's kinda ugly. I also don't care about that very much. I love how the Camaro looks but that's not why I want it, it's just a fringe benefit. I want a decent sized, 6MT, RWD, low-priced, reasonably efficient, sometimes fun, always comfortable car.

The Camaro delivers a nice looking package, an interior that looks like I'll love it (most importantly), fulfillment of my lifelong dream of having a Camaro, and my comfort level with GM. The Genesis may deliver lower price (most importantly), street cred (don't give a damn), and cheaper aftermarket.

For me, having always wanted a Camaro and with how that interior looks, it would be tough for Hyundai to win my sale, but I have to say...it's not impossible.

Is the Genesis coupe not going to get the Tau V8?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyundai_Genesis
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Old 07-27-2008, 12:48 PM   #33
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^No, they talked about it but they said it's out of the picture right now. It would really be cool to have a a 375-400HP V8 in the lineup but I'm OK with the weight and V6.

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I would never even think about buying a import,so this car wouldnt even be on my radar.Give me my american V-8 RWD.If I couldnt get a Camaro,Then I would probably be looking at a Mustang.
That's cool, if that is how you think, that's fine. For me, I'm only loyal to who ever gives me the best bang for my buck. Who ever "understands" my performance/enthusiast mind (light weightish, rwd, stickshift, good price, 2+2 needs) and offers me the most for my money will win me as a customer.

I keep trying to buy from GM (I refuse to buy from Ford for more than one reason), and even considered the Charger but both companies apparently just don't get "ME" as a buyer or performance minded person.

I wanted the Camaro before it died off, but they killed it and then they built the G8 and forced a automatic on it, on Dodge's side they brought the charger 4dr (am I thinking of the right car?) but stuck a automatic on that also. Then...other than the Vette GM only makes FWD sporty cars which I do not care for and Dodge...well, they have a huge mess and have nothing I want.

So...what do I do? Get a FWD and blindly buy American (not saying you do, you have your reasons...I'm talking about me) just to buy American? Why? Who works for this money? Who has to live with this product? Why buy GM or Dodge then?

I'm sorry, but I don't shop like that. I had and still hold out that the LOVELY Camaro once I test drive it will sell me but it has super tight rear seating, weighs more than I'd like and while I'd LOVE...and I MEAN LOVE to own one I have a child, am planning another, and I just might need in the least more space in the rear.

What would I love honestly, a 6spd G8 GT but that aint going to happen per GM (aint paying for a EVEN LESS fuel efficient GXP) and until I test those rear seats in the Camaro I just don't see a possible future for me with the Camaro no matter how much I want it.

Honestly...that's a sad realization for me, so if this Genesis Coupe can keep me RWD, sporty 2-door with at least pretty good rear seating space then I'm sold. Either that, or a slightly used BMW 328i, ugly Subi WRX 265HP 2009 version (GOD help me), or maybe some other RXsomething or other from Mazda.

It pains me to be in this situation...but GM and Dodge, keep failing me.


Note: I know Mazda is largely owned by Ford...but they have been initiated in already.
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Old 07-27-2008, 01:18 PM   #34
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Isn't Hyundai redoing the Tiburon as well?...or was that nameplate dropped for this instead?...
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Old 07-27-2008, 01:34 PM   #35
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^yeah, I hear it's going to be redone also. This will be their top dog performer.

Oh, found some more info here...

http://www.hyundaiusa.com/vehicle/av...sis_Coupe.aspx
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Cubanaso, couldn't agree more. Your criteria is also exactly what I'm looking for. The Camaro delivers in spades so far, but its nice to know we have options in case something goes wrong. And since the Genesis coupe so closely competes with the Camaro it forces GM to keep it competitive in terms of pricing and performance. Even if you don't want to buy a Genesis, it is still a very good thing for Camaro fans.
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Old 07-27-2008, 08:43 PM   #37
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^yeah, I hear it's going to be redone also. This will be their top dog performer.
I was looking at the Tiburons' engines specs the other day, if they were to get engines like this genesis is getting, (or if they had) they woulda been a much cooler car. I really liked the Tiburons exhaust pipe & taillight setup.



supposedly the new one is gonna be rwd too
I'm gonna go ahead and assume it's going to be a copy/paste of this genesis, just slightly different.
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The sell with this car is that it has serious CONTENT on top of all the other pluses of it's drivetrain specifications (as I've already mentioned). It should also be fairly easy to get this car up to over 400hp, especially when you take into consideration HKS is evaluating the car for mod potential. They've done superchargers for various other imports that make significant power grains over stock figures.

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supposedly the new one is gonna be rwd too
Tib will always be FWD.
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Tib will always be FWD.
That is incorrect. The next one will be RWD.
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That is incorrect. The next one will be RWD.
Uh, and that's the Genesis coupe. Welcome to yesterday.
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hyundai is replacing the tiburon wit the genesis coupe
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hyundai is replacing the tiburon wit the genesis coupe
Nope. It's an addition.
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