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Old 01-13-2015, 02:12 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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This past weekend I traded in the Tsukuba Red Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T RSPEC that I owned for 4 years for a Hyundai Genesis Sedan with the 4.6 V8. They are vastly different cars with the coupe being a turbocharged four cylinder with a 6 speed manual, significantly sportier character, rougher ride and little refinement. It was a gorgeous car that got attention on a consistent basis and led to many interesting conversations with strangers in parking lots and gas stations. I felt that it was time for a change though as I wanted something a bit more comfort oriented and I've always liked the Genesis Sedans since their release so I found a Satin Pearl White with the 380hp V8. It has pretty much every feature imaginable including heated/cooled seats, Lexicon sound system, navigation, parking sensors, adaptive cruise (very cool for my commute as I set a max speed and it speeds up and slows down automatically depending on traffic or if someone cuts me off), backup camera, proximity sensors, auto leveling lighting, etc. The V8 is buttery smooth and quiet but absolutely hauls ass when you need it to. The Lexicon 7.1 surround sound system is easily one of the best I've ever heard in a car so there will be no need to upgrade the sound system as I've done with all of my previous cars. Looking forward to some smooth cruising!


















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Old 01-13-2015, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Love the sedan, but then, I'm an old fart, I'm built for comfort, not speed.
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:23 PM
 
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Nice trade. With its 380hp V8 its quite the sleeper as well.
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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Didn't you mod your coupe with a bigger turbo? 16G or 18G or similar? Did you take it back to stock to trade in or as is? Or am I thinking of someone else on the board?
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:32 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Didn't you mod your coupe with a bigger turbo? 16G or 18G or similar? Did you take it back to stock to trade in or as is? Or am I thinking of someone else on the board?
That's me! Most recently it had a Tomei M7960 (20G sized) turbocharger and a laundry list of mods that I've been stripping away for the past month. I traded it in stock condition and I'm halfway through selling everything.
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:47 PM
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Congrats!
Must be a bit of an adjustment to go clutchless.
I remember my left was always hunting for the clutch for a while when transitioning from manual to auto.
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Old 01-13-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Congrats!
Must be a bit of an adjustment to go clutchless.
I remember my left was always hunting for the clutch for a while when transitioning from manual to auto.
Thanks bud!

My left has definitely been hunting! I've done a back and forth transition a few times now most recently from a manual 1995 Nissan 300ZX to an automatic 2003 Infiniti G35 to the manual 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. My wife only drives autos too so I'm used to driving her cars over the years.
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Old 01-13-2015, 08:45 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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The V8 Genesis moves pretty well. It's really a nice car. Good color choice.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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A very good choice to replace the coupe, and very comfortable. I like to get the Genesis when I find them on rental lots, and it's the only Hyundai that I would consider purchasing, especially the new one with AWD. Quite a good value for the money when compared with a similar cruiser from Lexus and Mercedes. BMW, as you know, owning one, handles a bit differently. Congrats!
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:22 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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A very good choice to replace the coupe, and very comfortable. I like to get the Genesis when I find them on rental lots, and it's the only Hyundai that I would consider purchasing, especially the new one with AWD. Quite a good value for the money when compared with a similar cruiser from Lexus and Mercedes. BMW, as you know, owning one, handles a bit differently. Congrats!
Thanks bud! The 2007 530i we have definitely drives differently. It's more firm and feels better being tossed into a corner although I suppose the weight of a V8 versus an I6 over the front of the Genesis contributes to that. The Genesis drives much smoother/quieter however, I'd say more Mercedes/Lexus like than BMW.
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