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Old 07-18-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I would still demand a car company to come up with their own exterior design than copy 4 - 5 other cars. And get it ALL wrong. You know something to set my car apart from the others? Hyundai has very bad design for my taste and money.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: AZ
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Same old story from Hyundai.... offer a product thats years late to the party for thousands less and hope buyers fall for it. I give it 2 out of 5 stars.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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If I had $50k to spend on a car it damn sure wouldn't be a Hyundai.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:55 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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If I had $50k to spend on a car it damn sure wouldn't be a Hyundai.
Exactly, these people will be buying BMW, Mercs and Lexus.
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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The front of it reminds me of a Lincoln, but the deisgn overall is derivative, at best, with the rear looking as though it were lifted from a Lexus. Let me guess, this is supposed to lure the Maybach and Phantom set to Hyundai? I mean the Genesis is supposed to take on Lexus and the S-Class, when it's really more of an Avalon competitor, but I will give Hyundai points for marketing when they inflate the level of the car that they're imitating for less money.

I do not doubt that some models are quite good and know people who have Hyundais and like them very much, but they are not a prestige brand by any stretch, and resale on the higher priced Hyundais is not on par with their competition. Anything above the Sonata range is ludicrous to spend on a Hyundai beause the resale value is not there for the Azera. I doubt the Genesis and the Equus will do much better in that department. Even the Genesis comes with plastic wood trim, albeit with leather inlay on the dash and doors, but they just can't shed the faux luxury enough to spring for real wood on a supposed Lexus imitator?

I mean the name alone calls into question the thought processes behind this vehicle. Did they not research the plot of the stage play that bears the same name? I certainly would not drive around in a car with that sort of baggage. Okay, I know it's a vain attempt to make the name sound as though it carries a mystique and prestige, having to do with equestrian pursuits, which I guess is an imitation of Jaguar since they're both named after animals.
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:59 AM
 
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Hyundai's quality may have improved somewhat (questionable--some rankings place Hyundai toward the top quarter of the charts, while others place them further down toward the bottom...see the recent JD Powers APEAL ranking), but once again they cobble styling cues together from half a dozen other cars, mark the price down $10 grand, and peddle their 10 year warranty hoping to hook the bargain hunters who go for the least common denominator when car shopping.

The Hyundai lot is the last place I'll be looking if I want to drop 50 grand on a luxury car. The Equus is going to become the VW Phateon of Hyundai. I'll be surprised if it's still being offered in North America in 2012.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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It looks like a very nice car,but not one that I would buy.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Bellaire...Texas
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Anyone know whats up with Hyundai and large sedans? The Genesis and now the Equus?

Btw this car is not new, it has been sold in South Korea for years now.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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It reminds me of a Mercedes. One of the things I can't stand about Hyundai is the fact that some of the exterior designs are more or less blatant ripoffs of other vehicles.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: 77059
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It looks like a very nice car,but not one that I would buy.
Agreed.

Hyundai have some impressive cars as far as INITIAL quality for the $ goes, but I still question longetivity. When I was working @ the shop there were plenty with rod knocks at 70k and I never saw very many with >100k miles. Many failed emissions inspection with as low as 20k (prob covered under warranty). One brand new Kia SUV that stands out in my mind was one that had screws fall out of the dash when we opened the hood. Granted this was back in 2005, so they might be better nowadays but I'll let everyone else figure it out before I buy one.

One of my neighbors just traded in a Hyundai that went to 100k. It's strange how you hear Hyundai owners brag about a 'great car' that started going down the tubes at 100k. And then they go back for even more abuse. 100k used to be a milestone way back when but is nothing to brag about now.

Meanwhile my Dodge, still rolling w/o issues at 147k, is apparently still a POS by all those American car bashers. I saw many more American cars & trucks run well over 100k and even 200k vs. Hyundais & Kias.

I guess time will tell if these new Hyundai's will do the long haul like Hondas and Toyotas have been for a couple decades now. Again, I'll let others figure it out.
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