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The Hyundai Genesis sedan never adhered to the German model of tight-handling saloonry. Instead, its territory is the budget-conscious middle between beige Japanese technobarges and the rear-drive sedan Buick wishes it had the balls to build. Now Hyundai's created a sharper version with a more powerful engine. But is it a true performance sedan? More »



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Not sure what to make of this review. Sounds fast but the author was not impressed. 5.1 second 0-60 times is blistering to me, especially for a barge.

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It's a sweet car but with an as tested price of $46,535 a lot of people will take the SHO with more power (quick tune), better fuel economy, and AWD.

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Yep, Hyundai is always one or two steps behind FORD. It ain't Ford vs. Chevy, it's FORD vs. Hyundai.....lol
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Also, the real story plays out in the comments, (which are similar to mine: we're REALLY spoiled and jaded by a plethora of cars that can do times unheard of outside of supercars, even fifteen years ago)

And lets face it, reviewers in general still have a hard time saying anything positive about a high-end Hyundai. I'll take a mediocre Hyundai review over a glowing Dodge review any day of the week.

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Sounds fast but the author was not impressed. 5.1 second 0-60 times is blistering to me, especially for a barge.
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I'd daily drive it!

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I have 2 rspecs 5.0 & love them


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