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Old 04-12-2010, 05:20 PM
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Good review. 3 out of 4 of those cars are on my shopping list.
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I found it interesting in a lot of the comments they claimed the interior was better on the Mustang. I looked at the interior shots of all of those cars, and I don't see how you can say any of them look as good as the GC. Maybe it's just me and the dislike of all the retro crap, but that Mustang interior looks like it came directly from 1975 or something.

Also, nealc, this is a good review for you, but I think it's clear judging from the comments that you are in a minority. People who consider the domestic "pony cars", whether it be the V6 or V8 models, probably don't have the Genesis on their shopping list as well. I think a lot of that has to do with both the radically different styling between the group of domestics (retro muscle car) and the GC (import sport coupe, ala G37, 370Z), as much as the old stereotypes Hyundai still has to overcome with a lot of people. I think most of the people who commented on that review probably didn't even take a glance at the GC and just wrote it off as being Hyundai junk. A lot of them seem shocked MT would even DARE to compare the GC to those cars. It may not be right, but it is what it is.

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Old 04-13-2010, 09:15 AM
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that Mustang interior looks like it came directly from 1975
They used a base Mustang for the test and the interior in the base model isn't that great. Had they spent a few thousand more on a premium Mustang, it would have put the price closer to the Genesis (the Genesis is $5000+ more) and the test results may have come out differently.

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this is a good review for you, but I think it's clear judging from the comments that you are in a minority.
That may be true, but at least Motor Trend thinks like me.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:29 AM
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No argument from me on MT thinking. I haven't seen the interior on the premium, but I have to think it keeps those same retro themes.

Also, as some have pointed out, if you add the premium package, the Mustang is heavier (glass roof) and actually more than the GC Track I think. My Track is pretty much that same car, I even have the Ipod cable, floor mat, and carpeted trunk liner add ons, and I got mine OTD for ~$28,500.

As for the test results...what do you think would have changed? What does the Premium add in way of performance? It seems the difference in how the car drove was what they really liked, and I'm not sure what the premium package would add to change that. Does it add Brembo brakes? Torsen LSD? Nav?

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I think most of the people who commented on that review probably didn't even take a glance at the GC and just wrote it off as being Hyundai junk.
To be fair, I glanced at the other cars in the comparison and just wrote them off as American Junk. lol
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As for the test results...what do you think would have changed?
I don't know. Motor Trend mentioned the Mustang had a "budget-conscious" interior, so I guess that weighed in on their evaluation.

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What does the Premium add in way of performance?
Probably nothing, but I don't think the test is all about "performance".

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It seems the difference in how the car drove
It's strange that they didn't mention anything about the shifter in the Genesis. I would think this would be an important factor in a manual transmission (except Challenger) comparison test. They did mention it in the Mustang.
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Good review, but it's been posted already.

http://genesisforums.org/hyundai-gen...6-comparo.html


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To be fair, I glanced at the other cars in the comparison and just wrote them off as American Junk. lol
+1. When I was "shopping" for a car it was hands down the Genesis. The Challenger and Mustang didn't stack up a year ago (challenger still don't) and the Camaro wasn't realesed yet. I like the visibility and ergo of the coupe better than the camaro, so it would still be out. And while I like the look of the challenger and mustang, the camaro just doesn't appeal to me.

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I don't know. Motor Trend mentioned the Mustang had a "budget-conscious" interior, so I guess that weighed in on their evaluation.



Probably nothing, but I don't think the test is all about "performance".
It's not. In this article, MT spends quite a bit of time on discussing the interior. You can get an upgraded pkg on the Mustang which will give you most of the stuff that comes in the coupe. It doesn't come with Brembo brakes but it stops 8 ft quicker. Brembos look better tho

I got my track A/T for 30.5K so another 2K for a live axle doesn't appeal to me too much. I like the 2011 mustang but I doubt I would choose it over my Genesis even after a year of driving it.


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It's strange that they didn't mention anything about the shifter in the Genesis. I would think this would be an important factor in a manual transmission (except Challenger) comparison test. They did mention it in the Mustang.
I noticed this as well. Altho, it seems Hyundai has been working on this...not sure.

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The main Genesis selling points for me were this.

The somewhat original look
Look and feel of the interior(I love these seats)
The way the Track drove. Exactly what I was looking for.
10/100 warranty
Good track record of late. Tufast is my brother so I spend a good bit of time talking about Hyundai with him and he believes them to be one of the better cars on the road. The Hyundai techs believe in them too for the most part.

I think Motor Trend said it best...

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"The Genesis feels milled from a solid billet of aluminum alloy. It has that feeling of lightness and stiffness that just makes everything else seem to work better -- from the way the steering feels to the way the chassis responds to bumps to the way the powertrain puts the power down.
That is how I feel about this car. I find it difficult to believe the Camaro or Mustang feel this way. Tufast was telling me that at Road Atlanta that there was a guy in a 2010 GT Mustang and even tho he has a V8 over Tufast's 2.0, try as he might, the Mustang couldn't get away because the r-spec just handled that much better. I know there are differences between the 2010 and 2011 mustangs but this is still very telling IMO.

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Road Tester's Law: Park Your Preconceptions, and Beware of the Numbers

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