2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe R-Spec 2.0 turbo from North America

Summary:

Simply awesome styling and performance!

Faults:

None! This car has been phenomenal and hasn't seen a single dealer visit since purchase. I get oil changes at a local shop and drive.

General Comments:

I've owned a few sports car, and this one has been my favorite. My previous car was a 2003 Infiniti G35, which was a great car as well, but it pales in comparison to the Genesis Coupe in both the performance and styling departments. The R-Spec package comes with Brembo brakes, stiffer shocks/springs and sportier seats.

This car gets attention like no other, with no shortage of lengthy gas station conversations with strangers. People even take pictures of it on the highway, and it's always fun to watch other drivers crank their head around to take a look.

The car was great when stock, and even better when modified. I didn't do much to the exterior, other than a nice set of BBS wheels, lowering springs and window tint, but the drive train got a nice reworking with an after market turbocharger and supporting modifications, which makes for a monstrous daily driver. The roads just disappear at an alarming rate, and the chassis is well composed while eating it up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2014

2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Premium 2.0T from North America

Summary:

Beware of design flaw with transmission line

Faults:

Car always loses alignment.

Drinks gas like a V8, although I drive normally and don't rev.

Transmission line leaked and manual shifter stopped working at 18,000 km (11184 miles) due to a design flaw in the front compartment.

Transmission always jumps from 1 to 2.

Beware of a design flaw with the transmission cooler system. Can rupture easily

Will think twice before buying a Hyundai again.

General Comments:

I bought this car after a lot of research. Since I owned a Lexus GS400, which was a powerful V8, fast, but unfortunately a premium gas guzzler, I decided to look for something that will be reasonably fast but saves on gas. According to the reviews, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T was what I was looking for.

I purchased this car new for almost $33,000, as I paid for the Premium package, added automatic transmission with 5 speed manual shifter, leather, etc. The car is pleasing to look at and drive. Drives fairly okay in snow. I am using Michelin X-Ice. The traction control is not as good as the Lexus GS400, but did the job so far. The dealership is not pleasing though.

NOTE: One thing both my children and I noticed is that there is a smell of unburnt gasoline inside the cabin. I did some reading on the forums, others are reporting the same thing. The fumes are apparently entering through the trunk. Someone actually ended up in the hospital with Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Gasoline is a carcinogen, so it is worrying me. If anyone else is smelling gasoline in the cabin, please advise.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 30th December, 2011

5th Jan 2012, 07:29

Jan 5, 2012 - Update on my review. I took the car to the Hyundai dealership who kept it for a day. Said they could not find any problem. Gas smell is almost gone after that. The car is doing 14.7 l/100km = 16.0009921 miles per gallon for city driving. I don't throttle the car. Drive it gently. The MPG advertised for city driving is around 21-22 MPG. So this car consumes more gas than my Lexus GS400-V8. Otherwise, everything else is good so far.

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0 turbo from North America

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

The car does not drive that great in the winter, due to it being rear wheel drive.

Back seats are too low, and there's not enough head space.

I use to drive a sedan, and wish the car had more space.

General Comments:

This car handles sharp turns well.

The acceleration of the car was good, and it has automatic handle shift gear.

Front seat of the car is good, good trunk space.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th January, 2011

6th Jan 2011, 19:27

I like the look of the Genesis! It's a very distinct, sporty car, and rear wheel drive. Hyundai is stepping it up!

13th May 2011, 22:04

It would be amazing car if it wasn't rear wheel drive!!

14th May 2011, 11:25

I greatly prefer rear wheel drive, and can't fathom a sports car with front wheel drive. The handling is far better with rear drive. I own a rear drive sports car, rear drive SUV and front drive mid-sized sedan. The mid-sized sedan is a good car, but on snow or ice the rear drive SUV will run rings around it. I've never found any advantage to a front drive car. They are grossly over rated.