2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe Premium 2.0T from North America
Beware of design flaw with transmission line
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.
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.