2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
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German quality for 40% of the cost.

by from Palm Springs, CA on May 6, 2011

Superbly engineered machine. Astonishing performance from v6. Weight distribution, rear-wheel drive, independant suspension, power/weight ratio and unequally sized front/rear low profile tires make fo...
Superbly engineered machine. Astonishing performance from v6. Weight distribution, rear-wheel drive, independant suspension, power/weight ratio and unequally sized front/rear low profile tires make for exceptional handeling. Extremely tight and quiet, but makes a delicious throaty roar under hard acceleration. 20 - 30 MPH, even better under ideal conditions. Clutch and transmission are superb. Gears subtlely snap into place. Throws are short. Very few negatives. Full set of gauges would be nice, but not available even on Track model. Center console is cheesy looking with "burnished aluminum" that is really plastic. Everything is too big. Exterior design is excellent and eye catching in red or yellow with the rear spoiler, but without these, and in a neutral color, it blends in with a hundred other cars. There are also way too many high tech gadgets and gizmos on it. The R-Speck model has solved this problem, but I have the Track model. First gear syncro is not friendly when downshifting. I have not had the car long enough to address reliability.
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This is not your Mom's Hyundai

by from Dallas, TX on March 24, 2011

I had very specific items that I wanted in my new car. Navigation with voice recognition, high performance, sporty look outside and in. Pretty simple you would think, but not really. I narrowed it dow...
I had very specific items that I wanted in my new car. Navigation with voice recognition, high performance, sporty look outside and in. Pretty simple you would think, but not really. I narrowed it down to the 2010 Acura TL and the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track. For $20,000 less than the TL I have an amazing car that not only exceeded my expectation for the items I wanted, but for things I didn't know I would enjoy. The Genesis Coupe 3.8 has 306 HP and handles like you are driving a video game car. I have the 19 in. wheels with Brembo brakes on all four wheels. Spoiler, sunroof, you name it she has it. I gave it a 4 for comfort because the Track has sport handling and suspension and you feel like you are in a race car not a limo. It's all part of the experience to me, so I'm happy with it. I haven't found one vehicle that could keep up with me, and I quite enjoy the looks that I get because everyone keeps trying to figure out what it is. The most frequent thing that I hear is "THAT'S a Hyundai?". I've owned a new 2005 Hyundai Elantra previously, and the craftsmanship was so poor that I almost refused to look at Hyundai's again. Boy, I'm glad I did because Hyundai has reinvented themselves with this vehicle, and as long as they keep it up I will be a Hyundai owner forever.
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Sports coupe for the right price - Genesis Coupe

by from Cleveland, Ohio on March 23, 2011

Just for starters I will say this is the first “sporty” car that I have owned. Prior to the Genesis Coupe I had a ’95 Chevy Lumina (which was a piece of junk) and a ’03 Chevy Cavalier. I gave Chevy th...
Just for starters I will say this is the first “sporty” car that I have owned. Prior to the Genesis Coupe I had a ’95 Chevy Lumina (which was a piece of junk) and a ’03 Chevy Cavalier. I gave Chevy the opportunity to impress me with the re-released Camaro, but fell short in the driving experience (it felt like I was in a tank). I also looked at 370z, G37, and Mustang in the same price range, but the 370z would have only been the base for the same price of the Track version of the Genesis Coupe, the G37 had already been placed out of my price range and the Mustang… I want to be a little bit more unique than a Mustang. After reading many reviews and test driving I went the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track w/ Auto Tran in Lime Rock Green. Exterior: I must say that you either love or hate the green and only certain cars can pull off this color, which this car does brilliantly. The lines of this car are great and with the red Brembo calipers seen through the 19” wheels make this car look even better. The cosmetic spoiler on the back gives this sporty car an even more aggressive look to it. One disappointing factor that is easily over looked the front badge that has been placed on a dark gray grill that is made out of plastic. It has the appearance to look a touch cheap, but doesn’t show too much next to the phenomenal look of this sports coupe. Interior: The seats are surprisingly comfortable, but still offer the bolstering needed if you want to take that next turn a little faster than the car next to you. The front driver’s seat is powered and both front seats are heated and get toasty quick, which come in handy here in Cleveland. All four seats, steering wheel, and gear shift are wrapped in black leather which looks and feels first-class. On the steering wheel are the controls for the radio, Bluetooth phone connection and cruise control which allows you to keep both hands on the wheel where they belong and still gives you access to all the electronic features you need. The navigation system looks extremely nice seated in the center. Right above the navigation system is instant torque and MPG which is another nice touch. The only thing I would have liked to see different is the black plastic that is used on the interior. I can’t pin point what I would have preferred them using, but something with a little more quality would have been nice. The 2010 models use the brushed aluminum look for the buttons and controls for the electronics which in my opinion looks better than the black that they switched to for the new 2011s. Performance: This sport coupe is a quick nimble mover. Give it some throttle and it will respond in kind with quick acceleration and an exhaust note to match. Take it around a corner at speed and it will keep flat and make you feel confident enough to do it again. Press down on the brake pedal and the Brembos will quickly bring you to a stop. The ride is a little stiff as to be expected out of a sports coupe, but not so stiff that you will want soak your butt in ice after every drive (granted I bought mine used w/ 500 miles on it and I think it was returned because the ‘wife’ it was bought for didn’t enjoy the stiff suspension). I am very impressed with this car and with 306hp with regular gas, how can you go wrong. Yes, you can go out and find a faster, higher performing car, but bang for your buck, it is difficult to over look the Hyundai Genesis Coupe. The Koreans have really got this car right and are giving those looking at the Nissan 307z and Infiniti G37 an option of a more affordable sports coupe and those who don’t care for the new ‘retro’ cars and option to speed by them with.
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Gensis V6 3.8

by from Ontario, Canada on July 22, 2010

Bought the 2010 Genesis Coupe 3.8 V6 tiptronic exactly one year ago today, the car is good value for the money. The car has great pick up and handles like a dream. I purchased the tiptronic model becu...
Bought the 2010 Genesis Coupe 3.8 V6 tiptronic exactly one year ago today, the car is good value for the money. The car has great pick up and handles like a dream. I purchased the tiptronic model becuase i had read that certain car enthusiasts found that the manual transmission wasnt as responsive as they would have liked it to be. I truly love the paddle shifting very very responsive!! lots of fun too!! The exterior and interior of the car are very nice, lots of options. The car has a Bluetooth so there is no need to buy one because as soon as i sit in my car and turn it on my blackberry automatically connects to the bluetooth, also its handsfree ("meaning you can talk to the car and tell it who to call or what number to call"). The Genesis has a 6 CD changer, and an IPOD AUX which is my favourite!! (i like that the ipod plug in is nicely hidden away and out of sight from admirers!! :) The Genesis doesnt get the best mileage but what can you really expect from a sports car right? I get about 400km to a tank of gas, and it costs me about $50.00 CDN to fill (Just to be more clear: 0.90cents a litre). Another feature i like about the Genesis is that its keyless and push start, the key fob is small and i dont need to have a bulky key in my pocket! My only let down from the car is the back seats are not roomy at all, for smaller people they are ok! All in All im very impressed with this car RWD, Fast, Looks Great!! I never thought i would ever buy a Hyundai - actually around the time i was looking to purchase a car i was looking at getting a G35 Coupe from Infiniti - but after testing the Genesis Coupe i was SOLD!!! Looks Amazing!! and i Love it!!
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Underrated Sports Car

by from Martinsburg WV on June 7, 2010

I own the Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium with the 6-speed manual, and I love this car. The turbo I4 is perky and peppy but lacks the gutsy punch of the V6. I test drove both engines, and I preferred the I...
I own the Genesis Coupe 2.0T Premium with the 6-speed manual, and I love this car. The turbo I4 is perky and peppy but lacks the gutsy punch of the V6. I test drove both engines, and I preferred the I4 as it came across as more nimble and spritely. I am an auto tuner, and, without mentioning specific product names, I will say that power and punch is pretty easy to extract from the I4 for those who would be interested. I have read reviews saying that the I4 engine is "buzzy" and "whiny"; my experience has been otherwise. Only at the highest RPM's does the engine noise become pronounced. Visibility behind the vehicle is a bit compromised; turning my head to see behind me while driving is a common necessity, similar to when I had my Tiburon. Interior quality is good but not up to the luxury standard Hyundai wants to portray. I have read where some owners of the I4 are only getting in the low 20's when it comes to mpg's; I drive about 25% city/75% highway, and I average 27-29mpg, and that is with a fair amount of pushing that turbocharger. Trunk space is good, back seats are just for decoration. The car's ECU is verrry protective of the engine. Word to the wise: driving up an incline in too high a gear and too low an RPM for too long and the ECU will kill the engine to prevent overboosting in the turbocharger. This car much prefers higher RPM's. The electronics turn a bit..."quirky" in cold weather. In winter cold, the cruise control would occasionally turn itself off, and the car once disarmed and rearmed its alarm as I stood by laughing that my car was possessed. I think, though, these are new car quirks. I've had the car almost a year with over 11,000 miles now driven, and those electronic oddities AND the notoriously notchy gearshifter are all chilling out with time. Overall, I'm very pleased with this car and would highly recommend it.
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Genesis Coupe 2.0T

by from Dallas, TX on December 31, 2010

I've had the car a month and I'm really liking this vehicle. The pick up is great and the looks of car are awesome. I'm 50+ years old and wanted a sports car without paying the big sports car price ta...
I've had the car a month and I'm really liking this vehicle. The pick up is great and the looks of car are awesome. I'm 50+ years old and wanted a sports car without paying the big sports car price tag and I really got everything I wanted. Mine's a manuel and it's just fun to drive. I've own other sports cars and Hyundai has come a long way. Recommended!
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Extremely Satisfied With This Car

by from Raleigh, NC on August 12, 2010

I bought this car with the help of cars.com 2 months ago. It had 10,000 miles and in excellent condition. I love the styling and handling! I get many comments on it's looks and it is a real joy to dri...
I bought this car with the help of cars.com 2 months ago. It had 10,000 miles and in excellent condition. I love the styling and handling! I get many comments on it's looks and it is a real joy to drive. My only disappointment has been with the bluetooth connection with my cellphone. There have been a few updates which I can do myself via downloads to a USB drive. However, it has not been fixed yet. Other than this, I highly recommend buying the Genesis Coupe.
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great car that i would not like to get out

by from plattsburgh on February 11, 2012

I have the 3.8 track model. To be honest I hesitated 1 year before buying this car. A Hyundai!!!! I swore I would never buy another. But when I tried the car a year earlier, I was very impressed. I wa...
I have the 3.8 track model. To be honest I hesitated 1 year before buying this car. A Hyundai!!!! I swore I would never buy another. But when I tried the car a year earlier, I was very impressed. I wanted a hardcore sports car, and my eyes were set on the 370z. Unfortunately it had only two seats and when I was ready to buy and went to the dealership, they told me I would have to wait 2 months to get the car. (and they thought that was reasonable) Tried the g37, mustang, camaro, 328 bmw, clk, and others I must say that the genesis was on top for the best balance of what you get for the price. It is nice on the road, but hot on the track. if you do not like the harsh ride... then dont buy the track version .. the base is all you need
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hyundai is catching up.

by from texas on July 26, 2010

Anyone that has anything bad to say about this car hasnt driven it. i was able to get a pleasantly ample one hour test drive in a 3.8 track (red) auto PROS: handling compares to a mazda rx8. corners ...
Anyone that has anything bad to say about this car hasnt driven it. i was able to get a pleasantly ample one hour test drive in a 3.8 track (red) auto PROS: handling compares to a mazda rx8. corners tight, feels tossable when pushed; brolick engine rumble. loaded with up to date features, good power. comfortable seats, interior quality on par for price,nice size trunk for a coupe. CONS: autos gearing can be slightly more aggressive. you can instantly feel the ecu bogging it down when trying to push it. center console and steering wheel looks a little cheap. I hope the ecu gets fixed in future models and pray the auto gets changed to a DCT. In spite of its flaws which is expected for a new intro car, its a great buy for the money and still highly recommend it. Overall its a great car.
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Genesis Coupe

by from Cocoa,Fl on May 7, 2011

The Genesis that I purchased is really decent for the price. It handles like it is on rails. 2.0t back seat isn't fit for anyone bigger than a child though. Fast enough to get in trouble and a blast t...
The Genesis that I purchased is really decent for the price. It handles like it is on rails. 2.0t back seat isn't fit for anyone bigger than a child though. Fast enough to get in trouble and a blast to drive. Also, real good gas mileage. A real plus the way gas is going. If I was looking for a sport car I would recomend checking this vehicle out.
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