Bought it used, I love it!
January 23, 2019
The car I drove before the genesis was a 2007 mustang GT (manual). I must say that switching to the genesis is quite a pleasant upgrade. Although I miss the scream of the mustangs 4.6 V8, I have found that the genesis dilivers nearly equal performance with a lot more luxury. The genesis with its 3.8 V6 actually cranks out more horsepower than the 2007 era mustangs. It also delivers nearly the same amount of torque. What am I saying?... The genesis is super fun to drive! The six speed manual links up pretty smooth, the clutch is lighter, the brembo brakes stop you faster, the cabin has a very nice look to it. Nice and modern inside and out. The screen inside is touchscreen. Audio, Navigation and multiple other settings are controlled through the screen. Thankfully the AC and volume are controlled by dials (not on screen) which makes it easier to adjust while driving. I do wish the car had a reverse camera for backing.
So this car can be one of two things to you. You can buy it and have a nice zippy luxurious ride as you commute and take trips... or if you are so inclined you can drive it like Ken Block in a rally car. It is RWD and has more than enough torque to kick loose and drive sideways. Traction and stability control is turned off by a long hold on the traction control button. Turn it off and you have an aggressive animal. Leave it on, you have a nice reasonable/zippy ride.
I will say that the back seat will be very unpleasant for any passengers. I am 5’10 and my head touches the ceiling when seated in the back. But then again I didn’t buy a coupe to be practical. I bought it because it’s fun.