4.6L V8s with six-speed automatics weren't commonly known as Hyundai's domain until the Genesis came along a couple years ago. Conservatively handsome with abundant luxury and prototypical Korean pricing, the Hyundai Genesis shot to the forefront of the automotive media, whether buyers could wrap their head around a Lexus competitor from Hyundai or not. Thousands of consumers have wrapped themselves in the coddling embrace of a Hyundai Genesis, and kudos also came in the form of two consecutive Good 12 victories and placement as the North American Car Of The Year.
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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
So don't ruin it... please. Painting the car Champagne Beige gets you off on the wrong foot. Selected Cashmere for the interior - not actual cashmere, just the name affixed to the colouring - means you're two feet in the wrong direction. You've taken a car that isn't as exciting as a $40,000 BMW 3-Series and made it.... a bit blaa. Upgrading the car with a Tech package for $3,500 isn't a bad idea, but it's a questionable choice if the Hyundai attracted you because of its loaded nature and sub-$40K price. The Tech pack is full of goodies: 17 speaker stereo, navigation, smart cruise, rearview camera, and Bluetooth among other things. However, dangerous territory is approaching. $185 in accessories puts you within spitting distance of $44,000.
Great value? For sure, son. Just take into account the fact that tasty machinery is thick and heavy on the ground in the mid-$40s and your car is beige-on-beige.