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2009 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 RWDReview
Byung Ho writes:
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The Genesis: The Start Of Hyundai's Journey To Perfection And Luxury — Great V8 engine, no major repairs yet but squeaked a little, performed good, acceleration and braking top notch, cost around $50000 for the V8 4.6L, definitely a fun and cool car to drive as I hear whistles around as I drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great Appearance, Service, and easy dashboard

Cons: hyundai badge that can be replaced as a genesis one

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2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 RWDReview
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It Has Everything - And More. — Our original intention was to buy another SUV. But when we saw this car, it didn't take long for us to change our minds. The interior is luxurious and the pearl white is beautiful.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2009 Hyundai GenesisReview
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Hyundai Got It Right The First Time Out ,drive And Handle Well,with No Quality Problems — Great buy for the money,only complaint is the ride, appears rough on bad roads.You can run ninty and not know it.Can't hear any road noise, acceleration and braking great. Only have 1500 miles getting around 21 mpg.combination of hw and city driving Enjoy driving again

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Sound system and performance

Cons: Ipod player will not shuttle trunk is not power operated   Nav system need improvement in the voice command understanding what is asked .    

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2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 RWDReview
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Auto Excellencem Is Here — The suspension is rather harsh when traveling over bumps in the road,small or large. However in every other aspect of the car,it is awesome and I would not hesitate to buy another one ,once the suspension is retuned.

Pros: accleleration,build quality,appearance,handling, fun to drive,interior design,well throught out design

Cons: Harsh suspension

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2009 Hyundai GenesisReview
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The Best Bang For Your Buck —

First of all, Cadillac man this vehicle IS rear wheel drive. I just came back from my dealer driving around this awesome car. I can tell you: dollar for dollar you can not beat this vehicle in terms of value for your money. Yes it may not be a "true" sports sedan, but in my opinion has the perfect balance of luxury, performance, reliability and performance in one value oriented car. The interior is absolutely HUGE. The stitched leather on the dash was a great surprise. Everything on the inside looks and feels of high quality materials. The car is very quiet. In fact, I asked the salesperson for the key to start the engine and the guy was like " sir, the car is already started." I was like "what?!" I didnt believe him until I looked at the tach of which said 400 rpm. I had the V6 model and let me tell you this thing can push. The engine noise is very well contained. The handling is between an Inifiniti M and a BMW 5 Series. I found that the chassis is well balanced and handling is very good. This is definitely a great car. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a car in this segment. Fuel economy is one of the best too.

Pros: Powerful, smooth V-6 and V-8 drivetrains, RWD dynamics, Front- and rear-seat comfort, space, Detailed, high-quality interior,Braking response

Cons: Ride may be too firm for some, Tilt-only steering wheel in base model, Backseat doesn't fold, No AWD option, Popular features locked in pricey packages,Faux-silver dash buttons

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2009 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 RWDReview
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2009 Genesis (4.6l W/ Tech) —

Let's get the not-so-good out of the way first: This is easily the largest car I've ever owned, and it feels every bit of it. While it is very comfortable and more than spacious enough for myself, my wife and 2 kids (3 & 9), it lumbers down the interstate like a barge. Putting the pedal to the floor either sends it off on its way (at a respectable clip for such a large car) or leaves it to ponder what it's next move is. Usually the latter. When trying to shoot gaps while merging or simply trying to get out of the way of yourself...the "always on" traction control will try it's best to bounce your face off the steering wheel as it cuts fuel and aggressively clamps the brakes. Unless you pull the fuse, the traction control is not going anywhere, regardless of whether or not you "turned it off" with the button. The 6speed auto trans, in general, leaves a bit to desire. It certainly isn't smooth with it's shifts (up or down) at partial throttle. Unless you are already traveling at/near hwy speeds, a WOT application causes the car great panic. Either downshifting too far only to hold redline longer than necessary, not doing anything...AND THEN downshifting too far and holding redline longer than necessary, not downshifting at all, actually applying the power only to instantly stifle it with esc/tc, or any combination of those. However, for those 60-80mph WOT runs, it is pretty smooth and moderately quick for such a large car. My 2009 has been in the shop twice in the past 6 months. The first visit was because a wheel sensor went out. That caused my Nav, ABS, & traction control to stop working. Also during that visit the dealer addressed the steering wheel which would no longer raise (tilt up). All of which was covered under warranty. The second visit was to look at an intermittent problem with the power seat (drivers) where it would not move forward at all. Unfortunately, the dealer was unable to replicate the issue so nothing was done. It still happens occasionally. There are other random issues that pop up here and there. The audio will completely cut out for about 3-5 seconds, and then fade in, regardless of what input you are listening to (DVD, MP3 player, CD, XM, FM). The Nav screen sometimes doesn't turn on at all when starting the car. This requires you to shut off/restart and all is well again. A more recent one (has only happened once, so far) is that upon starting, the ESC light is on and the shifter will not slot over in order to be shifted out of park. I can feel it being physically obstructed by something. Shutting off/restarting "fixed" it. And, for a big PITA... The key fob system (keyless ignition/entry) is far from user friendly. The car usually has a very hard time recognizing the fob in such far away places as...the armrest on the door, or the center console. The fob rarely unlocks/locks the doors but is ALWAYS recognized enough where I can use the "open trunk" button on the actual trunk (not the button on the fob). I have replaced batteries and this still happens (I tried to have the dealership address this when I first visited them, but they could not replicate the issue). It is especially true during cold/Winter months. On to some good (finally!): Again, this is a large car. It's heavy and it has a huge gas tank (20gal) to feed that 4.6L V8. However, I get a constant and respectable 20.4 - 20.6mpg combined (more stop/go than go). It is spendy to fill 17-18 gallons of gas, however...even just using 87 oct. I have the tech package which includes a 550 watt, 17 speaker surround system with NAV and a 6-disc in-dash CD/DVD changer (although you can't watch DVD's while the car is in motion). The sound system is simply fantastic. It works fine for MP3's but you'll want to get some lossless files (non-compressed) to truly appreciate it. The NAV system is fairly cumbersome, but works well provided you can input the proper destination...which isn't to say doing so is hard; just that the steps aren't necessarily in a logical order. The Bluetooth integration works fairly well and the call/sound quality is certainly better than other BT systems I've been on the other end of. My experience with this, however, is limited. The car is certainly roomy, but the seats are also very comfortable. The heated seats REALLY warm your legs/butt/back, to the point most people usually turn it off of 3 (the highest setting) to 1 after about 3-5 minutes. The cooled driver's seat doesn't cool nearly as well as it heats, but it does make a difference, nonetheless. The leather interior has shown to be fairly resilient to what my dog (great dane) and kids (3 & 9) have thrown at it. The bottom line: This is a lot of car for the money. It has modest tech for a full-size luxury car of the same year, but when you factor in price it has no equal. The sound system that comes with the tech package is one of the best factory systems out there, of any brand. The car is a great long distance runner. It doesn't do sprints or hurdles worth a damn, but if you accept it for what it is (a huge, powerful, soft, comfortable, people mover) you should be more than happy to accept the minor quirks (although they may infuriate you over time, most are still minor things). All told, I'm not sure I can find a large car that offers more, for the money. But I'll likely look for that car when the time comes. UPDATE (7/9/14): I've owned the car for a few years now. I've added a Borla Cat-Back exhaust and a K&N air-filter. The CBE sounds terrific, although the car is all bark-no bite. Adding the exhaust forced me to use the shiftable automatic, however. If you don't plan on shifting the car yourself, I would not recommend an aftermarket exhaust...as the car will chug along in a high gear at low speeds, creating a great deal of drone. Leaving the vehicle in a lower gear and keeping the rpm's up maintains a very nice crackle of exhaust. There are plenty of youtube vids of the borla setup. Thoughts on the car, as of now...a few recalls here and there, but no electronic/mechanical failures of any kind yet. Very solid car for the money. Can't say that enough. Again, it would be GREAT if traction control was fully switchable. Not to do doughnuts or burnouts, but just to be able to drive the car without the thing cutting fuel and throwing you forward as it lurches around. maddening. As much car as this is for the money, I don't think I'll be back for the new model (or even a 5.0R-Spec). It's a really good car, and still looks good (IMO) after 5 years and a good deal of modernizing among automaker designs of recent years...but I'll be trying a different brand of large car with sport/luxury after this. Hopefully, the sport, however much is there, is actually usable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Large, Comfortable, Huge Trunk, Decent Power, Decent MPG (considering), great sound system, good brakes, looks good (for a Hyundai circa 2009, especially)

Cons: Trans can be clunky at times, poor handling (car is huge and heavy), weight, low on power (considering size), can't disable Traction Control, Traction Control much more of a bother when trying to navigate heavy city traffic, numerous electrical glitches, key fobs often infuriating

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2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 RWDReview
Desmond M. writes:
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It Only Costs How Much? — I really like the body style and overall size of the car. It is so spacious. Overwhelmingly loaded with standard features that only come as extras in other luxury vehicles. I wish there was more wood grained trim in the interior.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Elegant exterior. Stylish interior. Powerful motor.

Cons: Does not have the highest quality leather. Also has other inexpensive interior parts.

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2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 RWD Review
Tanner says:
luxury car with lots of room and power!
vs2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS Coupe RWD
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS Coupe RWD worse.
"more truck space"
Family Car Ranked 2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS Coupe RWD worse.
"more room"
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2009 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 RWD Review
ronofoz says:
Great ride, styling and, when fully loaded, incomparable value versus its contemporaries. Fuel mileage is superb and at least 3-5 mpg better than my similarly equipped BMW. Only negative with this car is the steering is too tight which is noticed most when driving long straight distances lending to frequent, yet small and unnecessary corrections.
vs2009 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWD
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Looks/Style Ranked 2009 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWD worse.
"The Genesis, for better or worse relative to opinion, looks more like elegance along the Lexus/Mercedes classic styling. The BMW, for better or worse, looks more like a sport coupe and immediately conjures the feeling that you will not be cuddled but ready for an e-ticket experience. "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2009 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWD worse.
"Actually, too close to differentiate."
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2009 Hyundai Genesis Review
Kendrick says:
Solid value car
vs2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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Power Ranked 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class worse.
"Engine options 5.0 litre Rear wheel drive "
Value Ranked 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class worse.
"Price point "
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2016 Hyundai Genesis Reviews

Review By reggiecoates

Nice looking car low maintenance. Great deal! Great Mileage for yeat. Read More

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Ibeza Blue is the best colore for the Genesis! Is it a very understated and elegant motor car Read More

2015 Hyundai Genesis Reviews

Review By Hiway

Loved the features, however fog lighs were not available on 2015. Loved the color HUD feature. It was AWD and the 311hp v6 eng was very good. Seats were very comfortable. For some reason it was ha... Read More

Review By Guru9VV1VN

The car handles perfectly, with just the right amount of power and prestige. Read More

2014 Hyundai Genesis Reviews

Review By GuruGZY4S

Great vehicle for comfort and one you can always depend on. Read More

2013 Hyundai Genesis Reviews

Review By AKucharski1221

Very satisfied with this purchase!! My first “sleeper” car....and I love it! Read More

Review By Guru9V1QJ5

The Hyundai Genesis had not even entered my thoughts when I started looking at used Nissan Maxima, Toyota Camry and Lexus ES 350’s. I happened to test drive one that I saw at a dealership and was tota... Read More

2012 Hyundai Genesis Reviews

Review By GuruKWMBZ

Lexus features, performance and looks for much less. Over time some small build quality issues may emerge that wouldnt on a Lexus but overall its extremely tough to say anything bad at all about this... Read More

Review By Terrence

It needed too many repairs plus a battery or alternator Read More

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