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2012 Genesis Sedans



  • rance2rance2 Posts: 39
    I have just passed the 5K mark in mileage with lots of high speed freeway and around the town travel. Have not experienced road/tire noise. LOVE the car. However, I had a 2004 Azera LTD with considerable tire noise. Factory equipped tires were some Michelin model that is no longer offered. Finally gave up and invested $1K in a new set at 24K miles.
  • Jay, I have had my Genesis 3.8 Premium since mid-June, I think the only noise running is from the tires. They are 18" Michelin tires that are designed to have low rolling resistance and save energy; key is that means less handling and harder rubber compound in my experience.

    I expect when the tires are changed out, the ride may quiet a bit.

    The road noise seems a function of the road surface you are driving on rather than the tires, Go ahead, if that is the only noise you hear, you can just turn the sound system (the Lexicon is pretty good!) up a little to offset the road noise.
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 182
    edited January 2012
    Blind Spot Monitor-When? Update

    The latest issue of Motor Trend (2/2012) has an interesting article (page 28) by Ron Kiino that addresses the importance of a blind spot warning system/sensor. This safety feature is currently available on premium brands such as Acura, Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Mercedes, Lincoln, and Volvo. It is also being made available on some non-premium brands such as the Toyota Camry, Honda and Nissan minivans, Ford Taurus and others. According to Kiino Hyundai and VW are currently working on theirs, but as of now no news on when it will be available for Hyundai. Hopefully the 3.8 Genesis sedan will offer one of these systems similar to the one in Mercedes in the near future!
  • Properly adjusted mirrors eliminate the need for a blind spot monitor because there is no blind spot.
  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 182
    I and many others would disagree.
  • I and many others and Car and Driver agreee

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  • ushy66ushy66 Posts: 182
    edited March 2012
    While I agree with you as does Consumer Reports (page 31 of the just released 2012 April Auto Issue) that the 2012 3.8 Genesis Sedan is a remarkable car, 'best upscale sedan' for 2012, outscoring the Lexus ES 350 and the Toyota Avalon (all three of these vehicle currently do not have a blind spot detection system, but Toyota/Lexus will be adding one soon since the newly redesigned 2012 Camry now has a pretty good one). I and Consumer Reports (and many others, including Motor Trend editors) disagree with your position that a blind spot warning system/sensor is NOT necessary (see pages 13 1nd 23 of the April 2012 Auto Issue).

    Also, consider the following:
    1.) Our baby boomer generation is increasing tremendously every day; when people age they do not have the good range of motion they had in their youth to make good torsional movements to turn their head to check traffic clearance and/or blind spots as they did previously, to make safe lane changes at freeway speeds when cars overtaking them which can come out of no where extremely fast, etc.
    2.) Also many non-senior drivers may have restricted range of motion issues due to neck and/or back injuries or disabilities that do not prevent them from driving but that can make their driving experience unsafe when they cannot check their blind spots effectively, even if their side and rear-view mirrors are adjusted to the best possible angle.
    Given just these two examples it is quite clear that the blind spot detection systems/sensors would make the driving experience so much safer for so many, and to all of us sharing the road with them.

    So, when, not if, Hyundai adds a good blind spot detection system/sensor, it will make an already excellent car so much better and safer.

    Hyundai---When will this happen? I hope soon!
  • cpamancpaman Posts: 42
    A little off topic but i was wondering, i heard some rumblings about Hyundai making an AWD Genesis sedan, is there any truth to that? If so, when will this happen?
    For next generation Genesis, maybe around 2014-15
  • I made no comments specifically on the Genesis sedan. I merely stated that with properly adjusted mirrors there is no blind spot and thus no need for a blind spot monitoring system. Proplerly adjusted mirrors do not require any out of the ordinary range of motions or any significant torsional movements for proper use. Any driver with properly adjusted mirrors can use them properly.
  • mxyzhangmxyzhang Posts: 2
    Test drove one 3.8 with technology option last weekend, was kind of disappointed on couple things:

    1. The response to the gas paddle is delayed. This is very obvious, as I test drove a Lexus ES350 right after that. Also compared to my Highlander, which responses immediately. I donÕt if that particular car had problem or not, or was it because of the electronic control system vs. older carÕs mechanical control.

    2. Pretty bumpy on the road, when passing a bridge which is not very smooth on surface. Both my wife and me felt the obvious jumping of the car. Understand the GenesisÕs suspension is firmer, like a sports car. But I would prefer a smoother experience with a luxury car. As the Lexus dealer said: no one wants to experience the bumpy road on high way 880.

    I do not see anyone has similar experience on this car from the review. Seems like most of you are happy with this car. Wondering if the car test driven had problem with it. Any comment welcome.
  • tjc78tjc78 JerseyPosts: 5,025
    edited March 2012
    I had an early-build 2009 3.8. I never got used to the jittery, unsettled ride. If a soft ride is your preference, then look elsewhere IMHO. The ES350 is a fine ride (a bit small for me), the Avalon is great (had 03 and an 06) and I replaced my Genesis with a 2012 Buick LaCrosse 3.6. I love it. It has GM's HiPer Struts which really soak up the bumps well without being overly floaty. The Genesis handles better being RWD but at the expense of ride quality.

    Hope this helps.

    1999 Chevy S10 / 2004 Merc Grand Marquis / 2012 Buick LaCrosse

  • I had the same experience during my test drive of a 2011 Genesis 3.8. The throttle delay was very evident and was very annoying. The ride for me was soo soft as I prefer a stiffer ride like my 2005 Mazda6s 3.0.
  • jbhogenjbhogen Posts: 21
    edited April 2012
    Just went from a Mazda 6s to a Genesis 5.0 (non R) yesterday. No throttle delay whatsoever. The car is top notch, loads of performance and tech. Much better turn radius and acceleration than the 6, yet fuel economy is comparable. Not as nimble as the 6 and the brakes, though powerful, aren't as easy to modulate. I'll do a proper review later but figured two other Mazda 6s owners might be interested in a fellow converts short term take.
  • umakantumakant Posts: 4
    I just bought a Hyundai Genesis V6 fully Loaded from Fairfax Hyundai VA. I had read a very good review of this Car and it has only 20 Miles on it.

    very disappointed with Genesis !!!!!

    Then I just realized that there is cricket insect kind of sound on the cabin ( driving side) when you accelerate the CAR.

    When I showed to Dealer and they detected Fuel Pump is bad and going to replace on Monday. Its kind of hard to believe that Fuel pump has a problem in the assembly line. ( Car has just 20 Miles when the problem was detected )

    Lets see if this fixes a problem.

    I can seriously doubt the quality of the CAR. I am bit nervous that I made the right decision to go with Genesis. I am not even sure if its a safety related issue.

    Just curious if any one else seen this problem.

  • rance2rance2 Posts: 39
    I have had my Genesis, equipped as yours, for 11 months and driven 10,000 miles. Could not be more pleased with the car. Only negative issue is the rear view camera intermittently "blacks out" and the dealer hasn't been able to duplicate or solve problem
  • umakantumakant Posts: 4
    Guys , just come back from Dealership and they replaced the Fuel pump and still did not solve the Problem. Car has less than 1000 miles and so many issues.

    Wait few more Months before you buy Genesis 2012 before they fix all the issue.
  • umakantumakant Posts: 4
    Do you have 2012 with new GDI engine ? I called another friend and he is reporting similar problem...
  • umakantumakant Posts: 4
    Worst part they can not figure out..
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