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  • maxx4memaxx4me Posts: 1,340
    well, short of signing up for the WSJ so I can read the article (which I won't do), I can tell you that I have owned two Renaults during the 80's. Both (Alliance and Encore) were 4 year disposable cars. So many critical components failed after that time that one could never feel safe driving them. The engines however were gold. They were the lowest poluting engines on the market at that time and were very reliable. I'm not sure what Nissan will gain from their partnership, but I'm hopeful nonetheless. As for dumping, I can't hear the violins. I'm very impressed with Hyundai's performance over the past 5 years. Renault needs to either start outperforming their competition or start competing with Mitsubishi for air conditioner and large screen TV sales. :P
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,501
    Seeing as I have little doubt the Genesis is in fact being dumped here, it wouldn't surprise me.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,964
    If you, ahem, paste the headline into Google, usually you can read the article.

    (But you didn't hear that from me. ;) )

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,964
    "Hyundai Motor Group's Hyundai and Kia units overstated the fuel economy of about 900,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. since late 2010, the company said Friday, citing an investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    It said it will compensate U.S. buyers for the difference."

    Hyundai Retreats on Fuel-Economy Claims (Wall St. Journal)

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  • The site is slow right now, but model info can be found here

    http://hyundaimpginfo.com
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,964
    The ones I noticed complaining were the Sorento owners over in SUVs.

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,964
    edited November 2012
    "U.S. consumers have become less willing to buy cars from Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp since the South Korean automakers admitted overstating the fuel economy of some of their vehicles, data from Edmunds.com showed.

    The "purchase intent" for Hyundai's top-selling Elantra compact fell to 6.3 percent as of November 18 from 6.7 percent on October 28, according to the data from Edmunds.com, an auto consultant and consumer website."

    U.S. consumers less willing to buy Hyundai, Kia after mileage woes (Chigago Tribune)

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Sales also dropped in October, though they weren't far below a record October the previous year.

    Hyundai has to be careful about 2 things:

    * watch quality as production output increases
    * don't get arrogant, instead apply continuous improvement
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,964
    The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee wants Hyundai Motors Co. and Kia Motors to answer questions about plans to compensate 900,000 owners after the companies admitted overstating estimated gas mileage.

    "While I believe this [debit card program] is a positive step, I am concerned that many affected customers may not learn about the program, or may find it burdensome to participate in the program," said Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., who oversees the panel that deals with auto issues.

    Senator wants answers on Hyundai, Kia gas mileage discrepancies (Detroit News)

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    There are others not meeting EPA expectations.

    Elantra gets and EPA combined of 32 yet owners on the EPA site report 28.9 average.

    But...C Max is rated 47mpg and they average 40.5.

    So Hyundai is being crucified for being off by 9.7%.

    Ford off by 13.8%. Will they be investigated?

    If anything a hybrid buyer is far MORE concerned about fuel economy, and those buyers paid a lot more for their cars.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    OMG buy it quick and put it in a museum to prove it existed!

    :D

    On a different note, interesting factoid came up in another thread - Optima+Sonata sales combined beat even the Camry.

    Wow.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,964

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,501
    Wow, that's so different. What an elegant and timeless design :shades:
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Wheels look like the fans on a jet engine.

    Looks like they basically added LEDs to the old one.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,964
    "Free-trade deals that have halved tariffs on foreign cars here helped push up imported autos to 10% of sales for the first time last year, up from less than 2% a decade ago, while Hyundai's domestic sales fell for the first time since the global financial crisis in 2008."

    Hyundai Is Dented in Korea (Wall St. Journal)

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  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,964
    edited October 2013
    "Hyundai, always quick to jump on breaking news, has come up with a smart way to tap into sympathy for furloughed federal workers.

    It says it is launching a payment deferral program for those who aren't working because of the government shutdown. Hyundai says it will extend auto loan and lease payments during the shutdown for current Hyundai owners who are furloughed."

    Hyundai gives loan breaks to idled federal workers (USA Today)

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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,120
    Looks like somebody crossed an older Lincoln with an older Buick LaCrosse. I assume this is the KDM version per the goofy hood ornament?
  • fintailfintail Posts: 33,501
    Of course. Style/design is definitely a case of cultural difference.

    I see it as a knockoff Lexus LS, myself.
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