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Hyundai Genesis Sedan 2009+



  • JohnNWJohnNW Posts: 25
    The MKS has it's virtues and limitations (it felt underpowered and low mpg IMO). However, it rode very nicely. And he's right I can hardly ever lean my head on the headrest in the Genny without feeling like a bobblehead. Plus look at the passenger seat when you are riding alone sometime - shakes like a rattle more often than not.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    The biggest limitation on the MKS...price.

    Who leans their head back against the headrest while driving???

    I've test driven the Genesis and certainly didn't have the experience that some have mentioned in this forum. I'm not discounting it at all. The only question I could really ask is exactly what type of surfaces are being driven on that bring forth the type of experience that some are posting on. Personally, I would love to see video or pictures. I drove over pot holes, uneven roads and the car never lost its poise. One poster made it seem that he actually went 4-wheeling in his Genesis with the way he described the problem.

    Even the road tests that have been on the Speed Channel have shown the car handling quite nicely. There's one segment where the driver takes a corner and the wheels actually are on the washboard border of the track and he never even mentions anything about it...and this would be at speeds bettering that of city driving.
  • kourykoury Posts: 225
    Who leans their head back against the headrest while driving???

    LOL!!! FWIW, just today someone posted that exact comment on the Genesis Owner's forum, and it wasn't him. He's just re-iterating what that other complainer said. Makes you wonder, doesn't it....
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Wow...that's crazy. I mean...I do rest my head against the headrest, but in most cases...the car is either parked or stopped. The only other time would be when I'm stretching on a long ride or something like that.

    I'm just really curious at to how these people drive to be honest.
    I believe these people are idiots to be honest with you. I mean enough already, time to move on. The car has a subpar suspension setup to some people, but not all think so. I personally like the way the car rides. If some of you people don't like the ride of the car than don't buy it. If you already bought one and you don't like the ride of it now, shame on you for not doing your homework; live with it or get rid of it. Simple.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    I would have to agree...I think there were a good many folks that purchased without much of a test drive. Some complained that they weren't afforded anything more than a cruise around the block. If that were the case, I wouldn't have bought from that salesperson or that store if that were the case. If I'm serious about purchasing and they know it...they won't have a problem with me logging in some driving time to get a full feel for the car (they let me take the Azera for a spin for 2.5 hours).

    I can't imagine anyone actually buying the car if the suspension is as bad as they claim it to be.
  • kourykoury Posts: 225
    If you already bought one and you don't like the ride of it now, shame on you for not doing your homework; live with it or get rid of it. Simple.

    Couldn't agree more. I believe he's now in the stage where he has nothing better to do than complain. Go over to the Geneis Owner's forum...there's at least 5-10 posts a day complaining about the same thing over and over. It's comical.
  • sandy25sandy25 Posts: 65
    There's a suspension thread on the Genesis Owners site that has approx 190 posts. Of the negative ones, 70% were from TWO posters, What does that tell you?
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    Certainly if the the driver's experience was like a human bobblehead, then this major flaw would have been pointed out a long long time ago; surely lots of people, and I do mean lots, have tested this car, including the industry critics, and no such issue popped up.

    I've personally driven both the Genesis V6 and V8, and in various different trims - no such issue in any of the cars tested. The suspension and handling were both more than adequate for the segment where it belongs (luxury mid-to-large sedan).

    By the way, Genesis > Lincoln Taurus > Lincoln Fusion (cough cough MKS/MKZ ;) ) any day of the week, twice on Sunday :)
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    People, it is a head restraint, not a head rest, and its purpose is to prevent whiplash in the event of an accident that might cause same. "Resting" one's head on it while driving is neither what it is designed for nor a very good idea...

    On another note, let's not go into the name-calling territory, please. Your cooperation is much appreciated!
  • kourykoury Posts: 225
    Good to see you over here sandy, I enjoy reading your observations over at the Genesis Oweners forum.
  • tonycdtonycd Posts: 223
    Pat, what you say is true, and "headrest" is a misnomer.

    In fairness, though, it should be noted that some others have complained the head restraint on the MKS sticks out too far forward and intrudes on some drivers' heads in normal (non-gangsta-lean) use.

    Which I wouldn't find restful at all. :blush:
  • sandy25sandy25 Posts: 65
    "Good to see you over here sandy, I enjoy reading your observations over at the Genesis Oweners forum."

    Thanks, Koury. I must go where ever my work calls. :)
  • genesis57genesis57 Posts: 21
    It tells me that there are a couple BMW or Lexus owners who are peeved at spending too much for their cars. I don't know what they're talking about regarding the ride issues. I've driven my loaded V6 on NY and CT roads for 3500 miles and it rides great. My only complaints about the car are the cheapish sun visors (not really important) and the slight hesitation accelerating from a full stop. Has anyone else experienced this? Any known solutions? Thanks.
  • genesis57genesis57 Posts: 21
    Thanks for the info Colegar. Any further information on the surge while accelerating from a full stop? I've got 3500 on my V6 and it seems to happen more when the car is warming up...but can occur at other times. If there's some known issue I'll take it to the dealer. Sometimes I just use the sport shift and eliminate the issue that way.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Hyundai has had open throttle issues in 1st gear. My '02 Sonata had the problem and my '06 Azera had the problem. It was merely a reprogramming that needed to be done to clear up the issue. For those that don't understand...basically, no matter how little you depress the gas pedal, the throttle opens up all the way causing a surge that doesn't match the pedal effort applied. Gentle pressure on the gas pedal should equal a smooth & easy take off.
  • bman900bman900 Posts: 55
    My 06 Sonata recently had problems with a sensor failing in accelerator pedal at 35000 miles. I have never been a huge fan of drive-by-wire technology. I would almost prefer the old legacy throttle cable technology as opposed to electronic sensors.
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    Did the sensor fail cause wide open throttle starts?
  • bman900bman900 Posts: 55
    My sensor fail actually did the opposite. It caused the engine to go into "limp power mode" - probably a safety measure. The car would not rev above 2000 rpm and was severly under powered (wouldnt go over 40 mph).
  • allmet33allmet33 Posts: 3,557
    That makes sense.
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