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Defective engine
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By ted2332
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2012 Hyundai Equus Signature 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A)


Review

At little over a year, performance and gas mileage began to deteriorate. Next, an engine knocking became increasingly loud.no check engine or oil pressure light warning. Dealer found oil 3 quarts low-- suspect that the engine had already been damaged..on investigation, this is a systemic problem which Hyundai Equus and Genesis with the same engine share. Hyundai does not appear ready to own up to the defective engine which occurred with the higher horse powered 2012. Major blow in their aspirations to compete as a luxury brand


Favorite Features

I thought it was the motor--but no


Suggested Improvements

fix the engine


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Top of the line luxury at a fraction of the cost
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By peteranger
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2012 Hyundai Equus Signature 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A)


Review

I traded in my BMW 745i for the 2011 Hyundai Signature Series Equus, and apart from some irritating aspects of the i-pod and navigation systems, I'm delighted with the smooth, comfortable, QUIET! ride of this luxury ride. To boot, I get 27+ mpg on the highway and 20 mpg overall using regular gas, and the valet service, where the Hyundai dealer delivers a loaner Equus to my house when picking up mine for service is a major plus. The exterior will remind you of the top of the line Lexus, and the interior is similar to the S600 series Benz (the suede like head liner, analog clock in the dash, etc.). Compare sticker prices with the competition and you'll be astounded at the savings.


Favorite Features

Audio System sound, massaging front seats, quiet ride, suede head liner, Sirius XM implementation, storage compartment for cell phone and/or i-pod, adaptive cruise control, rear view camera and sensor system, rear and side window shades, keyless entry and ignition, analog clock, uses regular gas, spacious trunk, and substantial leg and head room for 6 footers both front and rear. This car is a limosine!


Suggested Improvements

By all means improve the USB flash drive interface for the audio system to a) work faster and b) deal with larger music collections. This system has promise and works well if you carry your favorites only on a USB flash drive. For large music collections (mine is 30GB), this system is painfully slow. The i-pod interface can deal with my 160GB classic, but poorly. It scrolls only one page of 8 entries at a time. You can get carpal tunnel trying to scroll through song titles to say, Stardust - assuming you don't die of old age first. A Search feature is a must! Now Playing doesn't work and you can't pop into the album or artist for the song playing in Random mode. (works in USB mode)


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Most Enjoyable Car I Ever Owned!!
15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By markie7
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2012 Hyundai Equus Signature 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A)


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Very luxurious vehicle. Solid smooth ride. Floats on the highway like being in a cloud. I fell safe, encapsulated from the noisy world, and most of all, feel extremely pampered from the moment I step inside. Very quick for a big sedan. Great displayes, comfy seats, and intuitive navi systems. All luxury features in competing car manufacturers are here, but for less money. But, let us be real: $60K is still alot of money. But, nice things cost money. However, the value for dollar is stronger in this product than the others. Also, there is some exclusivity. Most people are still eyeing the equus. Everyone (and their mother) have BMWs and the like. Be different! Stand out! Enjoy the ride.


Favorite Features

SMooth ride, luxury surfaces, quick and nimble for a large vehicle. Included maintenance for 5 years.


Suggested Improvements

Make the optional flying eagle ornament standard in North American deliveries. Separate out some of the features from the ultimate level. A signature level with a forward camera only and rear window blinds ONLY should be available (without the fridge and the fixed rear console) Make the rear console in the ultimate telescoping or retractable not fixed only. Sometimes you need extra room for 3 passengers or storage. I would have considered the ultimate if I could get the rear seating surfaces uncluttered by the console moving out of the way.


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Equus - 2012 with a bigger engine
18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By kabirent1
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2012 Hyundai Equus Signature 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A)


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Just got my 2012 Equus yesterday. I was on a waiting list. I am a little skeptical of reviewers who got it weeks ago - how did they get the car when mine was one of the first off the boat from Korea? Anyways, the car, after 2 days is a lot of fun and seems to be a great value. It rides a little on the soft side, but with the new, more powerful engine, its acceleration is strong. Its exceedingly quiet, roomy, comfortable, and has a long list of features. The promised support seems to be very nice - time will tell if that turns out to be truth or hype. In short, if you are looking for a luxurious ride, don't need to impress anyone , and want to save big $$, this is worth a look.


Favorite Features

Nav/stereo controls are easy and intuitive. Great power. Smooth ride. Quiet. Havent tried smart cruise control. Havent triggered the lane departure system.


Suggested Improvements

I wish the car had: Blind spot warning system Following items standard on Ultimate, not available on Signature: Front view cameras Rear side window shades Power trunk closure


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My new Equus- 2012 model
30 of 82 people found this review helpful
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By jfred
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2012 Hyundai Equus Signature 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A)


Review

I have just had the car a short time and I held out for the 2012 model due to vastly improved engine and transmission. (429 HP and 8 speed). I haven't opened it up yet, but it obviously has worlds of power. 0 to 60 probably near 5 secs. It is ultra quiet and very comfortable. The seat has many adjustments and the control for same is very handy. It is priced many thousands (20 to 35K) less than M-B S series, BMW 7 series, or the big Lexus, or Audi A8. Go drive it and see for yourself!r Audi A8 to 30K) less than any equivalent car from BMW, M-B,


Favorite Features

Great engine , transmission, and features, great paint job, fit and quality of interior.


Suggested Improvements

I can't think of anything so far that needs improvement.


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