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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 Sedan Signature 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A)


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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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NOT COMFORTABLE
12 of 72 people found this review helpful
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By kfd1
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2012 Hyundai Equus Sedan Signature 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A)


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The long distance comfort of this car is of serious concern. I bought this car and took a 900 mile trip a day later. Three hours into trip, my back was screaming in pain. By the end of trip, I was incapacited, with shooting pains in legs, back and arms. I am a long distance driver and convinced the Hyundia Dealer to buy the car back after showing them the articles on Autoblog about the seats (google Equus Long Distance). The dealer purchase a Lexus LS460 (14,000 miles) and I traded up. I just completed a 600 mile trip in the Lexus. No back pain or any other pain. The front seats in the Equus are poorly designed. No way to modify them, I tried and even had a pad made with memory foam.


Favorite Features

Great suspension, corrective cruise works sweet, lane assist is great. This car is "eye candy"


Suggested Improvements

Front seats are very uncomfortable. Because they are so crammed with massage, air and heat, their is no way to modify them without lossing function. The Stereo wasn't blue tooth compatible that I could figure out.


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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 Sedan Signature 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A)


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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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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 Sedan Signature 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 8A)


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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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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 Sedan 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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