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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe

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By jdfoster1
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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6A)


Review

The 2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe boasts the advances of this Korean company in today’s world. This new coupe has everything a perspiring luxury car owner is looking for. With a 3.8L engine, this car will give you that feeling of power and superiority that you get from many exotic cars. You will not feel slow in this speedster. This car easily possesses the visual effects of a Ferrari, such as the head-turning effect. With many colors available, such as the vibrant yellow, this car will not be missed as it takes a stroll down the street. The 2011 Hyundai Genesis is a very reliable competitor in the rising sports-car industry.


Favorite Features

The performance of this car is even better with the smoothness of this ride. Wider rear tires allow the car to maintain good traction as well as smoothness when cruising at high speeds. For example, when this car is out on the track it will do well on turns and curves due to its tires and great suspension system. The difference in the tire size between the front and the rear allows the car to accelerate controllably to high speeds. Whether the car is raced or used as a commuter car, the wheels guarantee a smooth, calm ride. What would this ride be without a superior breaking system? This car features the Brembo Braking system, which is very popular among high-end cars such as a Porsche.


Suggested Improvements

There are some negatives to this car visually. The grill cover is a faded black plastic. This gives off a vibe of cheapness to any car. In addition to the plastic grill, there are also many plastic details such as the fog lights and the area around the rear bumper. The front hood of the car is not completely symmetrical, which throws off the equilibrium of the car. This car is very low to the ground which means anything such as a small rock on the street can be lifted into the air and cause a scratch on the bottom. These negatives do not outdo the positives; this car is definitely a piece of art.


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Features and performance that undercuts the segment.
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By compugeek5150
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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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2nd owner 2011 3.8 RSpec Imola Yellow. After looking at several vehicles and test driving even more at the $20k pricepoint, there's just not a lot of other cars that ticks of as many checkboxes that this does. My only real gripe is the lack of cruise control on the RSpec (but it's standard on the Track edition - wat.) This car compares favorably to the 350/370z, although interior materials fall a bit short of a G35/G37. I can't comment on the stock navi, as the previous owner has replaced it - no complaints with usability however you might want to look to other reviews if this is a must have feature for you.


Favorite Features

The front seats are fantastic. Materials (leather with red cloth inserts for the RSpec), and support are well above average. Ergonomics are also very good offering good visibility to the front although I do find myself moving my head around from time to time to look around the rearview mirror and A pillars. Backseat is also surprisingly roomy for those under 6'. Handling is where it needs to be for a sportscoupe in this price segment, but there's room for improvement having very compliant rear subframe and shift bushings.


Suggested Improvements

This car needs better bushings. Especially the Track and RSpec editions. The stock is simply too compliant making the shifter feel vague and the rear end seem "off" once loaded. Interior is fine for what it is; the move to black trim vs. the silver contrasting pieces from 2011 is a HUGE improvement. 19" wheels is too much IMO. an aggressive-looking 17" will clear the factory brakes (even the Brembos) and will allow a taller sidewall for those of us not blessed with billiard table roads. Tire selection is also much greater and price per tire also much much lower. Even 20" is easier to find at a reasonable price.... Bring a V8 Tau option for 2015!


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Great first car.
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By mrgovenator
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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This is a great first purchase. On the used market it hard to beat the value of these cars. You get so much for so little. You get a well laid out interior. Some material quality is questionable, such as the some cheap leather, but most the plastics are soft touch or have a rubber coating. And the exterior is gorgeous in my opinion. You get a great power plant under the hood, that gives other cars of this price a run for the money. Only real issue is the 6 speed transmission, it feels cheap and clunky. Can you live with it daily though? For me, yes. The total value out weighs this one problem. The seats hold you in place very well, and feel nice for the price point.


Favorite Features

The value of these cars on the used market.


Suggested Improvements

Kind of a issue with every year of this car so far. They honestly just need to work out the bugs with the manual transmission. Its really the only thing that holds this car back for most people. If you opt for the automatic transmission though. I hear its great. Its a ZF unit, and I have never personally heard any thing bad coming from ZF.


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Fabulous Car
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By rphello101
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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I've had my car for almost 2 years now and I love it. Ride is acceptable. Handling is very good. Power is phenomenal. Absolutely no issues with it. Build quality is quite good. Sat nav is next to useless - maps are outdated. iPod and Bluetooth connectivity are fantastic - interface lacks a bit. Infinity sound system is fantastic. Maintenance is cheap. I have two formal complaints: the traction control is absolutely horrible. It allows for 0 tire slip - very safe, but not fun. It will practically put your head thru the windshield when it kicks on. Take it off and you'll end up backwards. Secondly, the exhaust sounds like it came off the Elantra. I'm in a big V6 sports car - sound like it!


Favorite Features

Seat heaters work quite well. Infinity sound system is incredible. 3.8 engine is phenomenal. Interior quality is great - except for two buttons on the steering wheel. Visibility is decent. Surprisingly good amount of trunk space. Back seat is small, but usable.


Suggested Improvements

The traction control needs a middle setting - off is suicidal and on is frustrating. Needs sports-car exhaust. Gear box could use a little work. Needs cup holders in the doors. Stereo should remember that it was on random. The call and talk buttons on the steering wheel feel cheap.


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Don't buy a Hyundai Genesis
1 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By davidirn
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2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 R-Spec 2dr Coupe (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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We bought a new Genesis coupe in 2011. This is the worst mistake of our lives. It is by far the cheapest vehicle we have ever owned. The ride is so stiff and uncomfortable. We don't dare take it on long trips. The road noise is so bad you can't even hear the stereo or hear yourself think. The interior is so cheap just touching the interior causes marks that will not come off. The navigation system has taken us to places we never programed it for. After owning it for just a few months we had to take it back to the dealer to have the seats replaced because the stain on the leather was wearing off and white spots are coming thru. The transmission is very difficult to shift. Don't buy!


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