This has been the most reliable car I have ever owned! Before retiring, I used it in business putting a lot of miles per year. It never failed me and cost me next to nothing in repairs. Just replaced the brakes the first time after over 160K miles! Amazing!
I can't get over that I have not been tempted by cars coming out years after mine. I have gone car shopping, with the intent of buying a new car, multiple times since 2014. Problem is, I can't drive my car and the new test cars back to back without deciding to keep mine. Which cars? BMW 5 series, Audi A6 diesel, Acura RLX and the Sports Hybrid. To be fair, I didn't like the standard suspension in my Genesis, so I spent $1300 for coilovers, including labor, to be installed. These are adjustable, but now my car rides more comfortably than the stock vehicle, and corners much better. The Audi and BMW, RLX, all rode no better than my car. I did drive a 2012 Mercedes E350, and the comfort of the Mercedes was FAR GREATER than that of any of the other cars above. But the back seat of the Mercedes was tiny, and the trunk so small, I would have had to take clubs out of my bag every time I went golfing. So here's the thing, my car has a stereo as good as any. The interior space is that of a BMW 7 series. The trunk is so big that I take foursomes on driving golf vacations (yeah, 4 sets of clubs and some bags to get us through, some of it goes in the middle of the back seat). No other car has given me all this, while running on regular gas, and needing so little repair over 90,000 miles. The maintenance is cheap. The acceleration startlingly good. My 250 lb frame did wear out the leather on the driver's seat, and the rails under the seat have to be cleaned up to let the seat track well while I'm in it. That is it, nothing else has ever gone wrong. There were aspects of the other cars I liked better: The gas mileage of the BMW and Audi diesel (but not that much better when determining the cost differential for premium or diesel fuel). The looks of the Audi. The RLX had as big an interior as my car, but was front wheel drive with rear wheel steering, but the ride was worse than my car. The Mercedes was a dream to drive, but only for 2 people on long trips, and I like my trips. I do want nannies in the future, such as smart cruise control, and front impact prevention, but I still think they have a ways to go to not be intrusive. Oh, I have to mention that the best nannies are on the new Genesis. The 2015 rode great, but sacrificed back seat room and trunk space to look good, and the acceleration has been compromised to give better gas mileage, but only modestly so. So i like my 2010 MORE THAN the new, beautiful, 2015 Genesis, but i would likely choose the new Genesis over any of the others.
I have had this sedan since 75k, I have now diven it 2 years and 30,000 miles. I have loved this car since first drive. The silence in the cabin, the comfort of the ride while still being quite stiff around corners. It has the perfect balance between comfort and control. I always love driving Cadillac because it was like driving a cloud, but you never really got the control you wanted out of the larger sedan. The Genesis does it the best, and the power from the 4.6L V8 is amazing. You don't even notice you are going 80 miles an hour and arrive their effortlessly. On the interstate I get around 30 mpg, city about 18. The navigation/radio system is a little complex at first, but once you get it, it is the best for keeping you focused on the road.
This is a lovely car, a big cruiser with a soft ride yet sticky enough for cornering. Quiet cabin, very nicely appointed, with a great stereo. A/C is slow to reach desired temps, so beware on hot days. Was expecting more from the high beams, they just don't throw enough light. My car still had the original nav software - dealers need to be more educated on updates. Ignore the voice command capability, too complex, you will never use it. Lastly, forget about logo envy - if you can find a nice, clean car like I did, buy it before someone else does, and enjoy the savings.
I was driving a Jaguar X-Type 2.5 for 8 years and decided I wanted something different but nice to drive. I considered 4 cars, a Camry, a Sonata, a Mazda 6, or a Genesis Sedan. There are known oil burning problems on the 2.4L Camry, problems with loose metal fragments in the oil system of some Sonata 2.5L causing engine failure, and I just couldn't get a good deal on a new bodystyle Mazda 6. I test drove a Genesis and bought it. This car is larger than I expected both inside and out. The back seat has lots of legroom, the seats are comfortable, mine has Navigation, back up camera, and the Lexicon DVD entertainment system. This car is so very quiet though pulling away from a stop in a spirited manner delivers a very pleasing growl from the engine. Not in a rough sort of way but rather a muscular and healthy one. The transmission shifts smoothly to the point I don't even notice it. The car feels substantial and it is. It puts power down like a BMW and rides like a Lexus. My car gets plenty of looks, stares, and check-outs. My car's 3.8 non-GDI V6 averages 32.3 on fairly level road using the cruise doing 70 mph. I was hoping for at least 30 mpg so I'm very pleased. I can't imagine a Cadillac, Lexus, or Mercedes driving and riding any better than this Genesis. It is extremely impressive. This is not a car, this is an automobile.