I have owned many nice cars in my life time of driving BMW, Infinity, Mercedes and a couple of Cadillacs and I have to admit after saying to my self many times " I WILL NEVER OWN A HYUNDAI " I finally broke down and bought the 2017 Genesis G80 and I am so so happy I did. It is NOT a perfect car BUT, for the money and quality of ride NOBODY can come close.
After 17 years of owning Lexus vehicles, I switched to the new Genesis G80. This is car is impressive. Tons of gadgets and features that enhance the drive. Power and acceleration is great too. Car includes 3 years of maintenance and 3 years of connected services. Frankly, Lexus is falling behind and Genesis is pulling out all the stops to gain a customer base. That's the best time to get one of these cars.
I had put off purchasing a new vehicle, concerned about having to learn all the new technology. Also, figured this will be my last car. I wanted quiet, performance, easy to step in and out of and mid-size sedan. In researching, I was pretty sure the vehicle I wanted would be a Lexus ES350. The Genesis was a slight bit quieter and only 3" longer in reviewing specs but they classify it as a large vehicle. The interior is quite roomy and felt more luxurious than the Lexus(not to mention the heated rear seats). I felt more car for the price than the Lexus. I don't feel like I am driving a bigger car. Parking is easier than my old vehicle. I really like the safety notification features especially cross traffic and blind spot notification. Lane assist is pretty cool too. As i am older, helps with bearings. The only thing it is missing in my opinion would be auto trunk close. I keep forgetting to lock it when I walk away but having the app available on my phone to check it is awesome. Can start it or lock it from anywhere! Plus, the 3 year maintenance and valet service is AWESOME! I didn't give it a 5 Star rating only because I had to go to mid grade in price for gas. Also, having to have one of the sensors checked, keeps going off randomly when no other vehicle around so having to take it in already. Amazing all the new stuff in 15 years(LOL).
Drove this brand new car to 175 miles and the engine light came on. A message appeared on the navi screen saying that a fault had been detected and the car should be service immediately. Car went to the dealer who said the problem was a coil was bad. Replaced it. Took the car home and parked in the garage. Next day started car and it was worse than before. Shaking, rattling, open door and steering wheel vibrating. Back to the dealer. Told by a dealer service person that they were consulting with Hyundai technicians to determine the problem. They called and said it was a problem with the fuel injection and that a new one was ordered and would be put in the next day. Got a voicemail from the district parts and service manager for Hyundai out of Atlanta. He said in his message that he and a Hyundai engineer were coming to Florida to diagnose the problem with my car. I called him back and left him a message saying that the dealer had said it was a fuel injection problem. Seems to me the right hand doesn't know that the left hand is doing. As of this writing still do not have my car back nor do I have any communication from any one at the dealership or Hyundai. If Hyundai is trying to build Genesis into a luxury brand like Lexus they have a long, long way to go. Received a call from the dealer service dept. saying vehicle was fixed and was running fine. I asked when it was going to returned and they very politely asked that they keep it for another 6 days to that the engineers from Hyundai good diagnose it. Car wont be returned until 03/29.