What an Equus Fan Thinks - 2011 Hyundai Equus Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Hyundai Equus: What an Equus Fan Thinks

March 22, 2011

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"I heard you guys got an Equus," my friend Matt said. I knew what he was getting at. He wanted me to bring our 2011 Hyundai Equus Signature by his ice cream shop in West LA. So last night I stopped by. Apparently he was so excited to see the car that he squealed and ran out the door, causing his customers to wonder if something was wrong. But once outside, he walked up to the Equus slowly, checking out its lines. "Those chrome wheels make it look cheap," he said.

I unlocked the doors so he could explore it and immediately he went for the backseat, which made me laugh because that just showed he was more concerned about how it felt being driven around rather than driving it.

Matt liked the feel and comfort of the seats and that they were power-adjustable. When I asked him why he was so interested in checking out the Equus he said that he had seen it in Korea but had never been inside of it and was excited when he heard it was coming to the U.S. "I think it's pretty incredible that a Korean car company is making a $60,000 car and is trying to compete with Lexus and high-end German companies," he said.

So what did he think of it? "The fit and finish is beautiful. It reminds me of a Lexus LS and that's a good thing." However, he was disappointed that once he got in the driver seat he couldn't find the massager. "It shouldn't take this long to find the massager."

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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