2008 Pontiac G8 GT or 2009 Hyundai Genesis: Decisions Decisions
December 10, 2009
(Photos by Kurt Niebuhr. Sweet illustration by me!)
This comparison was thrown at me while I was back East for Thanksgiving. I was thrown for a bit of a loop as I thought, for the first five minutes of the conversation, we were talking Genesis Coupe.
Here's some background:
Let's say your'e a young guy, whose current car is on the way out. You just graduated college and are currently in a Master's program at a school 20-30 miles from your house.
Let's also say you live in the Northeast and have, for some reason, been brainwashed by your dad that the ONLY acceptable car has four-doors , rear-wheel-drive and a tankeresque curb weight.
It's also not a Mercedes-Benz. BMW or Lexus.
Ideally, it's a Chevy Caprice or its evil twin, the Impala SS. Acceptable, too, are the wagon variants of the B-body.
So you'd think the G8 would be ideal, right? I mean, it doesn't get more perfect than that, right?
Uhm, not quite; There are some sticking points:
Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant