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ALL CAR TALK ALL THE TIME 1.0

Discussion in 'Cars' started by PACKER, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. dahammer

    dahammer Bronze

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    Back in January I picked up a 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 with 36k miles. It was traded in at a Volvo dealer where it’s unlikely anyone would buy a Hyundai. This was the first year for the Hyundai built 8 speed transmission so I also bought a Zurich after market extended warranty from my local Hyundai dealer because of numerous reported problems with the new tranny. Sure as sh!t, the transmission started shifting poorly after 6 months and I was able to get Zurich to replace it. Other than that, the car has been great.

    While I wait for the new transmission my warranty provides for a free loaner, so the dealer hooked me up with a 2017 Sonata Hybrid, must have been a leftover. My only beef with this car is that it lacks power for passing. Other than that it feels solid and on a 200 mile trip I was able to get 44 mpg. There were several times on flat pavement the car was under electric power at 70 mph.
     
  2. Funkhouser

    Funkhouser Regional Gambling Specialist
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    I owned one of those for a short time, mine was a 2012 Red Grand Touring 3.8 , I had picked up used. Loved the handling, power, and stereo.
    Hated the suspension (beat the sh@t out of you on rough pavement) and highway drone. Only had it one summer and got rid of it after road tripping it across the south from KY for 10 days.
     
  3. dahammer

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    My bad, I have the Sedan with the 3.8 engine. Just got it back from the dealer and they installed a remanufactured transmission, so far, so good.
     
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    Funkhouser Regional Gambling Specialist
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    Yeah those are a little nicer than the coupe. Still sad to see Hyundai dumped the Genesis Coupe it and decided the Velostercraper was their goto sports car.
     
  5. dahammer

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    Hyundai made Genesis Motors a stand alone brand in late 2015 and will bring out a coupe in 2020. But one of my friends recently picked up a Kia Stinger, he turned 50 and had a mid life crisis. It’s an awesome car.
     
  6. Funkhouser

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    I test drove one and your right, mechanically its a great car. They problem I have with it is, it has a KIA badge and the KIA Stealerships behind the brand.
    Not to mention, it has too many styling cues from the Optima. The Stinger Concept coupe was a beautiful looking car.

    I think the Stinger is going to follow the same footsteps of the K900 which could not compete with the luxury brands and was relegated to the rental car fleets.
    Kia is building some great cars, but still has a long way to go in raising the brand and dealer service.

    I'd lease but never buy a Kia these days.
     
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    ski-doo-rider in New Hampshire

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    F99CDE41-D519-4AD4-A443-AE95686A790E.jpeg I ended up getting a used 2013 Silverado 1500 LTZ. Loaded, has everything except a sliding rear window. Black isn’t my first choice, but it only had 25,550 miles on it so I couldn’t say no!
     
  8. dahammer

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    I rented a Silverado 4x4 last March for a trip to Boston, there was a blizzard that shut down much of the city. But that truck was unstoppable in the snow. Good luck with the new ride!
     
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