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Old 09-15-17, 01:10 PM
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Exterior looks great, albeit a bit derivate in parts.
Interior material quality looks good and in line for the segment.

But interior design is a huge letdown. It looks more like a posh Mazda 6 inside than a competitor to the Germans and Infiniti Q50.
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Old 09-15-17, 02:09 PM
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Man the comparison test with the 3-Series, IS, C-Class, A4, XE, Q50, ATS, and Giulia should be fun!
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Old 09-15-17, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
yes. not feeling the interior much. but i bet this car is FAST.

gs has even more to worry about.
Not sure why you even mention the GS other than to get a rile. It's 192.1" in length vs the G70's 184.4". This is an IS competitor which is 183". Genesis G70 is a 2019 model. 5th Gen GS will be a 2019 model, nbd.

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Old 09-15-17, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Propulsion View Post
It's gorgeous! Interior is a bit minimalistic for my taste but it's a good starter.

But without dedicated dealerships the Genesis brand will be ignored by the targeted buyer.
Hate to sound like a snob but I don't want to be in the same service center as Hyundai Elantra owners.
Paying a premium for a luxury badge shouldn't come with any exceptions in my view.
I couldn't agree more. I have toyed for nearly two years with buying a Genesis 5.0 and G80 5.0, but I can't get past the Hyundai service. I've contacted a few dealers here in Southern California and have not been impressed with service. They really need to open standalone dealers if they want to be competitive. If they're not planning on doing so, at least train the sales agents that someone buying a $20k car is looking for a different experience than someone buying a $60k+ car.

On a different note, I have yet to see a G90 here on the road in Los Angeles, one of the most premium heavy markets in the US. I'm on the road all over Southern California and have seen one in San Diego. Looks like this will be another Equus in terms of volume.
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Old 09-15-17, 02:59 PM
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Blah. The front is way to busy and confused below the headlights. There are gashes and fillers in all directions, choking off areas that would look better if left open. The rear is very Infiniti and Mercedes C class. The taillights would have looked better stretched out instead of being vertical. Interior is fair at best. Really tired of the retro quilted seats and hooded gauges. Wish designers would move into the next stage of the future instead of rehashing the 70's. Other than the power output, I see little keeping this car fresh and moving out of dealers.
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Old 09-15-17, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by COOLIS View Post
I couldn't agree more. I have toyed for nearly two years with buying a Genesis 5.0 and G80 5.0, but I can't get past the Hyundai service. I've contacted a few dealers here in Southern California and have not been impressed with service. They really need to open standalone dealers if they want to be competitive. If they're not planning on doing so, at least train the sales agents that someone buying a $20k car is looking for a different experience than someone buying a $60k+ car.

On a different note, I have yet to see a G90 here on the road in Los Angeles, one of the most premium heavy markets in the US. I'm on the road all over Southern California and have seen one in San Diego. Looks like this will be another Equus in terms of volume.

It isn't just the Genesis models. Few other large-sized (by today's standards) or luxury sedans are selling well....in the U.S., right now, it is simply not a sedan market, thanks mostly to SUVs. That applies to almost all of them.....Lacrosse, Impala, Continental, MKZ, CT6, CTS, XTS, Impala, Cadenza, Avalon, etc..... The Hyundai Azera has already been dropped in the American market, and GM is considering doing the same to all of its large sedans. Buick even dropped the mod-size Regal sedan, and will be carrying on with a Regal hatchback and wagon. The Lexus ES350 is one of the few exceptions that is still selling well enough keep its head above water.
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Old 09-15-17, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by COOLIS View Post
I couldn't agree more. I have toyed for nearly two years with buying a Genesis 5.0 and G80 5.0, but I can't get past the Hyundai service. I've contacted a few dealers here in Southern California and have not been impressed with service. They really need to open standalone dealers if they want to be competitive. If they're not planning on doing so, at least train the sales agents that someone buying a $20k car is looking for a different experience than someone buying a $60k+ car.

On a different note, I have yet to see a G90 here on the road in Los Angeles, one of the most premium heavy markets in the US. I'm on the road all over Southern California and have seen one in San Diego. Looks like this will be another Equus in terms of volume.
haven't seen a G90 and hardly see any G80s, older "Genesis" models yes, but not the new premium brand G80.

additionally the local dealers aren't carrying any inventory of the G90s, special order only apparently. and no G80 Sports within 50 miles of me. The "Genesis" dealer by my office had 3 G80s, and they have been sitting there for 2 months at least.
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Old 09-15-17, 06:13 PM
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front is cheap and ugly looking. Looks like a rodent.
suffers from gape maw
The headlights look too similar to hyundai's, and the angle of the headlights doesn't flow with the grille.

A lot of these cars suffer from weak chin.

overall looks competent, but gets a meh from me.


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Old 09-15-17, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by peteharvey View Post
I meant on "debut" as Hyundai Genesis.
Midlife now, the G80 is falling and falling.
Even on its debut it never sold anything close to 30k per month. That's Camry territory.
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Old 09-15-17, 07:14 PM
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The G70 looks decent enough and rounds out the Genesis sedan lineup. Still, they can't get their CUV and SUV to market soon enough. That's where the consumer interest and volume is right now.
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Not bad, I kinda like it.

Interior is a little mazda'ish
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Old 09-15-17, 07:21 PM
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I like it alot. Has a very European feel to it.

Not too crazy about the complex/overly aggressive front end but most automakers are making them these days.... guess that's how it it now.
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Old 09-15-17, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by JDR76 View Post
Even on its debut it never sold anything close to 30k per month. That's Camry territory.
I see what you mean.
Typo error I'm afraid.
Meant to be 30k+/yr on debut; rather than 30k+/mth.
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Old 09-15-17, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Hoovey2411 View Post
Not sure why you even mention the GS other than to get a rile. It's 192.1" in length vs the G70's 184.4". This is an IS competitor which is 183". Genesis G70 is a 2019 model. 5th Gen GS will be a 2019 model, nbd.
no 'rile' intended i really thought this g70 was bigger. as for the is, i do think this g70 is way better looking.

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Old 09-15-17, 11:19 PM
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At first i thought the high trunk lid was awkward but now i think they're going more toward bmw's gran coupe look and maybe it has more trunk space than a typical competitor.
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