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Sean Connery Frozen [ 3 ] ** [15.79%]
Cool [ 7 ] ** [36.84%]
Uncool [ 9 ] ** [47.37%]
Kevin Costner Uncool [ 0 ] ** [0.00%]
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Phix
post Aug 2 2008, 06:33 PM
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Hyundai Genesis. The first true assault from South Korea against the European dominated luxury segment. During its development, Hyundai reportedly used a 5-series as a benchmark for the Genesis. They've even gone on to claim that it has a greater interior volume than that of the BMW 7-series or Mercedes-Benz E-Class. With a class act marketing job, a refined interior, sophisticated styling, and ambition... Hyundai is quite determined to carve their own slice of the luxury pie. They've even stated their sales goals for the car: 55,000 overall global sales in '08 and 45,000 in 2009. Only time-- and most importantly the public's reaction to a luxurious offering from a brand known for pure economy --will tell.






Pricing, Economy, & Warranty

Price
Base Trim - $37,995 CAD / $32,250 USD
Fully Loaded - $$48,995 CAD / $41,250 USD

Fuel Economy
V8 - (17mpg) City / (25mpg) Highway
V6 - (18mpg) City / (27mpg) Highway


Warranty
5-yr / 100,000km (60,000mi) Comprehensive Limited






Technical Specifications

Drivetrain: Front Engine / Rear Wheel Drive
Engine: 4.6L V8 32-valve CVVT producing 375hp @ 6500rpm / 3.8L V6 24-valve CVVT producing 290hp @ 6200rpm
Transmission: 6-spd automatic ZF automatic equipped with a LSD / 6-spd automatic
Weight: 1817kg (4006lbs)
Length / Width / Height: 4976mm (195.9in) / 1864mm (73.4in) / 1481mm (58.3in)
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Mitlov
post Aug 3 2008, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Aug 3 2008, 08:20 PM) *
No, but is that what "cool" has to be? That's more like "exciting" or "animalistic". Things don't have to be exciting or primal to be cool, nor does being exciting guarantee that it's cool.


It doesn't have to have those specific gut feelings, but it's got to evoke something in your gut, and not just your brain, to be cool IMO (not to mention frozen). All you've said, really, is that it's "cool" because it's a good car from a company that didn't use to make good cars. But is that really "cool"? You have on multiple occasions taken people to task for "confusing good with cool," and I can't see what's actually "cool" instead of "good" about the Genesis sedan.

QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Jun 9 2007, 03:33 PM) *
^^ classic example of getting good and cool confused.


http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?...714&hl=good

QUOTE(clarkma5 @ May 23 2006, 12:36 PM) *
Are you getting "good" confused with "cool" again?


http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?...458&hl=good

QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Aug 2 2004, 10:32 PM) *
Again, PBB, you're getting "good" confused with "cool".

(although I don't think it's a particularly good car anyway)


http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?...188&hl=good

QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Jul 30 2004, 06:54 PM) *
It suffers from the same thing the 2nd gen RX-7 suffered from...fanboy worship, 'cept this time it's even worse. YET AGAIN I remind people to watch the line between "good" and "cool".

Uncool.


http://forums.dieselstation.com/index.php?...099&hl=good
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- Phix   Hyundai Genesis   Aug 2 2008, 06:33 PM
- - clarkma5   It's cool because Hyundai has managed to pull ...   Aug 2 2008, 06:47 PM
- - Mitlov   Good =/= cool. This is a good car. A very good c...   Aug 2 2008, 10:43 PM
- - clarkma5   I've been rooting for Hyundai for years and ye...   Aug 3 2008, 02:05 AM
- - Dr. Strangelove   It's not though. Uncool, because you still ha...   Aug 3 2008, 05:42 AM
- - Phix   QUOTE(Dr. Strangelove @ Aug 3 2008, 09:42...   Aug 3 2008, 05:55 AM
- - clarkma5   QUOTE(Dr. Strangelove @ Aug 3 2008, 06:42...   Aug 3 2008, 10:59 AM
- - Synesthesia   QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Aug 3 2008, 06:05 AM) I...   Aug 3 2008, 03:11 PM
- - hexagone   I want to say cool, but it's still a large flo...   Aug 3 2008, 04:57 PM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Aug 3 2008, 03:05 AM) I...   Aug 3 2008, 05:26 PM
- - clarkma5   QUOTE(Mitlov @ Aug 3 2008, 06:26 PM) Yes,...   Aug 3 2008, 07:20 PM
- - dukenukem   Its a very good car indeed. But nothing special ab...   Aug 3 2008, 07:28 PM
- - Mitlov   QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Aug 3 2008, 08:20 PM) No...   Aug 3 2008, 07:33 PM
- - clarkma5   Yeah, I do get a gut reaction from this car. It...   Aug 3 2008, 07:48 PM
- - midnightdorifto   I voted cool for this car. And the reason why I v...   Aug 3 2008, 09:06 PM
- - clarkma5   The Phaeton started at nearly twice the price of t...   Aug 3 2008, 09:12 PM
- - midnightdorifto   QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Aug 3 2008, 09:12 PM) Th...   Aug 4 2008, 02:36 AM
- - clarkma5   Eh I think Hyundai will have more success than the...   Aug 4 2008, 05:36 AM
- - infinity935   Its a good car. Its a clever car. It could save Hy...   Aug 4 2008, 12:11 PM
- - Phix   QUOTE(infinity935 @ Aug 4 2008, 04:11 PM)...   Aug 4 2008, 12:26 PM
- - infinity935   I didn't word it right...I just meant it could...   Aug 4 2008, 01:26 PM
- - moethepaki   I can't imagine pulling up in it and people go...   Aug 4 2008, 02:27 PM


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