Hyundai Genesis: Rear-wheel drive? What!?

Discussion in 'Hyundai Genesis' started by Thee Chicago Wolf, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. Thee Chicago Wolf, Apr 19, 2007
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    Matt Whiting, Apr 19, 2007
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    Eric G. Guest

    Eric G., Apr 20, 2007
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    Well, I feel much the same, but I need to see the price tag first. I'm
    guessing 40 grand or better and I'm not sure I'll pony up that much for
    anything less than a Vette. Yes, I know a Vette is well over $40K, but
    it would be worth it!

    Matt
     
    Matt Whiting, Apr 20, 2007
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    jp103 Guest

    jp103, Apr 20, 2007
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  6. I read someplace that it is supposed to be sub 40. They are going after
    Avalon and the cheap Caddy.
     
    Edwin Pawlowski, Apr 20, 2007
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    Thanks, but that isn't a REAL Vette. Only the Z06 counts for me! :)
    If you find a Z06 new for $43K, please do let me know!!

    Matt
     
    Matt Whiting, Apr 20, 2007
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    Eric G. Guest

    Agreed about the Vette. The article from the OP speculated that the MSRP
    for the V8 would be around $35k, and around $30k for the V6.

    Eric
     
    Eric G., Apr 20, 2007
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    Leonardo Guest

    Yeah, I guess the days of the cute, quirky value leader Hyundais are
    gone

    Maybe their new motto should be "Hyundai, Just Another Car Company"

    When is the Chinese stuff due to hit the US?

    L.
     
    Leonardo, Apr 20, 2007
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    I haven't seen any power or MPG figures, have you? For a performance
    oriented car there is no such thing as too much power. And gas-hog is
    purely subjective.


    Matt
     
    Matt Whiting, Apr 21, 2007
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    Yes, it certainly looks that way! And all the people said "Amen!"

    Matt
     
    Matt Whiting, Apr 21, 2007
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  13. Yeah, I guess the days of the cute, quirky value leader Hyundais are
    Next year from what my friend has told me. Funny thing though, I
    wonder if the very high gas mileage rating will carry over from China
    as well. Sure China makes Walmart and pretty much every other box-box
    filthy rich, but I wonder what they cars will be like. Probably fall
    apart after a couple days.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Apr 21, 2007
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  14. Last I checked, rear-wheel drive was dropped by all auto-makers
    because it is horribly inefficient and wastes much more gas. I'm not
    sure which market Hyundai is trying to please exactly: The Muscle-car
    crowd? (Yeah right, a HYUNDAI muscle car. Uh huh.), the
    can't-afford-a-Shelby-mid-life-crisis-but-damn-is-my-warranty-good
    crowd, or the to hell with fuel economy and gas prices I want to peel
    out.........in my HYUNDAI. I'll give it props on the looks but
    rear-wheel drive is a non-starter and a dumb idea.

    - Thee Chicago Wolf
     
    Thee Chicago Wolf, Apr 21, 2007
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    You are sadly misinformed. There is very little difference in
    efficiency between FWD and RWD, probably almost immeasurable. Where did
    you get that idea?

    RWD is a great idea for a car oriented towards performance. FWD is a
    dumb idea for a performance car as you are asking two tires to provide
    traction for both acceleration and corning rather than balancing the
    forces between all four tires. That is why true performance cars such
    as BMW still use RWD.


    Matt
     
    Matt Whiting, Apr 21, 2007
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  16. All of what people?
     
    Brian Nystrom, Apr 21, 2007
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    Matt Whiting Guest

    The smart people.

    Matt
     
    Matt Whiting, Apr 21, 2007
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  18. Oh puleeze! I'm not going to argue that restrictions should be placed on
    horsepower or anything like that, but it's long past time that people
    started being more realistic as to what's really necessary in a car.
    There is not a single valid argument for having more than 180-200
    horsepower in a passenger car. It's one thing if you need a truck to
    haul or tow huge loads, but in passenger cars, it's simply frivolous and
    wasteful. If you want a toy, you can get all the performance you want in
    smaller, lighter cars that actually get decent gas mileage and don't
    cost a fortune, just ask Lotus.
    Hardly. There is no excuse for passenger vehicles that can't get at
    least 25 mpg on the highway. There's also no excuse for wasting finite
    resources by driving oversize vehicles with huge engines.

    It's long past time that gas guzzler taxes were reintroduced. Perhaps
    it's time for a horsepower tax, too. Put the money into development of
    alternative fuel technologies and we'll all be better off.
     
    Brian Nystrom, Apr 21, 2007
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  19. So if you can get 350 horsepower from an engine that gets 60 mpg, it should
    be taxed due to excessive horsepower? If you want alternative ideas, don't
    put a tax on them.
     
    Edwin Pawlowski, Apr 21, 2007
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  20. Wow, that is one of the most short sighted statements I've read in a long
    time. Since this is a Hyundai group, can I assume you drive a Hyundai? Do
    you recall the same thing being said (truthfully, I might add) about Hyundai
    in 1986? The first generation of Hyundai was crap. The Chinese are very
    capable of making a good product along with some of the junk we ask for. It
    will be interesting to see what shows up.
     
    Edwin Pawlowski, Apr 21, 2007
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