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    Question Genesis vs Equus

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    I bought my '09 3.8 Genesis at the beginning of '10. Now, the pictures of the new Genesis is out and the Equus is set to launch in a few months.

    How many of you are ready to take the hit in negative equity and ready to trade in your Genesis to get the Equus? I just don't know if less than a year later I'm ready to cough up another 40 thousand plus and negative equity. Tell me what you think though.


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    Default Re: Genesis vs Equus

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPhantom View Post
    I bought my '09 3.8 Genesis at the beginning of '10. Now, the pictures of the new Genesis is out and the Equus is set to launch in a few months.

    How many of you are ready to take the hit in negative equity and ready to trade in your Genesis to get the Equus? I just don't know if less than a year later I'm ready to cough up another 40 thousand plus and negative equity. Tell me what you think though.
    Why would you buy a horse when you already have a fine car (equus is latin for horse)?

    I am too frugal to ever take a big financial hit on a car, or anything else. The Equus is only marginally bigger than my Genny sedan and has a V-8, which I hardly need. I think the Equus is some kind of statement from Hyundai, more than it is a serious model for the U.S. market. Why they call it a horse, is beyond my comprehension.

    They (Hyundai) should seriously consider the market for luxury sedans abandonded by US auto makers ... e.g., the Lincoln Town Car. There are a bunch of frustrated old farts with money to spend and no viable cars to choose from ... they don't want SUVs and any of that ilk.

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    Default Re: Genesis vs Equus

    Quote Originally Posted by cschuler View Post
    Why would you buy a horse when you already have a fine car (equus is latin for horse)?

    I am too frugal to ever take a big financial hit on a car, or anything else. The Equus is only marginally bigger than my Genny sedan and has a V-8, which I hardly need. I think the Equus is some kind of statement from Hyundai, more than it is a serious model for the U.S. market. Why they call it a horse, is beyond my comprehension.
    Why would they call it a horse? Ever hear of a Mustang, a Bronco, a Charger?

    I know, a pinto is a horse, too.
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    Default Re: Genesis vs Equus

    Quote Originally Posted by cschuler View Post
    Why would you buy a horse when you already have a fine car (equus is latin for horse)?

    I am too frugal to ever take a big financial hit on a car, or anything else. The Equus is only marginally bigger than my Genny sedan and has a V-8, which I hardly need. I think the Equus is some kind of statement from Hyundai, more than it is a serious model for the U.S. market. Why they call it a horse, is beyond my comprehension.

    They (Hyundai) should seriously consider the market for luxury sedans abandonded by US auto makers ... e.g., the Lincoln Town Car. There are a bunch of frustrated old farts with money to spend and no viable cars to choose from ... they don't want SUVs and any of that ilk.
    So is Ferrari. Even power has a horse in front of it... (okay i know that was corny). Marginally is incorrect though. Along with the power increase over the v8 in the Genesis even. The Equus gives you 7 more inches of leg room in the back. and an array of backseat feature and creature comforts that make it more comparable to a limousine than a bmw 7 series or lexus ls460. And the Genesis was a statement also. The statement is "That's a Hyundai?". Brand interest.

    So you're saying you wouldn't fork over the money have *arguably* the best mass production car in America?

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    Thinking of a second car and Equus is on my list. But so is the Sonata Hybrid on my list later this fall. I may wait to get the Eqqus in a couple years after the 5 warrenty expires on the Genesis

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    Looks to me like back seat amenities constitute a major difference in features. Given that nobody but me ever rides in the Genesis (with my wife in the passenger seat from time to time) those amenities mean nothing to me. There is nothing - back seat, front seat, under the hood, whatever - about the Equus that would make it worth 20K more to me than I paid for my Genesis, which I have no intention of replacing anytime soon.

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    Well i was thinking about getting rid of my 4.6 V8 for it but i have 3 sons ( 16,14 & 6 ) oh & my wife lol, so with them putting that contraption in the rear between the seats offically making it a car for 4 people i am ruling that one out & now thinking about looking at an AUDI A8, of course when the time is right

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    Default Re: Genesis vs Equus

    Quote Originally Posted by dg_moore View Post
    Looks to me like back seat amenities constitute a major difference in features. Given that nobody but me ever rides in the Genesis (with my wife in the passenger seat from time to time) those amenities mean nothing to me. There is nothing - back seat, front seat, under the hood, whatever - about the Equus that would make it worth 20K more to me than I paid for my Genesis, which I have no intention of replacing anytime soon.
    There are supposed to be two models: 1) chauffuer driven with the reclining seats etc.; 20 a normal back seat. Very much like the 2 Maybach models.

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    Default Re: Genesis vs Equus

    I doubt that very many of the "chauffer" models with the 2-passenger back seat and over-the-top rear seat amenities will be imported to the US. The Equus is used as a limo in Korea. People in the US who can afford a chauffeur are usually not going to purchase a Hyundai.

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    Default Re: Genesis vs Equus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_888 View Post
    I doubt that very many of the "chauffer" models with the 2-passenger back seat and over-the-top rear seat amenities will be imported to the US. The Equus is used as a limo in Korea. People in the US who can afford a chauffeur are usually not going to purchase a Hyundai.
    There might be a few exceptions though, e.g. Korean diplomats. (There's a Genesis or two with diplomatic plates floating around here. I'd assume one would see the same thing in DC.)

    Then again, do embassy cars need to be US-spec, FMVSS/EPA/etc-compliant cars, or can they bring in a KDM spec car?

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