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carguy75

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876
335
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Atlanta, Georgia
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
Man, a new like I have noticed for the last week or so.The 5.0 engine and 8 speed automatic overall.

This engine is extremely fast and very economical for such a powerful engine. I do use performance air filters and use Royal Purple really slippery gear oil in my rear differential, however the engine is just fast even in ECO mode and if I drive the speed limits I am averaging about 21-22 mpg in mixed city/highway driving on my commutes. Yet, even in ECO mode I can do rapid passes effortlessly. Sport mode is not even needed unless to really showoff. I love this engine!!! The transmission is just a smooth operator.

WOW, Hyundai really out did themselves with this well designed engine and transmission combo.
 

ldp82

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Just picked up a 2015 5.0 Ultimate CPO. Flew to Atlanta GA early Saturday and drove to Hershey PA that evening. Returning to outside Boston before lunch Sunday. Car is fantastic on the highway! It shows its size on the back roads but that is to be expected. I was able to pair my phone and listen to an audio book on the ride home. The HUD, radar cruise and lane keep make for very relaxed long distance driving. I was dreading this drive but shouldn't have worried.
 

miwa

SUSTAINING MEMBER
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8
3
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
Don't know if it's been mentioned before, but I feel it's worth another kudo if it had. The other day, I was sitting there .. staring at the paddle shifters, thinking .. what's the point of this. 8 gears is just too much to flip through -- especially in South Florida where there are no hills nor twisties. So what else can I use it for.. humm.. a friend of mine loves to downshift while passing, that's a good use case. I do find that sometimes I need a quick downshift for passing because well, sport mode is too fuel expensive and eco mode, which I like to cruise in, feels a little too lazy sometimes? Now, until that moment, for some reason, I was under the wrong impression that one had to flip the gear shifter over to +/- before being able to use the paddles. In that line of thinking, using the paddles were pointless too because I had to do two motions to get what I want. For that, I can just shift over to +/- and downshift as well.

Wait, what if! What if I just flicked this left paddle while I'm cruising ... hol3y!@#$ .. mind blown, it just downshifted! WHILE the gear shifter is in D! The indicator showed 7. Did another just to verify and it surely dropped to 6! Wow, that's smart. real smart. So I flick the paddles around a little and then thought, well, heck, how do I get it back into auto? A few seconds tick by and I'm greeted with a D on the indicator. I'm floored again! It was like the car read my mind. THAT's ergonomics. On a level I didn't even expect. If this is how most paddle shifters in the industry work, I apologize for I was under a rock. My last car did not have paddle shifters AND, I probably glossed over that part of the manual for this one.

Now I'm just zipping by on opportunities that I used to let go because I was just too lazy for.
 

carguy75

Registered Member
876
335
63
Atlanta, Georgia
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
Don't know if it's been mentioned before, but I feel it's worth another kudo if it had. The other day, I was sitting there .. staring at the paddle shifters, thinking .. what's the point of this. 8 gears is just too much to flip through -- especially in South Florida where there are no hills nor twisties. So what else can I use it for.. humm.. a friend of mine loves to downshift while passing, that's a good use case. I do find that sometimes I need a quick downshift for passing because well, sport mode is too fuel expensive and eco mode, which I like to cruise in, feels a little too lazy sometimes? Now, until that moment, for some reason, I was under the wrong impression that one had to flip the gear shifter over to +/- before being able to use the paddles. In that line of thinking, using the paddles were pointless too because I had to do two motions to get what I want. For that, I can just shift over to +/- and downshift as well.

Wait, what if! What if I just flicked this left paddle while I'm cruising ... hol3y!@#$ .. mind blown, it just downshifted! WHILE the gear shifter is in D! The indicator showed 7. Did another just to verify and it surely dropped to 6! Wow, that's smart. real smart. So I flick the paddles around a little and then thought, well, heck, how do I get it back into auto? A few seconds tick by and I'm greeted with a D on the indicator. I'm floored again! It was like the car read my mind. THAT's ergonomics. On a level I didn't even expect. If this is how most paddle shifters in the industry work, I apologize for I was under a rock. My last car did not have paddle shifters AND, I probably glossed over that part of the manual for this one.

Now I'm just zipping by on opportunities that I used to let go because I was just too lazy for.
LOL. You just educated me because I was thinking that you had to move the gear shifter to manual to use the paddle shifters as well. I may actually try using the paddle shifters more often since it is easier than I thought to use them on the fly. Thanks for the info.
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Scottish Guy

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16
8
Crieff, Scotland, UK
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
I must admit that that aspect of the Genesis is one of the more annoying things about the car. If you operate the paddles when in D it only moves to a lower gear for a few seconds then goes back to D. , what is the point of that ? When I need a lower gear, I want it to remain there till I decide when I'm finished with it.
 

miwa

SUSTAINING MEMBER
23
8
3
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
I must admit that that aspect of the Genesis is one of the more annoying things about the car. If you operate the paddles when in D it only moves to a lower gear for a few seconds then goes back to D. , what is the point of that ? When I need a lower gear, I want it to remain there till I decide when I'm finished with it.
So that's when I feel like it's time to swing the shifter left to "manumatic" mode instead of D. Aside from protection auto upshifts and downshifts, I'd imagine it would hold your gears. Because now you're making a conscious decision to pick your gears instead of a whimsy spur of the moment need.
 

1FstYota

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WA
Even with all the stupid quirks, still gotta love the technology on these cars that make things easier. Got stuck in stop and go traffic on I90 west going toward Seattle, between the smart cruise control doing the stop and go and the updated 12.5 GPS software and traffic data. I was able to just sit there and see how much traffic is ahead at each point and where it will go back to normal and not having to hit the gas or brake for an hour in stop and go traffic really made this a pleasurable experience.

Def spoiled now and can't have another car in the future without these options.
 

Scottish Guy

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83
16
8
Crieff, Scotland, UK
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
Not sure I could trust the ACC to bring the car to a stop while doing the stop-go thing in traffic, does the ACC not cancel itself after the car has been stationary for a few seconds ?
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EdP

Supporting Member
SUSTAINING MEMBER
5,167
1,927
113
Parrish, FL
Genesis Model Type
Genesis G80
Not sure I could trust the ACC to bring the car to a stop while doing the stop-go thing in traffic, does the ACC not cancel itself after the car has been stationary for a few seconds ?
You can reset it at the touch of a button or the pedal. I use it extensively, as does Mr. I and it works flawlessly for us. Makes long trips especially easy.
 

Suburbazine

SUPPORTING MEMBER
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101
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Louisiana
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)

Nikhil Malhotra

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Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
There are many threads on cabin squeaks / rattles on the Genesis sedan .
Somehow i dont hear them on my car , maybe the stereo system is so good that i am always listening to music . Its medically proven that with age men are more prone to hearing loss ... well maybe i am there .

The other day , in totally blocked evening office traffic , there was an ambulance trying to get past. I realized the ambulance is there when it was about 4 cars behind me . Its dead silent in the cabin . I love it .
 

Bourbonncigars

It burns when I pee...
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63
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
There are many threads on cabin squeaks / rattles on the Genesis sedan .
Somehow i dont hear them on my car , maybe the stereo system is so good that i am always listening to music . Its medically proven that with age men are more prone to hearing loss ... well maybe i am there .

The other day , in totally blocked evening office traffic , there was an ambulance trying to get past. I realized the ambulance is there when it was about 4 cars behind me . Its dead silent in the cabin . I love it .
Fortunately (or unfortunately?), I have excellent hearing and am super sensitive to car rattles or any noise that doesn't belong. Since my wife has a Genesis, I knew that any noise in the cabin would be easily heard because of how quiet it is. Over the years I've also become quite adept at hunting and fixing those noises. Either way, mine is quiet other than the occasional "interior twist" caused by uneven road surfaces. Every now and then I'll get a pop or something, but nothing sustained. I can totally handle "occasional".

And as an audiophile (home theater, anyway), I do find the Lexicon system more than satisfactory. Could it be better? Yes. I still think it sounds great with good source material.
 

420Genesis

New member
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5
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Tucson, AZ
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
And as an audiophile (home theater, anyway), I do find the Lexicon system more than satisfactory. Could it be better? Yes. I still think it sounds great with good source material.
What's your opinion on the surround sound setting? I've noticed with it enabled you can catch the algorithms tweaking of sending voices and higher pitches to the front dash speakers, which causes the rear door tweeters to come on and off essentially. Depends on the source of course, talk radio and comedians sounds great, I'll have it on, but off for music (anything from a symphony orchestra to electronic house).
 

skipgen

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Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
What's your opinion on the surround sound setting? I've noticed with it enabled you can catch the algorithms tweaking of sending voices and higher pitches to the front dash speakers, which causes the rear door tweeters to come on and off essentially. Depends on the source of course, talk radio and comedians sounds great, I'll have it on, but off for music (anything from a symphony orchestra to electronic house).
I find that it sounds much better with the SS on... Seems kind muddy otherwise.
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lopedogg

Registered Member
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10
3
BC, Canada
Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
i haven't decided if i like the ss sound settting better yet. i listened to it after i picked up the car for 8 hrs driving home as loud as i could handle with it on and thought it sounded great, but i didn't even know it was an setting option then. since ive learned it can be turned off i have found some of my favorite tracks dont sound quite as good with ss on. Right now i think it depends on the song but i need to settle on one setting cuz i don't like playing with it too much and it is kind of splitting hairs since both settings sound so good.
 

Bourbonncigars

It burns when I pee...
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Genesis Model Type
2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
I don't think mine has a surround option. 5.0 non-ultimate (doesn't the Ultimate have a different Lexicon system?). Either way I wouldn't change much about it. It currently suits my type of listening.
 

EdP

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Parrish, FL
Genesis Model Type
Genesis G80
I don't think mine has a surround option. 5.0 non-ultimate (doesn't the Ultimate have a different Lexicon system?). Either way I wouldn't change much about it. It currently suits my type of listening.
Yes, 17 speakers versus 14. Not sure of the other differences
 
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