Genesis Owners: What vehicle did your Genesis replace?

Qship

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1G Genesis Sedan (2009-2014)
I'm a SAAB guy. The combination of power, fuel efficiency, sporty character and features are what kept me running SAAB's for the past 10+ years.
My (new to me) 2010 Genesis Premium+Technology will be replacing my "Saabllennium Falcon" which is 2005 SAAB 9-5 Aero with every available option (Factory Touchscreen NAV, heated front and back seats, ventilated front seats, auto leveling Bi-Xenon headlights) and ECU tune with 300 hp and 310 lb/ft torque. I loved shocking people with that thing. BUT, electrical issues on a car that nobody can understand outside of a SAAB specialist forced me to look for something new (the 356,000 kms don't help either). Found the 2010 Genny 3.8, fully loaded with 143,000 kms (89,000 miles) previous owners both maintained the car at a Hyundai Dealer, two sets of rims and tires, tinted windows, pearl white paint.... I couldn't pass it up.
Ya, it's a larger car, but just as quick as what I'm used to, way more comfortable for long drives (which I do daily) and a big step up in technology.
I'm happy with my choice.
 

Himmy2320

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Genesis G70
My g70 sport replaced my 2010 Toyota camry. My parents bought it new and gave it to me when I started driving. I've driven it for 9 years and was looking to wait until next year to purchase a car by myself but I had gotten into an accident last month and was forced to move my time line up. I'm pretty satisfied so far.
 

viciousCircle

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2010 Infiniti G37 Sport for 2020 G70 3.3 Sport. The G70 is an improved reincarnation of the G37. Inflation adjusted, it cost about the same.

The G70 is better in all ways except for trunk space, but, folding rear seats are a plus.
I came out of a 2013 G37, and I agree completely. I loved my G, but this G70 kills it in every way.
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viciousCircle

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I've got a friend who has a 2015 Q40 (G37) and he's about to buy a 2018 or 19 Q50. I keep telling him to drive a G70, but he won't even look at one. Doesn't like the idea of service at a Hyundai dealer. I can't blame him, he goes to Sewell Infiniti in Dallas and they treat you like gold.

Any words of advice for him?
Yes, tell him to don't do it, it's not half the car the G70 is. I came out of a G37, and I test drove the q50 and it is a mess comparatively.
 

slademiller

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Genesis G90
Simple question, what vehicle did your Genesis replace? I'm curious to see how many of you owned a Hyundai prior to purchasing the Genesis. For those of you who are coming from another brand, please specify if this is your first Hyundai vehicle. If not, please list what Hyundai(s) you've owned previously.

Thanks! :)


As for me, the Genesis was a direct replacement for my 2006 Honda Pilot. Since my better half now also drives an SUV, I didn't see the need to have two utility vehicles in our household, plus I missed the luxury of my former car (GS430). When I need to take the dogs somewhere or haul something large/bulky I'll just use our Outlander. ;) The Genesis is my first Hyundai vehicle.
1990 Lexus LS 400, purchased new, owned 30 years and put on 352,000 miles.
 

viciousCircle

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Idk much about the Sonata, but I've driven the G80 and the G70. IMO they're vastly different cars. I'm also in my mid 30's, and I really, really wanted to like the G70 and the Stinger, but after test driving the G70 and sitting in a Stinger, they just feel like a class below the G80. It's hard to tell just by reading reviews and looking at pictures/videos, you really have to experience it.

Everything about the G80 just felt premium. In pictures the G70/Stinger looked to have better and more updated interior design, but in person they just don't look and feel as premium as the generic-looking G80's interior. The ride is also a LOT firmer in the G70. The G80 just felt really well tuned, it somehow manages to be both soft and not floaty at the same time, while also being really quiet. It was a clear class above even my Lexus RX in both ride and road noise.

Also, the G70 was a lot smaller than I expected. It seems like a typical compact sedan, but it really feels a lot smaller. Not only is the cabin space fairly short, it's also rather narrow. The trunk is really small, but at least the seats fold unlike the G80.

I also thought the G80 handled surprisingly well. It's a bit like the Lexus LS in that regard. You kind of expect it to drive like a boat, which is how my RX feels like, but it really doesn't. The G70 handled amazingly well of course, but I keep asking myself this question: am I really ever going to push a car beyond what the G80 can handle? I mean, the days of me driving 120mph without a seat belt are looong past. I just don't see myself really pushing a car that hard anymore, but I'd have to suffer with the noise and firm ride every time I drive.
I live on a canyon road with lots of really interesting corners and elevation changes, so I drive my G70 like Richard Petty down that thing at least twice a day. The G70 is definitely not as premium as the G80, but it is so much fun.
 

rroyce46

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2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
1990 Lexus LS 400, purchased new, owned 30 years and put on 352,000 miles.
That's a great car & the fact you had it that long & that many miles speaks volumes.Hope you keep in touch with us to see if the G90 is as good or hopefully better.I also had an LS400 I bought used years ago & my 2016 Hyundai Genesis Luxury exceeds it in comfort,features & ride & hopefully will be as reliable or better.
 

MJR

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Genesis G80
I had a 2008 Acura TL that served me well for 12 years. Very reliable/comfortable car. Got a 2020 AWD 3.8 Ultimate just a month or so ago. It's an upgrade in every way. Ride is MUCH better. Handling might be a touch softer in the G80 but not by much. The 3.8 engine has more midrange kick than the Acura's 3.2 but I'll bet their 0-60 times are comparable. Comfort and interior style is on another level in the G80. The matte wood and sound deadening are remarkable. Made my Acura seem like a Civic!
 

HawaiiPD

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1G Genesis Sedan (2009-2014)
My 2017 G 80 replaced a 2013 Honda Civic 1.8 w/5 speed auto trans. It had 18k mile total when I traded it in for the G 80. The Honda was to
"tinny" feeling when driving, too much road noise from every lump in the pavement. The G 80 is sooooo silent, quiet, and faster than that
Civic.
I got the G 80 to keep my 2018 Kia Stinger 3.3 TT in the garage, it has 3K miles since new, so I want to keep it that way.
 

Snickerman

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Genesis G70
My 2019 G70 3.3 Sport replaced a 2017 Golf GTI Autobahn. It was my first venture with a VW great car but just too small for daily life. I do miss the 6 speed manual, but the G70 3.3 Sport is so much more car that I completely happy with it.
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Genny2015

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2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
My Genesis replaced a `06 Chrysler 300C Hemi. Loved that car it had over 195K miles on it and I only changed the fuel pump and a battery along with basic maintenance.
 
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