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06-17-2013 05:51 PM
replica81 I'll take the finest car slave labor can build.
06-17-2013 04:56 PM
sailor Barn Find Duesenberg...

(Running condition of course)

grin
06-16-2013 04:42 PM
whynotthinkwhynot As if you didn't know, LOL
06-16-2013 01:23 PM
mac.mogul

This is what I imagine you as.

All in good fun, of course.
06-16-2013 08:46 AM
whynotthinkwhynot Man....



This is another one of those "As if we didn't know" threads that seems to amuse people who think that they have some sort of secret knowledge key that everyone else doesn't. It's also full of butt-rubbing people who agree with this that or the other- all we need now is to take it to Facebook so everyone can "like" and "dislike". It's like we're all a bunch of Snowdens exposing the obvious that everyone else is ignoring because.... well, it's obvious.

Not every car is assembled in the native country because it's a good business model to build the cars you sell in the countries you sell them in.
Kias and Hyundais copy Ford design as much as any other manufacturer copies a successful vehicle in any time period. Original thinking doesn't sell.
If you want a Kia, go get one.
If you want a Ford, go get one.
If you want Duesenburg, good luck.

Once you've said your peace, get on with it, nobody cares except to ape you into another internet emo-kid. It's obvious I expect that exact reaction- surely nobody on here would go back to the original topic!
06-14-2013 08:24 PM
FLYLOW
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Originally Posted by mac.mogul View Post
I feel like anyone who doubts Kia/Hyundai's abilities as an automaker needs to drive the Genesis Coupe.

It's a true world-class performance car that isn't holding any punches. I wish Hyundai knew how to market it better because it's a car that could change a lot of people's minds.
2nd time genesis coupe owner here. I loved the 1st one so bad i had to buy a second one. And i always used to say "id never own,buy or drive a damn hyundai! ever"

Test drove one and bought it no questions asked

I havnt made a thread of my 2nd one yet. Heres my 1st one
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=274521


Oh and kia has a rwd coupe with the genesis platform coming out soon. It will also carry the 3.3 twin turbo v6 making +370hp ;)
06-11-2013 09:56 AM
sailor It would be nice to try it sometime.

All the good pieces & specs. are there, decent looking as well. Most reviews I've seen rate it as "real close" to making it overall, with downchecks still on driving/handling "feel".

There could still be some bias there, so I'd like a drive B4 deciding for myself. Sounds like a fun ride & might be good enough to start changing some opinions.

Cheers!
06-10-2013 06:03 PM
replica81
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Originally Posted by mac.mogul View Post
I feel like anyone who doubts Kia/Hyundai's abilities as an automaker needs to drive the Genesis Coupe.

It's a true world-class performance car that isn't holding any punches. I wish Hyundai knew how to market it better because it's a car that could change a lot of people's minds.
I'm not opposed. The base Genesis turbo model is pretty cool. But I'd probably cross shop it against used Nissan Z cars in the same price range. Unfair to pit new against used, but yeah. Whatever amused me more, I'd buy.
06-10-2013 04:55 PM
mac.mogul I feel like anyone who doubts Kia/Hyundai's abilities as an automaker needs to drive the Genesis Coupe.

It's a true world-class performance car that isn't holding any punches. I wish Hyundai knew how to market it better because it's a car that could change a lot of people's minds.
06-10-2013 04:21 PM
sailor IMHO - Kia/Hyundai are still "getting up to speed" in the more difficult engineering areas of ride, handling, & "feel" - including the overall cohesiveness of making a solid product with the parts working together.

They're getting close though, and some of the "failings" are common to a lot of the offerings from other more established car makers.

For those looking for an appliance with a lot of features, they can be pretty attractive, especially for those who would otherwise be buying Toyota's for example (mostly appliance type cars these days).

Personally, I got into foreign sporty vehicles long ago, before there were enough of them to be a real "foreign trade" issue. Unique, Odd, Fun, interesting engineering was the attraction when U.S. offerings were basically Mustang or Camaro at more $ than I could afford at the time. (First New was a Fiat sport hatchback, dirt cheap & fun, Mustang II at more $ than I had wasn't much competition at the time)

Now I've never counted, but I've flipped back & forth over the years, with most being a bit "different" in one way or another. Current '95 S-10 (bought new) is "odd" in being a 4 cyl. 5 spd with HD suspension & "LS" pkg. - Dang fine & useful truck, I'll be sad when it finally completely rusts out under me 'cause I can't replace it with anything similar.
The Focus made me happy as a REAL fun car, with great driving "feel" - both practical & sporty, especially with a few well chosen "Mods.".

I'm happy to see a number of new vehicles that I'd actually be interested in, especially "American" ones - for a while it didn't look like anything new was going to be something I'd WANT to own or drive!

Cheers!

P.S. - I miss SAAB as well, though the really funky odd ones were gone long before the end...
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