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Genesis Coup 3.8 opinions?

Hey,

Just wondered what peoples opinions were on the Gene 3.8? They look great but i don't think their performance is all there. I didn't do a quick pull with one today and was surprised he pulled a bit in 3rd but i got it back in 4th.

For a 3.8 rated in the 350ish range i was expecting more out of it, i was looking at one for my next car but now I'm second guessing that decision.
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I've driven one and I liked it. It was fairly comfortable and a decently quiet ride. Looked overall a little more refined IMO. I wouldn't be opposed to owning one.

They're a lot faster than a Redline in stock form, but I think a fully bolt on and tuned Sky will beat a fully bolt on and tuned Genesis right now.
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Im a huge fan of the series Burn Notice and Fi drives one of those.

I like them a lot.

As far as which modified one is faster, it all depends on what the mods are.

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I'm a gmpp tuned auto. He was in a new 2013 3.8 manual. The exhaust note on that car is quite nice. I didn't see top end performance but low to mid end we were even.

I do really like the look of that car. I wonder how interior quality is?
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I've had a 2.OT Genesis Coupe since March of 2010 and while not a 3.8 I can attest to the quality of the ride and manufacture.

We haven't had any single issues (knock on wood) and have been really happy with it. I spoke to another owner on Friday night after my baseball game and he has not had any issues whatsoever with his either and is just as pleased.


The quality is there, so I'd just suggest going for more drives to really nail down if the performance is there for you or not.

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When I get my car back from the dealership I might stop by and test one out. After 3 months of repeated 0101 and 0236 codes I finally convinced them to soulder the tmap sensors.
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I bought a 2.0T in October of 2009 and within the first 60 days, it was in the shop no less than 7 times. Mostly for an improperly fitted hood the affected EVERY GC I saw. Others were radio/BT, leaking side window, ****ty clutch. The car was a POS...what made it worse, the HORRIBLE customer service by Hyundai. HORRIBLE. The hood became the straw that broke the camels back. The thing bounced like a cheerleaders breast. I was afraid it would come open. Hyundai refused to fix it or even acknowledge the problem even though a growing number of owners were complaining. It took a Youtube video of thing bouncing at speeds not exceeding 50 mph to wake them up. They bought the car back...

I will NEVER buy another car from them. I had high hopes but they never materialized.

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Sounds like you got a lemon and the first year did have clutch issues.
I remember reading about them.

I owned a Tiburon back in the day and had Excellent Customer service.

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I bought a new 04 Tiburon and after the experience with the car itself and the absolute worst dealership experience I could imagine, I'll never own another Korean car. Too bad because I like the GC, but nope.
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i pulled a 3.8 after letting him get the jump.

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The new ones are pretty sweet, they really made the V6 have the power it should have originally. I'd look used though, as their value drops like a rock. Check out the values on 2012 / 2011 Gen Coupe 3.8s with a stick.

I was going to consider a 2013; however, I ended up choosing a car with a better interior and better hardware...And I'm glad I did. The Hyundai interior is okay at best in those cars. If you are in the market for a V6 coupe consider a used G37S. The noise alone is worth it

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Google "Genesis Coupe Hood Issue"...

My car was not the only one to suffer the hood issue...hundreds, if not thousands did and as of now, Hyundai has refused to fix or acknowledge the issue. This goes into the 2011 model year as well.

Look at the BRZ or FRS. Much better quality car built by companies that care.

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Google "Genesis Coupe Hood Issue"...

My car was not the only one to suffer the hood issue...hundreds, if not thousands did and as of now, Hyundai has refused to fix or acknowledge the issue. This goes into the 2011 model year as well.

Look at the BRZ or FRS. Much better quality car built by companies that care.
I definitely like the looks of the Genesis Coupe. I never realized that they were a bit lacking in the go dept.

The LNF has really scewed my perspective on what you can squeeze out of a 2.0. I would have imagined that the 2.0T was decent, and the 3.8 was a bit of a screamer.

I think the BRZ and FRS's are borderline "all show and no go" cars. Haven't personally driven one, but from what I've read, and heard from those that have, they're a little disappointing. They both have great potential, and if/when they come out with an STI version of the subi it'll be a different story.

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Subarus have really cheap @$$ interiors.

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Subarus have really cheap @$$ interiors.
Depends on the Subie. But compared to the POS Hyundai, I will take a Subie any day...

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