2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-Spec

Matt Tierney

The night I signed out the Genesis coupe, I had to make an unexpected, late-night trip to Flint (about an hour's drive away) to pick up my husband at the airport. About twenty minutes into the trip, it was evident that US-23 -- which, like most Michigan freeways, is marred by uneven surfaces -- was not the place for the Genesis coupe to show off its best qualities. The combination of a stiff suspension and road irregularities resulted in a weird pogo-like motion that was not only uncomfortable but gave me a headache as I tried to keep my eyes focused down the road.

This is not to say that the Genesis is all bad. In fact, after driving it on the racetrack during last year's All-Stars testing session, I found myself thinking that it might be an All-Star candidate. However, real-world conditions count too, and while this car excels where the road is twisty and the pavement is smooth, it needs to be a more comfortable driver in the conditions that most Americans experience every day.

Amy Skogstrom, Managing Editor

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The old adage "you get what you pay for" definitely applies here and, anytime you discuss Hyundai and Kia.In my opinion, cars built by these companies are for people who want a "deal". that is, they want the real thing but they are willing to settle for 2nd best because it saves them a few thousand dollars. I would rather have my 07 Honda Civic Si than this or ANYTHING H or K offers. If I can "really" afford the real thing, why should I pay to have a placebo? No, if I can only afford to spend a certain amount of money I prefer to get the best available instead of settling for something less. Over the long haul I believe my money is better spent in reliability, resale and peace of mind. For too long Americans have been willing to settle for 2nd best in many areas to their hurt spiritually, nationally and in many other ways.

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