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Stop me from buying a Gen. Coupe!

Okay, so, I was thinking maybe, just maybe I would use my tax return and trade in the IRL for a down payment on a 2.0 R-Spec. Yeah, yeah, the 3.8 is better, I know, but I don't want/need a 18MPG/$30K+ Hyundai...

Anyway, after making some calls, and an appointment for a test drive tomorrow, I'm not so sure I'll actually be able to let the old girl go when the time comes. I still love the car, but she's kinda gettin' up there and my new job has a 45 mile commute each way in wretched Long Island traffic, I'd kinda like the pseudo piece of mind of a warranty being as I don't know how to do shit, a change would be nice, there are no other cars (other than a few completely out of my price range) that I really want instead of the Genesis... blah blah justification blah blah.

So, what I need, is for some of you that knows our car and maybe has driven one of these to tell me how shitty they really are behind the scenes. I need to know how my big dome will be scrapin' the headliner at 6'3", how the turbo lag can't get out the way of it's own 3500lb ass, how my own fat ass will curse me for Recaro withdrawals, and how much cooler I am driving a car that after 7 years no one has any clue is actually fast.


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Anyway, after making some calls, and an appointment for a test drive tomorrow, I'm not so sure I'll actually be able to let the old girl go when the time comes. I still love the car, but she's kinda gettin' up there and my new job has a 45 mile commute each way in wretched Long Island traffic, I'd kinda like the pseudo piece of mind of a warranty being as I don't know how to do shit, a change would be nice, there are no other cars (other than a few completely out of my price range) that I really want instead of the Genesis... blah blah justification blah blah.

So, what I need, is for some of you that knows our car and maybe has driven one of these to tell me how shitty they really are behind the scenes. I need to know how my big dome will be scrapin' the headliner at 6'3", how the turbo lag can't get out the way of it's own 3500lb ass, how my own fat ass will curse me for Recaro withdrawals, and how much cooler I am driving a car that after 7 years no one has any clue is actually fast.
The one and only advantage of it over your car is that it is RWD. Other than that, far from impressive. But IMO, if you want RWD get a car that is worthwhile. If you are looking in the mid $25K, get a new V6 Mustang with the performance package. Much better car than the Hyunghey
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Can't talk you out of a nice ride, how many miles on your RL? Maybe drive it until you can afford a better car yet. The new Cruze I really like the style of, heavy with no power, but hey, it's turbo'd!

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Sorry cant talk ya out. If I didnt hate the idea of starting over on payments id get one. They put one up against the mustang, camaro, and challenger in car and driver and in the end decided it wasnt a fair comparison because it is a sports car and not a muscle car. It prolly helped that it beat the other three in almost every test.
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I love the body styling on these cars..but I would have to go with the 3.8 or nothing. 2.0 is great but I would feel limited still. gl man



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@Eco: I'm sure there's other good options
In forms of power, but I'm not really a fan of anything else aethetically, ya know. I hate to admit it, but you have to look at it everyday, too.

@recaro: almost 81K. I've considered pricier options, but there really isn't anything out there I'm like DYING to have. Always wanted an Evo, but not the current Gen. Don't like Zs, Mazda don't do it for me, Toyota has nothing, and there's nothing American I really need. There's the Skyline, but uh, that's a few years off.

@RL1313: not really looking for a car payment in my life again, either, but I'm getting the 7 year itch!

@RLP: I'm gonna test the 3.8 Track while I'm there, juuuuust to keep my options open! LOL

I dunno. The wife wants to go car shopping tomorrow, anyway, so I might as well take it for a spin. I may not even like it. I'll keep ya posted...

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Damn! That was a sweet ride. I couldn't bring myself to drive the 3.8 for fear of falling too far in love with it, but the 2.0 was just enough of a taste. Definitely felt the turbo lag being used to an SC do long, but she rode like a dream. Had aot more head/leg room, less plasticy feel, and dare I say it the seats were more comfortable than the Recaros.

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Re: Stop me from buying a Gen. Coupe!

Don't do it. Or I will be very disappointed in you.

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NOOOO! couldn't never live with that shame!

Didn't do it. I told myself I would NOT drive off that lot with anything today and I stuck to my guns. My wife was also looking at an Elantra, so I had prices in mind before I even went in. They came back with their prices, I revealed mine, they came back with a counter-offer, I said "You're almost there!" I was a real shrewd SOB and that's TOTALLY not like me at all! I'm proud of my damn self. They even got two sales managers over to try to sway me, but I told them I needed time to think it over, got up, shook their hands, and split.*

Got the 19K Elantra down to 17,600 and the R Spec down to 26K flat, however, they only wanted to give me $4K for the IRL. I told them, no way, and suggested they go back and make sure they weren't offering me a figure for a Quad Coupe. Fuck that, I want at least $6,500 for her.*And I'm not falling for their "Well they don't make these any more, it'll be hard to sell." bullshit, either.

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Aww. After driving my buddy's it seemed very refined. I couldn't really feel enough of a sporty feel to the 2.0s..and coming from the IRL..it seemed luxurious.



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