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September 28, 2009

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Grand Touring Review

By Courtney Caldwell


I remember when Hyundai came to America in 1988. I was so impressed with their ‘little train that could’ approach that I bought one of their cars for my daughter’s high school graduation present.

Today, some 20 years later, Hyundai is no longer the ‘little train that could’ but rather the whole train station. Not only have they surfaced as a company that produces vehicles with 5-star safety ratings and 10 year/100,000 mile warranties, they’re also putting out some very cool cars. One of those cars was this week’s test vehicle, the 2010 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Grand Touring A/T with a price tag of $29K.


When it first arrived it sat in our parking lot for a good couple of hours before I had a chance to go out for a walk-around. It took awhile to find because its styling was so modern and aerodynamic that I thought it was one of the high-end vehicles owned by a very successful attorney in our building. I finally used the key-fob to make it beep to find it and to my surprise it was staring me in the face.


The slick coupe is sexy as all hell. As I slipped into the brown leather seat it felt like slipping into a naughty movie. Amazed at its special effects, inside and out, I invited our content manager to go for a ride. As she settled into the bear hugging passenger seat, we drove off. Acceleration was sensitive and swift. I looked over to ask for her reaction to the interior and handling, but she had her head back, eyes closed, and said, “I could fall asleep in this seat… it’s sooooo comfortable.”


That unsolicited statement was worth a thousand words about what the Genesis Coupe is made of. Loaded with creature comforts, safety gadgets and high-tech wizardry, and even an above average global warming score, this is one ride worth a second look. You’ll never take the train again!


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