Thursday, July 03, 2008

Hyundai does Lexus

hyundai genesisThe August issues of Car & Driver and Automobile magazines feature the new Hyundai Genesis. It's a luxury sedan that rivals Lexus models costing at least $6,000 more. I think the Genesis gives Lexus (and Mercedes) a run for the money. In other words, I think it offers seriously good value compared to the established competition.

The problem comes when it's time to sell the car. The percentage loss compared to the competition will probably be far greater. The money saved at the initial purchase will be lost then.

Why does this interest me? I'm a car guy. I would never buy any of the cars I'm talking about. But I still find them interesting. Maybe it's like how I enjoy going to an art museum to enjoy looking at masterpieces. I will never own them, but it enriches my soul to enjoy the beauty.

By the way, I took the photo in March, at the Denver Auto Show - before the car was sold.

1 comment:

Shilingi-Moja said...

The thing that has always intrigued me about a Lexus is its reputation for totally (or almost) eliminating road noise. While that would never justify the price for me, I must admit that the road noise in the Dodge Grand Caravan that I drive, drives me crazy sometimes when I want to listen to NPR.

I wonder how the Hyundai Genesis compares in that category?