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Tib 2.0 - The Genesis Coupe

Posted on 2009.03.14 at 19:10
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Dropped my wife's car off at my Hyundai dealer today for an oil change, and saw something which changed my world-view. The all-new Genesis Coupe. And while its not a Tiburon, its also not a lot of other things - like a front wheel drive car. Or a small V6. Meet the Tib's replacement:



My mouth dropped open when I saw the "3.8" badge on its trunk. 310-horses of rear-wheel drive power. When I was first considering new cars I'd looked at the yet-to-be-produced Nissan Altima Coupe which ended up being out of my price range with its $35k price tag, despite my envy for its 3.5 liter displacement. Hyundai's 3.8 liter Coupe rivals the performance of the Altima's big brother, the 350Z for much, much less.



My first car was a 1968 Dodge Coronet 440. Seven years later, when I bought my first new car, it took me years to learn how to drive it effectively, as it was my first front-wheel drive.

So while my wife fully expects me to trade-in my GT for the new Genesis Coupe (and I'm tempted to be sure), I just can't justify the extra ten-grand that new car will cost compared to what I paid for mine...and what little I already owe on it just two years later.




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Richard Rasner (Unique Nudes™)
uniqueblog at 2009-03-15 00:30 (UTC) (Link)
Although the Genesis is sexy, I am and always will be a Z-man myself. (I had an '81 280-Z, and an '83 280-ZX at various points in my life.)

Of course, on Wednesday I pick up my new (to me) '05 Tiburon in silver. *drools*

ehowton
ehowton at 2009-03-15 01:28 (UTC) (Link)
You're a photographer. You're going to get your new car. May I expect, you know...pictures?

(See if you can get it up to 160mph on the drive back)
Richard Rasner (Unique Nudes™)
uniqueblog at 2009-03-15 03:48 (UTC) (Link)
*laughs* I might even break character and drape a naked girl on it.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-03-15 11:37 (UTC) (Link)
You're my hero.
~JungMee~
sacredyuja at 2009-03-15 01:34 (UTC) (Link)
woah sexy car!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-03-15 01:41 (UTC) (Link)
I know, right? It wouldn't have had such an impact on me, except it was the *exact* same color as my Tiburon.

*le sigh*
Anima Engine
anima_engine at 2009-03-15 20:10 (UTC) (Link)
Wow. Really nice sheetmetal. Hyundai has fought tooth-and-nail to improve their standing since the "Charade" days. I have been following the company for years and am very impressed with what they have accomplished!
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-03-15 20:40 (UTC) (Link)
I need that bump in horsepower.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-03-15 20:21 (UTC) (Link)
I can see you driving that!!!

So say we all!!
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-03-15 20:40 (UTC) (Link)
Can you imagine me behind the wheel of something with 100 more horsepower? I CAN!
wardlejew
wardlejew at 2009-03-16 15:40 (UTC) (Link)
It is just a car. ;)
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-03-17 01:54 (UTC) (Link)
Aye. And I can't dismiss what I paid for mine. My wife's new 'two-year' plan has us debt-free in two years, minus the mortgage. And I'll take *that* to the bank!
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-03-16 16:42 (UTC) (Link)
Dat der Sir... is one fine automobile [spiting chewing tobacco]

Edited at 2009-03-16 04:43 pm (UTC)
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-03-17 01:56 (UTC) (Link)
My Tib has a 210 horsepower 2.7 liter engine. That extra 100 horses would permanently plaster an evil grin across my visage.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2009-03-17 15:02 (UTC) (Link)
It's Spaceball one... they've gone to plaid!
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