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post #1 of 87 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Don't buy my lemon

I just turned in my '08 MGM G8 to Bunnin Pontiac in Oxnard, Ca. It's a lemon with engine problems. Don't buy it.

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post #2 of 87 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 09:57 PM
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Did you trade it in or did you just turn it in under the lemon law?


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How does the Genesis compare to the G8? It always seems to get dinged for bad ride and handling on rough pavement.

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post #4 of 87 (permalink) Old 12-14-2011, 12:38 PM
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His car was a v6. So really can't compare to a gt. Returned under lemon law.
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post #5 of 87 (permalink) Old 12-14-2011, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Returned under Ca. Lemon Law. Thread about it in the V6 Tech forum.

As for the R Spec, Love it. 429 HP 5.0L. ride is no worse than my G8. Stock for stock will out run a GT. Has all the bells and wistles to boot. Both the wife and I like it better than the G8.

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'12 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R Spec Titanium Gray 5.0L 429 HP. Lovin it.

'08 Magnetic Gray Metallic Sedan. V6, Sunroof, Comfort and Sound package. Debadged, GT Rear Tail Lights, Tinted windows, 35% rear, 50% front. Royal Purple oil and K&N oil filter. (GONE Lemon Law)

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Returned under Ca. Lemon Law. Thread about it in the V6 Tech forum.

As for the R Spec, Love it. 429 HP 5.0L. ride is no worse than my G8. Stock for stock will out run a GT. Has all the bells and wistles to boot. Both the wife and I like it better than the G8.
I have a gt. Raced against the r spec. Left him in rear mirror. You had a6cyl. Can not compare it to a gt. Good luck with your new car.
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post #7 of 87 (permalink) Old 12-15-2011, 11:21 PM
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Returned under Ca. Lemon Law. Thread about it in the V6 Tech forum.

As for the R Spec, Love it. 429 HP 5.0L. ride is no worse than my G8. Stock for stock will out run a GT. Has all the bells and wistles to boot. Both the wife and I like it better than the G8.
You turned in a g8 under the lemon law and bought a Hyundai? I don't get it.... Hope you kept your lemon law attorney's phone number.

You could've bought 2 used bolt-on gt's for what you paid for that Hyundai and you and your wife could both crush an r spec. And you'd you look better doing it. And you wouldn't have to tell people you drive a Hyundai. And you'd still be a part of an incredible g8 owners community.

I had a 2011 4.6l genesis as a company car and, when it wasn't in the shop waiting for parts from Korea, I hated that thing. The interior looked just like an elantra except with nicer plastic. Seriously, though, don't drive an elantra, you'll think you're having dejavu.

Best of luck to you and your Hyundai. I hope I'm wrong and you love it.


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You turned in a g8 under the lemon law and bought a Hyundai? I don't get it.... Hope you kept your lemon law attorney's phone number.

You could've bought 2 used bolt-on gt's for what you paid for that Hyundai and you and your wife could both crush an r spec. And you'd you look better doing it. And you wouldn't have to tell people you drive a Hyundai. And you'd still be a part of an incredible g8 owners community.

I had a 2011 4.6l genesis as a company car and, when it wasn't in the shop waiting for parts from Korea, I hated that thing. The interior looked just like an elantra except with nicer plastic. Seriously, though, don't drive an elantra, you'll think you're having dejavu.

Best of luck to you and your Hyundai. I hope I'm wrong and you love it.


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It is what it is... A hyundai.. Not a bad car.. LOL. I agree with you . Nice lawnmower
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Sorry you feel that way about Hyundai. I did too years ago. But they have turned around. I'm happy with my decission and stick with it.

And I'm not comparing my V6 G8 to the 5.0 R Spec. My other car was a 600 HP 383 stroker. So I have an idea what speed/acceleration/torque feels like.

Good luck with your G8. I did like the car in the begning but way to many problems with it and GM would not stand behind their product so time to move on. I don't se the same happening with the Hyundai. times have changed. And there are the same type of communities on other forums for others cars. The G8 forum is not unique.

Oh and if you look in the kill section you will find that a modded Gt had a hard time with a R Spec so not sure about you leaving like you said , unless your not stock.

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'12 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R Spec Titanium Gray 5.0L 429 HP. Lovin it.

'08 Magnetic Gray Metallic Sedan. V6, Sunroof, Comfort and Sound package. Debadged, GT Rear Tail Lights, Tinted windows, 35% rear, 50% front. Royal Purple oil and K&N oil filter. (GONE Lemon Law)

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I was in traffic next to a new Genesis and noticed at the light that they had no taillights on/brake lights - nothing. Their entire exterior lighting system was non-functioning. Packed with 5 people.

I had to tell them to take that pile back, their brake lights, everything, DEAD. That could've been a nasty accident. Had CA plates on it.

Not something I'd ever buy, especially after Hyundais poor treatment to a friend of mine on his showroom fresh Tiburon at the time.

Faster than a GT? Right...

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And there are the same type of communities on other forums for others cars. The G8 forum is not unique.
Good to know... Don't let the door hit you on the way out.


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Oh and if you look in the kill section you will find that a modded Gt had a hard time with a R Spec so not sure about you leaving like you said , unless your not stock.
Right...

If you are ever in San Antonio and want to try a bolt on gt, I've got a couple buddies who I'm sure will run you. Or you could try me- and my build is still about $10,000 less than what you paid for that Hyundai.


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SHOW: TSS arrowheads, black Holden window trim, tinted tails/side markers, 15% tint, Flat black 19's, Painted calipers, 6000k HIDs lows/highs/fogs.

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This was a simple thread to warn others of a lemon with a bad engine. Nothing more.

I'm sorry you guys decided to drag it down to something else.

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'12 Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R Spec Titanium Gray 5.0L 429 HP. Lovin it.

'08 Magnetic Gray Metallic Sedan. V6, Sunroof, Comfort and Sound package. Debadged, GT Rear Tail Lights, Tinted windows, 35% rear, 50% front. Royal Purple oil and K&N oil filter. (GONE Lemon Law)

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Why all the hate? If my G8 bit the dust, I'd want another spacious RWD 4 dr with a powerful V8. Rather than shell out 70k on a Cadillac, I'd be tempted by the Genesis. There just aren't that many affordable choices anymore.

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Why all the hate?
Probably his assertion that his r spec will out run a gt, or his 15 posts on various threads ranting about how much he hates gm, or saying that the g8 community is "nothing special," or that his Hyundai is more reliable than a g8.

More power to you if those are your opinions but if you want to post that stuff in a g8 forum you have to expect some blow back. Move on and post it on a Hyundai forum and you'll probably get a good welcome. Here you'll just get people rolling their eyes.


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I hate GM too, you gonna @$%% all over me too? The G8 will be my last GM ever because of their service. Was looking at an Acadia Denali and realized that it would be the same all over again. I bought a 2011 Nissan, and my next vehicle I'm getting this year or early next will either be the Flex Ecoboost, or Durango R/T. Got something to say about the quality or being in the shop? At least they stand behind their products unlike GM, who just brushes you off. Sorry your panties are in a bunch, but let go. You sound like a child who doesn't get his way.

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Wow. I saw a GM product with it's brake/tail lights out the other night. Guess they are all unreliable pieces of crap as well.
Personally I like the Genesis. Can't beat the warranty. And maybe thems that buys them aren't interested in outrunning G8's. Maybe they just want a decent inexpensive car with good power.

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I hate GM too, you gonna @$%% all over me too? The G8 will be my last GM ever because of their service. Was looking at an Acadia Denali and realized that it would be the same all over again. I bought a 2011 Nissan, and my next vehicle I'm getting this year or early next will either be the Flex Ecoboost, or Durango R/T. Got something to say about the quality or being in the shop? At least they stand behind their products unlike GM, who just brushes you off. Sorry your panties are in a bunch, but let go. You sound like a child who doesn't get his way.
Woah there buddy.... I didn't say he shouldn't hate gm, I'm not a fan that they took bail out money and dropped Pontiac- my next car probably won't be a gm unless they come out with something new. I'm still not going to blast multiple rants all over the board when I leave.

I simply disputed his assertions that his car could "outrun" a gt and informed him of my personal experience with a 2011 genesis.

Please don't "@$%%" on me for having a different opinion than you and chief.

Like I said, chief, best of luck to you and I hope I'm wrong and you enjoy the heck out of that Hyundai. Now let's move on...


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Woah there buddy.... I didn't say he shouldn't hate gm, I'm not a fan that they took bail out money and dropped Pontiac- my next car probably won't be a gm unless they come out with something new. I'm still not going to blast multiple rants all over the board when I leave.

I simply disputed his assertions that his car could "outrun" a gt and informed him of my personal experience with a 2011 genesis.

Please don't "@$%%" on me for having a different opinion than you and chief.

Like I said, chief, best of luck to you and I hope I'm wrong and you enjoy the heck out of that Hyundai. Now let's move on...


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Also from every auto magazine, not personal experience as I haven't run into one yet, a Genesis R spec is faster than a GT. Maybe you didn't run an R spec? Also everyone is entitled to their opinions, it's the way yours came across whether intentional or misread by me. I'm sure the quality of Hyundai is better than that of GM nowadays.

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Hmm wait till the 2013 Genesis Coupe comes out with 345 hp and 700lbs lighter than the G8. I had considered waiting and getting the coupe, but saw the G8 and had to buy it since it was low mileage and excellent condition....even with the quirks

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