conjurer wrote: ↑
June 25th 2020, 10:43pm
biglove wrote: ↑
June 25th 2020, 8:17pm
Sounds like some damn fine CS. Try that with your local Chevrolet dealer.
Indeed, despite this Invicter-like CS, I haven't owned an American brand for at least 18 years. I've owned five Hyundais now, and up until yesterday, I've never had a major problem. My first Sonata had the cruise control break, which the dealer fixed, under warranty, in under two hours. Apart from that, I've had several minor recalls, all fixed by the dealer when I took the car in for regular maintenance. My last car, a 2016 Elantra GT (manufactured in South Korea) had no recalls or issues whatsoever.
I took the plunge with the new Sonata because A) the design gave me a boner, and B) it was manufactured in the Hyundai plant in Alabama, and I thought it a good time to buy American, especially since so many so-called American brands were manufactured either in Mexico or someplace else.
Interestingly, even with it's somewhat low HP, with it's fairly large torque, it accelerates like a skinned-ass rabbit, at least up to somewhat normal highway speeds. It's been measured at about 0-60 in the low seven seconds, which is about the same as my old GT, which was a seriously quick hatch for it's time, even though it was considerably smaller. It's never going to smoke a hot-rod, but it's so fucking comfortable that I don't care. It's not designed for that. It also has an absurdly wide suite of safety features, to the point it will almost drive itself, with lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control, like a Tesla. It also has rear collision avoidance, which keeps you from getting T-boned from backing out of a tight space in a mall, when surrounded by giant-assed SUVs.
But, for me, the main thing is that it's fun to drive. I simply can't spend the rest of my life behind the wheel of an SUV or a pickup. I enjoy having my ass close to the pavement. I love wasting gasoline and putting my foot into it (fun fact, at the end of every drive the digital dash displays your last drive, including miles driven, MPH, and time spent), and my drive home today, which was mostly highway, and where the Sonata is rated at 36 MPG, I made only 28.5 MPG.
That made me feel so fucking good.