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Re: Gnu Karr

Post by MAX » September 15th 2022, 4:09am

Very nice, John. Cant beat the warranty either. We got good service from our dealer too which is no little thing. Careful of their financing company if you used them though, dont be late or miss a payment. They will ding your credit in seconds but take years to make things right if ever.

Is that color mushroom gay, ehr, gray? Good name for the car, the mushroom.
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Post by Thunder1 » September 15th 2022, 5:56am

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Re: Gnu Karr

Post by gerdson » September 15th 2022, 1:32pm

Corngraduashion, from one sausage eating bastard to another, lieber John. Thatz one fine car, stay away from the overpriced German shit, even I will rather drive a Yugo with slugskin seats.
Over hear, my Mitsubitchy truck is suffering from a severe case of engine troubles. But the good side is, I may be able to justify buying another car. Mechanic will take off the oil pan tomorrow to look at the crankshaft. Car is 19 years old, won't invest much into it anymore.
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Re: Gnu Karr

Post by Datsun240Z71 » September 15th 2022, 1:43pm

smellody wrote:
September 15th 2022, 11:07am
Howe fast Mt dew yew rekin it whil gow?
https://www.caranddriver.com/hyundai/santa-fe

C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 9.6 sec
1/4-Mile: 17.2 sec @ 82 mph
100 mph: 26.9 sec
Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 9.7 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 4.6 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 6.2 sec
Top Speed (mfr's claim): 115 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 178 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.85 g
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Re: Gnu Karr

Post by Racer-X » September 15th 2022, 3:38pm

Datsun240Z71 wrote:
September 15th 2022, 1:43pm
smellody wrote:
September 15th 2022, 11:07am
Howe fast Mt dew yew rekin it whil gow?
https://www.caranddriver.com/hyundai/santa-fe

C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 9.6 sec
1/4-Mile: 17.2 sec @ 82 mph
100 mph: 26.9 sec
Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.
Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 9.7 sec
Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 4.6 sec
Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 6.2 sec
Top Speed (mfr's claim): 115 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 178 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.85 g

This one has the hotter 2.5l

C/D TEST RESULTS
60 mph: 6.0 sec
1/4 mile: 14.5 sec @ 99 mph
100 mph: 14.8 sec
120 mph: 23.1 sec
Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.4 sec.
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 6.5 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 3.2 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 4.1 sec
Top speed (governor limited): 131 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 175 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.81 g
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Post by conjurer » September 15th 2022, 10:30pm

Thanks, gentlemen!

Indeed, with the 2.5 turbo with the 8 speed wet DCT gearbox, this bastard goes. In "comfort" drive mode, it reminds me of some of the old American sedans with a small block V8; it's not enormously fast, but there's all this torque just below the surface ready to spring forward. It runs through the gears quick and, if you need it, the speed's there, along with the floaty ride and comfy seats. In "sports" mode, it's a shitload of raw power, along with the all-wheel drive to make sure you don't shred the big Continentals.

Of course, it's not a sports car. It weighs a little over two tons, and it's definitely geared and suspended for comfort. But, there's a whole lot of power, along with the comfort and luxury (it has a microfiber headliner and dual-glazed front side windows, to cut down on wind noise). It won't whip around corners without body roll, but it's controlled, and in a straight line, from a rolling start it hits 60 in no time at all. Driving home from work tonight, I hit 75 on I5, and it felt like nothing.

Mrs C had Santa Fe back in the mid 2000s, a lower trim with a V6, and while it was pretty nice and solid, it was nothing like this bastard.

Interestingly, the Hyundai Palisade uses a naturally aspirated V6, with only ten more HP and, surprisingly, far less torque than the Santa Fe Calligraphy. Certainly, it's got a third row, while the Santa Fe (in the US market) does not, but I barely need a second row, let alone a third.

Adding in all the tech (self-driving, a shitload of safety tech, all digital gauges, satnav, heated and cooled front seats, rear heated seats, full pano-sunroof) along with Cathedral-like headroom, superior comfort and cushy ride, this is so amazing at the price point that the Germans and better look over their shoulders. Speaking of that, the digital dash offers blind-spot cameras, so you really don't have to look over your shoulder to make a lane change. My previous Sonata had this, and I drove 150 miles to the Pacific coast without a shoulder check.
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Re: Gnu Karr

Post by SynMike » September 16th 2022, 11:44am

Fantastic. We just got a new (to us) car. I guess I have to post it (in another thread).
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