That is a good article with some big competition. I think the more people give the Genesis Sedan a look the more they will be impressed with the car. I may have to go test drive one!There's a new comparison article on automobilemag.com they compare the genesis sedan against a bunch of other models.
2009 Hyundai Genesis 4.6 - Luxury Car Comparison - Automobile Magazine
Thanks for posting your experience. I have been wanting to do a test drive myself as I drive by a Hyundai dealership everyday. They have a few out on the main street for everyone to see. From some of the reviews I've seen, the Sedan is not as sporty as say a BMW, but then again I do not think Hyundai is claiming this will out handle one in all aspects. This is a luxury car so I think they want this to feel more luxory than feel like a sport car. If you want that then get a BMW M5 and also pay about 2-3 times as much which in this economy I'm not prepared to do.I test drove one about a month ago, before I changed my mind about getting a new car. No V8 at that time, so I test drove a V6 with tech package. I was favorably impressed with the ride and power. Extremely competent but not quite the "sport" feel. But definitely luxury. No doubt about that. Maybe the V8 will feel more sport.
I didn't get a chance to hit any rough pavement, or a twisty one at that, but I get a feeling that most luxury car drivers don't hit one of those on a regular basis anyway. So I can neither confirm or deny magazines reviews on this car's behaviors on rough/twisty roads.
Interior feel is, like I said, straight lux. The leather accent on the dash looks and feels very nice. The i-Drive-like navigation knob feels weighty and big in your hand and I had no problem using it.
If I were still in the market, this car would've been one of top three candidates.