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Old 02-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #1
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Default 2012 Hyundai Azera

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2012-hyundai-azera-0/
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ra_first_test/
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t-drive-review

Looks like Hyundai is bringing the Azera back in 2012. Looks nice, except for that awful Hyundai insignia. starting at 32k and packing more features than the Lexus ES 350? wow.

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Old 02-27-2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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It starts at $32k? Doesn't the Genesis sedan start at $33k? Why would someone purchase an Azera over the Genesis (other than RWD vs FWD platform)?
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:57 AM   #3
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Looks like a Camry. Since they're targeting the ES, I guess that was what they were going for, but still...

The interior looks pretty good, though.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:59 AM   #4
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It starts at $32k? Doesn't the Genesis sedan start at $33k? Why would someone purchase an Azera over the Genesis (other than RWD vs FWD platform)?
MSRP for a base Genesis sedan is $34,200. I'd assume the Azera comes with a little more stuff at the same cost, but I'd like it way more if it were sitting at $29K instead of $32K.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:44 PM   #5
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It starts at $32k? Doesn't the Genesis sedan start at $33k? Why would someone purchase an Azera over the Genesis (other than RWD vs FWD platform)?
Probably the same reason someone goes for an Avalon or Maxima. The want a big floaty car with a lot of luxury features.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:13 PM   #6
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Looks exactly like the sonata from the front...I strongly prefer the looks of the genesis. In fact, I'm waiting to see what used prices look like when the suckers start to come off lease.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:18 PM   #7
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From the B pillar forward it looks a lot like the Sonata. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I like the fact that it has a V-6. I wished that one was still available in the Sonata like it was for the last generation. The 2.0T in the current Sonata is plenty powerful, and has great mileage numbers, but I just still prefer the smoothness of a good V-6.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:08 PM   #8
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$33K almost fully loaded is a great price, I like that the car come equipped with Nav, leather, heated seats, 18" wheels, all standard.

Hyundai has stolen the Honda/Acura way of buying a car and it works well. Keep the packages to a minimum to reduce factory costs.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:26 PM   #9
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Great looking car. Should finally provide solid competition against the Avalon, MKZ, and Lacrosse/Regal.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:46 PM   #10
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I like it.
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I wish it had a genesis front end, but otherwise I like it.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:29 PM   #12
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Really like the looks.
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