It's a nice car and I drove the 6 not the 8. Is it worth $40,000,
nope. We have a Maxima (besides my XG300) and we were looking at
another Maxima. For $435 a month, with not a penny down and tax
included (but we are paying dealer prep and the first months lease
payment), we are getting the Maxima SV Premium fully loaded with
everything but the GPS. It is a beautiful car that feels a lot more
powerful than the Genesis, Hyundai wanted $530 for the lease and
$40,000 for the car, whose resale value will not be what the Maxima's
is. I don't know how Hyundai makes their comparisons but the salesmen
told me you have to compare the Genesis to the BMW 700 series, the
Mercedes E series and the Lexus 430.
It is a very nice car and even though I like the Maxima better (a car
that Hyundai says is well below the Genesis hahaha) I do like the
steering which is very tight.
They talk about Hyundai quality control and I think about how they
chinced on the leathere on the XG300, how the power seat now doesn't,
go up (they think it does--it tilts), the dashboard is separating, as
if the screws underneath them are stripped and the left top vent on
the driver's side keeps popping out and will not seat properly. This
is with only 48,000 miles.
When I bought my XG300, Hyundai then said that their car needs to be
comapred to the step above the Maxima, like an Infinity something and
a Lexus 350.