VW GTI vs Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by the_drizzle, Aug 9, 2012.

Which car should I get?

  1. VW GTI

    7 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. Hyundai Genesis Coupe

    6 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. Other (specify in thread)

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    7.1%
  1. the_drizzle

    the_drizzle Senior member

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    I can't decide on my next car, but I've narrowed it down to:

    GTI
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    http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Volkswagen_GTI/

    Genesis Coupe
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    http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Hyundai_Genesis-Coupe/

    I've test driven both and I'm still having trouble picking. The Genesis Coupe would be a bit cheaper (fully loaded) and has a much better warranty. The GTI has 4-doors, functional back seats, and a better interior.

    I'm looking for something sub-32k fully loaded if anyone has an alternative recommendation.
     
  2. CBrown85

    CBrown85 Senior member

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    Genesis looks cooler but... girlier? GTI retains some of that mid-90s Honda hatchback aesthetic which is cool too. Tough call.
     
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    celery Senior member

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    Fiat 500 Abarth!
     
  4. the_drizzle

    the_drizzle Senior member

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    Not a big fan of the Fiat.

    I'm also considering the Buick Verano. Great price at around 26k fully loaded. My only reservation is that they are coming out with a turbo version in October.
     
  5. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I like the GTI. Alternatively I like the Mini.
     
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  6. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    Not sure I like that Genesis coupe front end redesign.

    GTI will probably hold its value better.
     
  7. the_drizzle

    the_drizzle Senior member

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    I think my biggest reservation on the GTI is that the warranty is pretty skimp compared to Hyundai's. (it also has a low reliability rating)

    My current car is a 2001 Corolla and it has needed very little repairs in the past 11 years. I don't want a new car that is going to require an extraordinary amount of care.
     
  8. the_drizzle

    the_drizzle Senior member

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    I think the front doesn't look bad with darker colors. It definitely looks weird with lighter colors.
     
  9. K0L3N

    K0L3N New Member

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    Toyota gt-86 / Subaru BRZ
     
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    akatsuki Senior member

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    +1
     
  11. pfurey

    pfurey Senior member

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    $32,000 can buy you a lot of car if you look into CPO.
     
  12. Biggskip

    Biggskip Senior member

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    You should PM user Stanley Van Buren. He knows quite a bit about the GTI and similar vehicles and would be able to offer you some good insights.
     
  13. the_drizzle

    the_drizzle Senior member

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    I increased my budget and went with a G37x instead.
     
  14. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    yeaaahh budddyy -- financed, leased, cash?
     
  15. the_drizzle

    the_drizzle Senior member

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    Financed half. The interest was low enough that I decided not to pay it all at once.

    Glad I went with this instead of the cheaper options.
     

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