New Car

Musings , Reviews, Stories and such
Post Reply
User avatar
conjurer
Administrator
Posts: 1135
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:00 pm

New Car

Post by conjurer » Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:20 pm

Get a load of this big, ugly sumbitch:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

It's comfy, it's loaded with real nappa leather, it's really expensive for a Hoon-day, and with a 2.5 liter turbo, it's really fast and gets really shitty mileage.

Fuck electricity!
User avatar
JAS1125
Administrator
Posts: 1461
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:00 pm

Re: New Car

Post by JAS1125 » Wed Sep 14, 2022 5:22 pm

Just saw this post at Lord's.
Really nice, and fuck that EV bullshit!!!
Image
User avatar
svaglic
Founding Member
Posts: 1108
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:00 pm

Re: New Car

Post by svaglic » Wed Sep 14, 2022 6:08 pm

Enjoy it, you and Mrs. C deserve this cool beast.
It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
User avatar
thunder1 (Online)
Posts: 1092
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:05 pm

Re: New Car

Post by thunder1 » Thu Sep 15, 2022 5:16 am

Oh, boy...gif
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Ebels are a lot like women that lack a low cut dress that zips up the side...neither get the love that they deserve...
User avatar
SFWatcher
Posts: 1218
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:17 pm

Re: New Car

Post by SFWatcher » Thu Sep 15, 2022 3:46 pm

So how's the push button shifting? Looks a little off without a shift stick/knob. Don't get me wrong, not in a bad way...just different.
User avatar
conjurer
Administrator
Posts: 1135
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:00 pm

Re: New Car

Post by conjurer » Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:55 pm

Thanks, all! I'm enjoying burning gas in this thing.

@SFWatcher: I owned a Sonata Limited with the same gearbox for the last few years. It takes a few days to get used to. On the other hand, it has the very cool party trick of remote starting and then using the key fob to back the car out of or into a tight parking space. My house has a pretty tight carport, and we keep our trash cans in the back. I use the remote park assist to pull my car out once a week or so. So it's all cool.
User avatar
Racer-X
Administrator
Posts: 416
Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:00 pm

Re: New Car

Post by Racer-X » Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:41 am

I assume it requires Premium gasoline. Beautiful car, Congrats.
User avatar
conjurer
Administrator
Posts: 1135
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:00 pm

Re: New Car

Post by conjurer » Fri Sep 16, 2022 7:38 am

Racer-X wrote:
Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:41 am
I assume it requires Premium gasoline. Beautiful car, Congrats.
Nope. Hyundai says to use regular. Thanks, Russ!
User avatar
Ocean
Founding Member
Posts: 1361
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:00 pm

Re: New Car

Post by Ocean » Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:26 pm

I think this is what the mrs wants. Currently she is driving the Sonata.
Image
User avatar
conjurer
Administrator
Posts: 1135
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:00 pm

Re: New Car

Post by conjurer » Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:08 pm

Ocean wrote:
Fri Sep 16, 2022 6:26 pm
I think this is what the mrs wants. Currently she is driving the Sonata.
I've got nothing bad to say about the Sonata; some didn't care for the looks (apparently, it was a poor seller in Korea, which is its biggest market) but I always thought the 2020 and newer was the tits. Also, the 1.6 turbo with the eight speed auto was a great match, and made the car surprisingly quick and fun to drive. Shortly after I got my Limited, Hyundai came out with the Sonata N-line, with the same power train that's in the Santa Fe Calligraphy. It was a great pairing, particularly if you hated your front tires, as it tended to shred them.

The Santa Fe, with all wheel drive, cures this, and makes it a rocket, especially in sport mode. Interestingly, in comfort mode, it really reminds me of old school American sedans with small block V8s. There's a ton of torque hidden in there, and the power delivers very linearly--if that's a word, and I'm not sure it is. Unlike the N-line, or the Kia Stinger, which starts with the same 2.5 turbo, there's no drama with speed; no grunts, crackles and pops. There's also no special badging on the car, apart from the "2.5T" and "HTRAC" on the back, so it might keep your insurance agent happy.
User avatar
NorthCountry
Posts: 1695
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:00 pm

Re: New Car

Post by NorthCountry » Sat Sep 17, 2022 7:21 am

Sounds very stout John. Modern 4 cylinder turbo cars make crazy horsepower. Example, I own a 2020 VW Jetta GLI 2.0 turbo 227HP 258ft lbs tq. I put a tune on the damn thing and it makes 310HP 347ft lbs tq now. It's safe to say I hate my tires and speed zones. It is nice to know the power is there in case you need it. Which is if your me, it's at every light.
User avatar
Ocean
Founding Member
Posts: 1361
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:00 pm

Re: New Car

Post by Ocean » Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:33 pm

We bought the 2020 as soon as it came out and are thinking of getting it in the next year or two depending on the redesign expected for 2024.
Image
User avatar
conjurer
Administrator
Posts: 1135
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:00 pm

Re: New Car

Post by conjurer » Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:55 pm

Ocean wrote:
Sun Sep 18, 2022 1:33 pm
We bought the 2020 as soon as it came out and are thinking of getting it in the next year or two depending on the redesign expected for 2024.
I've heard that Hyundai may drop the Sonata from it's line starting in 2024. Apparently, it's slow selling all over the world, and particularly in Korea, where the sedan still is an important niche in the market. This hasn't been verified, however.

Sedans, alas, are a dying breed.
Post Reply