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2014-07-24 11:41:18 AM  
I think you meant "continued profit growth", considering their net profit was $2.3B
 
2014-07-24 01:04:29 PM  
A key challenge for Hyundai this year will be whether it can regain ground in the U.S., its second-largest overseas market after China.

lolwut?
 
2014-07-24 01:26:33 PM  

jst3p: A key challenge for Hyundai this year will be whether it can regain ground in the U.S., its second-largest overseas market after China.

lolwut?


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2014-07-24 01:56:12 PM  
Hyundai's best selling vehicle, the Sonata, was at the end of a design cycle. The company is also in the middle of trying to shift its brand upmarket and distance itself from corporate twin Kia.

It will be interesting to see whether the refreshed -- and distinctly more conservative-looking -- '15 Sonata, Genesis and Equus (seriously, a $60,000 Hyundai?) restart the growth.
 
2014-07-24 02:13:46 PM  

czetie: Hyundai's best selling vehicle, the Sonata, was at the end of a design cycle. The company is also in the middle of trying to shift its brand upmarket and distance itself from corporate twin Kia.

It will be interesting to see whether the refreshed -- and distinctly more conservative-looking -- '15 Sonata, Genesis and Equus (seriously, a $60,000 Hyundai?) restart the growth.


I sat in a 2015 Sonata. The Dash has that classy flat 80's feel, big time.

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2014-07-24 03:15:39 PM  

czetie: Hyundai's best selling vehicle, the Sonata, was at the end of a design cycle. The company is also in the middle of trying to shift its brand upmarket and distance itself from corporate twin Kia.

It will be interesting to see whether the refreshed -- and distinctly more conservative-looking -- '15 Sonata, Genesis and Equus (seriously, a $60,000 Hyundai?) restart the growth.


Rented a Genesis, all the bells and whistles.  Great car, would seriously consider one, but Hyundai has a real problem with their goddamn mushy brakes.  It feels like I'm pushing memory foam when I want to stop.  Seriously kills the fun of driving for me.  Guess I'll stick with the Subie
 
2014-07-24 03:28:37 PM  

bhcompy: czetie: Hyundai's best selling vehicle, the Sonata, was at the end of a design cycle. The company is also in the middle of trying to shift its brand upmarket and distance itself from corporate twin Kia.

It will be interesting to see whether the refreshed -- and distinctly more conservative-looking -- '15 Sonata, Genesis and Equus (seriously, a $60,000 Hyundai?) restart the growth.

Rented a Genesis, all the bells and whistles.  Great car, would seriously consider one, but Hyundai has a real problem with their goddamn mushy brakes.  It feels like I'm pushing memory foam when I want to stop.  Seriously kills the fun of driving for me.  Guess I'll stick with the Subie


I just aged out of a Sonata lease, and didn't re-up for the 2015 for the exact same reason. (I downsized to a Mazda3 instead). My other car is also a Subaru.

Wait a sec -- I drive a Subaru, I wear boots, and I'm attracted to women. Oh my god, I just realized I'm a lesbian!
 
2014-07-24 03:34:06 PM  
I'll bet they would do a lot better if they found someone other than Fisher Price to do their interiors.
 
2014-07-24 04:54:11 PM  

umad: I'll bet they would do a lot better if they found someone other than Fisher Price to do their interiors.


Disagree.  I bought an Elantra over Focus/Civic/Mazda3 specifically because the interior was, IMO, better than the others.  40 mile commute each way, so the interior and MPG weight higher in my situation.
 
2014-07-24 04:58:11 PM  

umad: I'll bet they would do a lot better if they found someone other than Fisher Price to do their interiors.


OutsmartBullet: czetie: Hyundai's best selling vehicle, the Sonata, was at the end of a design cycle. The company is also in the middle of trying to shift its brand upmarket and distance itself from corporate twin Kia.

It will be interesting to see whether the refreshed -- and distinctly more conservative-looking -- '15 Sonata, Genesis and Equus (seriously, a $60,000 Hyundai?) restart the growth.

I sat in a 2015 Sonata. The Dash has that classy flat 80's feel, big time.

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I bought a 2001 Hyundai Accent 2 door with manual transmission and crank windows.  Loved it.  Not because it was a great car, but because I paid $9700 brand new (4 miles on the odometer).  I spent zero dollars in repairs (long warrantee) in the 7 years I owned it.  But instead of being the cheapest car on the lot, now they are trying to convince people they are Honda not Hyundai.  Good luck with that.
 
2014-07-24 06:42:22 PM  

brandent: But instead of being the cheapest car on the lot, now they are trying to convince people they are Honda not Hyundai. Good luck with that.


Actually, they don't need the luck. They are doing pretty damn well. Good sales, Car and Driver 10best winners, high owner satisfaction, etc.

Perhaps you should think about revising your 14 years out of date opinion?
 
2014-07-24 10:06:10 PM  
I just got my wife a Hyundai Veloster Turbo. If you use the paddle shifters you can really get up and go with the car. It's also a pretty stylish little hot hatch back and we have had zero complaints with it so far. I'm a fan of the car I think
 
2014-07-24 10:06:50 PM  
it is a decent little ride and I would recommend it to people if they are wanting something new and sporty.
 
2014-07-24 11:40:53 PM  
Got a 2008 Sonata that I bought new.  Other than burning through brakes every 35,000 miles I've got no real problems with it.  Might even get a newer one after I hit 200,000 miles (Currently 144,000) if they give me a really good deal.

I grew up in the 80's the 80's feel makes me feel at home!
 
2014-07-25 07:24:14 AM  
We bought a 2008 Elantra and six years later we FINALLY have our first maintenance repair (brakes). Most trouble free car I've had since my 1983 Corolla. We have the 5-speed and it's a pretty quick little number, especially in 3rd and 4th gear. Great mileage and VERY quiet on the highway at 70 mph. Big inside for how small it is outside. Have had ONE warranty repair done on it (one power window came off its track). When my piece 'a' shiat Ford Focus gives up the ghost (wife gets to drive the Elantra), Hyundai will be my fist choice.

/I sure do miss that bullet-proof 83 Corolla
//190K before the first repair
///Never see them on midwestern streets due to sale corrosion and rust, I imagine
 
2014-07-25 10:28:12 AM  
I love my 2009 Genesis and found it to be a far better bang for the buck than many competing vehicles.
 
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