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so does that mean we can all laugh now???

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Hey check it out, a car that is faster, larger, and has a better interior than the IS. It is probably time to start looking for another sucker to take your IS off of your hands so you can move up to a better car.
 

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Well, if my memory is correct, Hyundai until very recently bought technology from Mitsubishi. Hyundai cars were basically Mitshubishi cars with technology that Mitsu thought was OK to give away. Which meant that Hyundai was a car with 5-10 year old Mitsu technology in a different skin.

Well, look how well Mitsu kept their quality. (By hiding defects that should have been recalls.) I wonder how that would influence the quality of Hyundai cars.

In any case, if this was ANOTHER nose heavy FWD car, I will laugh.
 

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Isn't Hyundai asking like $24K for that car? You would have to be out of your mind to spend that much on a Hyundai.
 

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One thing for sure, Hyundai is conquering... believe or not, i have seem more Hyundai than Hondas, Nissans and others cars in Austrialia, and i only know why.. even in the US market they offer 5years, 100,000mile trouble free services, and free oil change i believe.
 

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The Front of that car looks just like the Infinity Q45... What do you think? I see some Mitubushi Diamanti in there too..
Eric....

[This message has been edited by EricK (edited November 10, 2000).]
 

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IMHO, of any car company recently, Hyundai has done the best job of improving the looks of it's cars (ignoring the Tiburon abomination). This car looks pretty sharp. Sure it is not a lexus, but it might be attractive to someone without enough money for a true luxury sedan. If Hyundai's reliability improves (pretty bad historically), they could be (maybe already are) a serious contender in the auto market.
 

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Originally posted by hurricane:
Hyundai has done the best job of improving the looks of it's cars (ignoring the Tiburon abomination). This car looks pretty sharp.
Well no kidding, there is no orginality in its design... Infinity Q45/I30/ Mitubushi Diamante styling cues...
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[This message has been edited by EricK (edited November 10, 2000).]
 

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That car's actually a competitor for entry level luxury sedans, like Maxima, Infiniti I30, Acura TL, high end Accords etc. And remember Hyundai is a huge company, bigger than Toyota even, they have sea shipping companies, steel companies, semiconductor companies, so they will be a tough competitor - for the Nissans, Mitsubishis, Fords etc. They can't compete with Toyota or Honda yet. And their cars are way ugly, IMO.
 

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Call me silly but I think it looks pretty good. I also think the Daewoo Leganza looks good for its segment. I wound't buy a Hyundai, but they have been making strides. The Santa Fe and XG are great bang for the buck, but their safety lags behind other cars in the same class.
 

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Originally posted by Chiphead:
Call me silly but I think it looks pretty good. I also think the Daewoo Leganza looks good for its segment. I wound't buy a Hyundai, but they have been making strides. The Santa Fe and XG are great bang for the buck, but their safety lags behind other cars in the same class.
I'm with you Kota, so I guess I would be considered silly too

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Hey check it out, a car that is faster, larger, and has a better interior than the IS. It is probably time to start looking for another sucker to take your IS off of your hands so you can move up to a better car.
I know this guy just makes these posts to get a rise from us Is owners but I have to comment...

WTF posesses someone to waste their time doing something like that? Honestly. Give me your free time if you feel the need to waste it. If is people like that who seriously need to die because they serve no value to the world. I'm serious. I'd love to see this guy try to talk smack in person like he does here. I bet he'd be jizzing over the IS.

As for his post, that is funny how he can say it is faster and has a better interior having never even been in one. Oh and I like how he says it is faster yet it has less horsepower and torque and most likely weighs more.

Oh and the interior sucks. Saw a pic of it. Fake wood all over the place.

Damn this forum. Nothing but little punk 20 year olds acting like jackasses.
 

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I would expect you all 'car enthusiasts' to know better...

The XG300 is meant to compete with the ES300. It's a family type entry-level luxury sedan...NOT a sport sedan.

XG300 vs ES300 vs 3.2TL vs A4 vs 325i vs I30 vs Catera vs C240

These are the competition Hyundai intended for.
 

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What happened to the name? All Hyundais so far have had an actual NAME that means something (assuming ELANTRA actually has a meaning).
 

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Clam, you must be enjoying yourself cruising around in your M3 on your day off.. Right?

Eric...

[This message has been edited by EricK (edited November 10, 2000).]
 
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