Genesis G70 3.3T Design Edition Long-Term Review: Off To a Brilliant Start

The idea entered my head during a quick trip to the Miami Auto Show back in late 2018, when I saw the Genesis G70 in the flesh for the first time. It was in a striking shade of blue, and I believe it was one of the rare Prestige/Advanced/Sport trims that stickered for about $54k. It was, without doubt, the best looking car at the show. I sat in the front seat and instantly loved it. The quilted interior was delightful, the aluminum trim was sublime, and the Lexicon audio was downright symphonic.

I then sat in the back seat and instantly hated it.

“The back seat is way too small,” I complained to the Genesis booth worker.

“Then get the G80!” he replied with a smile.

“Yeah, not the same, dude.”

“I know,” he moaned, in a very Eeyore style of voice.

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Review: 2017 Hyundai Sonata SE

Do not attempt to adjust your television set. This is not a test. This is, instead, the first of what I hope will be many car reviews written by your humble author for this website. Most of them will be rental reviews, used-car reviews, and other oddballs.

This past weekend I rented a 2017 Sonata SE with just under 2500 miles on the clock and drove it from Powell, Ohio to Woodward, Pennsylvania, where my son and I spent the weekend riding at two of Camp Woodward’s indoor skateparks. It was a one-way trip; the back window shattered while we were in Woodward and we exchanged the car for a Chrysler 200, which I’ll also be reviewing here this week. I’ll be comparing both of these cars to the Honda Accord, which I feel to be the gold standard in the segment at the moment.

Alright, let’s put the record on the turntable and start it spinning…

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