Skip to comments.Lists: TIME Magazine: The '10 Most Exciting Vehicles of 2010'
Posted on 09/09/2009 8:25:48 AM PDT by wrrock
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Ford Taurus SHO
Cadillac CTS Wagon
Jeep Grand Cherokee
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I think my 06 Buick Lucerne is pretty exciting myself....
That list is completely craptastic.
Oh, it came from Time? That explains it.
Kia Soul 0% (0 votes)
Hyundai Genesis Coupe 0% (0 votes)
Ford Taurus SHO 50% (1 votes)
Cadillac CTS Wagon 0% (0 votes)
Jeep Grand Cherokee 0% (0 votes)
Toyota Venza 0% (0 votes)
Nissan 370Z 50% (1 votes)
Suzuki Kizashi 0% (0 votes)
Volkswagen Golf 0% (0 votes)
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 0% (0 votes)
Total Votes: 2
Kia Soul - KGB nostalgia.
Where’s the Smart Car?
A Volkswagon Golf???
First off, Volkswagons are the crappiest built car ever made. Simply replacing a headlight is extended from a 2 minute snap into a 15 minute minute ordeal (not counting the on-line research, etc.). The engineers figured that they’d be creative by engineering cars from scratch, but they lost 100 years of discovering what not to do. For starters: don’t run electrical cables loosely right past the ash tray, or else be prepared to have your car’s electrical system require service every time anyone uses or fiddles with the ash tray. And why would I ever think of looking on the roof to find the clock? (At least the emergency flashers’ button are in a nice, very visible place. God help the person who drives an unfamiliar Buick without being instructed to feel around on top of the steering column for it.)
To Hell with the Smart Car? Where’s the Tesla?
The list is poorly named. Exciting Vehicles? No motorcycles or jet aircraft? Forget it.
The list should be named “The Most PC Cars on the Market Today.”
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
This is a pretty nice car.
I’ve driven the sedan, and saw the coupe recently.
The only thing wrong with it is the canted “H” sympon in the middle of an otherwise beautiful grill/intake. Remove it, black it out or replace the grill and it’s good to go.
It’s a new improved Tiburon!
A car ride with Ted Kennedy behind the wheel would be a hell of a ride, literally.
Wow - what a bunch of non-choices for me - you could probably give me one but I wouldn’t be seen in most of them! I’ll just say other than the Taurus - they are effeminate
Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. - Ronald Reagan
Uh...That’s the top ten? Need to read no further.
You are right. The guys from Mythbusters lamented the same thing in my last issue of Popular Mechanics. They basically said those designing cars today had never worked on cars in their past. They have no idea that placing something (like a battery) in a great spot for space-saving purposes, takes a 5-minute job of replacing the battery to a 2-hour ordeal. Of course, that’s not to say that all past mechanical developments were better (V-8 Monzas, and changing the rear spark plugs, come to mind).
What is exciting about the Venza? Waiting to see if it will qualify for round two of Cash For Clunkers? It’s a station-wagon with 18 MPG. There’s not an interesting car here.
Toyota Venza? Is this a competition for the most snooztastic car of the year?
KIA Sephia - Killed in Action - Syphilis.
I think my 06 Buick Lucerne is pretty exciting myself....
Sorry, but every time I see Lucerne, I think MILK!
The original Tiburon was fugly.
Newer models are fairly decent, with less pronounced arches and edges. It now actually looks like the mid 1990s generation of the Toyota Celica (except the lights). Not bad.
The Genesis Coupe shares some similar lines, butputs it on a solid chassis with a great motor.
To replace the battery on my 1998 Lumina, I have to remove a body brace, the fuze box and the wiper fluis reservoir.
Then, I have to remove the battery bracket that’s attached to the air intake (WTF?) and requires a specific set of maneuvers to get it out.
Kia Soul - its a Scion knock off, please.
And a wagon, even if it is a Caddy CTS, is still a wagon.
(My thoughts when the Dodge Magnum came out was, wow, nice station wagon gramma. I told my wife, “If they ever make that thing into a fast back I’ll buy it.” They did, and I did - I was in my ‘06 Charger before the end of July 2005 - the first month they were available in my area.)
I plan to hook mine up to the nearest State Park’s power outlet.
I would think the Smart Car would be the most exciting to drive, especially when you get between a cuppla semis on the highway....
I'm not defnding the list but the Ford SHO and the 370Z are definitelt NOT underpowered. The top SHO has 365 horse power @ 5550 rpm and the new Z has 332 hp @ 7,000 rpm in a MUCH lighter package.
Rear wheel drive
Six speed manual
13.4" discs with four piston caliper
Limited slip diff
Bridgestone Potenzas on 19" wheels
360 watt 10 speaker stereo.
All under $26K
I'd be excited if I had one!
I know this is anecdotal evidence, but that Kia beats the crap out of any overpriced Detroit-made vehicle I have had over the last 15 years.
Thanks for posting. I saw a silver Genesis Coupe yesterday
I didn’t recognize what model/brand it was but I did envy the owner!!!
The Smart pretty much as it is came out over ten years ago.
You sit higher in a Smart than in a lot of other cars, and the interior does feel big. It’s not scarier between two semis than the average car.
The G-Coupe was designed to go head to head with the Infiniti G37.
306 hp in a rear wheel drive, sport tuned suspension, and weighing less than 4k.
350z 0-60 5.5seconds. 1/4 mile 13.9 @ 102.20.
Genesis Coupe 3.8 Manual 0-60 5.5seconds. 1/4 mile 14.2 @ 99.5mph.
Genesis Coupe 3.8 Automatic 0-60 5.5seconds. 1/4 mile 14.0 @ 101.0.
The TiB could only dream. LOL
Difficult to get in and out of, no trunk, very cramped cockpit. That Ferrari is a luxury car by comparison.
I repeat, this is an upgraded Tiburon at twice the price!
Time magazine is still around?
When I was a kid (50 yrs ago) a wise man told me “you can’t even believe the page numbers in Time magazine”
My company is a Hyundai supplier.
We have plants in Korea.
Our CEO, who runs a $1 billion+ company, bought TWO of the Genesis sedans (one for his hot young girlfriend). He could EASILY own any $100K car out there, but picked this as a nod to our customer.
He’ll let anyone in the company drive it and I have.
Very nice car.
Not quite a Lexus, but you’re paying 40% less for comparable features.
The turbo model has 500 HP and does 0 to 60 in 4.0 seconds. All with 4 dours and only $136,000.
Damn! Two typos in one post.
It has horsepower equivalent to the camaro.
Hm..interesting that a Kia has beaten MPG than the comparable Toyota. That is an area in which Hyundai/Kia has not been competitive. Maybe they are starting to figure that out.
Ya’ know, I love cars. I’m not really attached to any single brand, or brands, anymore. I just love cars.
The two things I especially love is when a manufacturer dares to even attempt to excite my passion. That’s hot, and I dig it. And, when a car just “works as advertised”.
Any manufacture, with few exceptions, that can do those two things, has my attention. Hyundai certainly does.
My wife, a German immigrant, would only drive a Mercedes or a Toyota when we married. But she took some chances and had a Mitsubishi (turbo), a Chevy Barretta, and a Honda Civic. She liked none of them.
Then, after moving to the Atlanta area and needing to commute over a hundred miles a day, she bought a Hyundai Accent. Yeah, it was a tinny little crap bucket. But, it got great mpg and it didn’t break. After about 85k on that, she traded in for an Elantra, it was ok, she just didn’t like sitting so low and the “feel”, so after about 55k she traded that in for a Santa Fe. Man, did she love that car. 136k later, she traded it in for a sweet, really sweet, deal on an XG350L. It’s got 107k on it now, and she plans on keeping it for about another year, it’s that nice. The one thing in common with all of her cars is, none have ever been in the shop, except to do some work that was promised on the 350 (it had sat on the lot for over a year).
Now, she’s staring to look around. She likes the Soul, but says it needs another “nut” LOL She’s leaning towards another Santa Fe, but I keep telling her she needs something that gets better mpg. This weekend we went and looked at the Forte, she really doesn’t like sitting low, but she liked it otherwise. Especially the standard Bluetooth and the “kick” when she romped on it.
The Forte seems like an unbeatable value for a daily transpo car. So, who knows?
BTW, when is Hyundai gonna’ bring out their pickup? I saw a proto at the KIA warehouse a while back and it looked good.
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