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Old 09-30-2012, 08:03 PM   #1
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Hi,


A little introduction, I'm currently driving a 2008 Hyundai Sonata.
I'm really interested in switching to the genesis coupe (mainly because of the HP bump).

I've been using the search function but with no avai.
I could only find older model comparisions.

Can anyone tell me what are the BIGGEST pro/con (besides the obvious horsepower bump)

I'm considering things like maintence, MPG, cost to upgrade/tune,

Thank you!!!
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #2
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I hear if you want big power.. 400+hp go for the turbo.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #3
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if you want mpg, cost to upgrade/tune you definitely want to go with 2.0T. Its cheaper to upgrade the power than the v6.

but you just can't beat the sound of v6... no matter what
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Ehh i think the deep thoaty sound at WOT and my bov beats that sound any day
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Ehh i think the deep thoaty sound at WOT and my bov beats that sound any day
You said deep thoaty LOL
But agree completely

2.0T would be my choice. Many v6's out there turbos turn heads heh
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I vote 2.0T


My opinion may or may not be biased.
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With the exception of oil change intervals, the RSLambda is MUCH more expensive to repair and service than the RSTheta. The GDi injection system is not cheap by any stretch of the term.

It will cost you more money though on the RSThetaII to make RSLambda power than if you had say an older RSTheta but the potential is there.

Also, don't let EPA's fool you, in the real world the V6 gets BARELY and I mean barely worse fuel economy than the I4.
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2.0t is what you want
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2.0T R-Spec (in Canada anyways) is the best compromise between price/performance/mod
a $700 reflash and you're within spitting distance of the V6's Hp/Tq numbers. A bolt on here and a bolt on there....and you're showing the V6 its taillights.
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3.8s only go so far, mechanically the 2.0t is a lot easier to upgrade performance wise. i currently own a 2012 3.8 and im switching over to the 2.0t.
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With the exception of oil change intervals, the RSLambda is MUCH more expensive to repair and service than the RSTheta. The GDi injection system is not cheap by any stretch of the term.

It will cost you more money though on the RSThetaII to make RSLambda power than if you had say an older RSTheta but the potential is there.

Also, don't let EPA's fool you, in the real world the V6 gets BARELY and I mean barely worse fuel economy than the I4.
Most people do not wait til the 7500k mileage intervals the V6 that is stated in the owner's manual.

The 2.0t is 5k in the manual, typically I did about 5k in most cars I had.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:09 AM   #12
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you will get about the same mpg in 2.0 as in 3.8 because you need to /will drive 2.0 more aggressively to sustain similar acceleration of 3.8
How much modding are you planing to do and how much power you would like to have, if you only need a bit over 300whp and want to have instant torque then 3.8 with tune and bolton or two will do that.

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I think the 2.0t is a better choice, its what im looking to get currently.

Better MPG, simple to mod, and 'Turbo brah'.
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