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Lose it or keep it?

So I would like my fellow Gen Coupe owners take on my little situation. I've had my 2013 2.0T for over a little 4 months now. It has 71500 miles and will continue to drastically rise since it driven to and from school 3-5 days a week. It's a 100 mile round trip with 90% of it taking place on the highway. With that siad, I'm worried about the cars reliability in the long run. Also, I spend about 50 bucks on gas weekly. My schedule for next semester will require me going 6 days a week (9000 miles in 15 weeks!). I'm debating between selling it once this semester ends, or keeping it least until next summer. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love and enjoy the long hours I spend driving this beast, but reliability and cost of gas makes me think twice about keeping it for an extended time. The car has not given me any issues with the 5000 miles I've put on it since I've owned it. However, if something such as a turbo going out, then I'll be pretty much screwed (Broke college student). I drive this car like a little girl, hardly going into boost or driving hard. I personally don't know any other Gen Coupe owners to have their input, so yours would be greatly appreciat
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If it's not modified, and you keep up with maintenance, it should be no less reliable mechanically than almost any other modern car you could own, turbo or otherwise. Why the concern exactly?

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You want be able to enjoy the experience of driving gencoupe, realistically speaking when you're in a better financial situation.

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I would avoid a sport car (or even an econosportcar) if you are financially strapped.

It sounds like you are past that however. Id say ensure your gen is well maintained (learn how to diy) and dont drive it too sprited... will save $ at the pump. If the turbo goes out the car should still run right?

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I haven't heard any reliability issues on the GCs, why would that be a concern of yours? If you don't maintain it, any car will be unreliable. I don't think the GC was exactly made for being a long distance commuter car in my opinion.

Depending on its condition and trim level, you'll probably get $9-10k for it. Likely all that would get you is into a Civic or something with 50k miles. So you'll probably save on gas a little I suppose.

All through high school and college I drove high mileage used cars because cars were not a priority when it came to making sure I could afford food and housing. There is no shame in downgrading to something more practical to get you through to the next stage of life.

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Personally I'd keep it man. I drove 100 miles a day for work and only spend about $60 a week on gas. If you drive it soft like you say you do you will be getting 30+ mpg which is amazing for a 270hp car. As far as reliability... Stay on top of oil changes and it will treat you good. Me and you are almost at the exact same mileage so you are due up for a wastegate actuator but if you're driving it soft I wouldn't worry about that but just a heads up that it is coming time for that. Other than that... I wouldn't hesitate to put 9000 miles in a week period.
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I haven't heard any reliability issues on the GCs, why would that be a concern of yours? If you don't maintain it, any car will be unreliable. I don't think the GC was exactly made for being a long distance commuter car in my opinion.

Depending on its condition and trim level, you'll probably get $9-10k for it. Likely all that would get you is into a Civic or something with 50k miles. So you'll probably save on gas a little I suppose.

All through high school and college I drove high mileage used cars because cars were not a priority when it came to making sure I could afford food and housing. There is no shame in downgrading to something more practical to get you through to the next stage of life.
Because car parts are expensive.

I would get a gas sipping junker and just get seasonal insurance for both (alternating winter/summer, if your insurance gives you that option. Depending on company, it counts as multiple policies, so it's then discounted)
And if you have the space
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I haven't heard any reliability issues on the GCs, why would that be a concern of yours? If you don't maintain it, any car will be unreliable. I don't think the GC was exactly made for being a long distance commuter car in my opinion.

Depending on its condition and trim level, you'll probably get $9-10k for it. Likely all that would get you is into a Civic or something with 50k miles. So you'll probably save on gas a little I suppose.

All through high school and college I drove high mileage used cars because cars were not a priority when it came to making sure I could afford food and housing. There is no shame in downgrading to something more practical to get you through to the next stage of life.


I drove a Civic before getting the Genny, but had to sell it due to issues regarding it's history. I wasn't exactly looking into buying a Gen Coupe at first, but a really good deal came up and I took it. I don't regret my decision since it's been an awesome car so far. However, I'm just debating if I should just sell it (possibly for profit) or just keep it for an extended time. Regarding maintenance, I do Full Synthetic oil change intervals every 4k miles so that shouldn't be an issue. BUT, the engine has a rebuilt engine at 48k (should have mentioned that) due to oil consumption. It was completely rebuilt with a new Turbo also. All the work was done at the Hyundai dealer so that gives me a piece of mind about that issue. I check for any signs of oil consumption and/or leaks weekly. So far it's been all good. Now, this brings up the question: How will this car hold up in the long run with all the miles I'll be putting in it?
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You want be able to enjoy the experience of driving gencoupe, realistically speaking when you're in a better financial situation.
I wouldn't exactly say I'm in bad financial situation, however, if any major issues do occur regarding it's maintenance, then I'm screwed lol
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Personally I'd keep it man. I drove 100 miles a day for work and only spend about $60 a week on gas. If you drive it soft like you say you do you will be getting 30+ mpg which is amazing for a 270hp car. As far as reliability... Stay on top of oil changes and it will treat you good. Me and you are almost at the exact same mileage so you are due up for a wastegate actuator but if you're driving it soft I wouldn't worry about that but just a heads up that it is coming time for that. Other than that... I wouldn't hesitate to put 9000 miles in a week period.

That's nice to hear! Trust me, staying on top of oil changes will not be an issue. The car did get a new Turbo at 48k, so I'm sure they also changed the wastegate actuator?
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I drove a Civic before getting the Genny, but had to sell it due to issues regarding it's history. I wasn't exactly looking into buying a Gen Coupe at first, but a really good deal came up and I took it. I don't regret my decision since it's been an awesome car so far. However, I'm just debating if I should just sell it (possibly for profit) or just keep it for an extended time. Regarding maintenance, I do Full Synthetic oil change intervals every 4k miles so that shouldn't be an issue. BUT, the engine has a rebuilt engine at 48k (should have mentioned that) due to oil consumption. It was completely rebuilt with a new Turbo also. All the work was done at the Hyundai dealer so that gives me a piece of mind about that issue. I check for any signs of oil consumption and/or leaks weekly. So far it's been all good. Now, this brings up the question: How will this car hold up in the long run with all the miles I'll be putting in it?
Im not sure what your worried about. It a machine, all cars wear and sometimes require repairs. It sounds like you got a great deal, like the car, haven't had any issues with it, and its already had its motor and turbo rebuilt. As long as you maintain it, dont modify it, and drive it in a prudent manner it will be at least as reliable, if not more so than anything else out there. Thats not to say that nothing will ever go wrong with it, but nothing might. I have a 13 KIA Optima sxl 2.0 turbo with over 100K, a 2018 Mazda CX7 2.4 turbo with 90K, and a 96 Honda Civic with 255K, i change oil between 3 and 4K with Walmart supertech synthetic 5W30 and have not had anything but normal maintenance with any of them. Plus its usually more cost effective to keep what you already have. Just my 2 cents.
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Because car parts are expensive.

I would get a gas sipping junker and just get seasonal insurance for both (alternating winter/summer, if your insurance gives you that option. Depending on company, it counts as multiple policies, so it's then discounted)
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Car parts are expensive. Which would be a concern if there were excessive reliability issues with the GC.

Don't all cars run on car parts? Don't high mileage junker cars tend to need maintenance and car parts to fix them?

The point was why the concern when there haven't been reports of reliability issues?

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Car parts are expensive. Which would be a concern if there were excessive reliability issues with the GC.
Aftermarket parts are expensive. OEM parts are cheap, comparatively speaking.
The only things I replaced on my car, as far a oem parts, that cost high than average were the front hubs/spindles, and those were only like $130 for the pair.
And thats because they are sealed units with the ABS/speedo sender built in. No dealing with grease.

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Don't all cars run on car parts? Don't high mileage junker cars tend to need maintenance and car parts to fix them?
ALL cars needs regular maintenance. keep up on maintenance schedules and it should be an issue.

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The point was why the concern when there haven't been reports of reliability issues?
If stock, then normally no. Issues happen when people start fiddling with things.

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I don't get usually get hung up on who said what. I read post, I point things out, then I move on.
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Highway miles are the easiest on a car. But I would be getting a commuter type car that gets 40 mpg for your needs. It's what I do in the winter as I have my old '08 Accent with 167k miles I use. Very reliable car. About time to put the genny up as the snow is starting to fall and they will pour on the salt.

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