Originally Posted by otsb708
Let's get down to a comparison:
You take the top of the line Accord Coupe:
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V-6 6-Spd MT w/ Navigation System - Yahoo! Autos
and the top of the line Genesis Coupe:
2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track Manual - Yahoo! Autos
Now to me, I look at price range to be considered in the same class. When I factor in the performance numbers the Hyundai scores higher points not only in the HP and TQ numbers but more importantly just being RWD. That is why I said the Accord is outclassed. You can get the 3.8 R-Spec Genesis Coupe for ~$26k and with the Accord barely get yourself into the four cylinder Coupe.
This argument can go on forever but it cannot be denied that the days of the early 90's Accent's are very much over. I'm also not going to be blind and say Honda is still above and beyond all other import companies, because they (as a company) have clearly fallen behind the curve.
+1. If I were in the new car market, it would be between the AV6 6mt, and the Gen 3.8 R-Spec 6mt. Gen is priced right