Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Comox, BC, Canada
Drives 2016 Tucson Limited 1.6T AWD
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It is a bit different. It's almost like "if you're going to go, go". Just feathering the gas pedal to make the car creep or hold still on an incline is a big no-no. Also, if the cars you test drove are brand new, then the transmission hasn't yet had the chance to learn how you drive. It has some sort of electronic magic that learns how you drive, and over time adjusts itself to you. That's not to say that another driver will come along and find it undrivable. The car just needs some real world driving experience before it really smooths out.
I'm sure a Hyundai dealer will install whatever you want, for the shop rate of $100/hr or whatever it is these days.
Plastic trim is always a worry. I think you pretty much find it on all modern SUV's. So yeah, you're going to have to treat it to keep it looking new over time.
If the car isn't 100% what you want, then look elsewhere, I suggest. It's such a big purchase that you shouldn't compromise.