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My Tuscon has plenty of power for me. In fact I think it goes like a bat out of h*** from 0-60 mph. See if you can get an extended test drive for a couple of hours. I know that my dealer offered me a car overnight for a test.
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If you want something sitting higher up and sporty...try a Subaru...
Subaru makes fine cars... if only I could tolerate sitting in the seat for more than one hour.
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Subaru makes fine cars... if only I could tolerate sitting in the seat for more than one hour.
Yes seating does play a huge part of iy...I posted this because many do not even consider Subaru....I know we didn't at first and now have 2 (an 2016 Outback and 2016 Forester) Go out and test drive everything,and keep an open mind. I think the best advice I can give....is to test drive the trim level you expect to buy..as the base model and higher trim levels do differ a great deal..its a lot more than just different buttons. I give this example..my parents test drove a bare 2011 CRV..hated it.....ended up buying loaded Toyota Venza....I drove up later on in my fully loaded CRV....they loved it!!! Yep, i'm just blabbing away, lol I think Hyundia makes a fine product too
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I took a test drive today of both a Sport and Limited. The trans jerked a couple times but that may have been my fault. I take it you have to drive one of these a bit different?

It did seem pretty comfortable. I'm really going to miss my HID lights and auto-dimming mirror of my present car if I don't get the Limited. But I think I could get an HID kit aftermarket? Would a Hyundai dealer install it?

The 1.6T engine didn't seem to have much turbo lag at least compared to the 1.something turbo in the VW I'm renting now.

I'm a little worried about the black plastic trim on the outside turning grey/discolored over time. I guess I'd have to use protectant.
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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.
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That's interesting about the transmission learning. I also test drove a '16 Limited that had 2,700 miles on it and it felt different. I couldn't figure out what it was about the ride.

This dealer has two of them. One I did not see because it was "in service". They are being sold as new, having been used by the dealer as service loaners. But the one I did see, well I counted 3 spots of damaged paint - parking lot dings, scrapes, and a big one on the lower front bumper. I think its going to need some re-paint. I don't think I should buy it even if they fix it. They are only giving $5,000 off (plus rebates). Any thoughts on this? It is just a Limited but no sunroof. Now I will hopefully get to see the other Limited on Monday. I might be interested if its in better condition.
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My opinion - If you want to buy a new car, then buy a new car. Who knows how/if the service loaners have been abused? I personally wouldn't touch them with a 10ft pole. Dealers always want to sell you what they already have on their lots, because they have already purchased those cars from Hyundai. If they don't have what you want in stock, then they have to buy another one from Hyundai to suit what you want.
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People like to abuse the loaners.......I did buy an Acura Integra Loaner back in 1999 in Victoria BC and it was fine, and I think I got a pretty good deal?? But now a days I would stay away unless they give you a pretty sweet deal.....Email some other dealers and see what they can offer..tell them exactly what you want, when u expect to buy......You may be surprised in the price differences........It pays to shop around. and after so many miles I do not think they can sell them as new...
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Yes the transmission on the new car takes about 600 miles to become optimized. Mine definately shifted better after several hundred miles.
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