: Anyone given the Hyundai "Equus" a good test drive yet?



orconn
07-20-11, 04:59 PM
In the past we have heard auto rag appraisals of the "Equus" quoted and a few first hand showroom appraisals, but I don't think we have heard a firsthand driving appraisal by one of our members. It would be intersting to hear what an uninterested party has to say about this new contender in the "luxury" marketplace!

Playdrv4me
07-21-11, 01:48 AM
I think this task is right up Sal's alley!

77CDV
07-21-11, 02:25 AM
"Mr. Rawson. Mr. Chad Rawson. Please report to the nearest Hyundai dealer for review detail."

Stingroo
07-21-11, 08:09 AM
You mean Mr. Gulati.

It would somehow turn into a cross-country trip to review an Equus for sale in Alaska, with plenty of food pics.

Jesda
07-21-11, 05:57 PM
Sal will be the first to buy one but he'll keep it a secret for a year. :)

Heck he probably owns one right now.

Stingroo
07-21-11, 07:19 PM
I'll drive by his house next week and let you know.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-21-11, 11:55 PM
"Mr. Rawson. Mr. Chad Rawson. Please report to the nearest Hyundai dealer for review detail."

I stopped into the local Hyundai dealer a few months back to grab a Equus catalog, and they invited me back for a debut test drive. I'm interested, but I don't want to waste their time because there's no way I could ever afford that now. I think they just told me that to be polite. Maybe I'll just go in there some time and follow up with them. :lol:

orconn
07-22-11, 01:10 AM
I stopped into the local Hyundai dealer a few months back to grab a Equus catalog, and they invited me back for a debut test drive. I'm interested, but I don't want to waste their time because there's no way I could ever afford that now. I think they just told me that to be polite. Maybe I'll just go in there some time and follow up with them. :lol:

The more people they can get to drive and talk about an Equus the better.

orconn
07-18-14, 05:20 PM
I don't think we have had a member report on driving an Equus. Would be interested in hearing if anyone has driven one and what they think the car.

Submariner409
07-18-14, 06:37 PM
I have not, and probably will not, test drive a Hyundai Horse............ but one of my daughters owns a mid-line 2012 Sonata, which I have driven. I was favorably impressed. Quite a lot of bang for the buck........ she drives the thing a skrillion miles a year and to date, after 2.3 years and 71,000 miles it's cost her zilch in maintenance other than regular tires, oil, brakes.

Cadillac could learn a thing or two. A neighbor (14 miles from here) has an ATS econobox and it's a warranty nightmare at 7,800 miles. GM should jack up the rear view mirror and run a new car under it.

Lord Cadillac
03-10-15, 12:56 AM
Just an FYI but I don't have an Equus. :p

talismandave
03-10-15, 01:09 AM
Just an FYI but I don't have an Equus. :p

....sez yu.....:suspect:

Stingroo
03-10-15, 01:40 AM
I'll drive by his house next week and let you know.

lmao. Still haven't done this yet.

orconn
03-10-15, 12:40 PM
Gee, it has been over three years since the Equus has come to market and none of our auto buffs have given one a real test drive. We occasionally hear about the wonder of the back seat and other attributes of th car, but so far, no one has actually driven one. It sadly brings to question whether many of the comments we hear are really first hand or just regurgitation of car mag propaganda.

drewsdeville
03-10-15, 01:04 PM
Back in the series of doom and gloom threads we had a few weeks ago, many members swore that if the big, soft, V8, rear drive, comfy cruiser they were looking for was offered, they'd go buy it.

Based on the posts, the Equus appears to meet their requirements. Even if not fully, it's pretty close where you'd think it'd gain at least some of our attention.

Not only has no one here purchased one, but apparently no one has even batted an eye. Not even a test drive. Zero interest in 4 years.

But Cadillac should be listening to us specifically, right? We know best. Surely we'd put our money where our mouths are. They are doing it all wrong!




Go figure.

Lord Cadillac
03-10-15, 02:44 PM
Back in the series of doom and gloom threads we had a few weeks ago, many members swore that if the big, soft, V8, rear drive, comfy cruiser they were looking for was offered, they'd go buy it.

I did buy one... Two, in fact...

The reason I haven't gone and tested an Equus is because I feel it's going to offer an almost identical experience as the Lexus LS - which I've driven quite a bit of. If I thought it would be noticeably different, I'd be curious enough to get test drive one.

Anyone who wants "real world" Hyundai Equus information, go here:
http://www.equusowners.com

ben.gators
03-10-15, 05:05 PM
Back in the series of doom and gloom threads we had a few weeks ago, many members swore that if the big, soft, V8, rear drive, comfy cruiser they were looking for was offered, they'd go buy it.

Based on the posts, the Equus appears to meet their requirements. Even if not fully, it's pretty close where you'd think it'd gain at least some of our attention.

Not only has no one here purchased one, but apparently no one has even batted an eye. Not even a test drive. Zero interest in 4 years.

But Cadillac should be listening to us specifically, right? We know best. Surely we'd put our money where our mouths are. They are doing it all wrong!




Go figure.

On a similiar note, a few years a go, when Equus came out, there were threads popping up like mushroom with contents such as: yes, Equus will annihilate S class and 7series and LS and it will be a great success and blah blah blah... So what happened?!

orconn
03-10-15, 07:52 PM
Sol was kind enough to give us direction to the Equus forum, where several of the owner comments may give some insight why the car has not gone to the forefront high priced executive class battle field. Much of the information is enlightening concerning some of the design and quality issues, but I thought most revealing was the comments on the dealerships not being able to deliver on the service that the Equus advertising had promised.

Lord Cadillac
03-10-15, 08:15 PM
On a similiar note, a few years a go, when Equus came out, there were threads popping up like mushroom with contents such as: yes, Equus will annihilate S class and 7series and LS and it will be a great success and blah blah blah... So what happened?!

Who said the Hyundai Equus was going to "annihilate" or anything even remotely close to that word - concerning the success of it compared to the top dogs in the class? How would anything like that be possible? The Mercedes S-Class defines the premium full-size class with every new generation. All vehicles like the Equus and Kia K900 do is allow middle class people to experience the kind of luxury that otherwise could only be afforded by wealthy people - and it does a good job at that. Here in Florida, there are plenty of Equus' driving around. And they're quite nice automobiles. But with cars like the S-Class, 7-Series, A8 and LS available - it's not exactly easy to break into the segment. And now we have Cadillac and Volkswagen coming back into the mix...

talismandave
03-11-15, 01:57 AM
Who said they would buy just any make that made a big comfy car?
I think most of the discussions have involved Cadillacs here.

Guido2014
03-11-15, 10:13 AM
I'm against parts made in the Kaesong factory with North Korean labor, now or in the past. Js