YES. I salute you, sir!It bugs me that people keep comparing the N to the Type R/STi/Golf R etc. Like its a fair comparison when its not.
All those cars are thousands more expensive than the N. In my area the Type R is $8k CAD more expensive, the Golf R & STi $15k CAD more.
And inevitably when the N loses in those unfair comparisons, the Hyundai-haters all are very quick to comment on how Hyundai or the N sucks with zero awareness on price points.
This is coming from a guy who also owns a new Audi S3. The N is an amazing car for the money, even more so than the Type R... And that's where I think most of these reviews fail - the failure to emphasize the actual price point the N competes in.
Ok. Rant over.
You would think so wouldn't you. But the proof is in the comments section where clearly many aren't well informed. And most won't google something they clearly already have a bias against.And I think anyone would be able to guess the Hyundai is cheaper, plus we have google.
Usually in written articles they put information at the bottom of the article informing you of the spec and price.You would think so wouldn't you. But the proof is in the comments section where clearly many aren't well informed. And most won't google something they clearly already have a bias against.
I am fully aware that these comparisons are for entertainment and you keep bringing it up as a justification. I am one of those who are entertained by car reviews so you don't need to reiterate the goal of the review is entertainment.
My point is NOT that the review shouldn't happen, but that a good review should emphasize the pricing when comparing cars of considerable price difference. The reviewer has that responsibility to do that homework and present it as part of the review. It isn't up to the viewer to do homework.
"Just for entertainment" and "google" isn't a valid excuse for a incomplete comparisons.
Strangely they didn't make mention of the 3 cars' price in the review which I thought was a bit unfair since that's the N's main selling point (performance per dollar) imo. Obviously they listed the prices of the 3 at the end in the performance test report/comparison page but made no mention of it otherwise which is kind of unfair to the N.Yea, the R&T reviews are well done and do a good job of emphasizing price points during their reviews.
My annoyance are with those reviews who don't.
Oddly enough I haven't seen a thorough comparison between the 2013-2016 BK2 Genesis Coupe and the new N's.
That would be an interesting comparison to see, despite them being out of production now, just to see how much Hyundai has improved considering they were sold at the same price point.
This is exactly what I went through when car shopping before buying the N and my reasoning for making the decision I did. Although there are a few more benefits for me owning a Hyundai where I work than the average personI looked seriously at the CTR but could not justify the additional $7000 USD. I didn’t like that you couldn’t mix and match performance modes, while the VN does. I also like the underdog aspect of the VN and it won’t take much to create a CTR-killer (for far less than the price differential).