By James Bergeron

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2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan

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Right after I picked up my tester for the week, I got home jumped on my computer and began to type. I was going to write about my first impressions of the 2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan, my chariot for the next week of driving on the snow-covered and traffic-congested streets of Ottawa — but I had to hold back and take a deep breath first.

I need to do so because so far, after my quick 10km jaunt, I am excited and thrilled by what I saw (in the dark) and felt — so let’s be realistic and wait for a little more seat time before even coming to any first impression conclusions.

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Even if my first impressions are a tad naive at first, there must be something special about this vehicle, as it recently took North American Car of the Year at the Detroit Autoshow in January — when everyone thought the Nissan GT-R was a shoe-in.

I’m sure many of you reading this have crawled through the Genesis at an auto show or perhaps took a quick zip by the local Hyundai dealership to see what the fuss is about. But myself, I have avoided the Genesis. I have not read any reviews, I have not crawled inside one, although I will admit taking a quick sneak peak when it was revealed. I wanted to make my own judgments about the merits of this vehicle when I finally had a chance to pilot one.

That I will do, behind the wheel of a 3.8L V6 model equipped with the technology package, with which the car weighs in at a reasonable $44,995 before freight and PDI. With such a long list of standard features, this car will keep you double-checking and questioning — can this be for real?

2009 Hyundai Genesis Sedan
MSRP as tested (including destination): $46,755

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