Price is right
I just wanted to get your opinion on a car as I can get a great deal on a 2014-15 Hyundai Genesis for $47,000. Is that a good buy? And is the Genesis any good? Vince DiGiacomo, email The Genesis is big, comfy and well equipped. Considering the starting price is $60,000 that looks like an excellent deal.
I am an owner of a scandalaffected, diesel-engined VW. It is my second diesel VW and I couldn’t care less about some “software that causes discrepancies in the values for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) during laboratory testing”. Armed police would not make me surrender it to be touched. I’ll buy a Prius if I think it makes any difference. And, I’d have another Golf in a blink. Ken Hopkin, email Your loyalty is admirable but there is an abundance of evidence that oxides of nitrogen contribute to photochemical smog and can exacerbate respiratory problems. According to the environment department, this can cause people with asthma to have more frequent and intense attacks and can reduce immunity to lung infections.
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I guess the left-foot braking submissions in your Roadside Assist section can’t continue to occupy valuable space forever, so can KI get one last suggestion published? If an automatictransmission learner driver who has never, ever driven a car before and from day one — beginning with the first lesson — is taught to left-foot brake correctly, will that driver ever be involved in a pedal confusion accident? If your rational answer is no, let’s start teaching this procedure immediately. John Maguire, email That seems like a good way to end this one.
SIX TRUMPS AN SUV
My son is looking for a second-hand car between $10,000 and $15,000. He’s been looking at SUVs no older than 2010 with as low kilometres as he can find and there seem to be quite a lot of Holden Captivas, fewer of the Ford Escape, Mitsubishi Outlander and others of this size. The other option could be the Mazda6 wagon. What would you recommend? Di Anwyl, email Definitely the Mazda6. It gets The Tick from me and wins over the SUVs on everything from fuel economy to comfort and quietness.
Hyundai Genesis: Big, comfy and well equipped