We were in New York on vacation and were very pleasantly surprised by the Hyundai Elantra rental car we had. We had first obtained a Focus late at night, but the front end was way out of line and one tire was bald, so took it back and got the Elantra. We didn't expect much, but it was obvious in the first few minutes that it is a radically better car than the Focus, and a surprisingly good car. We drove it 533 miles - Rochester to Watkins Glenn to Corning, to Salamanca, to Niagara Falls, and back to Rochester, on two lane country roads, freeways, and city streets. The interior is very nicely finished, and the seats adjust in several different ways and were comfortable. It has plenty of storage missing from the Focus - an eyeglass holder on the ceiling, a covered bin on the top of the dash, and a covered storage compartment in the center stack. The four was just fine. A five or six speed automatic might be slightly better than the four speed automatic, but the shifter allowed selection of each gear, a feature missing on some otehr cars. The trunk was spacious (we bought a few old radios and some other items and had our luggage), and the rear seats split and flop down. The headlights provided radically better night illumination than those on the Focus. The Elantra we rented was a GLS model with option package 2, so it had XM radio, fog lights, and other nice features. The sticker price of such an Elantra is $17,380, and the invoice price is just $16,788. A Focus or Cobalt with about the same features would be at least $1,000 more. Since the Elantra is that nice, I am certainly looking forward to driving the Genesis!