What’s strange about a Genesis G70? Nothing. The Korean BMW fighter sold surprisingly well from 2019-2023, when Genesis canceled it to build more crossovers.
But this isn’t just any G70; it’s a manual transmission G70. One of only 100 sold in 2020. While I applaud Genesis’ audacity – and guaranteed future sleeper status of this car – I just couldn’t bring myself to buy it. The vague, mushy gearbox made me long for the one in a Miata or Hyundai’s own Veloster N.
However, returning this car to Carmax felt like returning a puppy to the pound. I pray someone adopts it soon.
– Chris Butsch, Contributor