Ray hit on a big question that I'd ask, do you need 2 seats, or 2+2? The Gen Coupe is a compromise of a
Thoughts on the Gensis:
Sloppy gearbox (and that's coming from me driving a 350Z, not exactly a crisp gearbox by any stretch), numb steering, excessive highway droning, decent styling, decent back seat room for a coupe if you can deal with the lack of headspace
It's a little telling that Cobb Tuning, gurus of making factory forced induction vehicles "better" have no products aimed at the 2.0 GenCoupe despite Hyundai selling them in droves. It's an ok car, just not an outstanding one.
As far as the Z goes, there are plenty of cars that can outgun it in the engine department for far less money, but if you're willing to spend some money on the engine it can be a great performer at a bargain price. It's got a decent suspension, great aftermarket support, and because of the lack of punch from the engine you can get a deal on a used on if you shop around. Add a supercharger to a lower mileage Z, and you can get decent performance and great looks.