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I find it pretty amusing that my 09 V6 transmission is geared so wide that you can hit 80 in 2nd gear. Why on earth is this 4 door sedan geared for a theoretical top speed near 175 mph??? Acceleration would be so much better if it had either a 6 speed tranny or was geared narrow, say for a more practical 140 mph top speed. Or make the first 4 gears shorter and keep a wide 5th gear to keep highway rpms lower. I just dont get it. So much power is completely unusable due to the tranny gearing.
 

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well i can answer that,
1.) its a economy midsize sedan created in 2005, which means the 5spd tranny was born at this time as well
2.) the 5 spd auto as we speak was developed in 2005 (which was superb at the time)(NF was out in korea since 2005) and no big updates until the 2011 sonatas, where they completly changed the ratios and the gearbox to 6spd autos..
3.) only handful of luxury manufacturs used 6spd autos back then
4.) its a 'comfortable' economy midsize sedan, not a lamborghini lp560 gearbox

now you may argue, why didnt hyundai slap in the 6spd earlier for the 2009 models? well they saved it for the redesigned 2011... just like honda and every other manufacturs where they had their ancient 5spd auto for trillion years.. actually i think they still use their old 5spd autos in their modern cars

i think you are being a little too sensitive with the 5-6 year old automatic technology, which isnt even all that bad..., perhaps you are just making an unfair comparison with the modern 6spd equiped vehicles
 

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well i can answer that,
1.) its a economy midsize sedan created in 2005, which means the 5spd tranny was born at this time as well
2.) the 5 spd auto as we speak was developed in 2005 (which was superb at the time)(NF was out in korea since 2005) and no big updates until the 2011 sonatas, where they completly changed the ratios and the gearbox to 6spd autos..
3.) only handful of luxury manufacturs used 6spd autos back then
4.) its a 'comfortable' economy midsize sedan, not a lamborghini lp560 gearbox

now you may argue, why didnt hyundai slap in the 6spd earlier for the 2009 models? well they saved it for the redesigned 2011... just like honda and every other manufacturs where they had their ancient 5spd auto for trillion years.. actually i think they still use their old 5spd autos in their modern cars

i think you are being a little too sensitive with the 5-6 year old automatic technology, which isnt even all that bad..., perhaps you are just making an unfair comparison with the modern 6spd equiped vehicles
Thats understandable, but at the same time Im wondering why they were developed that way from the beginning. Again, it comes down to not needing a theoretical 170 mph top speed. Simple as that! So much gearing and the power that goes along with it is unusable. They should have been able to see that from the start... Its a great car to drive, I absolutely love my car, and Im sure other manufacturer's 5 speeds are the same way, but did they really need to make them that way?
 
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