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Old 07-06-2009, 15:56   #1
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Hyundai 2kW Generator

Has anyone tried one of those Hyundai 2000 watt generators from Walmart for $545 CDN? That's about about half the price of a Honda (don't forget I said CDN$). They are heavier than the Honda, 70 versus 47 lbs but just as quiet.

I know someone is going to say don't be cheap get the Honda... but the Hyundai's are tempting and I'll bet just as good.
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...the Hyundai's are tempting and I'll bet just as good.
Why would you assume that? Do you consider Hyundai cars to be as well made as Honda cars? I sure don't. I have two Honda eu2000i generators and I consider them to be the most reliable pieces of equipment that I use in my business.
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You're right, Honda does have a very good product. But the technology is not rocket science and sooner or later, if they haven't already, the Chinese or Koreans will come up with a generator that is just as good or better. Frankly, I think Honda is ripping people off now with the pricest they are charging.
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Your problem is going to be the weight, how are you going to lug it up and down the stairs everytime you need to use it . Unless you mount it on deck where either someone will steal it or the elements will destroy it.
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You're right, Honda does have a very good product. But the technology is not rocket science and sooner or later, if they haven't already, the Chinese or Koreans will come up with a generator that is just as good or better. Frankly, I think Honda is ripping people off now with the pricest they are charging.
Clearly the Koreans haven't mastered the technology. That's why the Hyundai generator weighs 50% more than the Honda.
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Good point.
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It can be misleading making a judgment based solely on weight as many items with beefier components inherently will weigh more. I am not familiar with any portable genset other than my Honda but I'd advise you to check on availability of service and parts before making a decision based solely on price (or weight) as doing so is often a false economy.
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This remark is a little late, but I did buy this item and found it a bear to lug around. Has only one handle so two people can't share load, & no wheels. Probably OK if it's going to stay in one place. The plastic jacket stinks to high heaven when hot. Needs to sit alone down wind in a place sheltered from sun.
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I also bought one and found it very hard to start. Had to pull for 10 minutes. Also ran a bit rough. So I decided to take it back to Walmart. They said they don't take back generators but after I talked to the manager, they agreed to.

Guess I'm stuck with buying a Honda.
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Guess I'm stuck with buying a Honda.
Yeah, what a shame that the cheap Korean POS you bought turned out to be just that and now you are forced to by a well-made, reliable piece of equipment.
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