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#22 of 31 Re: Veracruz AWD - Limited Ultimate [seaneugene]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 18, 2007 (12:37 pm)
Thanks for the report and congrats!
Please set up your CarSpace page and post some pics in the album there (I like white cars ).
#23 of 31 First month
Jul 18, 2007 (6:09 pm)
So far, I'm also extremely pleased. As I've posted in the MPG page, I've very happy with the gas mileage. Fit and finish are great. Very comfortable. Just turned 1,300 miles. No warts yet.
#24 of 31 Veracruz Colors
Jul 30, 2007 (5:32 am)
I test drove the Veracruz this weekend and absolutely love it and plan on buying one. Does anyone know if the Stone White comes with the black/saddle leather rather than the beige. I'm not a big fan of the beige interior but if that is the only way I can get a white veracruz I will deal with.
#25 of 31 Re: Veracruz Colors [lisag2]
Jul 30, 2007 (6:22 am)
This is directly from Hyundai's website:
Premium Black/Saddle Interior only available with the following exterior colors: Liquid Silver, Black Diamond, Satin Beige, and Dark Bronze
Sorry, no white!
#26 of 31 Re: Veracruz Colors [tenpin288]
Jul 30, 2007 (8:28 am)
That's unfortunate for fans of white. Frankly, I think it would look better with a white exterior than with the Liquid Silver but that's just my opinion. I have Satin Beige with Saddle which looks great together. I agree the beige leather leaves a lot to be desired. It's too light. I saw it on a silver exterior- again, in my opinion, this combination looks awful together. The salesman opened the door, I took one look and closed it without getting in...
Aug 28, 2007 (5:33 pm)
Hyundai has hit a homerun!
I've had my Limited/Ultimate VC for two weeks [2100 miles] and it is superb. My previous car is a Lexus RX300 that I sold today. No regrets and I believe that in certain respects Hyundai has out Lexus the Lexus. Don't get me wrong, Lexus is still an excellent car - just at a bit more money.
I am glad I chose the VC and every time I get in that quiet, library like cabin I love the driving experience. I am past the age that I care whether it is an L or an H on the front of my car or what people think of an L or an H. I want a great driving experience. The VC certainly delivers.
I get 19 MPG around town and 23.5 on the road, though I am not a leadfoot. That is with AC on and 95 Florida degrees outside. And, I keep my tires at exactly 30 pounds. [Keep in mind the low pressure warning light is when tires are way underinflated. No light does not mean your tires are at the recommended 30 PSI.] Dealers are not good at getting them at exactly 30 PSI and weather also changes the ideal pressure.
I am a gadget man, so high on my list of "wow" is the keyless entry, auto windshield wipers and the auto back door lid.
I must say, a VERY comfortable car to drive. Those of you who have a VC know exactly what I am saying. It just seems to follow the road automagically. I don't tire as much in this car as I did in my RX300. My wife puts the seat back and naps easily. Too easily. She loves the dual automatic AC. I like 72, she likes 74.
All in all, I am thrilled and glad to hear that so many of you are too.
Oh, one last thing - the six speed transmission. As the Brits say - brilliant! You have to concentrate to feel the shift points. A real winner that probably also contributes to the very respectable gas mileage for the size car.
Other than some plastic covering the dealer forgot to remove - non complaints. No adjustments needed. Nothing. Just a great car with great design features.
And whoever said the interior finishing was not up to Lexus, bunk.
#29 of 31 Re: Article Comments - 2007 Hyundai Veracruz First Drive [pelican19]
Aug 30, 2008 (11:37 am)
I also recently test drove a Veracruz to replace my Pilot that was totaled in an accident. It was nice but it didn't feel like it had 260hp and the six speed transmission was shifting like crazy. As I was starting off and just as I was getting going, it would up shift into 2nd gear. Guess you have to really "get on it" to keep it in a lower gear. The interior was nice but it didn't really get me excited. Some items and surfaces felt low budget.
#30 of 31 nice quiet car
Sep 06, 2008 (11:38 am)
went to (LOOK) at new cars. came home with 07 veracruz , not even in picture of cars to look at. my wife wanted sunroof or ragtop. stopped to look at sonata and saw this car, a little more room and power. wife could not walk away from this car, today she has forgotten a few turns while driving it. hyundai has impressed us with quality,features, and performance. Hyundai has really improved their product line,you can buy a quality car without reservation.
#31 of 31 Re: New owner question [albanyjet]
Jul 03, 2013 (6:52 am)
I read and agree with your post! We have a 2011 Veracruz with 9910 miles on it. Basically brand new. When we hit a bump or chuckhole the front struts deal with it fine but rear makes a big thud and bank as it goes through. The dealer says they cannot find anything wrong (of course!).
It IS getting worse. It really affects the overall driving experience since we live in the city where the roads have lots of irregularities in them. I've checked the tire pressure and its within spec.
This thing rides rougher than my truck!! I must admit that overall we are quite please with our vehicle.