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Hyundai Veloster, Coupe, Hatchback
Nov 26, 2011 (9:40 pm)
the Hyundai Veloster is one rig that I like much more as a production model than I did as a concept. Sounds like you basically love the car, there's some nitpicky things here and there. That's what I was thinking about the headrest, it sounds like what is needed is a left and right adjustment on it, the one in the Elantra Touring SE would do the trick. Perhaps a special fit job might be necessary for some Veloster buyers.
I would check all relative positions of the seat before I'd go about modifying the headrest though. Sounds like a great new car from Hyundai...this is my favorite Hyundai ever. Keep posting how you like it so those of us interested in the car can learn from your experience, OK? Congratulations!
The Eloctrolyte Green is the best color, too, IMO, that's the one I would want, or the orange.
2012 Hyundai Veloster
I like those same-color inserts in the wheels, tastefully done. This would come in at around $18,400 for the standard transmission and the options I would want, simple package plans on this car, I like that. I'd try to get the Electrolyte Green color, that looks awesome on this car.
#40 of 72 iluvmysephia1
Nov 27, 2011 (2:55 am)
It was very difficult to decide on a color as these cars sell the minute they are unloaded! I haven't seen a color it doesn't look good in but I love the depth of color the Electrolyte has! It changes depending on the lighting conditions from an apple green to a yellow tinted lime.
I have just about 200 miles on mine now and the computer says I am averaging 30 mpg in suburban driving! My experience with Hyundai's tell me to expect better overall mpg once it passes 5k miles. My old Touring regularly achieved 22/city and 32/hwy so this is a big improvement!
Anyone thinking about getting a Veloster will have to be patient as they are in short supply and the manual transmission models are limited to the base car and the ones with Style and Tech package. In my market, practically all Velosters with Style package only have the DCT.
Love my Veloster!
#41 of 72 New Veloster Owner
Nov 27, 2011 (8:12 pm)
Just bought one yesterday with the style package. I'm 6' tall and I have to tell you that I was quite surprised by the 2 hour trip I took today. I was quite comfortable for the whole drive. I was not happy with the acceleration at all until I switched it to shift mode, tight and sweet I thought. Can not wait until tomorrow so I can go play.
#42 of 72 Eager to see Aftermarket Support!
Dec 06, 2011 (12:11 am)
The Veloster is amazing, and I'm excited to see manufacturers already bringing aftermarket support to the community! With a turbo option in the near future, this will prove to be a fun, sporty little car catching everyone's attention! I've created a Facebook Group to help owners share thoughts and ideas with vendors on what parts should be developed. Join and share your ideas!
I'm looking to add a Veloster to my Hyundai collection within the next year. I test drove one last week and was impressed with the features and interior finish. Loving it!!
#43 of 72 Hey Veloster customers...
Dec 11, 2011 (10:32 pm)
how are all of your 2012 Hyundai Veloster headrests treating you? All right? How are your interiors treating you? Seems to me I read at least one review where the person loved the Veloster's interior. What are your current thoughts on your Veloster(s)?
Hyundai Veloster in that red
#44 of 72 Veloster Interior
Dec 17, 2011 (4:23 pm)
I'm rather liking my Veloster's interior. The seats are comfortable I have no issues with the headrests. (5-7) I really think this car has more value than any car I've ever purchased. Its not a pocket rocket but I'm ok with that. The only thing I'm not fond of are the 18' wheels I would have rather had the higher profile 17 inch ones. I got all the bells and whistles and really think the rear view camera is a help as the trunk has a high lip. One of the forums raised an issue with water coming into the car when lifting the rear hatch after heavy rains, but I haven't found that an issue.
I've had the white style and tech DCT veloster 8 days and love it.. LOVE IT.
#45 of 72 800 miles
Dec 18, 2011 (9:50 pm)
With nearly 800 miles on the odometer, I've been averaging 28 mpg in suburban driving. The stats are more accurate than my Hyundai Touring and noticed the mpg does get recalculated rather quickly when conditions change.
The feature content and build quality of the Veloster is amazing for the price! Having said that, there are some odd omissions. The most glaring is lack of any lighting for the rear compartment-this becomes pitch black at night, and a glove box light. I know they were trying to keep costs down but didn't think those two items would cost too much. I also wish there was a way to pop the top open without having the sunshade retract all the way.
As another poster stated, shifting the DCT via the paddle shifters eliminates a lot of the lag you feel when accelerating. The only other thing about the DCT I had to get used to is some jerkiness during very low speed crawling in traffic. Other than that, the transmission downshifts without hesitation and is nearly seamless in shifting.
I don't think I'll sign up for the Bluelink once the free trial is over. The app for Android phones doesn't work on my HTC Thunderbolt which eliminates a lot of the useful features of the Bluelink service. The bluetooth with voice command is AWESOME! So glad I didn't buy a bluetooth headset!
It's crazy how much attention this car garners on the road! People literally turn around in their seats to get a look and I always have a car that lags behind to get a good look before pulling up next to me at a light-this happened today with the driver of a brand new Camaro convertible!
#46 of 72 Re: what it has what it needs [guga]
Dec 20, 2011 (12:38 pm)
at 5'4" I fully agree about the head rests.I have the Style package and was forced into wheel locks and cargo tray, but not the ADP.Overall, am very satisfied.For some reason or other I have no visibility concerns.
#47 of 72 Blue Link/MyHyundai.com
Dec 20, 2011 (12:53 pm)
It took me multiple phone calls, 9 different tech support people and two full weeks to properly get my Veloster registed to MyHyundai.com and onto Blue Link.In Hyundais favor though, they never gave up trying until I was fully satisfied and fully set.
This is typical of Hyundai support which I have found outstanding through now my 7th Hyundai, and, yes,I had the '86 Excel.They over support their product, are anxious to please in any way they can.
I would never hesitate to recommend a Hyundai to any one who asked me.
#48 of 72 2 Month owner
Dec 21, 2011 (7:42 pm)
We have owned the Veloster,white with the style pkg now for 2 months. All our cars in recent history have been Toyotas and Nissan's. This is our first Hyundai. While I like the style of the car and some of the features, I am dissapointed in the lack of power the engine has and the 6 speed gearbox. Hyundai has just come out with a TSB for the engine that does help the hesitation between 1st and 2nd and gives the car a little more power,but the best that can be done on the mpg is 34 with 95% being on the open hwy. I guess the 40 mpg on the sticker was just a suggested mpg but the previous cars we owned have always beat the stickered mpg. Ive had my rounds with Hyundai on the Bluelink without satisfaction. We turned down the free trial of Blue link because of the privacy issues that have arisen from Onstar and all telematics systems. Even though we have never registered the system, we still get a commercial on screen everytime we start the car. Hyundai says they cannot stop this even though its just an app or software in the system. Im glad for everybody that has a Veloster and loves it. Ill go back to a Toyota next time. Maybe my expectations were too high for Hyundai to meet