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Hyundai Veloster, Coupe, Hatchback
#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
#49 of 72 no buyer's remorse here
Dec 21, 2011 (8:14 pm)
So far so good with my Veloster. Indeed it is more eco than sporty; I am getting ~35-36 per tank at about 80% Hwy/20% City driving. I have the base model and am pretty pleased with the basic amenities. Head rest has not been a problem (I'm 5'8"). The doors seem long so I am having to be careful opening them in tight parking spaces otherwise I have no major complaints thus far in my 2+ months of ownership. I do get the prolonged stares on the highway. I do wonder about who will come out with a compatible bike rack system for it.
#50 of 72 Re: Blue Link/MyHyundai.com [ginns5]
Dec 26, 2011 (12:18 pm)
To all you Veloster owners that are raving about what a great car company Hyundai is and what great service and customer care they provide, take a few minutes and check out the Santa Fe and Sonata transmission problem forums. I'm sure those owners would not hesitate to NOT recommend Hyundai products. I also own a 2007 Santa Fe and it is my first and last Hyundai.
#51 of 72 Re: Blue Link/MyHyundai.com [iv6tec]
Dec 27, 2011 (5:50 am)
So you dont like your 07 Santa Fe? Noted. Very different car than a Veloster or Accent or Elantra
#52 of 72 issues
Dec 27, 2011 (6:35 am)
While I have not experienced the issues noted on other blog sites regarding the transmission, it's something to be expected when there is an all new powertrain. This is my third Hyundai but is the first one with so much new technology in it. One of the reasons why Hyundais were so trouble-free in the past is that they used tested, albeit dated, technology. Ford's Focus has had similar issues with its new DCT and mytouch technology. The Mazda 5 I owned prior to my Hyundai Touring was built in Japan using the Mazda 3 platform. It had issues with the front subframe and brake rotors that warped frequently. What's my point? New cars regardless of origin are complicated machines and to expect new technology in particular to be bullet proof right off the line is a bit unrealistic. At least Hyundai provides an amazing suite of warranties!