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Hyundai Veloster, Coupe, Hatchback
#53 of 72 Mythbusting
Jan 23, 2012 (8:20 pm)
Having just completed a road trip to LA and back to Vegas, I have to say that I don't know why all the reviews have been so negative regarding power. Yes, it's not a sports car but it's far from being underpowered. My car was delivered after the service bulletin for the DCT fix so maybe that has something to do with it?
First, some mpg stats:
going average of 80mph in the high desert-34mpg. This included scaling a few 4000+ft mountains and some stiff winds.
going an average of 70mph on flat hwy at sea level: 42.1mpg (the trip computer can range in error from +.5 to +1.4pmpg based on calculations at fill-ups)
Consistently have achieved 27+mpg in city driving (this does not mean sitting at idle for long periods of time but stop-and-go; short distances)
NEVER had to shift down past 5th to maintain 80mph going up steep mountain grades! NEVER had issues with merging from on-ramps with an uphill ascent. Have no trouble pulling away from traffic at stoplights.
Yes, the suspension is challenged going over rough pavement; the 18" wheels don't help. The only wind noise at high speed cruising is from the A-pillars and the tires. Seats were comfortable for 5+ hours of driving. Radio reception for AM and FM was very poor but never have an issue with satellite reception. Exhaust chrome gets sooty pretty fast on long drives.
Very happy with my Veloster and it's amazing how much attention this car gets even in jaded LA! Sorry for the long post...
#54 of 72 Veloster Turbo
Apr 07, 2012 (5:59 pm)
Just got to check out the Veloster Turbo at the NY Auto Show, VERY sharp car, the matte gray metallic is very impressive in person. Very comfortable car, the manual clutch has got an awfully long travel to it though (not that I care, I want an automatic). I was surprised by how much headroom I had, but this car didn't have the panoramic sunroof. That rear seat definitely isn't habitable by adults, no real surprise there, but the available legroom up front is fantastic: I'm 6 foot and didn't have to move the back seat all the way back. Maybe slightly larger children will be able to fit back there.
I'm hoping the backup sensors and rearview camera can be had as standalone options. The info sheet has them packed with nav and a panoramic sunroof, neither of which I would use. They don't have it listed anywhere public but they're estimating 37 MPG highway on the automatic, which for 201 HP is pretty decent (read: Amazing, miraculous, choirs of angels singing and heavenly light shining over the land )
#55 of 72 6 month review
Apr 12, 2012 (4:09 am)
W/5,000 miles and 6 months on my Veloster, these are my comments.I would NOT buy this car again due to headrests, tire/wheel combo, vague steering.It is attractive, comfortable(except for head rests), fuel efficient,seems to be well made.It LACKS assist handles to get in, a halo light for the ignition, lights for window/door lock, light in cargo compt., spare tire (donut) STILL not available,turn signal indicators need relocating (right in speedo, left in tach),head rests change to 4 way (adding fore/aft adjustment)45 series rubber on 18" wheel,a manual/disc that shows MY audio panel.I would buy other Hyundai's without question.
#56 of 72 Re: 6 month review [ginns5]
Apr 12, 2012 (4:42 am)
You know, you COULD always replace the wheels/rubber yourself...
#58 of 72 Discolor of Front Seats?
Jun 01, 2012 (4:33 pm)
First i want to say that I love my Velostar. I admit that it took me a bit to remember how to pronounce Veloster. I purchased a model/standard 2012 Gray 6 speed velostar with cloth seats. I wonder if anyone is having issues with the seats discoloring? Both front seats have discoloring simular to sun damage .... dealer thought that I had spilled something. However, i would have notice if I had spilled something in SPOTS.
Anyway, anyone else having this issue?
#59 of 72 Re: Discolor of Front Seats? [rontaramay]
Jun 01, 2012 (7:17 pm)
yes I have this exact issue that I thought perhaps was back sweat LOL. But then it happened on the passenger side and I never have any
#60 of 72 Pricing on Turbo
Jun 04, 2012 (10:05 am)
Well, the pricing is out for the Turbo, and it's REALLY friggin cheap. Death to the 1.8L, heh.
#61 of 72 Turbo silence?
Jun 23, 2012 (3:18 pm)
The Veloster Turbo has just dropped, dealers can't keep Velosters on the lot more than a couple of weeks, but it's dead silent on this board. I hope it's just because everyone is out driving the things and not because no one wants to talk about the car.
#62 of 72 too soon
Jun 23, 2012 (11:06 pm)
Hyundai knew that there would be a turbo while those of us bought the first models out - which groans uphill, especially with passengers, gets on the freeway going from 0 - 60 in 20 minutes..........
Mileage good, looks - the best. To say thank you for supporting Hyundai with their first model and since they didn't tell us about the turbo release 6 mo after purchase...... it would be great for them to let us trade in the car for just the difference in cost and not have to groan with how little power the 2012 has. I sure didn't think I was buy a car that was suitable for a sweet little o'ld lady - even if I is one and I sure miss some power, especially on the hills/freeway entrances.