Pros Exterior styling, exterior color selection, fuel economy, cabin comfort, interior quality, strong and long list of standard features, third door, hatchback, dual clutch transmission, potential of Bluelink, car handling
Cons Not exactly fast (still does the job), auto up/down windows not standard, automatic headlights not available, glove compartment lights not available, option packages are expensive ($2000 each), car a little short for taller people
Summary The Hyundai Veloster's look does not reflect on how the engine actually performs. That's not to say that the engine is terrible due to the high fuel efficiency. The Veloster is mainly intended for daily commute while saving gas and money without sacrificing the exterior styling. Unexpectedly, the interior quality also is on par with the exterior quality. The Veloster offers a long list of standard features including a touch screen which is normally not included with any car of this class. I am happy with the vehicle so far as it has performed well for gas saving. I chose the Veloster mainly due to the high fuel economy, exterior styling, interior quality, and the standard features. I will not recommend this vehicle for the car enthusiasts who crave for a power engine. If you are searching for a gas-saving car that looks good and offers good standard features and options, this is for you.
Pros Looks,warranty, nice 6 speed
Cons Bluelink , edr, pitiful engine, no homelink option, MPG not as advertised, no spare tire
Summary The car is nicely styled, with a bunch of tech goodies that if your over 15 years old, you don't need. Face book or any other social networking has no place in a car. Privacy issues aside, this idea that we need to be constantly umbilical corded to the internet is a joke and this car is the butt of it The car is severly under powered and that would be fine if the gas mileage reflected that but it doesnt Drive interstates at 70 and you get 33.2 , nowhere near the 40 hwy the sticker says. Hyundai needs to learn if you advertise something in todays market, you;d better deliver . This car doesn't. Get past the looks and you get a psuedo econo box with some gadgets thrown in to hide the flaws. Make sure you test drive it on highway and read the fine print on the disclaimer before you sign up for Bluelink.
Pros Stylish looks, great tech package, comfortable and user-friendly interior, tremendous value.
Cons Rides a littler harder than I'd prefer, 18" wheels means one pothole could dent your rim.
Summary This car has to be judged by what it was designed to be, not by comparing it to vehicles in a different category. No, it's not a muscle car, but then it was never designed for that. Dollar for dollar, I don't know of any car that beats it in the compact, sporty, techy car category. I considered the Lexus CT200 and the Honda CRZ, but they both lug around heavy, expensive batteries and the Veloster matches their mileage, beats their technology, and comes in for less money. I considered the Mini Cooper and the Honda Civic as well.
I leased a new Veloster with both the Style and Tech packages and I haven't been disappointed in any way. This car is a blast to drive, and the sound system is amazing (I've owned two, brand new luxury cars with high-end audio systems and I've worked as a professional musician as well). They cut out things you don't need (they give you a tire seal kit instead of a spare tire, but then I've never needed one in my entire life), and no programmable garage door button (I don't need one anyway). Instead, they load up with things you want, from contoured seats to great technology and a fun drive.
I've heard the complaint that there's too much in the tech package, but I disagree. They're simply tools in the toolbox that, once you know what they do, come in handy for everything. After five weeks of ownership, it's all second nature to me to quickly click what I want or need. The Pandora option is wonderful and I use it all the time.
On bumpy roads you'll feel it, but I understand that they wanted a suspension sporty enough to hang the road on smooth, curvy roads, and it does this well. I would have preferred it a touch softer, though.
All in all, no regrets. I love this car. There's a turbo coming, but people will have to judge if they're willing to shell out the extra cash for the horsepower. I think a lot of people who talk about how much they may want it will still opt for the standard engine because it keeps the car within the range of affordability.
Pros Great Car,That's all I can say ,and fun to drive get alot of attention!!!!
Cons GREAT CAR I love it!!!!!
Summary I was shopping around to just price cars ,Haven't bought a New one in over 23 yrs. My son is finishing school this year so I was planing to gave him my previse vechile and get my a nice little used one for retirement, I only drove toyota's, I went to the toyota lot they didn't want to work with me, I keep researching, found the Veloster, Hyundai call me when they had just arrived on the lot, I never thought I would ever get a BRAND NEW CAR,Hyundai,Sorry, Obrain Hyundai of Fort Myers Fl.was determined to make my wishes and dreams go come,they worked with me and respected my wishes on payment options,and I know Own a 2012 Veloster, My car is WONDERFUL I LOVE IT, fun to drive I get a lot of looks and comments about my car, its a little slow during take of but I'm a middle age person takes off just fine to me I don't need all that speed you get into trouble that way,runs your insurance through the roof, and you know I got a (RED) one never like Red before , But this Red is saying SOMETHING IT BAD< I TELL YOU BAD!!!My Veloster is a blessing to me ,now if I can just learn to say it and spell it and I will be alright (lol) Its a Great car, love my bluetooth too, the car makes you feel like big money and it wasn't I named her SIMPLE RED!!!! SHE"S A BAD MOMA JAMMA,YES SHE IS< Try one its love at first site, I promise you want regreat it.
Pros Passenger Space (Front at least); large touchscreen; styling; fuel economy; just quirky enough.
Cons Perception of higher performance based on style (pro or con depending on who you are); Packages rather than more stand alone options. I don't WANT a sunroof...really!
Summary There's a turbo coming so if that's the itch you need scratched, hold on a bit. Otherwise take this for what it is; a cooler, hotter, techier (I know that's not a word) and sexier Hyundai Accent SE. It's a small economy car at this point. If it bothers you that it can't "back up the style with performance" see the note above about the turbo. It's a well rounded car for someone like myself that needs an economical commuter car but doesn't want it to look like it.With local dealer discount on the Veloster but NOT the Accent, the base Veloster was actually cheaper!
Updated on Jan 7, 2012
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