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2008 Hyundai Veracruz: Cool, but Not Really Cooling

May 12, 2008

2008 Hyundai Veracruz Cool Box. Photo by Joanne Helperin

I recently took a road trip in our 2008 Hyundai Veracruz, and did the "Wow, cool!" thing when I discovered the "Cool Box" in the front row's center console.

We opened the vents to test it out. But our "test sandwich" covered the vents, which prevented the cool air from circulating, defeating the purpose. Perhaps mayo-based sandwiches aren't its strengths, which is too bad if you're on a long road trip. The cool box is good enough for a closed can of soda or two, but an open can would have spilled. In the end, most people will end up using it for storage, in which case, it works just fine.

-- Joanne Helperin, Senior Features Editor @9022 miles

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