The Veloster Turbo is a fun fuel efficient car to drive. With horsepower of 201 it passes like a car with a V8. The cornering and handling seem to be from a much more expensive car. Hyundai did a great job on the exterior design, While shopping I was looking at 2 door coupes like the KIA Forte, Hyundai Elantra and Honda coupes.
I saw my first Veloster in the lot after test driving the Elantra Coupe and ask the salesman what it was. I noticed that a couple had turbo badges on them and said why not take it for a test drive, who knows. Needless to say this was the car for me.I can see the Veloster becoming a cult classic of the fast and furious types.
I bought my veloster turbo a couple of months ago and thought it was time for a review. I have never been disappointed in this car and I love the way it drives. I average about 34mpg combined! And I still have enough power to accelerate and pass when I need to. The sound system is pretty good especially on xm radio. There is plenty of trunk space, especially with the back seats down. Everyone looks at my car as I roll by and I have not seen another veloster turbo in nor cal since I have bought it. I love that this car is really uncommon. From a stop, the car will pull you back into the seat as you race the engine! If youre looking for an economical car with some power, this is it!
I bought used cars from 1988 until 2014 when I purchased the Voloster. The test drive wasn't long enough. Once I sat in the car for about one hour I notice the sport seat was just too small and made my drive uncomfortable. I loved the car but hated the seat! It was so uncomfortable I traded it in just 11 months. Never have I done anything that crazy but I needed comfort. If the car had a better seat I would still have it due to all the great features and gas mileage!
I've had mine for a little over a year now, and still love it. It has some small quirks that are easy to fix with a bit of aftermarket, so the car is FANTASTIC if that's your thing. Easy to add power and handling capabilities, and the car takes them well. At 1 year of ownership, still have had zero mechanical problems that have sent me to the dealer. The car is fun and comfortable for cross-country driving, too. The MPG estimate is also pretty conservative, I average higher than EPA estimates.
I own a 2014 hyundai veloster & after owning previously two other reliable hyundai cars, I have to admit this is a reliable car but it is also really annoying! My friends and i have complained that the door is too heavy ( it is the weight heavier than a truck door!) and when you swing it open if it is too pushed hard-it hits other cars or slams too wide, and when opened with normal verocity ( it swings back for a bit then squishes your leg), a lot of people i know have complained! Secondly, the car is TOO WIDE- it is impossible to park in a small compact space, even though this car looks compact and small. The designers and makers of this car were clearly not smart.