2013 Hyundai Veloster
There are 17 user reviews for the Turbo trim shown below
- This car has been fun to drive and a real fuel saver.
- We only have two days off a week to take it to the coastal roads.
Purchased As New
This is the 5th Hyundai we have had and is by far the most "Fun" for no other reason than its just fun to drive. The IT pack is wonderful. With rear view camera and all the other bells that it has hidden in this little package, We are still finding new and cool little add on's.
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- Awesome value for your dollar
- "Turbo" concept may be misleading
Purchased As New
I just bought my Hyundai Veloster Turbo (black) and let me tell you I do not regret this purchase in the slightest. This car has EVERYTHING. When I say fully loaded, man I mean fully loaded. I ended up paying less than $24,000 out the door! I could not believe it! When I purchased my Mini Cooper (which is far below par when it comes to the technologies the Hyundai has) I ended up paying well over that price. I have so learned my lesson. From now on I will buy a car based on the value and not based on the supposed coolness factor.
Anyway, I decided to go with the Turbo option because I was used to driving a Mini Cooper S and thought I had a severe need for speed. The Veloster Turbo is not as fast by far, but the drive is so damn pleasant you won't even notice.
I love love love this car (and trust me, I have had A LOT of cars) and give it a 5 star overall rating. It looks super bad #$%$. Its VERY comfortable (Mini Cooper S reminded me how bad the roads in California really are). The performance is great and the value of this car cannot be beat. Although I cannot attest to the reliability of this car just yet, I give it 5 stars due to Hyundai's 5 year 60,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty.
I agree with the review above that said if you do not like people looking at you, then don't buy this car. It is very eye-catching. Trust me, take a test drive in this car an you will not be disappointed....read morehide
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- Unique appearance, Fuel economy
- Not as fast as you may think
Purchased As Not Purchased
I spent 3 days with a Veloster Turbo and I was pleasantly surprised with this car. After driving a non-turbo with DCT, this Veloster Turbo would be the car you'd like if you want a bit more spring in your step.
Things to remember:
This car is a SPORTY car, not a sports car. With that being said, if you think you're going to race Speed3's or Focus ST's, you will be disappointed. It was not designed for that, and quite frankly, I didn't mind.
YOU WILL BE NOTICED in this car. I had the matte grey Veloster Turbo, and if you don't want people staring and complimenting you, then don't purchase. This car is very unique, (which I enjoyed).
The matte paint was a $1000 premium, so if you can live without it, you can shave 1k off a relatively low price. This car has a lot of features that not even my $50k daily driver car has. If you are looking for value, this is the car for you.
I drove the A/T which is a true automatic and not a DCT like the base Veloster. The A/T provided a very nice pep to the car, as it did not feel sluggish in the least bit. If you want the true sports car feel, then add the extra pedal.
I hauled friends, groceries and the like, and this car has an extreme amount of truck space that you would never guess. 3rd door has a level of asymmetry that can't be matched. While I wouldn't suggest putting NBA players in the back, it will do if you have to be the designated people mover.
If you are looking for a car that is sporty, fuel efficient, unique, then you have found it in the Veloster Turbo....read morehide
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- Smooth handling quiet great on Gas
- The gear box isnt that great manual..
Purchased As New
Picked up the Turbo speed manual and its great smooth ride and excellent in gas.. The only thing I dont like is the manual gear box its little hard to get it in and out of gears when driving normal.. When on the highway the car gets a little lose when cars creaping up on you at higher speeds then you might make you weave to the side of the road....read morehide
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- looks good and has good speed for engine size
- falling apart around me
Purchased As New
Let me start off by saying my past car history is as follows, I've owned everything from Mini Coppers to Merc slk's. I couldnt wait for this car to come out. Couldn't believe the trouble it took to track one down. I loved this car for the first 3 weeks.....then it all went south.
week 3....driver seats starts squeaking like I'm staying in a hotel that rents rooms by the hour. Never have I ever heard of this problem before in any car I owned.
week5...Blinkers keep getting stuck one way or the other. Makes for interesting highway driving.
week 7...my clear coat on the roof and hood is flaking off....its coming off the car.
Now in Hyundai's defense. I've been saving these problems for my first oil change at my dealer. I've informed my salesperson about and they said its covered under the 12 month adjustment warranty. Good...except the fact I', going to be without a vehicle for a couple of days and my job requires me to do a lot of driving.
I'll repost after the problems have been addressed...read morehide
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- Great gas mileage for a turboed vehicle 30 actual in city/ 38hwy
- Small if you want alot of passengers
Purchased As New
I decided to write this review after reading Scooters write up. Car is very aggressive looking and will turn a lot of heads. I have been driving the turbo model for over a month now and still getting 30mpg in the city, and not staying the speed limits when I have the opportunity. The model I have has leather throughout, front seats have accented leather inserts and turbo stitched into them. Automatic model has slap shift option as well as electronic paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Nav system, xm radio, bluetooth, keyless entry, etc etc. The best part of this vehicle is that if you do not like having to cart a car full of people with you, you can always say lets take your car mines somewhat small (tips to save you gas). The vehicle is roomy enough for 3 passengers but 4 is pushing the comfort of the backseat with its odd door configuration. I keep reading posts saying this car is slow, and folks let me tell you if you drive the model without a turbo it crawls like a snail up hills and accelerates like my one as well. The new turbo model has the kick this little car needed to get it pushing and can easily pass traffic, climb hills and accelerate at faster rates. Keep in mind that this is supposed to have been an economy car not a sports car. As for these supposed "cheap looking plastic handles" on the interior of the vehicle, they are made of plastic like everything else in vehicles today, but oddly enough a door pull or "oh s#!T" handle that i bet a gorrilla could hang off of ! Biggest con to the interior is the panels that are in black have a small design on them that make them VERY hard to keep clean and pick up lint off of your shirts( if you put your arm on the windo area ). Overall I enjoy this little car and think you should test drive one yourself....read morehide
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- Great MPG, fun to drive, won't break the bank.
- A little snug in the back.
Purchased As New
I've been on the hunt for elusive "hot hatch" since I came to my senses and said I did not need a 300 HP Subaru WRX STI. I was looking for somthing that had the room to be comfortable on long road trips but fun in town and in the mountains (I live in Colorado) and I found it.
The Veloster was the winner. I got my car down from 27,471 to 22,500 and walked away happy. I have all the power, the fun and the cool car that I was looking for.
The first test I did was drive from Denver to Grand Junction on US-70. This part of the highway has some good long strait sections as well some of the more intristing mountan passes I have ever driven. With ease it was a fun drive. Then from Grand Junction I went Montrose, hanging left towards Gunnison, over Monarch pass then back to Denver on US-285. I had a blast! I did not need to gas up untill I got to Baily, right outside Denver. This was after a day of driving in sport mode at a good clip.
Yes you can buy the GTI or somthing else, Top Gear recommends the GTI. But this is a hot hatch that brings somthing else, it will not break the bank. Yes car and driver and other "professional" complain of understeer and a lack of throttle noise. But honestly, if you feel understeer while your on your commute to work, you deserve a ticket. All front wheel drive cars have it, it's the trade off. But that's if your driving with a lead foot thinking your in the British Grand Prix, you have the pole position and you need to fend of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamelton. But I do have a styling issue, the only issue is that if they added about 1 inch to the frame, they coud have added about three inches of leg room in the back. Now it's not bad if you have short friends (under 5'7") but I jumped in the back from my driving position and it was a little snug. Given I'm 6'3, I would not want to do a road trip in it, but across town, no problem.
22,500 for a fully loaded car that has a 5 year bumper to bumper and 10 year drivetrain warenty?! An easy nav system and its cool? It's a no brainer, the Hyundai Veloster is a clear winner....read morehide
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