2012 Hyundai Veloster
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Great Fuel Efficient Car with Style and Features

by from Bay Area, CA on December 25, 2011

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 dai...
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.
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Great car for the money

by from Dallas, TX on November 2, 2011

If you are looking for speed and performance don't buy this car, wait for the turbo. If you want a car that is fun to drive, has tons of features and great gas mileage, buy this car. I have a 60-mile ...
If you are looking for speed and performance don't buy this car, wait for the turbo. If you want a car that is fun to drive, has tons of features and great gas mileage, buy this car. I have a 60-mile roundtrip commute to work and have been averaging 34 mpg in a mix of highway and rush hour traffic. Very pleased with the purchase.
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Great practical reliable everyday use car

by from Tennessee on September 7, 2013

I have owned the Veloster since it came out new. I have now driven over 40,000 miles+. I have been on two road trips from New York to Texas in this vehicle. Never had any problems and the gas savings ...
I have owned the Veloster since it came out new. I have now driven over 40,000 miles+. I have been on two road trips from New York to Texas in this vehicle. Never had any problems and the gas savings were phenomenal. I have installed an injen cold air intake and magnaflow performance exhaust and my MPG is 50~54 on the highway. The car is noticeably faster with the upgrades. It also sounds sick and unlike any other car. I get 42 MPG combined with city and highway with eco mode on. When driving aggressively I get 28~32 combined MPG. I can watch movies on the touchscreen while driving off of my USB and anyone who owns a Veloster can also. My car has never been in the shop for any problems. I have been in an accident due to a careless driver and I walked away perfectly fine. I have replaced the original tires with performance tires and it makes a HUGE difference. I have koni shocks and lowering springs ready to be installed when the weather gets better and the Veloster will handle like its on rails: sharp cornering at 60 MPH+. Right now I can turn a sharp 90 degree turn going 45 MPH. The handling is superb and the Veloster chassis is even used in Rally car racing. Maintenance is also great as oil changes require only 3 and 1/4 quarts and is very easy to do yourself. The Veloster has a very good aftermarket supply available and you can modify it to be something else. With the seats folded down you can haul a ton of stuff. The front interior area is large and very comfortable. The only drawback is the acceleration from a stop. But once you hit third gear you can get pushed back into your seat and it hauls a $ $!
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Veloster-It Glides

by from New Castle, De on August 28, 2012

When finally released from the torment of stoplight to stoplight driving, my new 2012 Hyundai Veloster simply devours the road and looks good doing it. True to all the reports, it is slightly underpow...
When finally released from the torment of stoplight to stoplight driving, my new 2012 Hyundai Veloster simply devours the road and looks good doing it. True to all the reports, it is slightly underpowered (but only slightly). It picks up nicely on surface roads, blends and merges with ongoing traffic smoothly and hits high marks for fuel efficiency. The engine responds crisply with the six speed manual transmission. Handling is agile with very little sway. It's not a sports car, and it doesn't pretend to be one. It's a solid driving vehicle that moves when you need it and cruises like a dream. From the interior perspective, all the controls feel right, everything from clutch to radio is exactly where they need to be. Controls are responsive. Instruments are easy to read. The audio system with bluetooth integration for your mobile device works flawlessly. As a package, the Veloster fits me, well. Anyone who wants a brisk and exhilarating driving experience should try this car. Driving to work used to be a chore, now i can't wait to get up and go. I find myself itching for the steering wheel on the train ride back to the parking lot. A solid car, user friendly and a joy to drive. Highly recommend.
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Great mileage-good in snow- sprorty

by from Brookfield , WI on March 18, 2013

Love this car. My son picked it for me since he gets it when I'm done. I commute 90 miles a day. It's great on gas. It handles very well in snow . It does ride low to the ground so it is a bit stiff i...
Love this car. My son picked it for me since he gets it when I'm done. I commute 90 miles a day. It's great on gas. It handles very well in snow . It does ride low to the ground so it is a bit stiff in bad pavement . Overall though this is a great car most especially for the price
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love the gas milage

by from on April 10, 2012

Enjoying my Veloster so far, its only been a couple of months. The handleing is amazing all though the jump off the start is not. The features on the car are great and I love the gas milage. I researc...
Enjoying my Veloster so far, its only been a couple of months. The handleing is amazing all though the jump off the start is not. The features on the car are great and I love the gas milage. I researched for months and this is the best car in its class( cost, specs, gas milage, features and looks).
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Feature rich, great price, and smooth drive

by from Rochester, NY on March 29, 2012

I was initially concerned about two things (slow acceleration, and no spare tire). Both of these issues made me think twice about the vehicle. However, it drives exceptionally well, and has more featu...
I was initially concerned about two things (slow acceleration, and no spare tire). Both of these issues made me think twice about the vehicle. However, it drives exceptionally well, and has more features than any other similar vehicle. I have the Style Package, and for the extra $2000, I got a lot of luxury items. I highly recommend getting the Style Package. As far as acceleration, it's true that it isn't first off the line (my Dad's 2006 Corolla accelerates faster). However, once I'm out of 2nd or 3rd gear, I don't notice any performance issues. I haven't had a lot of highway experience with it yet, but if it performs similarly to the city driving, I'll be very happy. I was also standoffish about not having a spare. But other manufacturers are starting to do this too (to save weight for fuel economy), and it comes equipped with a patch kit and pump (and Hyundai has great roadside assistance). If I end up doing a lot of long distance driving, perhaps I'll get a spare and a jack. Right now, I'm rocking around 32 mpg, and that is with virtually no highway driving. Overall, I'm very pleased with the vehicle. The blind spots are a bit rough, but I'm getting used to them. But for the money, I couldn't find a vehicle with as many amenities or visual appeal as this one. It's also worth mentioning that it has a HUGE storage capacity and great safety measures.
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The perfect efficiency/sporty package

by from Indianapolis, IN on February 27, 2012

Why buy a Prius when you can give up a few miles a gallon and get the best bang for buck in the compact market? The Veloster is everything its marketed to be. It's a head-turner on the road, and it do...
Why buy a Prius when you can give up a few miles a gallon and get the best bang for buck in the compact market? The Veloster is everything its marketed to be. It's a head-turner on the road, and it dominates in the efficiency game at 40 MPG. Of course, you've got to give up a bit of horsepower to get that mileage, but the Veloster has plenty of pep for the onramp and in traffic. In short, the Veloster is unique in the market with it's three full door design, dramatic shape, and incredible technology package, all for under $23,000 fully loaded.
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very happy with purchase

by from Pemberton nj on January 27, 2012

car has many features that come standard that would be extra on other vehicles . Car drives very nice and handles well. Pick up is ok , but your not going to win any races with it . The 40 mpg is one ...
car has many features that come standard that would be extra on other vehicles . Car drives very nice and handles well. Pick up is ok , but your not going to win any races with it . The 40 mpg is one of the best features of the car along with the a/v system . Would recommend to anyone looking for a compact car .
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125K miles and still going strong

by from Montgomery, AL on July 26, 2016

I bought this car new in 2012 to commute to work and to tow behind an RV. It is a manual transmission so it is perfect for twoing. 4 years and 125K miles later it is still going strong. A wheel bea...
I bought this car new in 2012 to commute to work and to tow behind an RV. It is a manual transmission so it is perfect for twoing. 4 years and 125K miles later it is still going strong. A wheel bearing went bad at 95K miles and was replaced under warranty. The panoramic glass roof shattered at about 50K miles and was replaced under warranty. Other than that, no issues. It runs great, is a lot of fun to drive, gets good gas mileage and is easy to tow. I plan on giving it to my teenage daughter next year. it will be perfect for her.
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