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2013 Hyundai Veloster Consumer Reviews

4.5
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Can't stop looking at it.

by from Herndon on October 17, 2012

I just purchased the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo this past week. I have already put 225 miles on it, and can't wait to put another 25,000 on it. From the moment I drove the vehicle off the lot, I knew...
I just purchased the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo this past week. I have already put 225 miles on it, and can't wait to put another 25,000 on it. From the moment I drove the vehicle off the lot, I knew this vehicle was no regular car. The exterior finish of the 2013 sets itself apart from mostly every car on the road. I have the ultimate package, so the car literally has all the bells and whistles...and let me tell you, IT TURNS HEADS. The interior has plenty of gadgets to keep you entertained and occupied. The Navigation is super responsive, if not overly detailed, the a/c and heat controls work like a charm, even at the lowest setting. The leather seats are astonishingly comfortable and the panoramic roof makes riding on a sunny day that much more pleasurable. Let's not forget the performance...Can we say...VROOOOMMMM! I have the turbo automatic, and the speed on this thing is exactly what the 2012 model needed, but does not have. The car is super responsive, almost to the point where I have to really watch my speed. When I go 80mph it feels like I'm barely doing 55mph!!! Despite the fact, that I have barely owned the car for a week, I am in love. This is my first car, after owning a Van, a Pickup truck, and two luxury SUVs...I can honestly say the switch is worth it, if not for the increased gas mileage and style! If you can afford to get it, GET IT!
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The best car out there for the price

by from Placerville, CA on December 31, 2012

Depending on what transmission you are using, the performance can vary. The beautiful thing about this car is that with the dual clutch system you can have your cake and eat it too. The manual mode on...
Depending on what transmission you are using, the performance can vary. The beautiful thing about this car is that with the dual clutch system you can have your cake and eat it too. The manual mode on the automatic is almost identical to a manual, but you don't have to bother with the clutch. As far as everything else goes, the car is awesome. Great standard features, even in the base model. The only problem I have encountered so far is a little blind spot in the rear on the driver's side. The car is a dream, test drive this model.
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2013 Veloster Turbo Manual

by from Baltimore, MD on July 5, 2013

Fun, Quick, yet economical is what this is in one phrase. owned the car for about 5 months. here is my take: Performance: 1.6L turbo is very good for passing people on the highway. its no supra but ...
Fun, Quick, yet economical is what this is in one phrase. owned the car for about 5 months. here is my take: Performance: 1.6L turbo is very good for passing people on the highway. its no supra but it gets the job done. more oomph than expected to be honest. since the car is only 2800lbs., even with 201HP, it feels quick and light, plus 195TQ will surprise you. Comfort: the turbo version has slightly stiffened suspension than the regular, and that translates into rougher ride. it also has low-profile 18 inch tires, so becareful of pot holes. (looks amazing though). leather seats support you very tight, and to my surprise, it has power lumbar support which moves the side bolsters in and out as well. effeciency: just did a long distance trip with 32MPG with some city driving, which sounds about right. 1.6 litre gets you very good milage. flexiblity: what i mean by this is, with given aftermarket mods, it has so much potential to be a great little car. being a turbo car, it will quickly make power gains with little money. add it's economic milage, and you get a great little balanced machine.
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Pass by Gas Stations More Often

by from New Brunswick, Canada on March 30, 2014

I live in northern N.B. Canada. We have long winters and lots of snow. 10cm of snow is falling as I type this and it's March 30th. If you're looking to save at the pump this car is ideal, but if you n...
I live in northern N.B. Canada. We have long winters and lots of snow. 10cm of snow is falling as I type this and it's March 30th. If you're looking to save at the pump this car is ideal, but if you need that real sense of security during winter driving then you need to be looking at something that has AWD. In addition, the hard plastic arm rest on the driver's side door will lead to a sore left elbow if you rest it there for even a short amount of time. The car is low to the ground, so it actually can be challenging getting out of it, even if you're in great shape. For front wheel drives, it handles like all other front wheel drive vehicles in the winter. I have good winter tires on it, but quite simply it's not an ideal car if you live in an area that has very tough winters.
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Best Poor Mans Sports Car Ever!

by from San Antonio, TX on January 22, 2014

I had a Tiburon V6 manual before and after I came back from over seas, decided I liked Hyundai enough for another. I got the 4 cylinder Manual with leather seats and sunroof. For the money its great....
I had a Tiburon V6 manual before and after I came back from over seas, decided I liked Hyundai enough for another. I got the 4 cylinder Manual with leather seats and sunroof. For the money its great. It looks way better than other cars in its class, has a nice interior and feels like a little shuttlecraft from Star Trek. The sunroof makes a big difference in how spacious it feels so get it with one if your over 6 foot like me. The shifting is tight at first but works in like any normal manual. For a 4 cyl engine the manual is the way to go, more power control and its light so it can move if you know what your doing. It is a rougher ride but that's how sports cars are, they have tight shocks due to low clearance so stop complaining other people, if you want comfort, get a medium sized sedan with regular tires. I love it so far, im at 31k miles right now. There is only one complaint and that's the Hyundai Bluelink (Bluestink more like it), if you don't pay for the service, the GPS wont work and it pops a registration message every time you turn it on. Your not going to win any races with a stock engine. The turbo is a lot more power and if you got the money, go for it. I am getting 33m/gal with a mix of highway and city so it does well. I drove to Austin from San Antonio and got 36m/gl. I calculated myself as I didn't trust the dash display and it was about .5m/gal off so not too bad. The warranty makes it worth it to get this over anything else not to mention the safety rating seems better then the rest in it class. I would say Hyundai so far has kept me loyal thus far. If they would only remove the blue link and allow more customizing in the head unit it would be perfect. Cheers.
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New Veloster Turbo

by from Tulsa, OK on December 6, 2012

Have only had this car for a month, so we can't express any opinion about long-term reliability, of course. But the Turbo Veloster is a lot of fun to drive, handles great, very responsive. Navigation ...
Have only had this car for a month, so we can't express any opinion about long-term reliability, of course. But the Turbo Veloster is a lot of fun to drive, handles great, very responsive. Navigation system is superior. All controls and accessories are very easy to operate. Styling is superb and eye-catching. Have been enthusiastically recommending this car.
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Beauty and Economical

by from Mohnton PA on August 22, 2013

I absolutely love my Veloster. I didn't get the turbo, I just wanted a new car that was inexpensive and economical and classy! The Veloster is definitely all that and more. I have an SUV with all the ...
I absolutely love my Veloster. I didn't get the turbo, I just wanted a new car that was inexpensive and economical and classy! The Veloster is definitely all that and more. I have an SUV with all the bells and whistles but it gets 11mpg, my Veloster gets about 30mpg and that is combination city/highway. The warranty can't be topped! I purchased the black on dark gray and I have received so many compliments. My daughter actually purchased the same color and style in manual transmission. She loves hers too! Definitely recommend this vehicle.
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Great Drive

by from Tampa, FL on December 26, 2012

Great fun to drive, comfortable seats, good ergonomics for the controls. Practical hatchback for carrying stuff and the backseat has good legroom even though rear headroom is tight. The ride is a litt...
Great fun to drive, comfortable seats, good ergonomics for the controls. Practical hatchback for carrying stuff and the backseat has good legroom even though rear headroom is tight. The ride is a little jiggly over small bumps but the ride improves with additional people onboard.
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Best Bang for your buck

by from Orlando FL on February 21, 2016

I purchased this car used with about 44,000 miles on it. I loved the sporty looks and the 2 tone interior mine came with black and blue. The car was fully loaded with leather seats, the 1.6 turbo, nav...
I purchased this car used with about 44,000 miles on it. I loved the sporty looks and the 2 tone interior mine came with black and blue. The car was fully loaded with leather seats, the 1.6 turbo, navigation, sunroof, back up camera and sensors, and push button start and entry. I was really impressed with everything this car came with for the price. Its a pretty good value compared to the Focus or Fiesta ST or even the GTI. Of course this car isn't as fast and only has 3 doors. Now for the negative. I noticed the steel wheeling material was peeling off when i bought the car but it progressively got worse and it would get on my clothing. Luckily it was a certified vehicle and was still under the factory warranty which is one of the best ones out there. I contacted the dealership to see if i could get the steering wheel replaced. Fortunately Hyundai agreed to replace it under the warranty. The touchscreen hardly worked it would only work if it was cool/cold like in the morning or at night. I live in Florida so the majority of the time it was unusable. The system would also press buttons on its own and this happened with the navigation as well so it was unusable. There are physical buttons for everything so it wasn't a deal breaker but it was disappointing that i was unable to use the touchscreen or navigation. The interior is also pretty cheap besides the seats which are decent and ventilated. The rest is mostly plastic and the armrests are not very comfortable and there was alot of rattling. Visibility is somewhat of an issue I would suggest removing the rear headrests and the back camera helps alot too. The power of the car is somewhat underwhelming as well (only used regular gas) it was fine on the highway but there was some noticeable turbo lag from a dead stop. The backseat is kinda tight and only seats 2 due to fixed center console. Its fine for kids or short adults. The panoramic sun roof is nice but the cover is attached to it so you cant just open the cover to let some sunlight in and the cover is very thin. I loved the cargo room it was more than enough for me and the seats fold down if you need to transport large items. I just recently traded it in for something bigger and with a nicer interior and a working touchscreen. I would still recommend this car due to the value it offers and the warranty. However you get what you pay for.
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Impressed

by from Ft. Lauderdale, FL on August 8, 2012

Best car I've ever owned. Great looking car front to back. Bought the style package wiith panoramic sunroof. Low profile tires and the rear end styling make the car. Have had numerous second looks at ...
Best car I've ever owned. Great looking car front to back. Bought the style package wiith panoramic sunroof. Low profile tires and the rear end styling make the car. Have had numerous second looks at the car from people. Not the quickest in accelaration, but the mileage makes up for that. 5-11 and the car fits me like a glove. Kick a** stereo and upgrades up the wazoo. Would recommend to anyone.
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