2014 Hyundai Veloster
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Very great car for my personal needs

by from Wichita, KS on September 12, 2017

I wanted a vehicle with great styling, reliability, and comfort. I have achieved all 3 of theses with the Veloster. Especially styling and comfort. I love driving my Veloster.
I wanted a vehicle with great styling, reliability, and comfort. I have achieved all 3 of theses with the Veloster. Especially styling and comfort. I love driving my Veloster.
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Does recommend this car!!

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I love driving this car!

by from Hartland, MI on August 14, 2017

Pros: This is by far my favorite car to own to date. It has aggressive and sleek styling, and it has a lot of curb appeal. The acceleration is phenomenal and it shifts through the gears much faster t...
Pros: This is by far my favorite car to own to date. It has aggressive and sleek styling, and it has a lot of curb appeal. The acceleration is phenomenal and it shifts through the gears much faster than any other automatic I've owned. The turbo has a lot of great features that come standard with the vehicle and I have definitely not be disappointed. I would like it if the gas mileage were better but most of it is my fault because I have a lead foot. If I were single, and didn't live in a state rife with pot holes, I'd buy this vehicle again. Cons: It seems to pick up chips in the hood quite easy, despite me not liking to follow closely behind other vehicles. It is also susceptible to windshield chips as well. The suspension is a bit dodgy on rough roads, but not much different than other performance-oriented car I've driven. Also, the low profile tires, while they look great with the design, are horrible when it comes to bumps and pot holes. Despite my best doge and weave efforts I've sacrificed two tires to the pot hole deities of Michigan. Lastly, this isn't a vehicle for you if you have to transport more than two adults. The back seats are great for smallish kids, but once you get much over five feet tall they really aren't that great for leg or head room. Despite that, I find the cargo space roomy for a small hatchback. Overall: I love the look of the car, and love the way it drives. It's fast every time I need it, and gets a lot of compliments. Not only that, but I've never met another Veloster turbo owner who didn't love theirs as well. If I didn't live in Michigan, and if I didn't have kids to consider, I would totally buy this again and again. Great price, great package!
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Great daily Driver

by from De Queen, AR on August 6, 2017

I love this car I bought it because i needed a car that was good on gas and wanted this specific car because it had some power behind the wheels. I bought the turbo model. it gets great MPG and runs g...
I love this car I bought it because i needed a car that was good on gas and wanted this specific car because it had some power behind the wheels. I bought the turbo model. it gets great MPG and runs great. The only thing that i don't like is that it could have more power if it had a 2.0T gdi instead of a 1.6T GDI. Maybe in the future.
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Great little car

by from Orlando on July 28, 2017

Was a fun little car to drive. Just needed something bigger. Glad I got the turbo instead of the non turbo.
Was a fun little car to drive. Just needed something bigger. Glad I got the turbo instead of the non turbo.
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Decent option if you want sporty and unique(Turbo)

by from Rosharon, TX on July 12, 2017

So I had one of these (In the Turbo trim level) for roughly a year, and can say that while it was a very enjoyable car to own, be sure to consider other options if you need practicality and/or perform...
So I had one of these (In the Turbo trim level) for roughly a year, and can say that while it was a very enjoyable car to own, be sure to consider other options if you need practicality and/or performance, as this car is somewhat short on both. The 3 door layout is fun, and certainly unique but can wear on you quick if you constantly need access to the back seats. I carry a work laptop in my backpack all the time, so I had to constantly go to the opposite side of the car if I needed anything out of it. And that is not to speak of the pretty much nearly useless legroom in the rear seats. That being said, you essentially get a coupe feeling car with hatchback sensibilities, just don't expect it to be as useful as a full on hatchback. Nor don't expect it to be as sporty as a coupe either; the Veloster Turbo has a primitive and average suspension setup that while is decently comfortable for the passengers (and more comfortable than the Focus ST I owned after this) it is not very performance oriented. You will find that it has excessive amounts of body roll, but cornering ability is improved on the '14 models onwards thanks to the addition of electronic torque vectoring. With the car only making around 200hp in its top performance trim, you will find it simply enough, and no more. If you are interested in the aftermarket, be warned; this vehicle has a reputation of suffering from spontaneous engine failure, not even to speak of how prone to LSPI it is. The aftermarket is also very limited, with various parts makers overstating how much power can be squeezed out of the little 1.6l turbo it comes with. If you are considering a Veloster, absolutely look into the Turbo model. It comes standard with everything you would want in the standard Veloster, and its not the "sports car" that it might lead you to believe, and I feel this is the best trim package for the standard buyer. The R-Spec comes with a bit less and is clearly geared for the enthusiast, with it being only offered with a standard transmission rather than the 7 speed DCT, so be aware of that. If you are considering used, the '13 models are the most prone to engine failure, with each consecutive year improving the reliability a bit. Also consider that if you need an automatic, the 13-15' model years have a traditional 6 speed auto (that I owned) and it performs decently for what it is. I cannot speak for the 6 speed manual, or the new 7 speed DCT that is available from '16 onwards.
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Great buy, very sporty

by from Rochester, NY on June 28, 2017

The hyundai veloster turbo not only looks great but is quick and fun, has a smooth ride for a sports car and for such a small vehicle has a surprising amount of room in the front seats. Only complaint...
The hyundai veloster turbo not only looks great but is quick and fun, has a smooth ride for a sports car and for such a small vehicle has a surprising amount of room in the front seats. Only complaint is the room in the back is a little tight but overall very satisfied.
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Good car for short distance driving

by from Toms River, NJ on June 15, 2017

great styling and a fun vehicle to drive around town. If you are looking for a commuting car this is not the one. this vehicle works well and is fun to drive, The turbo charged engine makes this car p...
great styling and a fun vehicle to drive around town. If you are looking for a commuting car this is not the one. this vehicle works well and is fun to drive, The turbo charged engine makes this car peppy and exciting to drive and is very reliable. The ride is rough and the low profile tires makes it difficult to drive on sub par roads. The interior is well oriented for the driver and the very symmetrical dash board is a nice styling Que. technology in this car is standard for a vehicle in this price range, but does have issues when it comes to how it operates. the screen will freeze and the bluetooth has its moments and will randomly disconnect. Overall it is a decent sporty three door hatchback.
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Does not recommend this car

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Turbo had to be replaced...Twice.

by from okc,ok on May 18, 2017

My Veloster was new, only had 20 miles on it when I bought it February 2014 (posting today 5/18/17). Did run great for a while, and then started noticing the drive was a little bumpier about 30,000 m...
My Veloster was new, only had 20 miles on it when I bought it February 2014 (posting today 5/18/17). Did run great for a while, and then started noticing the drive was a little bumpier about 30,000 miles in (I drive approximately 100 miles a day to work and back). I've kept up with all oil changes and maintenance. At 84,000 miles, the turbo blew; car started making a whirring sound, wouldn't go over 60mph (and struggled just to get7 there). Exhaust blowing white smoke, checked the oil that was just changed by the dealership at 82,000 miles, and there is hardly any oil. I had the 100,000 mile warranty coverage, the dealership replaced the Turbo and few other issues. At 88,000 just this week - the turbo blew again.
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Does not recommend this car

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Loving the car!

by from Harrisburg, PA on May 1, 2017

So much fun to drive. Great handling, quick, comfortable and reliable. Great gas mileage. Many fun upgrades available.
So much fun to drive. Great handling, quick, comfortable and reliable. Great gas mileage. Many fun upgrades available.
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Fun car for a while

by from on April 26, 2017

I really enjoyed the veloster, it's not for everyone. It is fun to drive and it's nice having a vehicle most people. It's fun, responsive, good on gas, not great in snow, but it is a sports vehicle ba...
I really enjoyed the veloster, it's not for everyone. It is fun to drive and it's nice having a vehicle most people. It's fun, responsive, good on gas, not great in snow, but it is a sports vehicle basically. It was fine with me, but eventually I needed something bigger and have moved on, it's probably great for the single person with little to haul.
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