2014 Hyundai Veloster
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Fun, fast, and practical

by from Cleveland, OH on December 2, 2015

Found myself in my early 50's tired of driving mid-sized sedans. Wanted something fun! Something fast! Considered a muscle car, but rear wheel drive in Cleveland winters pretty much killed that idea, ...
Found myself in my early 50's tired of driving mid-sized sedans. Wanted something fun! Something fast! Considered a muscle car, but rear wheel drive in Cleveland winters pretty much killed that idea, not to mention the added insurance costs. Low and behold, a new ultra-black 2014 Turbo sits in the dealer showroom in November of 2015. I'd seen them, though they looked cool, but didn't know much about them. Had them wheel it out and took it for a spin. I fell in love! Heated leather sport seats, all the gizmos and doo-dads I could want, like push button start, a nice big screen infotainment system, backup camera, heated mirrors. And this thing really likes to get up and go. The power curve is fantastic. Granted, I'm not going to be taking it to the track. I don't care if a GTI can beat it off the line or a Focus ST can beat it in the quarter mile. I'm going to be driving it to work, on weekend road trips, around town, and along the lake-shore in the summer. It's got more than enough power to get me into trouble. It's extremely well behaved and feels well stuck to the road. It gets lots of looks, even after being out for a few years. That front end is just plain menacing, especially on an all black car. We've had Kia's in my family for 10 years. I trust Kia / Hyundai. It's hard to beat the warranty. Oh, and it's good on gas! Runs well on regular! What more could one ask for?
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Veloster Turbo Delivers

by from Hollywood, California, USA on July 1, 2014

My wife wanted a third car to scoot around town with. She saw a Veloster on the street and wondered what is that? Anyway, went to a Hyundai dealer and checked it out. The base model with auto transmis...
My wife wanted a third car to scoot around town with. She saw a Veloster on the street and wondered what is that? Anyway, went to a Hyundai dealer and checked it out. The base model with auto transmission, forget it. Not quick, kind of sluggish. But then got in a turbo model with auto transmission that can be used as a manual with paddle shifters, larger engine and loaded except for the optional sunroof as none was available on the lot. Anyway, whole different animal! Great car! The engine has a nice little growl, the ride is firm but smooth, and when you step on it, it goes! Really fun to drive. Great gas mileage. I started out driving it like a regular car, but it really likes to be driven like a sports car, which, as it turns out, it is! Get the turbo.
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2014 Veloster turbo

by from Okc,Ok on September 17, 2014

We went to the dealership to purchase an Elantra, while walking over to a blue Elantra, I heard my wife say, AHHHHH. I turned around and she eyeballing the Turbo Veloster. We test drove the vehicle an...
We went to the dealership to purchase an Elantra, while walking over to a blue Elantra, I heard my wife say, AHHHHH. I turned around and she eyeballing the Turbo Veloster. We test drove the vehicle and was sold. The turbo has awesome power and great gas mileage. The Veloster came with all the options. We are adding racing stripes and a ground effect package onto the car.
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2014 Turbo Veloster

by from Bethlehem, PA on August 19, 2014

We just purchased the 2014 turbo Veloster his August and wasn't disappointed. This was a replacement for our 2004 Honda Accord, which is deteriorating in gas mileage. After test driving the base model...
We just purchased the 2014 turbo Veloster his August and wasn't disappointed. This was a replacement for our 2004 Honda Accord, which is deteriorating in gas mileage. After test driving the base model and the turbo, we chose the turbo for the extra HP and better suspension and great gas mileage. As others have said, it is a fun car to drive as it is very responsive when stepping on the gas, especially in manual mode. The car came with the tech package the panoramic roof which the kids find very cool. Came with Blue Link, navigation and back up camera. Great car!
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Love this car! Great purchase!

by from Shreveport, LA on August 5, 2014

This is a great car, the "total package." It looks good, it's fun to drive, it has plenty of pep (I have the turbo), ample space, and lots of "bells and whistles" which make it a great value for the m...
This is a great car, the "total package." It looks good, it's fun to drive, it has plenty of pep (I have the turbo), ample space, and lots of "bells and whistles" which make it a great value for the money and it is a solidly built car. The only thing I don't like about it is the third door...I'm still scratching my head trying to figure out why on EARTH they put the rear door on the passenger side. Why? WHY, WHY, WHY??? Pure lunacy! Other than that, I adore this car. If you buy a Veloster, you won't regret it..
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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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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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Awesome and zippy! Love it!

by from Texas on January 5, 2015

It was hard not to love the look of this car! It's very smooth when driving and comfortable! The uniqueness of the 3rd door makes this car even more fun to own. Although the power of the base model is...
It was hard not to love the look of this car! It's very smooth when driving and comfortable! The uniqueness of the 3rd door makes this car even more fun to own. Although the power of the base model isn't all there, I really love the way it drives. I also get lots of compliments on this car.
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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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Veloster Packs a Punch

by from Rock Hill, SC on April 4, 2017

A life long lover of large cars and SUVs, I am super happy with my Veloster Turbo. Hyundai makes solid vehicles that withstand my rough driving. Averaging over 35,000 miles a year - I must have a ve...
A life long lover of large cars and SUVs, I am super happy with my Veloster Turbo. Hyundai makes solid vehicles that withstand my rough driving. Averaging over 35,000 miles a year - I must have a vehicle that is fun to drive as well as reliable. The Veloster turbo fits the bill. Fuel mileage is out of the world and the Veloster provides quite a bit of pep! Great for inner city commutes and lazy Sunday drives!
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